Bass Pro Shops® The Tornado® Spinnerbait
The blade and clapper of The Tornado emit vibration and sound never produced by any other lure on the market. Retrieve the lure at slow-to-moderate speeds, and it becomes a deadly spinnerbait with the rattling, tapping sounds of a crankbait. With a quick retrieve, The Tornado runs along the surface and becomes the deadliest buzzbait you've ever fished! It has been, and will continue to be, one of the most versatile baits ever. Made in USA.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 57 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigPike Big Pike Lure When I go to Canada fishing for the big pike, this is one of the main lures I take with me. This year (2006) I caught 3 Norther Pike in two days that weight 17 lbs. These were only a few that I caught for the week using the Tornado. It is not just a Bass bait. If they told me I could bring only one lure into Canada, this would be the one. The way the blade is bent back toward the front give off plenty of vibration. A great lure to have in your box August 24, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by golfers Only lure We fish upper Wisc for Northern and Largemouth Bass, time and time again when the fishing gets slow we put on a blue and black Tornado and it works everytime. We live in Florida and have a farm pond near us, I use it to try different types of lures, for two years I only got two bites, for some reason I never tried the Tornado. Two casts, two three pound largemouth. April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedNitro1 Say it isnt so I have been purchasing these spinnerbaits since they were introduced. Over the years i would say i hav purchased approximately 200. I have modified, painted and changed skirts to make them work better for me. Between my son and i (who has been throwing it since he was 8) have caught 1000's of fish, including a 7lb largemouth, 44 inch pike, and a 46" musky that weighed 30 lbs. All on the same tornado. Now they're gone?????? Went to my local Bass Pro and they tell me they dont make them anymore ? Guy's.. Time to let Bass Pro know how we feel about this !!! March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBassGuy Incredible Versitle Spinnerbait! What can't you catch in this??? I bought one on a trip to the Cincinnati Bass Pro and this has been one of my go to baits for Musky fishing!!! I had to get a few more!!! Thank you!! November 28, 2012
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Details:I fish several ponds with muddy to clear water.
A:I have all the colors and sizes of the Tornado, but no matter the conditions the Black and Blue is the only color that works for me
A:White is a great color for both muddy and clear water, as is black.
A:in muddy water i would say it doesn't really matter just go for more vibration.And clear i fish every color and experiment what works
A:I have the most success with black on black.
Details:I bought this a few weeks ago and I'm having trouble retrieving it properly. If I try to burn it on the top of the water it is very inconsistent as far as if the blade spins or makes noise. If I slow/moderate roll it just beneath the surface or 2 feet under it runs just like a normal spinnerbait. My point of buying it was to get the noise of a buzzbait on the surface though and I can't seem to get it to run true on service. Any tips?
A:Rod tip at about a 45 degree angle to the water, retrieve just fast enough to cause a wake or a bulge. Going too fast will break the surface and cause the blade to spin improperly. Keep at it until you find the "sweet spot" where it's under but not busting the surface.
A:Tie on the bait in a different location, follow tips on package and go with a 6-1 ration reel or 6-3
A:If the tip of your rod is vibrating, you can be sure you have it rigged correctly. I've not had any trouble and both Bass & Pike go crazy. I've not used it as a top water bait.
A:You can run this bait just under the surface and get a pretty good chatter out of it. I love this bait and have one tied on year round. I bring it back just under the surface where the blade starts making a nice wake and if you slowly bring your rod tip up it will raise the bait just a touch more and you should get a the chatter noise. Its not as loud as a buzz bait, but it definitley puts out a unique noise. Also ever now and then when i am bring it back, i will give it a jerk to give a little splash at the top. Great bait just give it a chance. I catch a lot of bass with it when i am on the lakes and a lot of pike when i am on the river. Its just a great all around bait.
A:Try holding your rod tip up. I found it easy to get it to act buzzbait while while doing this. There is a sweet spot tho. Experiment with retrieval speed and rod tip height. I hope this helps. It works for me.
A:Been using this for as long as I can remember. You have to practice some with it as it is very touchy when running topwater. DON'T give up!!! Use a reel with a higher line gear ratio and a braided line so it does not stretch helps too. Good Luck. (bending the lower arm so it runs up faster helps too.)
A:I had the same problem until I switched to a reel with a ratio higher than 6:1 and hold the rod tip at 1 o'clock position.
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A:While it is a unique spinbait with a lot of thump, I don't think it will win many awards as a buzzbait look-alike, or sound-alike.
It is hard to get it to stay at the right depth for buzzin'. Best I have been able to do, is hold my rod tip at 11 o'clock until the lure surfaces and crank at a moderate speed. If you want real buzzin' live action, go back to the real thing.
A:Yeah......BPS probably shouldn't promote this as a buzzbait, tho it can be fished that way. It's pretty tough to get them chop across the top unless you're pulling it at mach 1. They're much better served as a spinnerbait, which they work awesome as.
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