Bass Pro Shops® XTS™ Speed Lures - Minnow
Dollar for Dollar, the BEST lure on the market
don't get me wrong, i LOVE the Rapala 'Flatrap', Lucky Craft 'Shallow Pointer', etc., but i HATE losing $8-$20 lures!
these $3 floating lures are great for casting into shallow, rocky rivers. i started using them years ago (when they were Lews), and i have caught a number of quality fish. they have great action, even when you just swim them (i think because of the arched back). they cast like a bullet and you're never afraid to cast them ANYWHERE because they're so inexpensive to replace. the hooks may not be the greatest but they held up fine when i was pulling this 18+" smallmouth out of the river last month. ( =
my ONLY complaint is about these lures is the limited variety of colors. last year, i lost a great "clown" color (#47?) one that i had for many years, and caught many fish on. however, i was unable to replace it due to discontinuation. bring back this color, PLEASE!
August 10, 2012
This lure is pretty decent for the price. The paint job isn't very good, an doesn't have much detail. It seems to be a little cheap, but for $3.00 it's worth it. I like buying these cheaper lures for fishing heavy rip rap, submerged trees, and big weed bed edges. I don't mine losing a $3 lure compared to the $8 Rapala. Hooks are good and sharp, but overall it's just an average lure.
August 8, 2012
Excellent Small Stream Lure
I had this lure (2 inch model) on the shelf for a year or more and decided to try it out for some small stream trout/smallmouth. Glad I did. Casts great on my BPS UltraLite Combo (4'8" with 4 lbs line) and trout/smallies love it. Really good for smaller streams. As this runs fairly shallow, was worried about it not producing in deeper runs, but the fish rise to get it, so happy there too. As this is small and lite, has casting distance limitations typical with this size lure. Brown Trout color is producing most for me. Jerking retrieve while reeling is also best for me. Also, a lot better tail action that I would have thought on a constant retrieve. No problems with hooks for this size lure. One lip broke off when I cast is by accident against a cement wall - no other problems. EXCELLENT value!
July 9, 2012
Nice for the price
I love these lures but I would recommend changing out the hooks they bend very easy
June 8, 2012