Cotton Cordell® Gay Blade
I live in Niagara falls and bought a few of these for winter smallies. I went out yesterday to the mouth of the niagara into lake Ontario and on the 3rd cast caught a 12lb steelhead. 10 minutes later got another one. All I was doing was jigging it along the bottom and they were killing it.Then the fog came and had to leave. Lure gets tangled with the front hook when your jigging it but just take it off and your good to go. Great action and small and heavy. Great for winter fishing and getting down deep where cranks can't go. I can't wait to get out next week and try again.
January 1, 2012
It doesn't look like much, but man can this lure catch fish. All species too. I caught big bass in Mexico on and nice size pike in Maine. A truly universal lure. Pay the extra more for the gay blade than for the cheaper knock offs. The cordell model has fewer hang ups.
June 5, 2011
Ok, first off let me say this. When all else fails this little guy hammers the fish. It does not matter what you are fishing for or even of yuou are fishing specific species. This Lure will catch them all. When the fishing gets tough use this one, or to throw a mix in your arsenal. I bought just one of these last christmas for a test run. It is beat up now and I will be buying several more to use! The one I have been using is the Chrome and black Blade. Have fun!
April 3, 2011
Superior to XPS Lazer Blades
If you are trying to decide between these and the Bass Pro Shops XPS Lazer Blades then do yourself a favor and save yourself some time, get the Cordell blades. Besides the name and 50 cent price difference, these Cotton Cordell blades are far superior in quality than the lazer blades. Both the cordell and lazer blade catch fish but the biggest difference between these two is that the cordell blade doesn't get as frequently hung up as the lazer blade. Trust me, the lazer blade gets hung up frequently like 1 in 3 casts you will have to free the lazer from itself...the cordell blade is like 1 in 10 casts. I've tested both to get these ratios...
Pros vs the XPS Lazer Blade:
-Doesn't get hung up as easily or as frequently as
-Casts further (1/4 oz cordell blade vs 1/4 oz lazer blade)
-Colors aren't as easily chipped
Cons vs the XPS Lazer Blade:
-Not as many colors to choose from but you can't go wrong with the chrome/blue in any water condition
April 2, 2011