Cotton Cordell® Red Fin® Minnow
oldie but goody
been using this lure for40 plus yrs. best multi use lure in my tackle box. twitch it, crank it, wake it, jerk it you cant go wrong..
May 28, 2012
This lure catches fish. what else is there to say. Finish tends to wear off from the hooks, but thats a small price to pay for the fish catchin ability,
May 4, 2012
i have always caught fish with this lure. it has many advantages over most lures. first of all it can be used as a topwater lure. just twitch it slowly. it barely ever leaves the surface. i like to fish it this way and once in a while give it a quick dive under the surface and then have it pop back up. then i'll just let it sit there for a bit. so it can be fished very slowly if u want. i also like to rip it through the water, jerking it with several rod pumps as i reel it in. the great thing about this lure is that u can fish it in very shallow water. rip it over weed, submerged brush or trees, and rocks too. it goes a little deeper the faster u work it so be careful in shallow water though. fish just love it's super tight wobble. it is a lure that u can work in different ways and experiment with. i like to make it act like an injured bait fish and give it a series of erractic twitches followed by a dead in the water period, and then more twitches. throw it up against the shore or next to reeds or grasslines and twitch it once or twice and then let it sit there. i pretty much just like this lure the way it is right out of the box. i don't add any suspending strips or weight down the hooks. i would suggest changing the hooks to higher quality ones if possible. i also had an old one that the bass, pickerell and pike had destroyed it's paint job. i sanded it down and repainted it. great sleeper lure that nobody seems to care about or use anymore, but it just catches fish.
March 22, 2012
This is one of my favorite striper lures. I use the smokey joe. It trolls and casts great. I agree that a loop knot directly to the eye is the way to go.....chunk the front split ring immediately. I would have given it 5 stars but the factory hooks and split are terrible! Plan on changing them or you will straighten them on even smaller sized stripers.
November 17, 2011