Johnson The Original Sprite Spoon
I have caught tons of sea trout and reds on this lure. It is an essential part of any saltwater box.
April 10, 2011
Corrosion Problem Fix
I also experienced considerable corrosion and dullness with this product when used in saltwater until I started using "Rust Stains Away" from West Marine. At the end of the day I just spray the spoons down and let them sit for several minutes then rinse them off with water and they're good as new!
January 17, 2007
Works on Salmon and Steelhead
I use the 3/4 ounce models and find the gold works well fished on the swing when the sun is out and there is at least 2 feet of visibility. The nickel works better when there is 4 or more feet of visibility. I also use the nickel in the estuary and open ocean with good results. I wash the lures with Joy or Dawn dish detergent after use and do not have any corrosion problems. Due to personal preference and in some cases regulations I replace all the trebles with a 2/0 single siwash and replace the split ring with a heavy duty #5 and have not had any hook problems. I just wish they would sell the nickel in a 2 pack like the gold.
January 9, 2009
the johnson spoons that I have bought, close to qty 30 have all tarnished and actually turned to either a bronze color or silver brown as exposed to the salt water...I have tried every which way to avoid this from washing it with fresh non salt water immediately after use but thats too late as the salt water touches it, the gold spoons tarnish immediately. Further the trble hooks have bent straight on a number of occassions when a 26" redfish has been hooked. The spoon does work and look great in the water with a fast retrieve but that is only til the gold shine dissappears. I have contacted Johnson directly via email three times and Johnson has yet to respond.
January 7, 2007