Luck-E-Strike Craw Pappy
Works but it's flimsy
Went out today, caught a 15" smallmouth and a creek chub. After the hook-up with the smallmouth tho the plastic around the eyelet cracked slightly and now will only turn circles on retrieve unless I snap it down and give it a few cranks. Then again that technique caught the creek chub. So, technically it's broken....but it still catches fish. Also, the hooks bend easily, not really a problem with something that is supposed to smack off of the tops of them tho. A few quick pulls (using superline) and the lure is free, take your pliers to the hook and it's good as new.
March 21, 2014
Extremely disappointed in this lure
I apologize for the glowing recommendation in my earlier review of this lure. Today I realized that the 1/16-oz. Luck-E-Strike imitations of Norman’s MG1 Sand Shrimp aren’t worth two dead flies. I couldn’t get them to wiggle or run straight – they simply came through the water like a jig or twirled like crazy all the way end, no matter how hard I tried to "tune" them so they would run straight. (When trolling, you want a jig which vibrates, so you can tell when it picks up a weed, gets nipped by a fish, or bounces off the bottom). My fishing partner trolled an MG2 for a good long while and it had the proper “wiggle.” So I will attempt to return the 8 remaining Luck-E-Strike Craw Pappies to Bass Pro for a refund. Regrettably, the 1/16-oz. Craw Pappies are no good, and I say that after using the Normal MG series of lures for years, with great success. I really had high hopes for the Craw Pappies when I ordered a dozen from Bass Pro, sight unseen.
February 18, 2014