Panther Martin Spinner Spinnerbait
i have cought a lot of trout with this and it is very good
May 22, 2006
I,ve used this to catch 20 inch trout and a 20 lbs muskie.
August 4, 2007
Best Inland Trout Spinner Made
The "Trout Slayer". The metal shaft bends to easily
July 13, 2011
The hype is real.
You know, in the lure fishing communities of the trout world, these spinners get a lot of hype. For me personally I feel everyone has their favorite brands, and lures that do it for them. I was skeptical at first, however, the Panther Martin Sonic Spinner might be the only lure I will admit transcends bias and is a universally productive lure.
When I was younger all I ever fished trout on was worms, and minnows. No one ever had me throw on anything artificial, and I never really argued. After a decade of not really trout fishing at all in my adult life I decided to get back in to it. When I looked around and asked what the best lures were for picky trout, almost anywhere I read, people said Panther Martin.
Regardless of how these lures got their reputation, the fact is, they work. I walked a stretch of stream I use to fish as a kid with live bait that always skunked me, and pulled out two trout in my first few casts. The first being a rather nice brown. After my third trout of the day, the line broke before I could get it out of the fishes mouth, and off went the fish, and the lure. Unfortunately I had no backup. I didn't care though. A guy who hadn't been on the stream in years, and never fished trout with lures just pulled out 3 fish in short order.
For me personally, the Rainbow Trout holograph is like magic. I will from now on always have at least two of them on me.
The one bad thing I will say about these is they aren't very durable. The body and blade started to get scratched and dented after limited use. Granted a pretty large pickerel at the local lake slammed it the evening before my trout adventure. So it had been hit pretty aggressively by four fish.
Ideally I would like these to hold up for more than 4 fish, but as long as I'm catching them, I'm okay with replacing one per trip.
If you want a lure that you can always rely on, I think this one will fit the bill.
June 1, 2010