STORM Original ThinFin Lures
Versatile and Underappreciated lure
I am always surprised that these are not more popular. Apparently they are popular in Canada, but hardly anyone in the US uses them. While they are similar to other flat sided crankbaits, they are definitely unique. The body shape of a ThinFin (fat in the middle, narrow at the top and bottom), seems to have a more realistic look, action, and vibration. They look just like shad, herring, alewives, shiners, bluegill, or other important baitfish. In addition, Thinfins are one of the most versatile cranks I have ever seen. You can twitch or jerk them, crank them, burn them, stop and go, troll them at all speeds and depths. And they catch bass, walleye, pike, even a surprising number of catfish. Just yesterday I caught a 19" channel cat trolling an older model black/silver/red belly version.
I just wish that:
A)They had a few more colors, like some of the older colors, or some of the Hot n Tot & Smash Shad colors
B)They hadn't discontinued the deep Thinfin, and
C) They made a larger size for musky (or striper and saltwater) fishing. I managed to get ahold of a few of the old 3.5" ones, but they're a little smaller than I would like, plus, if I lose them, they only get harder to replace.
Also, BPS needs to carry the red ones.
August 10, 2014
Storm ThinFin Lures
I am in love with these thinfin plugs! Caught my first 6 pound bass (see photo) with an old sinker model two weeks before I ordered these three floating crank baits. Love the way the thinfin's erratic action mimics an injured shad. The colors are great! They are a lethal weapon for catching otherwise disinterested bass. Try one. You won't regret it.
December 25, 2013
real fish catcher
Been using Storm Thin Fins for over forty years and they always produce without having to finesse them. Work great right out of the package every time and even with rough use, they don't have to be retuned. Have a number of them with the paint and chrome finish just about gone and they still work.
October 21, 2013
This is a great lure! Very productive on white bass and crappie. Just need to echo other reviewers. BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL COLORS!!! I'm down to my last two gizzard shad (black and silver) they are over 30 years old!
August 14, 2013