Worden's Original Rooster Tail - 1/8 oz.
I have used roostertails since the late sixties & have caught literally thousands of trout & bass with them. I live in the Eastern Sierra of Ca. & fish at least 200 days a year. These lures out fish all others when used properly.Stay with the natural colors ( brown, green, black etc.) Their new flashy colors look cool on store peg hooks but not to wild brown trout. The problem recently is the thread on the maribou tail unwinds ( a drop of superglue before use cures this) & the paint on the body chips off easily. I've emailed wordens about the problems and received no response. Maybe if Bass Pro buyers would let them know they would respond. It's sad to see the quality of these fine lures go downhill in the last few years. Mr. Worden would be upset to see how his great design has such poor quality 50 years later.
November 7, 2014
Worden's Original Rooster Tail
I think Rooster tails are a must for any angler. I like the 1/8 oz and 1/4 oz sizes, good spread in size. A very versatile bait/lure. Mainly catch trout with them, but have let them sink deeper with powerbait stuck to the hook and hooked catfish on a number of occasions. Don't know why but I have been having a lot of luck with any red/reddish color.
Cheap enough to have all the colors on hand, I have a wide array of the colors in the 1/8 oz and 1/4 oz sizes. Wordens rooster tails have been around as long as me (31 years), what else can you say.
July 31, 2011
I like these for river smallmouth, but I also have them along for lake fishing too.
One day I wasn't doing too well in my favorite lake and I tied one of these on before calling it quits for the day.
Beleive it or not, within forty five minutes I had the biggest stringer of bass in my life. An 8lber, 7.5, 6.2, 5.5, and 4.9. I would have been smokin' at the classic.
Moral of story, Don't underestimate the power of small lures.
January 30, 2007
My GoTo lure
If they forced me to throw away all my tackle and left me only one lure to use the rest of my life, without question it would be the Rooster Tail spinner. Been using them over 40 yrs catching every specie fish there is. My favorite size is 1/8 oz for streams, 1/65 ounce for bigger water, and 1/16 for my bluegill ponds. All time favorite color has to be Yellow Coachdog with Green coming in a close second, followed by White and Black. Don't waste money buying too many colors. Stick with 3 or 4 and you are in business!!!
May 6, 2014