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Weedless Spoon: Is There Really Such A Thing?

Updated on April 3, 2013

The market is inundated with "weedless spoons"; but they are little more than a marketing ploy, tricking you into believing you'll be able to finally throw some "flash" into heavy weed cover where you know the big ones hide. The truth of the matter is, they just don't work - in fact they are not even close. It's a design flaw really - a single piece of metal, or a piece of y-shaped plastic over the top of your hook, just isn't going to get the job done. That is truly a disappointment, because heavy cover is where apex predators like Northern Pike and Musky lurk.

Take a look at some of these products, and you will see where I'm coming from. Take for example the Johnson Silver Minnow. Just by looking at the bait, you probably have doubts about the feasibility of fishing this lure is even the lightest of weed cover. A single metal bard, covering a single hook, is simply not going to do the trick.

The Johnson Silver Minnow
The Johnson Silver Minnow

Dardevle does a little better job, as they "split the defense" with two pieces of light metal, and a feather, covering a single hook. It's a slight improvement, but in my opinion it's still the wrong approach to solving this problem.

The closest I've come to fishing a truly weedless spoon would be the Mepps Timber Doodle. It encompasses a design that is unlike the competition, in that it features a Mister Twister keeper hook, and employs a curly tail grub to keep the hook barb protected from actual weed cover. To be honest, I don't see any other way to do it - and if I did, the idea would be patent pending for sure - as there are many anglers who would love to fish flashy spoons in heavy cover.


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      6 years ago from United States

      I like both products mentioned in the hub. I have found that usually it doe not matter about the spoon being weedless or not, unless you are fishing in heavy timber or extreme weedy spot, the main thing the fish attacks is the flash, it takes as a minnow. I sometimes attach a small barrel lead in front to get more distance out of my lighter spoon,. A smaller version is the best at times. I have caught boo-coodles of bass on my spoons.


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