Tackle Preview: “WannaFish a Lure” hoochies and spinners

Tackle Preview WannaFish a Lure
by Kent Cannon

WannaFishALure hoochie spiners

Here are a few tackle items worth checking out. I have not yet had a chance to fish these yet but to be quite honest, they look pretty fishy. These are all made by Toni at wannafishalure.com. I have included some photos so you can see some of what she has to offer. The hoochies have a skirt similar to a fly and look pretty interesting. The photos really do not do them justice… Click on the photos for a larger view. [Use the back button to return to the previous screen]

Wanna Fish A Lure

The spinners appear to be fairly fishy. Two features that I liked are

A.) The glow bead above the trailer hook.  That feature, I have found to be very effective at inciting a bite, especially when the fish are being temperamental.

B.) I like the hook selection. The sickle hook has accounted for many a fish that has been brought to net in my boat.

One feature I am not crazy about is the swivel attached to the leader for ease of snapping in below the dodger. I am one of those guys that is always messing with my leader length so the swivel would most likely end up going bye bye in a short period of time.

All things considered, I will be putting these in the water later this month for a test run. I was brought up fishing spinner baits for kokanee and if push comes to shove, I prefer to use them over any other bait, especially in the spring.

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About Kent Cannon

My passion is fishing and hunting as well as traveling throughout the Northwest and writing about those adventures. I was separated from my job a few years ago due to the still ongoing economic downturn. I had spent years working, focusing on things that really were not near and dear to my heart all the while scrambling and climbing to what I perceived as the top. I of course did not realize what I was doing, because I was caught up in the moment, focusing on what I thought was the American dream. Crashing and pushing ever forward like a Lemming headed for a cliff, oblivious the world around me. I was more than a little bitter over loosing my job; it was a good job as far as jobs go and I was making a lot of money so I could live according to the manner in which I wanted to be accustomed. In the process of trying to find another job in an unfavorable economic climate I found something that I had left behind many years ago. I found me! That is how and why I started this website, looking for myself and sharing things that I found along the way. Even though I am older now, suffering a little from arthritis and my hair is now somewhat graying I still have fire in my belly for the next adventure. The more that I seek out my next adventure, the more excited I become!

One Response to Tackle Preview: “WannaFish a Lure” hoochies and spinners

  1. Toni says:

    Thank you for your review. I hope that these are as successful on your lakes as they have been on mine.

    I know that hoochies have been around a long time but these are called Squiddy Things. I choose the fly hook under the squid because of low hook ups I was having. The hook sticks out at a weird angle which gave me more hook ups.
    As for the swivel 🙂 I thought it classier than a loop. I start out with 18 inches of 15 pound test. My thoughts were long is better. Hard to put line back on a short leader.

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