Man all battle stations and ready the tubes; it’s Torpedo time! Don’t you just love my whimsical metaphors? No comments necessary; really. Yesterday, I wrote about the Bomber Flat-A. Next up, in no particular order, is the Heddon Tiny Torpedo in my favorite color…Clear!
You are probably thinking what I first thought…’Clear? The fish can hardly see it!’ Eggzactly!
Yes, I’ve used other colors and had success, but I really like the clear because I think the fact that it’s harder to see actually triggers the fish a little more. They can feel the movement and see something but they are forced to strike at it while they have the chance. I’ve had great success on top of the water with this little meanie by varying from the slash and pause to cranking and some side to side motion that really doesn’t qualify as ‘walking the dog’ because of the size; it’s more like ‘shaking the chihauha’. Whatever you call it, the fish do respond when they’re in a top water mood. I find equal success with the Baby Torpedo and the Spook sized lures, but I’m partial to the big response to the Tiny Torpedo. Put one along the shoreline in the early morning and see what comes to breakfast! Again, my favorite spot to get them (because, yes-I’m lazy!) is here at Lurenet: http://www.lurenet.com/brands/heddon-lures/heddon-tiny-torpedo
In case you’re wondering, I AM a guide rep for a lot of the brands I will talk about, but I get exactly nothing from featuring them; my motivation is to make you a better angler so that should you ever come out to fish with us, my job is easy!
Tight lines and have a blessed day,
Later today or perhaps tomorrow, I’ll be telling you about my new soft plastic supplier, the bold claims he made about his baits and exactly why he can make those claims!