November Freshwater Lure of the Month: Rebel F10 Minnow
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Posted by TD Tommie at 8:11 AM
FishingEnthusiast.com's November Saltwater Lure of the Month
The Bomber Badonk-A-Donk
Fishermen often come up with crazy names for their baits. Sometimes the name comes from thorough brainstorming sessions. Other times, it just happens! Lures and baits out there have names like the “Near Nuthin, the Heddon’s Zaragossa and the Zara Spook. But there is one lure out there with such a unique name that I had to dig deeper after reading about the rave reviews in Sport Fishing Magazine: the Badonk-A-Donk. Why the heck is it called that?
It turns out the word “badonkadonk” is a slang term for the behind of a woman – often a curvaceous booty. What does that have to do with fishing? Well, since this particular lure wiggles from side to side across the water, it kind of resembled the sashay of a badonkadonk! Kim Norton, the Pradco Saltwater Division Manager came up with the name. They then capitalized the “A” in the middle of the word because it is a Pradco trademark that they use in other lures, such as the model A, Flat A, and Long A.
Saltwater fishermen rave about the Badonk-A-Donk lure because of the weight forward design, which makes it cast like a bullet, which is a big bonus when trying to stay off spooky fish. The key is to use your imagination with this one – make it live up to the name! Make it move fluidly with a “walk the dog” action or “slow dancing” method.
Tips: To maximize action and lifelike attributes it is beneficial to utilize a loop knot (bowline) when utilizing topwater baits like the Badonk-A-Donk. Ensure that the loop knot is properly tied to not interfere with the first treble hook. Anglers unknowingly tie the loop knot too large, resulting in fouled baits when walking the dog. The breaking strength of the loop knot, coupled with a quality drag system provides the best shot at the fish of a lifetime when throwing topwater baits.
Posted by TD Tommie at 8:08 AM
November Freshwater Fly of the Month: Nymph Head Pheasant Tail Nymph
Fishing Guide's Top Selection of 2013!!
The Pheasant Tail nymph is one of the most utilized nymph patterns in the history of the sport for the simple reason that it works almost anywhere.
Posted by TD Tommie at 8:00 AM