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So How Bout Snagless Sally?

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I recently came across some vintage models. A few with a gold plated blade and hardware and a few with a Chrome blade and hardware.

How far back does this particular bait go?

Anyone ever use it in the past...ive heard these are fish catching machine under the right conditions

How effective are these in deeper water

Do they "Helicopter" well and is it common to get bit on the fall?

How versatile are these, though they have a blade, can they be hopped and swam on the bottom like a jig?

Just how weedless are these?

Lastly, I know its a personal preference, but on this particular bait, for those that fish them, I gotta ask the question:

Soft plastic or pork trailer OR just the skirt with a trailer hook.

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I used to have one and fished it quite a bit. They're pretty snagless and they're still easy to find. I never fished them in deep water or with a stop and go retrieve but had decent success fishing them like a big, inline spinner. Never fished it with a trailer hook. 

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Caught my first hundred pound stringer on ole Sally!

Still deadly today, still throw em, with or with out a trailer.

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Now I need to find me some, brings back memories! Some of my first good catches were on the bigger mepps in line spinners and found some snag less sallies and caught even bigger fish!! Most fun burning them just under the surface around cover!!

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The dang heavy matted stuff drives me nuts as it fouls up the prop on my TM when the wind blows my Jon Boat and leaves me basically stuck...Instead of letting it bother me, think ill embrace it and throw "Sally" right into it. Guess theres one way to find out how Truly snagless ol Sally is.

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I fish some shallow water marshes in southwest Louisiana, Snagless Sally white skirt plastic or pork. Steady, buzzed under the surface, across the top like a frog

You want add a Johnson Spoon ;)

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When fishing a Snagless Sally, put a 90 degree bend on the ends of the two wire weed guards so the end of the wire won't stick the fish when it takes the bait and cause the fish to expel it too quick.

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Ive got some Timberdoodles and Jaw Breaker spoons too...

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I've been using the Snagless Sally since the mid-60's and still have a great deal of success with them. I always use an Uncle Josh #11 pork frog as a trailer.

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Oops! Forgot the skirt has to go ;)

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Yea, I remember it being almost like a vinyl skirt??!!

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Hildebrandt lures makes a good modern Super Sally. The originals were mostly trolled with a nigh crawler back when trolling was or may still be popular, like walleye fisherman. Al Foss came out with a better casting Sally called a Shimmy Wiggler designed for pork rind followed by Fred Arbogast with the rubber skirt Hawaiian Wiggler #1.

Tom

PS, Snagless Sally isn't Snagless! I believe the Snagless Sally dates back to 1890.

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I have use them years ago.  Now use a frog instead.  They do work, a constant speed just under the surface.  Kind of waking the bait.   Good in shallow weedy areas.

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Snagless Sally!! that was the first lure I ordered for myself when I was a kid. LOL. Didn't know what I was doing back then, but the advertisement sold me as a kid. Ah!! Good times!!

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Suppose a Grub would work as a trailer? Ive read so many people talking about specifically using a #11 pork frog trailer...whats so special about it?

I like how its a hinged spinner...so what part of the year would produce best using "Sally?"

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I looked at the old Sinhalese Sally but never purchased it. I'll have to get a few now.

Don't leave out the mepps Anglia, panther Martin, wordens, strike king inlines too. There still a hot lure today. I never leave them behind.

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