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I've been looking recently for older bass lures that are used in Ontario Canada. I came across the Worden's Helin Flatfish lure that I think was designed in the 30's or 40's. But it seems like it was made to catch trout, musky & pike back then & now used to catch walleyes. Anybody know much about this lure? And is it fished like you'd fish a spoon?

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I grew up fishing that lure, it caught everything.  If memory serves me correct it was just a cast and slow to moderate retrieve.  I did see them offered for sale in Cabela's catalogue from a couple of years ago.

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The slower the retrieve the better. Try the larger sizes in chrome or gold.  :D

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Thanks...Cabela's is where I can find them?

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Like many of the older lures the new ones are not as good. Might shop eBay for some originals.

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I have an old original flatfish lure and I can remember one day that it was the only thing I caught a bass on. Still throw it once in awhile.

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Thanks...Cabela's is where I can find them?

Absolutely....but I'm not so sure you'll find them in their actual store. You're probably better off going online in order to get the sizes & colors you want.

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Thanks Blue Streak...you gace me a good start. So this lure is more of a trolling lure?

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Not at all. You can cast these usually with spinning gear and the bigger ones will work with a good casting reel.

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Some had the front hooks on outriggers that were prone to hang ups on the line. These were better trolled. They were pretty effective cast or trolled.

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tholmes...thanks for the heads up on the Cabela's sale. I need one more piece of info before ordering. Now before & after my trip to Canada, I fish both Lake Geneva(clear water) and Delavan Lake(stained w/heavy weeds). What size (say from Cabela's) would you order if you're targeting smallies and/or largemouth? The sizes they stock are 1 1/2" to 5 1/2". Thanks guys.

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I remember that the F7 was a popular size

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Yes that does say F7. Try to get wood if you can.

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I have a bunch of these, let me get some photos up in the flea market.

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