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Today I went to bass pro. I went to purchase the banjo minnow to find out they don't carry it was devastating. Yesterday a friend of my father's was telling me a story and how terrific they worked in sw Iowa. (Yesterday I won a 15 dollar fishing bet and found some money laying around the house) After hearing they didn't have the controversial bait I bought some super flukes. What are the pros and cons of each (the banjo minnow and the super fluke. And can I work the super fluke the same way as the banjo minnow.

-future pro bass fisherman Adley Drake

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Today I went to bass pro. I went to purchase the banjo minnow to find out they don't carry it was devastating. Yesterday a friend of my father's was telling me a story and how terrific they worked in sw Iowa. (Yesterday I won a 15 dollar fishing bet and found some money laying around the house) After hearing they didn't have the controversial bait I bought some super flukes. What are the pros and cons of each (the banjo minnow and the super fluke. And can I work the super fluke the same way as the banjo minnow.

-future pro bass fisherman Adley Drake

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I love the Zoom Super Fluke. It's a staple, especially when the bass are lazy. I Texas rig with a 3-0 offset round bend worm hook, usually weightless, on 8 or 10 lb fluoro line, subtle twitches and then pause to let it fall like a dying minnow. My favorite color is bluegill flash. Can also use a nail or 1/32 screw in weight at the nose, if needed to get it down. Haven't fished the Banjo.
 

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I know nothing of the Banjo Minnow, but I wouldn't buy any on principle just because it was an infomercial. Zoom Super Flukes have worked for me at times. It's a decent bait for a weedy, shallower place when fish get active. I usually use them weightless on an EWG hook and just give them twitches to jerk them up and let them flutter back down into the weeds. They fall with a flutter like Senko-type worms. If you're on a lake or river with stripers and happen upon a school feeding on shad, the fluke slays 'em.

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The super fluke is a legit, highly-versatile, bass-catching workhorse, almost anywhere, all year long. Almost every tackle shop carries them (or something similar by another company) because people buy them, catch fish with them, go through the whole package, and then come back for more. You can nose hook them, texas rig them, put them on a mojo or carolina rig, put them on a jighead, underspin or chatterbait, or use them any number of other ways.

The banjo minnow on the other hand, is a legendary laughingstock, a mediocre lure overhyped by infomercials designed to catch fishermen more than fish. They don't have as many rigging options of a fluke, they aren't as soft and action isn't as good, and the plastic components are prone to breaking. Yes, you can catch bass on a banjo minnow. But everything you can do with a banjo minnow, you can do much better and more successfully with a super fluke.  

Don't be devastated -- use the flukes and don't look back.

 

 

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I like super flukes but I prefer bass assassin. They quiver like a senko if rigged straight. I like to use a twist lock to prevent the nose from ripping. Twitch and let it fall on slack line.

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From the forum rules;

I have a question about the Kicktail, Banjo Minnow, Doug Hannon Snake, Walking Worm lures, or the North American Fishing club
Do a search on the name. There's plenty of posts about it, which will answer your question.

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