Well, not really, when fishing this particular lure "DOUBLE LOON" and continually catch fish while others don't........they always come
over and ask "....whatcha catching those fish on......?" Of course I'll tell them "......a LOONIE!" They almost ask again
".....what the heck is a looney......?"
Fishermen are a curious bunch, they just have to know what this lure
is all about. As they approach for a closer look at this crazy fish catching lure, will usually catch another fish. After
releasing the fish, I show them this fantastic in-line Spinner. THE DOUBLE LOON, of course with a name like Loon, it has to
be a Canadian product.
Ever since I was given my first sample, a number of years ago, size
#2, it was different looking. Perfectly balanced to run straight, heavier wire, and the blade turns the instant it hits the
water. The glow tape is on the underside of the blade, which is a trigger effect to get a predator fish to strike. So the
spinner blade appears as one color as it glides thru the water, as it crosses the fish's area of vision, at a certain angle
the fish will see a second color. This is the trigger, the fish out of instinct must now hit the lure. You will find a trigger
spot on many fishing lures these days. Here's why it works: Baitfish swim about happy as can be, as soon as a predator fish
appears on the scene, they get frightened and go thru a color change. Generally this color change will take place in the tail
area, (caused by fright hormones) warning the other fellow baitfish, they must flee or be eaten. The predator fish, spots
this color change, instinctively now knows, the baitfish is ready to flee and must pounce on them. You will now see major
spinner manufacturers copying the Double Loon, take a look at Mepps.
Let me tell you what I caught the first day, just about as soon as
my first cast was made. Yellow Perch, Rock Bass, Small and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie, Bluegill, Crappie, even
a stinky Sheepshead. That sold me on this lure One sample turned into a box of over 100 of them in different sizes and colors.
Other fishing outings also produced Walleyes and Trout. Trout fishermen, take note, these spinners were designed for the purpose
of Trout fishing, they absolutely love them!!
The Double Loon far out produced any other spinners I have used for
the past 25 years. Spinners are among my favorite lures. Since I have been using the Loonies, sold off most of my Vibrax, Panther Martins, Rooster Tails, Mepps spinners and crankbaits. Ahhhh...but, kept some Mepps plain #0 Aglias
and the #00 micro spinners.
A neat new method that I have tried was drifting the Loonie behind
a bottom bouncer on a 3' leader, using a single hook, and then tip with a nightcrawler or minnow---caught Walleye. Heard other
fishermen were actually jigging the Loonies and catching fish.
Don't take my word about these spinners really are, just go out and
by one. Take it fishing, leave all your other lures at home. You might want to buy a spare one, in case you get a snag or
some giant trophy fish grabs and disappears with your Loonie. I'm not getting any kick back from the manufacturer of the Double
Loon..........just giving you my experience using them.
Give a Loonie a shot------------you'll be buying more!!!!!!!!!!