Rate a Bait: Minda Lures – Spear Worm

We recently did an article on the Minda Lures Spear Craw, and we have to say, we were impressed, but that wasn’t the end of it. We also had the chance to check out their Spear Worm.

Like the Spear Craw this worm is best fished by an experienced angler, somebody who understands how to make a bait perform for the fish. While it will produce for a less experienced angler we advise you take a minute or so and dance it next to the boat, who knows, you might even get one right there while you learn it. The Spear Worm is very rewarding to watch once you do learn it though; you can see it in the water mimicking a leech or eel perfectly.

Now it’s time to get into the more technical stuff. The Spear Worm comes in 4, 7, and 10 inch varieties. We did most of our testing with the 7″ version, with this we had a really interesting time at the test tank. The fins on the side of the worm make it rather unpredictable, in a good way, this allows the angler to make a strong finesse impression and still cover water. Yet another advantage to those fins is it helps to trigger larger fish, when you watch the worm you can see the fins move, which puts out vibrations that cater to the lateral line. In our experience though, if you want to take full advantage of that, cut a slit in the tip of the tail a whole inch to an inch and a half.

The Spear worm offers a wide variety of rigging opportunities, you can use this as you would just about any other soft plastic out on the market, and not just worms. We did a lot of playing with this worm, we tried it on some Chaotic Baits jigs, we tried rigging it vertically, we tried splitting the tail, you think about it we did it. We even are willing to include videos of how that went, check em out!

[youtubegallery] Spear Worm Texas Rig|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n2ULj1z4iE
Spear Worm Split Tail|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnj7QH0JDpo
Spear Worm Vertical Rig|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1imKLZwZXE
Spear Worm on Chaotic Baits Jig|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSO5WSq5AmQ
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There really isn’t much we can say about the Spear Worm other than, wow. They are cool worms that have more than earned a spot in our boxes, and they should be in your box as well. When it comes to colors, don’t worry about that Minda Lures has that covered, just visit the website by clicking the image below and check them out, you won’t regret it.

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