Fishing is a game of trial and error and we all have tricks and techniques we swear by to make our lures as irresistible to fish as possible. The same can be said for our fishing tackle.

Here’s a look at some time-tested tips and tricks that our founder, Elmer Hinckely himself, developed on his home waters around Naples, NY:

  • Our spoons come in a variety of sizes. Click here to download our spoon size comparison chart.
  • Our flutter spoons are designed to be rigged with a minimum of terminal tackle.
  • We suggest that you avoid any heavy rigging that diminishes the darting and swimming action of the lure.
  • Excess weight on or near the lure will stop the tumbling, fluttering action of these thin spoons.
  • The use of a GOOD swivel 5 to 6 feet in front of the lure will minimize line twist.
  • Tests with high quality ball bearing snap swivels are proving positive results and quick change out of lures
  • Select a trolling speed that will give you the best action for your lure and which matches the species you are after. For instance: 1 to 1.5 mph for Lake Trout and 2.5 to 3 mph for Landlocked Salmon, Etc.
  • If trolling leadcore or flatlining keep an eye on rod tip for pulsing action of spoon. Not all spoons are designed for same trolling speed.
  • We also suggest you change your boat's speed and direction to increase the lure's action. S-curves work well when the fishing is slow.
  • Speeding up into sharp turns produces many strikes on inside falling spoons.
  • Slowing down creates a falling leaf action to these spoons, with strikes coming on the speed up.