Minnow lures are the second largest group among the hard baits, beside crank baits. The term “Minnow” describes a group of fish, which come from the family of cyprinids. Roughly speaking it is a narrow bait fish.
Shape, sinking behavior and areas of application
Hard baits, which are classified in the group of minnows are narrow and elongated. Minnows are often equated with twitch baits. Most of the time this is true, but the term twitch bait describes the running or guiding behavior of the hard bait and minnow rather the shape. Due to their slim shape, they have little water resistance and thus dart out to the sides. This works easier with shallow-running models than with deep-running ones. Deep running models have a larger diving blade, which is why they have a higher drag.
Larger models have the possibility of jerking thus adding a rolling action to the minnow. Tilting around their own axis to one side. This is especially appealing to pike!
No matter if twitching, jerking a sinking (S) minnow can benefit the outcome. If anglers want to fish deep areas, deep runners or sinking models are best suited. For shallow waters or bottoms where snagging is a problem floating models (F) are the choice. The third option is the suspending (SP). Suspending means floating in the water depths.
This is good when the angler wants to present minnow lures in the predator’s field of view for a prolonged time. Even in nature, forage fish are not permanently in motion, but more often take short breaks. These are very often moments when a predator decides to attack.
The Sugar Deep 35F is an aerodynamic shape, 35mm, 2.1gram, floating minnow that runs deep. Easy to get off snags and with its large lip dives deep quickly for its size. Cast further with the narrow profile and an internal weight transfer system. The lip of the Sugar Deep has a subtle concave dimple that gives the hard bait a sharper wobbling action.
A deep-running hard bait the Sugar Deep 50F. It has a 50mm aerodynamic body that weighs 3.5 grams. It can go deep quickly for its small size. Because of the low profile and integrated weight transfer system, casting long distances is simple. Thanks to a slight concave dimple, the wobbling movement is sharper.
The Bassday Sugar Minnow 40F is designed to look like a swimming minnow. It will twitch in response to rod movements. A consistent retrieve will also produce an action that predators will find irresistible. The lure casts incredibly well and is extremely durable for its size. Overall, the Bassday Sugar Minnow 40F is a lure that will appeal to anglers of all stripes.
A swimming minnow is imitated by the Bassday Sugar Minnow 40S. It will react to twitching or other rod motions. In addition, a consistent retrieve creates an action that predators can’t resist. The Bassday minnow casts beautifully and is incredibly durable for its size. Overall, the Bassday Sugar Minnow 40S is a hard bait that will appeal to anglers of all types.
The Bassday Sugar Minnow 50ES is designed to look like a swimming minnow. It will twitch in response to rod movements. A consistent retrieve will also produce an action that predators will find irresistible. The Bassday lure casts incredibly well and is extremely durable for its size.
The Sugar Minnow is a tried-and-true trout fishing bait. The Bassday lures in the 40/50mm size resemble a bait fish silhouette. Additionally, if the angler begins to twitch, the Bassday minnow will begin to move like a dying minnow.
The Sugar Minnow is a well-known trout fishing bait that has earned a spot in your tackle box. The Bassday lures in the 40/50mm size mimic the silhouette of a bait minnow. Furthermore, if the angler begins to twitch, the minnow will begin to move as if it were a dying minnow.
The Sugar Minnow SG 50F is not a different size. In comparison to previous Bassday Sugar Minnows, this one has a different swimming movement and structure. To gain more distance, a more stable swimming movement early in the retrieval, and lower noise, the Shaft Glider System is used (60-80 models uses ballast, 90 uses MZ-19 Tungsten weight). To its robust rolling action, it also adds a small wobble.
The Sugar Minnow SG 60F is not merely a smaller version of another minnow. In terms of action and construction, it differs from previous Sugar Minnow models. It will attain greater distance and a more stable swimming action by utilizing the innovative Shaft Glider mechanism.
DUO Grace Minnow Elena invites you to join her in the realm of surface fishing. It’s a quick-response system that can handle even the most difficult river flows. As a result, catching highly active trout is simple. The lure is easier to control with a light body.
In the Spearhead Ryuki series the DUO Speahead Ryuki 38S is the smallest. Even though it’s only 38mm long, it still has the classic flat, hefty body. It’s heavier than other hard baits of similar size.
A flat, heavy minnow the DUO Spearhead Ryuki 45S. It has a crisp movement and is sensitive. It can also make a series of twitches in a short period of time due to its quick onset. The lure waddles from one side to the other when twitching aggressively with no breaks or stops. It has a slight up and down deviation, almost like a wounded fish. No matter what angle of attack you use, it works effectively on the current.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50F is an imperative hard bait to have a floating hard bait in your lure box. Tackle complex currents in big and small streams. Furthermore target trout near big boulders, counter currents and in the main flow.
The Spearhead Ryuki 50MDF a new addition to the trout series. A small medium diving floating minnow. A magnet-assisted weight system guarantees the maximum performance. When casting, the ball is displaced to the tail of the bait, while reeling, it moves forward under the action of the magnet. DUO Ryuki 50MDF flies far and accurately, dives easily and quickly reaches the working area.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50S has a flat yet heavy body. Which creates a sharp responsive action. Moreover initiation is fast and is capable of staging consecutive twitches within a short distance. Aggressive twitching with no pauses or stops makes the bait waddle from side to side with a slight deviation up and down imitating a wounded fish. On the current it works at different angles it is especially effective in shallow areas.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50SP is a minnow perfect for flowing water. The lure’s action is stable thanks to a fixed belly weight and a short diving blade. Even the most powerful current will not be able to overturn this minnow. It’s ideal for tiny rivers and shallow streams.
In swift streams, the DUO Tetra Works Toto has proven itself. The action isn’t hampered by the fast pace. In still water ponds, the Toto 42S also catches predators. The most important thing is to master the challenging, but successful stop-and-go retrieval technique.
In swift streams, the DUO Tetra Works Toto has proven itself. The action isn’t hampered by the fast pace. In still water ponds, the Toto 48S also catches predators. The most important thing is to master the challenging, but successful stop-and-go retrieval technique.
Tetra Works Toto Fat 35S is micro lure that punches well above its weight with its clever design and effectiveness. A classic minnow shape has a shallow working depth of 0.3 – 0.6m. This makes it perfect the shallow waters.
Yurameki by DUO Tetra Works is a heavyweight sinking pencil with incredible casting skills. It’s a superb search bait thanks to its 48mm, 6.3g body. Anglers can throw against the wind or over long distances while scanning a large area.
Classic shallow-water minnow. It has an original “Sheda” hump, capable of resisting even strong currents. When jerking the Timon minnow it reveals the performance and characteristics the developers laid down in the body shape. This is especially pronounced in smaller models.
In the Timon TRICOROLL GT series, a 56mm variant is now available. It has a low center of gravity thanks to a specific weight and magnet combination. While still being a floating model, the mechanism aids in achieving exceptional flight distance and a stable swim.
In the TRICOROLL GT series, a 56mm variant is now available. It has a low center of gravity thanks to a specific weight and magnet combination. While still being a floating model, the mechanism aids in achieving exceptional flight distance and a stable swim.
Jackall Timon Tricoroll Mai 45S is a flat-sided variant that allows fishermen to engage in more techniques. It’s a favorite in fast-moving streams. The Mai model has a powerful movement that is at the pinnacle of the Tricoroll series.