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As Seen On Tv, But Its No Gimmick!

Reviewing: Banjo Minnow The  |  Rating:
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I saw the Banjo Minnow lure on a TV ad years ago and thought that there was no way it would catch fish because those "As seen on TV" things never work...right? Well I was at Outdoor World and saw that the Banjo Minnow was on sale and being the dedicated fisherman I am I had to give it a try. The first thing I noticed about the kit is that there are a lot of pieces to it. I think there are like 110 pieces included in the kit, but you do get a lot of baits for your money. To rig the Banjo Minnow you have to put this corkscrew thing on the hook and then screw on the bait. Then you can put a rubberband on the hook to make it weedless. I thought the way the lure is rigged was strange and the first time I fished with it I had all kinds of trouble hooking fish. They were definitely biting and interested in the lure, but the hook was so far away from the bait that the fish would just bite the bait. I lost about 3 minnows right off the bat and was getting aggrevated with it. I decided to rig the bait my own way, by putting the hook through the lure. This worked much better, the minnow still had great action and I caught a bunh of bass on it. I've bought another kit since then and continue to use the Banjo Minnow. I've caught bass, snook, jack, barracudas, and a bunch of other fish. I recommend this bait kit but I don't recommend using the setup they have to rig the minnow.