I've always been a believer in Mepps spinners. On a beaver-pond trout expedition in the foothills of southern Wyoming, these time-proven lures made up a majority of my short list of "must-have" tackle.
The action started soon after our evening arrival to the picturesque mountain pond. In less than 20 minutes, the standard, plain-hook, size-2 Aglia put several spunky 12-16" brook trout on shore. There's a certain satisfaction in catching fish with a lure designed way back in 1938.
A slight twist to this old standby is the addition of a florescent-red hook tube, replacing the traditional red tube on the treble-hook shank. It's not a major change, but it does make the lure easier for fish to target when it's tearing across the weed tops.
The next morning was quite productive for brookies, but the highlight was a 22" German brown trout that fell for one of Mepps' relatively new marabou-dressed Aglias (size 3, black tail). The flash and thumping vibration of the traditional Indiana-pattern silver blade proved too much for this beaver-pond monster to resist.
The brown-and-gold beauty was gently released after the exciting battle. It lives to be caught again some day more than likely with another Mepps lure!
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