Pollywog or Tadfry, it doesn't really matter what you call this tiny killer crank! My friend Outsides4me, shared this fine picture of this sweet little crank-bait on his Photostream over on Flickr a while back. So you see, because I've been using this scary little puppy for over a decade now, and have caught a pile of fish with it, I get to share it with you in here to-day, through my man, Outsides4me.
If You are already getting a kick out of using Ultra-lite fishing tackle, then you really owe it to yourself to hunt this awesome little micro plug down in your favorite tackle outlet. O.K. so you may not catch too many hogs on the Tadfry but, you will make up for that, in sheer numbers of fish caught. Guaranteed! :-)
Seriously, if there are any fish around and it doesn't matter much what kind of fish, tossing this fish magnet out there, WILL bring strikes! Use four pound test line with this delicately balanced plug, or six at most, so as not to hamper it's great action.
Sunfish and Bluegills will smash this thing! Crappies suck it in like there is no tomorrow too. Small and Large Mouth Bass won't even think twice about crushing this lively, floating diving little tidbit, as well. :-) The last time I used it on Yellow Perch, I landed 43 in an hour and only had three of 'em flip off. That teeny treble on the Tadfry is always kept razor sharp, so sticking fish is never a problem. If they touch it at all, it's like glue! ;-)
Don't horse your fish in though or that micro hook will indeed rip right out of their mouths. Instead, take it easy and have yourself a little fun with those wild fish on your Ultra-lite set-up. Keep the drag fairly light and almost all the fish feel like big ones. More fish on the line, is the reward, when you scale your stuff down with a finesse style approach, like this.
Here's the link to Outsides4me's Photostream, which is where there's a lot of really nice Outdoorsy shots taken by this talented Photog...
Be sure to add this deadly little cranker to your UL arsenal and then look forward to many good rod bending sessions next year.
Have a great day...
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