Strike Pro Bob n Spoon Review. I love fishing gear and I’m always fascinated by the subtle technology and design changes that takes fishing gear to the next level. Every now and again you a get pleasant and unexpected surprise or a positive reaction to a product that you initially didn’t think would excite you. The Strike Pro Bob n Spoon is an affordable, fascinating product that has exceeded my initial expectations.
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That’s where my story begins of the strike pro bob n spoon. I love freshwater fishing targeting trout and perch with light spinning gear. For some years I have been using pressed metal spoons, particularly the Nories Wasaby and the Pontoon 21 paco spoons. I really took to these spoons which have a simple design and can be cast a country mile. Using them I caught many trout and redfin over the years and some good size ones too. The drawback with these spoons however was their cost and their quick sinking rate which makes them challenging to use in shallow or weedy systems.
I decided to look for some cheaper alternatives, my local tackle store recommended I try the Strike Pro Bob n Spoon. At first glance, they looked quite plasticky and cheap. But at a price of $13, they were significantly cheaper than the alternatives I had been using for some time so it was worth giving them a go.
Fishing with the Strike Pro Bob N Spoon
I purchased a handful of these Bob n Spoon spoons in a variety of colours. Actually, there was a good colour range to choose from. I selected colours of UV pink, bright orange, and 3 natural trout looking colours. I took them to a local freshwater system in the middle of winter chasing trout. A few casts in I was very pleasantly surprised at how good these were. They were only 7.3 grams in weight yet that cast a long way. This meant that I could also fish with a more finesse rod with a lighter casting weight capacity over traditional metal spoons.
The action on them was fantastic. In doing a simple slow or medium constant retrieve they darted from side to side. Almost reminded me of a Bent Minnow or a Tassie devil style of action as they darted from side to side creating their own natural action. This was all to do with the strange molded plastic design which works so well. I also found adding the occasional pause or even downtwitch would increase the action and sinking depth.
What I really liked about these lures was their slow sinking rate. A lure that weighs 7.3 grams yet sinks much slower than other comparable products of similar weight. This means you can fish them effectively in much shallower systems or systems that have heavy weeds. This allows you to work the lure back in a variety of ways whilst still getting good casting distance. I can fish this spoon effectively in many systems where metal spoons just can’t cope with the weed or depth of the system being fished.
The treble surprisingly sits on the front of the lure, it sinks quite slowly and horizontally which is great when fishing shallower system or adding pauses. However, you can change the treble to be at the back which gives it a significantly different swimming action. 10 minutes into my session I landed a 47cm brown trout. I was really pleased with this result. I kept fishing and landed another 2 trout. 1 rainbow that was 38cm and another brown that was 52cm. These lures although simple have really surprised me.
Looking at the Bob N Spoon in more detail
They’re made out of hollow plastic with a single treble at the back. There is a glued-on 3d eye, quite a simple paintwork on one side with chrome silver on the opposite side. I actually like having one side painted and the other side raw chrome as it is a nice balance of colour and shine. The paint looks like it might scratch away after a few catches but overall has been quite durable. It has some internal ball bearing rattles to make a sound to play on a fish predatory instincts. I know looking at these lures that they are probably quite inexpensive to make. But you know what it didn’t matter, this lure was only $13 to buy and worked great.
I have since used these lures for some time now and they have been one of my go-to freshwater lures. I have caught many trout, redfin, and perch on them. Click here to read our guide on the best lures to catch redfin. I have enjoyed the simplicity of casting and slow rolling with some odd pauses. These lures could also work really well jigged or trolled from the back of a boat or kayak. I could see species such as salmon taking a real liking to these lures. In fact that how they got the name Bob n Spoon which is a play on the action of the spoon when jigged or trolled.
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Strike Pro Bob N Spoon Specs
A new take on an old classic.
- Action – Sinking,
- Weight – 7.3 grams,
- length – 5.5 cm long,
- Hooks – 1 single treble ( Downer ST36 trebles size 8 )
- Colours – 12 available colour options natural and bright in UV and non UV.
Ideally suited for freshwater species, particularly trout but also effective on redfin, yellow belly, bass, and perch. But could also be very effective on saltwater species such as salmon and tailor.
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