close second to Heddon Hellcat.....?
Posted November 07 2003 - 10:50 AM
Posted November 07 2003 - 10:56 AM
Posted November 07 2003 - 11:28 AM
Posted November 07 2003 - 11:57 AM
Originally posted by WBGelbke:
Posted November 07 2003 - 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Striperknight:
Looks like the old rebel lures.
The Hellcat is a VERY thin, light swimmer that is DEADLY on bass feeding on sandeels. They float much higher than a Rebel.
I recall one late June night at Caumsett S.P. with fish popping all over (this was in the late 90's folks!), and all they wanted was those friggin' Hellcats!! I tried 4" Rebels, nuthin' except a few bumps. Forget even trying a 5" Bomber in situations like these, too fat! Problem with the Hellcats was the VERY fragile plastic lip and weak construction overall, but MAN did they work...I wish they came back...
BTW, that silver with blue back color is hot!
Posted November 07 2003 - 03:30 PM
Interesting comment. One inky black night at Caumsett the bass would only take blue back Bombers and wouldn't touch a black back or any other color, just the blue. You'd think being that dark out that a color difference that slight wouldn't make a difference but it did. Silhouette I could see but the difference between the blue and the black... go figure. The blue preference went on for weeks.
Posted November 07 2003 - 05:01 PM
Posted November 08 2003 - 05:48 AM
Posted November 08 2003 - 06:12 AM
Took a Smithwick Super Rogue (suspender-5") and removed the 3 hooks and replaced them with VMC #2 hooks. The weight was .59 oz. Compared it to the HC48 with the same modification and the weight was .48 oz.The HC is about 1/2" longer also but profiles are almost identical.The split ring should probably be upgraded on the Super Rogue as well.If they catch fish anywhere near the HC and if the actually stay together will be a future field test.
Posted November 08 2003 - 11:10 AM
Posted July 29 2006 - 04:06 PM
Tight Lines, Dave
Posted July 29 2006 - 07:18 PM
Hey DaveC, you got a few?
I really haven't use them in years, but I can remember the last time I did was a rainy day on Island Beach State Park and the sand eels were there. I caught 57 bass that afternoon, and that was during the dog days of striper fishing. Most guys didn't have 57 bass all year long back then.