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Yozuri Hydro Pencil

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Any opinions or tips on the Hydro Pencil?

 

I plan on using it on NJ beaches, the bay and maybe the Delaware River for stripers.

 

Thanks!

 

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I recently purchased the bone version, and it looks/feels very well made.  The weighting system is very nice and the shape seems like it'll walk very well.  No hook upgrade needed out of the box and will be a nice alternative topwater to the Super Spook, the Sammy, Saltiga pencil, doc and Duo pencil for me.  (I fish a ton of topwater!)   

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I have caught well with the Red head, Bone and black silver. Green mac, not so much. I just kind of slop it in with back and forth motion and let the rattle do it's thing.

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I got the black silver. Figured its a safe bet. 

12 bucks free shipping. What the heck.

I plan to use my 1 1/2oz spinner more and thought this would he a good add to the bag.

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Cary Greene from this site turned me onto this lure a couple of years ago and it has become one of my top producers- Thank you Cary!!

I cast it, give three or four quick shakes and then just start to walk the dog, stopping every so often. Stripers just seem to explode on it. A very effective and fun lure!

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On 4/1/2018 at 11:48 AM, Buckscorider said:

I got the black silver. Figured its a safe bet. 

12 bucks free shipping. What the heck.

I plan to use my 1 1/2oz spinner more and thought this would he a good add to the bag.

Have you used the Hydro Pencil yet Buck?  What kind of distance do these things get ??

 

Thanks........

 

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It casts very good for a 1oz topwater. Cuts through wind well.  It is only 1oz though so if you need a longer cast or with heavy wind you need to go to a different option. 

I’ve been fishing bone color and have caught many fish on it. I always give it some time when I go out. Lost it to a large bluefish a few days ago. Need to replace. 

It also glides through the water easily so it doesn’t  wear you down as fast as say a larger super strike popper. Have fun and experiment. Great lure. 

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On 4/1/2018 at 9:49 AM, Cascade said:

I have caught well with the Red head, Bone and black silver. Green mac, not so much. I just kind of slop it in with back and forth motion and let the rattle do it's thing.

So you work it in like a spook? Thanks

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I fish the bone colored one quite a bit. Great when smaller baits are around or on call back bay spots. I like it better retrieved like a spook than a pencil but you can do either. I put a an inline hook on the rear and crushed front barbs. Works great and casts well for a lighter smaller plug 

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Hydro pencil is a great bait, very solid hardware out of the box and walks well. I've caught lots of snook, seatrout, and a few smaller tarpon on the bronze and mullet color. 

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I fished a spook for a solid week down in the keys year and was glad I did. Man those fish just crush them on top. I had bought new old stocks mag darters in orange at a montauk yard sale at least 7 years ago. The pencils were also available so I got them and Also picked all his superstrikes for no more than 20 bucks. I started using them heavy this year in my spring bag and I love them in the back bays. They cast far enough for where I am fishing and have had glass water conditions get some sick blowups. 

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This has been my go to top water lure since last year ... Bone ... use on my light setups (7 foot Med Tsunami  5Star/BG 3000, 9 foot St Croix Triumph Spinfisher 4500). I remove the rear treble. Was catching some nice 28-30 inch bass in the rips of Monomoy last week on this plug ... good squid imitator.

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I got a couple on sale, they looked really good, cast well, swam well, float well, good hardware...

 

i catch way way more on a mirrolure spook, and a Heddon spook. Go figure. This is in Florida: Snook, reds and trout.

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