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Longest-casting minnow-type lure

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What is the longest-casting minnow-type lure?  I am thinking of something like Daiwa SP Minnow or YoZuri’s Crystal Minnow-type lures or something suspending with a lip that casts like a bullet.  Is there anything on the market like that?

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Hydro Minnow is a long casting minnow that gets out there and catches fish. Can be picked up at most wally worlds. I'd recommend upgrading the split rings and hooks.

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The SPs have really revolutionized the capability of presenting a small profile at great distance.

I have only equaled that distance with a merc loaded redfin.  

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How about adding long casting minnow and its relative running depth.

Yes SPs are great and cast well but they tend to run much deeper than a redfin and the other minnows listed below

Redfins are great but cast like potato chips unless loaded.

I have the new Yozuri hydro minnows and they cast as well as SP and run shallower. Not in love with their swimming action.

The mag darter is great but I would classify it as hybrid plastic swimmer.

I just order the bomber long cast minnows going to check then out.

 

There are some spots that I fish that I need to pass over multiple reef tops that are maybe a foot deep, once over the reel tops one is in 3-4 feet of water.

Looking for that plug.

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SP's have multiple sizes and swimming depths out the box, as do bombers. Hook types and sizes can also alter swimming depths.

Hydro's definitely has outcast sp's. But hydro's minnows are relatively new.

OP was this a general question, or are you trying to do something specific. I fish Hydro's, SP's, Bombers, and mag darters all at different times depending on conditions and needs.

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57 mins ago, fishinthedark said:

How about adding long casting minnow and its relative running depth.

Yes SPs are great and cast well but they tend to run much deeper than a redfin and the other minnows listed below

Redfins are great but cast like potato chips unless loaded.

I have the new Yozuri hydro minnows and they cast as well as SP and run shallower. Not in love with their swimming action.

The mag darter is great but I would classify it as hybrid plastic swimmer.

I just order the bomber long cast minnows going to check then out.

 

There are some spots that I fish that I need to pass over multiple reef tops that are maybe a foot deep, once over the reel tops one is in 3-4 feet of water.

Looking for that plug.

 

You mean the long shot? It is the best casting bomber from what I've found thus far, the 7" is 1.75oz.  They come with great hardware too, had it hold up to a 40+lb bass in very heavy current. I've never fished it in calm waters so  I am unsure how deep it goes, in heavy current it gets down a few feet.

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1 hour ago, fishinthedark said:

How about adding long casting minnow and its relative running depth.

Yes SPs are great and cast well but they tend to run much deeper than a redfin and the other minnows listed below

Redfins are great but cast like potato chips unless loaded.

I have the new Yozuri hydro minnows and they cast as well as SP and run shallower. Not in love with their swimming action.

The mag darter is great but I would classify it as hybrid plastic swimmer.

I just order the bomber long cast minnows going to check then out.

 

There are some spots that I fish that I need to pass over multiple reef tops that are maybe a foot deep, once over the reel tops one is in 3-4 feet of water.

Looking for that plug.

For you I'd recommend the hydro minnow, or bomber long shot.

 

Hydro would be better as you wouldn't have to worry about getting caught up in the reef as much as the other minnow type plugs. But i'd really stress upgrading the terminal tackle.

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The Japanese make a whole series of very long casting plugs that swim shallow. Look at the offerings from Tackle House, Duo, Ima etc. Also consider weighted torpedo bubble floats, sbirolino's etc. as much cheaper than the specialist Jap lures.  They will also need the hardware upgraded.

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I don’t have enough good things to say about the Yozuri Hydro minnow. 

 

Have had had great success with them since they came out. I prob have some 15 plus Daiwa SP minnows (different sized floating never liked sinking models) that I seem to not really even fish anymore because I feel like the the hydro minnow out does it in all categories. 

 

It has a slight but noticeable edge with casting distance and i def think the action is better than an SP. 

 

With fish in close, light or little wind, or wind at your back you can’t beat a Bomber 16 Long A’s swimming action in my opinion. 

 

All in all, when it comes to minnow type swimming lures, i pretty much exclusively favor Hydro Minnows and Bombers. 

 

Just my $.02

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, DZ said:

The SPs have really revolutionized the capability of presenting a small profile at great distance.

I have only equaled that distance with a merc loaded redfin.  

Mercury.  Mercury? MERCURY????   You enemy of the environment, you. 

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Depleted uranium casts farther, but it makes your fingers hurt.

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I have all of these in different sizes, because I'm nuts, not because I need them. Bomber LC will not match the Yozuri or DSPM for distance but it's way better than the original Bomber and the action is great. No one mentioned Shimano's Coltsniper..lot's of options, check them out.

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4 hours ago, Stewie said:

Depleted uranium casts farther, but it makes your fingers hurt.

But the EMTs and doctors can find them quickly in the dark.

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I’ve yet to try the long shot bombers but will be picking up a few for situations where headwinds prevent me from reaching the strike zone with a normal bomber.

 

In those situations, I go right to the SP minnow which has served me very well with a straight retrieve just fast enough to get its natural action or a retrieve, twitch, pause, retrieve pattern. They also make the lipless “bullet” version which casts like a bullet but you really need to impart the action on it as it has little action on a straight retrieve. I’m not a huge fan of the bullet but have caught on them with a similar approach as with normal SP’s and some added  more subtle twitches during the retrieves.

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