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SP Minnow and Mag Darter equivalents for fresh water

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Is there a freshwater lure that has similar castability (distance) and catchability as SP and Mag Darter, but  for fresh water (pike, pickerel, bass)?  Something that has the kind of universal reputation that mandates every fisherman to have one?

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Yo Zuri makes a freshwater crystal minnow in 3.5" and just under 4-3/8"  There is also the Bomber B15A Long A which comes in at 4.5.  There are also a bunch of smaller Rebel minnows.  As for the mag darter, they do make a 4-1/8" version.  How about a loaded 4" Redfin?

   
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Look at the Ima Flit or a Lucky Craft Flash Minnow or Pointer are two of my favorites. If had a choice between the two, the Flit would get the nod. The gold flash and brown flash are deadly on bronze backs.

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In freshwater free of vegetation, particularly moving water, x raps work well if you’re just looking for a swimming lure type offering. But in my experience, all swimming plugs are more easily clumped with grass & weeds compared to something like a jig & plastic or a weedless hook with worm. In a weedy lake, I would think more low & slow and weedless. 

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Last year I was throwing a 5in magdarter in a local lake. I was just testing out a new 9ft surf rod I built, well I caught 2 pickerel a largemouth and a crappie on it. 

On a mackerel pattern no less.

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The small mag darters and SP I could see killing in freshwater, but I would never use them in weedy or grassy ponds. Deeper lakes, absolutely.

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19 hours ago, Alexey said:

I was thinking of something similar in shape and action, but smaller than the smallest sp and darter.

You need to look at the Rapala MaxRap Long Range Minnow .....

 

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