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#11151274 - 10/07/15 08:52 PM Mepps Tested
NightStalker79 Offline

Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 151
Loc: Bell County
Just happened to be out fishing for sandies on Granger this Saturday. Unable to locate surfacing schools or bottom schools on the graph, we were reduced to trolling likely areas. On one rod we had a #2 mepps and on another rod we had a mepps clone, the 'Roostertail' brand from Walmart in about the same size.

The mepps beat the Roostertail 7 to 1.

Mepps is proud of their stuff, over $4 vs. $1.40 for the Roostertail. But, it sure does outperform the clones.
Died and Gone to Granger

1946 14' LoneStar

#11151439 - 10/07/15 10:46 PM Re: Mepps Tested [Re: NightStalker79]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1470
Loc: arlington, tx
I found that was the case with me as well and it is odd...they don't look that much different

#11151753 - 10/08/15 08:52 AM Re: Mepps Tested [Re: NightStalker79]
LipRip Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1233
Loc: Fort Worth
In my opinion it really depends on what the predominant bait fish are where you fish. In lakes that have a large population of ghost minnows, white or silver rooster tails will work just as well or better than other in line spinners.
I have used lots of different spinners and one has out fished the other on different lakes. Just my observation.
Todd Mehalko
TNT North Texas Guide Service
Eagle Mountain, Lewisville and Grapevine Lakes

"Everybody is a genius. If you judge a fish by his ability to climb a tree, he will live his whole life thinking that he is stupid." A.E.


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