Danny Surface Swimmer Lures
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|3 1/2 oz.||7 1/2 in.||4/0 belly|
7/0 single bucktail
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|2 1/4 oz.||6 in.||2/0 belly|
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|1 1/2 oz.||4 1/2 in.||1/0 belly|
5/0 single bucktail
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The outstanding success of this plug to attract big bass is due primarily to the unique swimming action it creates. Unlike minnow type plugs that swim from the nose, the Danny pivots more from a fulcrum amidships in the plugs body. It has been said that this more closely represents larger bait that heavier fish seek out.
A true "classic" among swimming plugs, the Danny derives its swimming action from a fulcrum point "amid ships" compared to the nose action of the smaller minnow type plugs. This unigue action simulates larger baitfish, which should be kept in mind when retrieving so that the plug is not overfished. Let the current do most of the work, and vary your retrieve as you move the bait through different types of water. An occasional jerk of the rod tip that causes the plug to spurt or splash lightly can be very effective. At night, however, a steadier retrieve is more desirable. Fine-tuning should be restricted to the stainless wire eye of the plug, leaving the pan lip in its original shape. Bend the eye up slightly to obtain a deeper retrieve, and down for more surface action. Unlike our direct tie recommendation with other plugs, the Danny will work better from a black "Duo Lock" snap for a freer swimming action. A swivel is not needed. Remember, keep those hooks sharp and re-tie frequently to keep fresh line at the business end of your efforts.
Sizes are appropriate for prevailing forage / bait.
Pro Series comes with eyes and upgraded hard-ware for the added price. Standard models benefit from beefing up the hooks - split rings may help but be careful of making hook attachment so long that they foul each other or hang up on lure top or lip.
Three hooks is more than I like to fish with as it damages fish more than you need to and can be painful / dangerous at night or near deep moving water. Removing a treble or replacing the tail hook with a hook-less flag has not reduced my hook-ups or landings at all.
Like many metal-lips they don't cast well but often, especially at night or in white water you don't need a whole lot of distance to get to the fish.
Gibbs Dannys have worked for me well on calm nights, slowing swam on the surface, leaving a big V wake - likewise at sunrise but also do well thrown in the white-water after a wave set breaks and bass are darting in to feed in the wash.
They can be tuned to swim on top or slightly sub-surface by bending the line tie / eye up or down (opposite of where you want it to swim) but don't mess with the lip unless you really know what you're doing, once you wreck the action it's hard to get back.
thus gibbs lure ni need ti mansion.
always wirks especially windy days.
it can cast really long and actiin is great
it is well made wooden danny in lot better price.
Gibbs hardwatre is always good but I don't like open eye treble.
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