Every detail is designed to allow you to reach two great goals ... get it bitten and immediately afterwards bring it ashore!
While it may seem trivial to you, the spoon actually has some design features that are essential to respect.
As proof of this, only a few teaspoons in the world have been successful. The reason is simple, their design is the key to everything. The careful study even in the smallest details decrees the fishing action, going to stimulate the fish.
There are many cheap imitations of the famous spoons, but spoiler alert ... they don't work!
If the spoon works badly (and many models work badly) you simply don't catch fish.
Thinking that it is enough to buy the "pieces" that compose it, assemble them and start fishing is a trivial mistake. Do-it-yourself is the best way to waste money and time as even those who bait for work build non-working rotors.
It's not as simple as it sounds.
But even assuming that you are in a situation of active, frenzied fish that follows everything, even the naked hook, the second problem arrives ... Bringing the pike ashore.
All Wild Pikes® spoons are designed to give you the best chance of bringing Pike ashore.
We are supporters (fundamentalists) of Catch & Release and as you can see our lures are all with single hook with crushed barb.
We use a special hook, which ensures a firm grip on the fish. This is the most important difference between a Wild Pikes® spoon designed specifically for pike versus a generic industrial spoon (even a good brand).
Another key aspect of the Wild Pikes® pike spoon unlike a spinnerbait is the jointed hook.
The spinnerbait is a lure that was born for bass fishing, but it also works well on pike. The problem is that even pike-specific spinnerbaits always remain bass lures adapted to pike!
Ok, pike spinnerbaits are "heavier", more robust, but the project is that of bass bait; fish which, even at an inexperienced glance, has a type of mouth different from pike.
In fact, it is not uncommon to hook a pike and see it go away after a few moments. This happens because the bait and hook are not suitable for pike fishing.
With Wild Pikes® lures you are sure that this will not happen, as we use a specially designed hook that is also articulated, not allowing the pike to exert leverage on the body of the spoon to unhook.
For ease and convention even today the use of treble hooks is the most popular. At Wild Pikes® we believe in the single hook specifically for pike fishing.
The single hook allows you to unhook fewer fish than the anchor, avoids breaking the jaw or jaw bones when using the landing net when the pike writhes and the treble hooks remain entangled in the mesh of the landing net (even if rubberized) and facilitates the extraction during the unhooking of the fish.
Pike must be protected and respected like other fish, let's fish them, but with all the necessary precautions. When you choose a specific, technical product with a study behind it, even the small details make the difference.
When you go "hunting" for pike you have to arm yourself in the right way (which we explore in our GUIDES ), it means that on average the fishing system to undermine the pike is quite heavy.
There is talk of cable, of large swivels, of heavy carabiners, thick lines ... It is not really one of those finesse peaches.
To get results you need a bait with a minimum of consistency and weight. Fishing with a 5 cm minnow would be unthinkable. Assuming you can throw it, the obstacle would then be to make it swim and move correctly.
The same happens with a small trout spoon, even in the larger sizes they would have problems working correctly.
Now this thing fishermen with experience in pike fishing know very well.
But it is full of people who are approaching this fishing or who do not have enough experience and it is important to understand that you need a balanced rotor, which works well with the heavy fishing system, typical of pike fishing.
Wild Pikes® spoons have a weight and resistance in water suitable to be cast and to move with this type of line.
The blade, which rotates at the slightest hint of recovery, offers resistance and always works well. Allowing even very slow presentations. All this without ever giving up the sturdiness of the bait.
- a resistant body, able to withstand the stresses of the "big mama" over meter
- an incredibly tough and sharp hook
- an immediate rotation, to get into fishing immediately and even at the lowest speeds
- an anti algae trigger, to deal with hot areas full of obstacles (and pikes)
- a bulky body, able to move the marauder waiting for the unaware victim to be transformed into an easy meal
This is why the solution is to build a lure on purpose, specific for pike and with the right characteristics.
Vibration and bright flash, reaction bait.
winter slow recoveries
Any experienced pike angler has a Wild Pikes® spoon in their case
Not having it can be a serious error. In moments of apathy typical of the pike it could prove to be the trump card. Do you want to be the fisherman who has no fun? Do you want to be left without the bait that allows you to turn the day?
The supporting structure of the spoon is made with 1.3 mm steel wire, it does not rust and resists the wear of the catches.
Unlike generic rotors adapted to various peaches, Wild Pikes® spoons are designed for pike and zander fishing.
The structure is resistant and is designed for the teeth of these predators. The length of the body is greater, to allow you to use a shorter cable.
Compared to a regular spoon, you have a whopping 35 mm more steel wire before connecting to the line.
An extra protection to shorten the cable and improve the naturalness of the movement.
Single VMC barbless hook, 1.5 mm forged steel with reverse semi circle tip (for the protection of fish) with corrosion resistant PTFE coating that increases penetration speed by 50% compared to a classic black nickel coating.
A resistant hook, suitable for the pike's mouth, selected after numerous tests in the water. The particular shape facilitates the taking of the hook in the pike's mouth, favoring the self-locking and minimizing the possibility of losing the fish during the fight.
We tried many hooks, but in the end this turned out to be the best.
Mounted in size 2/0 or 4/0 depending on the bait.
Each component on "What the f ** is" ™ has a specific function. The result obtained is an immediate rotation of the paddle as soon as the spoon is recalled with the reel.
Pauses and restarts animate him immediately. Even during the fall, the blade rotates constantly.
Its easy rotation, even with very slow recovery, is the feature that differentiates it from all the other spoons on the market.
"What the f ** is" ™ is a spoon specially designed for pike fishing. While gl
A slow retrieve, with the paddle working properly, rotating and emitting vibrations and flashes, makes all the difference in terms of results in apathetic and stationary fishing.
If you are a true pike fisher you will know that slowness pays off most of the time. But there are not a few baits that work well and are slowly recovered.
"What the f ** is" ™ is the only rotary that works well even with very slow recoveries. For you it will mean taking where others fail.
With "What the f ** is" ™ you have an almost unfair advantage of having fun where other anglers fail.
Pike are often found in the most intricate places. This is why all "What the f ** is" ™ has an anti-algae trigger.
The rubber imitation protects the hook from getting stuck by hiding the tip inside.
Also in the car comes the kilt (skirt) always in silicone rubber, which protects the bait from algae.
Unfortunately this system does not ensure the total safety of the escada a probable grounding, but it is the best solution tested so far.
It will allow you to explore "dirty" areas with minimal risk.
But often this is the hot spot where you will find the monster waiting for a suicide lure.
I don't promise you won't miss any bait, but "What the f ** is" ™ allows you to fish in warm areas, minimizing the risk of grounding.
There are many spoons around that are passed off as pike. But in most cases they are unsuitable and wrong baits.
These are generic spoons not designed for pike fishing. The fact that there is a feather on the hook does not mean that they are fine.
There are many reasons why this kind of spoon is not good. One for example is the size.
The pike has a huge mouth and it is good to make selection of the baits. Sometimes it happens that when fishing for trout, chub or perch you catch a pike, but this is an event to be avoided.
The reason? A small bait could be swallowed deeply causing the fish to die.
There are also other problems, such as the fact of using the cable, which does not allow the light rotors to work well.
The basic concept is that to fish for pike you need a specific lure for pike.
All Wild Pikes® rotors were born for this.
We also produce a small version (the MIGNON ), created for heavily pressed areas. This is a mini "What the f ** is" ™.
Apart from the Mignon, they are bulky and sturdy, allowing you to select the size of the fish, stimulate large pike and minimize the possibility of too deep bites (which can happen).
Rotating Wild Pikes®, born for pike.