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    Hi,
    I was fishing the beach in Seward a couple of years ago, catching a few, and this guy comes by with a limit. Go to talking to him and he said he only used Little Cleo spoons for that type of fishing. I am not familiar with this lure. Anyone ever use them? Are they any better than pixies?

    Thanks for the input.

    Charlie

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    They are wobbler spoons. There are dozens of different ones. You should have taken notice of the ones he was using, as not all will work for a given piece of water. I tried them a few times, but recall only catching Humpies on them. Never gave them much opportunity though. But fish being fish, they will hit anything, sometimes.
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    Little Cleos are huge down here for casting on the great lakes. I have spent hours chucking them in the spring. Lakers love then as do the salmon when they are up chasing smelt.

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    Krocs are way better than Cleos IMO . . .

    You can take that to the freezer/BBQ

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    I played with them a lot. They're comparatively cheap and heavy relative to length, their biggest virtue being you can really cast them a long ways while still not getting into a really long spoon when the fish want something "small" or short. I don't use them much except in deeper water when the fish want something moving fairly fast. Slow them way down, and they sink like rocks. In that way, they are a lot like Pixies. I prefer Crockodiles most of the time because they can be moved a lot slower without sinking so fast. And when long casting is really needed, Kastmasters are even better. But get the color pattern right, and the Little Cleo will work.

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    The old ones have an engraving of a scantly cald woman on the back........they seem to work better then the new ones, at least on fishermen.

    Seriously though I agree with kgpcr, I grew on Little Cleos and Rapalas.

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    Never used then on Silvers, but the tiny one thats only about 1 inch long is my families best trout lure in the local lakes.

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    I haven't used them in the salt, but the 1/4 oz spoons in brass/blue, brass/green, silver, and silver/red work great on rainbows in lakes.

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    I crushed the silvers up in coffman one day last summer using a chrome/blue little cleo. I love those spoons.

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    Blue/Silver and Green/Silver were my favorites. Next was the Orange/Silver. They were great for working deep water off some of the breakwalls. You could cast them a long ways and they sunk down to where you needed them.

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    I too used to use them on the great lakes, as well as the finger lakes in NY. They were "the bomb!"

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    along with Mepps #3 spinners and black/gold floating Rapalas to troll in Canada where we had a place years ago. On our very last trip there in 1986, my dad and I spent a day fishing at our place (long gone since) and he caught a 20 something lb. Northern Pike on 6 lb. test, ultra-light spinning rod, and blue/silver Little Cleo. The fish is hanging on his wall with the lure in it's mouth. I had the honor of netting that fish for him (although he was threatening me the whole time, "DON'T LOSE THAT FISH!!!") . Was a great memory of which I'm reminded everytime I go over to his place.
    Didn't think of using the Cleo's in Alaska, have to give that a try!
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgpcr View Post
    Greenbutt
    Blue/Silver and Green/Silver were my favorites. Next was the Orange/Silver. They were great for working deep water off some of the breakwalls. You could cast them a long ways and they sunk down to where you needed them.

    Glow spoons at night worked great for Nooks.

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    Great jigging spoon for ice fishing. Used to buy them as a kid, they were pretty cheap compared to others. Actually caught a sheefish on one on the Koyukuk River. You'll see them advertised quite abit in Fur Fish and Game magazine.

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