It’s no secret I am a huge fan of bass fishing with topwater lures, poppers in particular. I spent most of my life fishing with the infamous REBEL POP-R then last year I decided to try out some new popper lures. The first is the OWNER GOBO POPPER GP60 and that lure worked very well and caught a ton of fish since purchasing it.
The second was the Lobina Lures Rico. The Lobina Lures Rico has glowing endorsements at bass fishing sites, forums and reviews and lets not forget Ricky Clunn. Now here’s the thing with the Lobina Lures Rico. It typically cost between $20 and $25 which is quite pricey for a fishing lure. But here’s the thing the RICO is built like a tank and from the finest componants. It has the feel and construction of similar salt water lures from the 60’s and 70’s. It is not your typical lure.
Anyhow in 2010 I was so wrapped up with getting familiar with other lures that I never spent any time with the Lobina Lures Rico. Well last week I decided the conditions were right for a popper and I tied on the Lobina Lures Rico. The weather was tough it was getting VERY WINDY and I was standing and casting from within a small cut out in some heavy brush. First cast the water exploded the moment the lure hit the water, startled me a bit. The second cast was the farthest cast of my life. Because of the wind I threw a really hard cast. Problem was I managed to connect with the brush and my line snapped somewhere between my rod tip and the lure. The lure seemed to fly forever before landing with a $23 splash.
I guess I will order another one and try again