For 15 years straight, I have made a pilgrimage to Lake St Clair in Michigan at the end of May for the Smallmouth spawn and the fantastic fishing that goes with it. We plan this trip because (depending on the weather conditions) we can catch bronzebacks in all three stages of the spawn.
When I first saw the Yamamoto California Roll, it immediately brought to mind the hand poured spade tail worms that I had fished years ago. But this visual remembrance was where the similarities ended. To say that I was intrigued was an understatement. The California Roll measures 5” in length and features a cylindrical body reminiscent of a Senko that transitions into a thin, flat spade tail. The body is thinner in diameter than a 5” #9 Senko and is similar to that of the #9M Thin Senko. Configured as such, the California Roll is an extremely versatile and productive finesse offering.