I know that none of the cool kids are throwing spinnerbaits these days but I’m still a serious devotee. While I have certain longtime favorites, I wouldn’t be worthy of my Bait Monkey Club Member’s Pin if I wasn’t always looking for something new, improved and/or different.
That’s why I was pretty excited to find a link to the apparently Japan-only Jackall Megalo Dooon, a spinnerbait that would make Roy Scheider close the beach. Check it out: 2 full ounces of blade bait goodness (or 1.5 if that’s how you roll), with an included tinselized trailer hook. If I’m reading the Google Translate version of the Jackall website correctly, the largest one comes with a #15 willowleaf blade. That’s essentially twice as big as the old “Okeechobee Special” that Roland used to pay for a house in the 80s.
It may seem ridiculous, but I can’t imagine that it’s any more outlandish than the big structure spoons that all of the cool kids are throwing these days, and it’s certainly more compact than some of the big glide baits that seem to entice bass from 2 to 20 pounds.
What is a little outside my ability to comprehend is the fact that the cheapest I can find one of these suckers for sale on eBay is the truly lofty price of $31.50, and one retailer is asking for the princely sum of $56.95. Look, willingly I’ve paid nearly ten bones for a single tungsten weight, but even with free shipping thirty bucks is a little too rich for my spinnerbait-friendly blood.