One of the most popular baits for spinning is the twister. It is made from soft silicone, which manufacturers have recently made «edible» using various attractants and salts. Unlike other tricks, the twister has no visual resemblance to a real fry, but it shows high performance, especially if the shape and color are chosen correctly.
Practice has shown that each predator has its own preferences, and depending on the purpose of fishing, the twister configuration is also selected:
- Pike prefer large baits with a long tail, which creates small fluctuations during wiring. A tail that vibrates too much, on the contrary, scares off the predator.
- Pike perch, on the other hand, loves prey with high activity. The more fluctuations the bait creates, the higher the probability of catching this fish.
- Perch prefer bright, acid colors. Lures with high activity, but small sizes.
Rating of the best twisters
Due to the presence of a large tail blade, it shows an active game at the stage of shallow and slow retrieval. It explodes, but does not “choke” even with twitch jerks or softer jig steps, thanks to which it attracts even more attention from the inhabitants of the reservoir.
Silicone bait Lucky John Pike Idol is divided into two size classes with a body length of 9 and 12 centimeters, and a weight of 5 and 10 grams, respectively. It has a three-component attractive color, the production of which has become available thanks to the three-layer manufacturing method. According to the manufacturer’s recommendations, it is recommended to treat Pike Idol with a powerful attractant before using it in a pond in order to add aromatic attractiveness to the bait. But, as users note, silicone shows excellent catchability without additional «chips».
The Relax Twister is the best twister for pike and zander. Its main feature is the acoustic effect created by the tail of the bait during wiring. This effect was achieved thanks to the shape of the tail and its size. Carefully calibrated proportions perfectly complement the color scheme. In these baits, one-color options are rarely found. More often these are iridescent models interspersed with sequins. Relax Twister can be used both in muddy water, where the sparkles reflect and multiply the meager rays of the sun, and in transparent water.
Another advantage of the brand is durability. Twisters are made of durable, high-quality silicone, which allows them to be used for a long time, even though they all have aromatic impregnation. Despite the fact that Relax is an American manufacturer, the products are not very expensive. This became possible thanks to the opening of a factory in Poland, where there is already a good experience in the production of fishing lures and several famous brands.
Reins Rockvibe Shad 2”
Reins Rockvibe Shad 2”
The magnificent Rockvibe Shad series is widely used among all castes of anglers of the national level. Made in a fundamentally similar style, this model has a high-intensity game with characteristic vibrations that carry along not only perches, but also trophy predators such as pike, pike perch, trout (when fishing in the current), asp and many others.
In fact, all its advantages come down to versatility, manifested in the form of fish caught. Strangely, however, among the user reviews there are no complaints about the high price of Reins Rockvibe Shad 2 ”, accompanying the older models of the series. Thus, without obvious vulnerabilities, this silicone lure becomes the best in its segment, pulling the entire series on its oversized bodies.
It is believed that Pontoon 21 is a subsidiary of one of the Russian companies, but the production facilities are located in China. Be that as it may, Pontoon 21 lures have proven themselves in the market thanks to a wide range of models. Twisters and wobblers from this manufacturer can often be seen at various competitions, and ordinary fishermen highlight the main advantage of these twisters — versatility.
A channel passes through the body of the bait, allowing it to be used both on an offset hook and on a double, and even a tee. At the same time, the shape of the body, or rather its ribs, allow you to hide the hook when guiding through difficult areas, avoiding hooks. Vibrating ribs run throughout the body of the twister, and constantly change shape, which makes the lure as mobile as possible, and therefore ideal for catching zander or perch, although pike does not disdain this brand.
The same rig performs well both in catching zander or perch, and in catching large pike. The secret lies in a special form of tackle — a thickened body with ribs of various depths, and a weighted tail. This design allows the twister to oscillate even with slow wiring and in the absence of flow. The bait not only creates vibrations and an acoustic effect, to which the predator reacts, but also spreads the attractant in the water.
By the way, another interesting feature of Crazy Fish is the presence of two flavors at once, combined with each other. For example, squid and shellfish not only do not confuse fish, but also arouse increased interest in it. Unfortunately, the manufacturer’s model range is not diverse, but given the universal characteristics, this is not necessary. One type of twister is enough to catch any predators. The only thing to pay attention to in this case is the color of the tackle, as well as the presence or absence of additional sequins.
In an effort to create something out of the ordinary, Kosadaka created the Vibra silicone lure — a clumsy silicone with high drag, a distinct ribbing at the base of the tail and a small drop at its tip. This model is produced in three lengths: 50 (a specimen that is attractive for small and medium-sized perches), 70 (universal dimensions that allow you to catch both perch and medium-sized pike, chub, pike perch) and 90 (jigging bait, effective in hunting for trophy zander and pike) millimeters. In view of the modest cost of Vibra, it is also noteworthy that the packaging is carried out in small batches from 3 to 15 pieces (depending on the size). According to consumers, this is an excellent consumable for everyday use, with which you can both find a place and maintain the stability of the bite throughout the fishing.
Daiwa is a Japanese manufacturer of reels and rods. And recently, the production of baits, in particular twisters, has been established. Daiwa lures have not gained wide popularity among the general non-sport-fisher as they are relatively expensive and most of the cost comes from brand fees.
But there are interesting models in the manufacturer’s line that are rarely found on the market. For example, the Hydro Hand twister, which looks like a worm, but is equipped with small antennae along the entire length of the body. These tendrils produce vibrations in the water, since the bait has no tail at all. The advantage is that the numerous tendrils continue to oscillate even with the slowest haul and in still water, making the twister an excellent performer when hunting pike.
MANN’S Predator 70
MANN’S Predator 70
Vibrotail type silicone lure, which managed to get legendary status. This is how you can characterize MANN’S Predator 70, which has become a reference point for other equally well-known representatives of MANN. The shape and dimensions of the body of this silicone are made with a high degree of accuracy and resemblance to the fry, which is its main weapon. In neutral colors, this performance gives maximum superiority over the perception of a predator mindlessly attacking artificial bait. As a result: excellent catchability already at the first applications.
However, do not discount the bright, shiny versions of the 70mm fish. In cloudy weather and when fishing at depth, pike perch often “shoots” at them, leading to bright dotted highlights on the Predator’s body. In terms of cost, silicone bait has greatly increased recently, but it is worth remembering that all costs (as usual) pay off instantly.