The Zook Presentation Spoon Will Shake You All Day Long
From the first cast of the day to the last cast, if you are fishing the Zook Presentation Spoon, you will shake all day long. The water will bubble, gurgle, spit, and your rod tip will shake all day long. It’s not your typical fishing spoon. The Zook Presentation lure swims in a zig zag motion, flutters, and sashays through the thickest cover on the lake.
Floyd E. Lindsey, owner of the Zook Presentation Lure, knew he had something special once he worked out all the bugs of the proto type. The idea came after fishing with another company’s spoon. Lindsey knew that he could make a spoon that would catch more fish. So, he went to the kitchen? What? No, it not a misprint, the proto type was carved out of his wife’s spaghetti tongs over 10 years ago. After having success with the proto type, Lindsey began building the spoons from stainless steel sinks. Today, Lindsey makes the 1/4-ounce and 1/8-ounce Zook Presentation Lure with a metal fabrication machine; the larger 1/2-ounce Zook Presentation Lure is fabricated by another company to Lindsey’s specifications for him. After forming the spoon, each one has a hook added to the lower backend, painted, the weedguard added, and a coating applied to the spoon. The Zook Presentation Lure comes in a variety of color patterns to choose from. Lindsey builds each and every one in his basement.
Two things set the Zook Presentation Lure apart from other
fishing spoons. The first thing is the
shape of the spoon. Its unique design
with a bend in the middle turns the nose of the bait up keeping it from
snagging while the weighted concave underside forces the lure up towards the
surface quickly with little effort. The
second thing is its one-of-a-kind action in the water. It does not matter if it’s below the surface,
reeled fast across the surface, jigged vertically, dropped vertically along sea
walls, or skimmed through aquatic vegetation; the zigzag fluttering motion
drives fish wild. The 1/2-ounce has four
holes located near the eye tie that creates a bubble trial when reeled across
the surface. “It’s the balance that
really makes my Zook Presentation Lure different from other fishing
spoons. I make every lure like I was
going to be fishing with it, so it has to run right before I will sell it,”
explained Lindsey. Lindsey is proud to
have a lure that other anglers can catch fish on and are made in the
Lindsey gave these tips when fishing the Zook Presentation Lure. “When topwater fishing a Zook Presentation Lure, use a grub, worm, or soft jerkbait style soft plastic lure as a trailer. When bass do not want a topwater presentation, try reeling it just under the surface of the water creating a wake just like a spinnerbait. If the fish are not active allow the Zook Presentation Lure to sink to where the fish are located and use one of the following retrieves: a steady retrieve, stop and go retrieve, or twitch and pause. When the fish are on the bottom, the Zook Presentation Lure can be jigged, hopped, or slowly dragged across the bottom. It can also be pitched or flipped with a plastic craw, tube, or worm. The lure was designed to fall with the hook up and a weedguard to eliminate getting snagged, so do not be afraid to fish it in heavy cover. It also works great dead sticking it with a soft stickbait style lure as a trailer,” explained Lindsey.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first cast of the day or the last. It really doesn’t matter what trailer you use. Just get it in front of the fish, no fish can resist. If you are fishing the Zook Presentation Spoon, you will shake all day long.
by Brad Wiegmann. Brad is a professional fishing