We happened across these lures when we purchased a tackle box at a garage sale. At the time, we didn't know what they were called. When we didn't have access to our regular tackle box, we pilfered the garage sale box. These lures have great flutter action and will attract strikes when sinking, as-well-as on a steady retrieve. These have much better action and flash than a comparable size spoon in the quarter ounce size. The Phoebe flutters down more slowly than a spoon imitating an injured bait fish while the spoon just sinks. We use split shot (of varying size) to gain distance and a faster sink. This lure has proven itself on limited use in salt water for mackerel and are effective on strippers (white bass). It will prove itself effective on other pan fish and game fish as well. Copper was the first color we had. It is recommended to use a small snap swivel to prevent line twist. For mackerel, a short piece of 25-30# leader might be in order.
We were happy to find the name, ACME Phoebe, at Fish USA and have purchased several of different colors, including more of the copper These are identical to our garage sale find..
Pros: very good action, Action and attraction
Cons: Fish and snags eat them
Would you recommend this product? Yes