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Saturday, November 3, 2007

• Review: BPS Stik-O

Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series Stik-O's are yet another Senko look alike. They are heavily salt impregnated, but I'm not sure if they have a specific scent. They smell like plastic to me, but they are supposed to be loaded with Yum attractant. They come in a decent variety of colors. They usually come in packs of 20 and are available in 3", 4 1/4", 5 3/8", 6", and 7 1/8" versions. I bought a pack of 6" Stik-O's in watermelon candy and gave them a try.

The Stik-O at first glance is a pretty good deal for a 20 pack. Compared to the original Senko, the Stik-O is very stiff and in turn has a lot less action. The fall appears to be slower than the Senko. The action described on the product page is that of a zig zag. Yep. That's about all I can make it do too. Stiff. The Stik-O definitely lasts a lot longer than other look alikes I've used. The plastic they used to mold this lure is tough stuff. I think I've missed a few strikes because the hook won't slide free as well in this plastic. They also weigh a little more and therefore cast a bit further than the original Senko. I only fish it Texas rigged and weightless. Since the plastic is so tough, I would keep this one in mind when fishing a wacky rig. These worms have caught very few fish for me. The reviews on the BPS web site tell a different story. I can't say I share their enthusiasm. If you do happen to like the Stik-O, they sell a 129 piece kit for $20.

Please go here and read that post as I no longer support nor shop at Bass Pro Shops.