Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 12:41 PM
I'm a big fan of the Strike King Mini King spinnerbait. Downsizing to that spinnerbait has been fun. After having such a great experience with the larger Terminator spinnerbaits, I thought I would see if the Tiny T would be able to compete against my Mini King.
The Tiny T I bought weighs 1/8 oz and has a single Oklahoma blade. They are also available in tandem Oklahoma and tandem willow configurations. The Tiny T has the same type of titanium SnapBack wire that keeps from bending so the lure runs true. The skirt is made of silicone and is easily interchangeable (aka Quick Skirt). The hook is a Mustad needle point hook.
I've already chipped the paint on the head a little. The skirt occasionally lacks rhythm, but the same can be said for its big brother. The blade doesn't always spin, but when it does, you can feel it especially when slow rolling. The Tiny T is easier to slow roll than the Mini King and swims deeper too. I'm not sure if that's due to the style of blade or the wire frame because they both weigh 1/8oz. You can burn the Tiny T, but the blade is more likely to stop turning. Sometimes the whole spinnerbait starts rolling around in circles. That could be from the knot I use.
I've caught crappie, a few bass, and even a chain pickerel on the Tiny T so far. I like it, but I still think the Mini King has it beat. I still need to spend more time on the water using this spinnerbait. If you ever feel like downsizing to a smaller frame spinnerbait, go with either the Tiny T or the Mini King.