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Sunday, April 20, 2008

• Terminator T2 Spinnerbait

My experience with the Terminator T1 spinnerbait has been phenomenal. You can't always find T1's in the store though. Terminator T2's are somewhat more abundant and since the T1 was so nice to me, I thought I would give the T2 a chance. Besides, I did need a good white spinnerbait in my arsenal. The Terminator T2 spinnerbait is just one of many popular offerings from the Terminator lure company.

The first thing you'll notice is that the T2 has a rounder head. T2's are equipped with the same tough titanium wire the company is known for. Skirts are still interchangeable. The blades are polished brass and are available in willow/Colorado, double willow, and double Colorado. The hooks is a short shank hook. The T2 comes in 1/2oz, 3/8oz, and 1/4oz. As far as I know, the colors available on the T2 include white, chartreuse, white/chartreuse, and hot tip chartreuse (like firetiger). Since the skirt is interchangeable, you can probably make it any color you want.

So far the T2 has done great. I've found that I'm somewhat less accurate when casting this lure as compared to the T1, but the feel is still about the same as is the casting distance. The T2 runs just as true and the wire holds up against stress. The silicone skirt has good action. The blades still have a lot of flash to them, but I feel the T1 has a much brighter flash. I haven't caught many fish yet with the T2. The bass I have hooked were unable to throw the lure. I did lose one of my T2's thanks to line damage right after brushing against the trolling motor bracket. One of the known problems with the T1 was that the paint chipped off the head. I have yet to see the paint chip off of my T2.

Overall, I rate this lure just another average spinnerbait. It'll get the job done just as effectively as other brands. What's your take on the T2?

(EDIT 5/6/2008)
My accuracy has significantly improved when casting this lure. I'm not sure what I did differently, but a good sidearm or slightly underhand cast puts me where I want to be. I've also improved on the casting distance. One new thing I've noticed is that the blades really put down a significant amount of drag. The lure feels awfully heavy even on a MH 7' rod. Now it's got me thinking about the T1 and whether or not the blades do the same thing. I'll have to try it out and report back.

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Thomas Bridges said...

I prefer the T1 because of the shape of the head. I know the round head comes through weeds easier, but I like the look of the minnow shaped head. I also think the beveled willow blades of the T1 offer more flash.

Basspastor said...

I have 1 T2 but I really haven't used it much. I have had a fair amount of success on T1's but I think I only have 1 of those as well.

I think I have lost a few Terminators due to the Norman Speed Clips I use. Norman Speed clips are really made for crankbaits, but I am to lazy to tie up my spinnerbaits. The price I pay is the occasional lost spinnerbait.