The “Flip in the Bird” fishing lure is something that caught my eye a while ago, but I was not completely sold. Why would I buy another hollow-bodied top-water lure when I already have lures that I have tried and definitely trust? After hearing more about the bird, I realized that it wasn’t like anything I already have in my tackle box. Instead, it covers a completely different aspect when chasing bass – truly imitating a bird, not just a frog trying to pass as something new and innovative.
I think the bird will help me catch bigger bass because it is innovative. Largemouths eat birds. If bass eat it, I want a lure that will imitate it with me when I’m out there. After all, one of the keys to becoming a better angler is adjusting to what the fish are doing and a huge part of that is having the lures to do so. The bird will fill a gap that many anglers miss – the fact that bass have a predatory and reactionary instinct to target birds.
As I mentioned, this lure is different from frog lures, but the bird can be used in the same situations as frogs, adding new looks to similar styles. A great part of the bird’s design is its life like profile. As I love to walk frogs over pads and submerged weed beds, I am familiar with the fact that frogs normally need to be in motion for bass to become interested. Of course, bass do strike frogs on the pause, but this is typically after several twitches to catch their attention. When the bird sits in the water, though, its wings and foe tail feathers fan out. If a bass sees the profile of the bird on the surface, it triggers their instincts, causing them to strike. Since the bird’s looks alone compel responses, they do not need to be worked like other hollow-bodied lures. This allows the angler to let the bird sit in the strike zone, the area that you are targeting with your cast, for longer, giving the angler a better chance to light up the lunkers.
I think that these are just some of the awesome opportunities that will help me catch bigger bass when flippin’ the bird.