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Amazon Certified : KLures Peacock Ripper! (continued)

Retrieve: This is where it all comes together. The rhythm goes something like RIP, turn, turn, RIP, turn, turn, RIP! With each rip being a violent three o’clock to six o’clock snap of your rod tip.  Again, the shorter rod plays a key role here because if your rod is too long, you’ll be slapping the water and slowing your recovery to get back in that three o’clock position to rip once more.

A mean spirited Paca to start the day.

The indication that you have the proper pull and retrieve force and rhythm down? It’s all in the sound of those props.. Vroop! Vroop! Vroop! Without the proper sound, you will not receive the proper response from beneath the surface, and the KLures Peacock Rippers in both sizes are very easy to pull to generate this sound.

Submission Hold.


These plugs get beat up by both the fish and the hooks.

Durability: The one downside? The more you rip these lures and turn these blades, the more they actually groove into their posts, the more frequently they get out of tune. The other issue is that back treble hook and how frequently it gets tangled up in the prop spoiling your perfect cast. For some reason, when these baits are new, there’s not much of an issue with this happening, but the more and more you use them, the more frequently this fouling occurs.

And at any moment, a big one can hit.

I can’t say if this problem is more or less frequent with other brands, but I can say it does happen with the KLures Rippers. But this is one of the reasons you bring several lures down. Fouling occurrences aside, all baits of this type get beat up and if you get into a hot bite, it does not take long for these mean spirited fish to destroy a plug.

Heart stopping leap.


Not only are these fish ferocious, but they are acrobatic.

Availability: The KLures Peacock Rippers are available direct from the manufacturer’s website (www.klures.com). He’s a one man operation, so be sure to allow plenty of lead time on your order but more importantly is, if there’s a color or tweak you’d like made to your lures and you don’t see the option(s) available on his website, send him an email and can likely accommodate you.

Is it any wonder how people get addicted to catching these fish?

Picture perfect thanks to KLure's Peacock Ripper.


KLures Peacock Ripper Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Handmade and put together very well 9
Performance Easy to cast and pull but the rear hook still gets caught in the prop on occasion 8
Price Coming from the big bait market, under $20 for a hand made wooden plug is a bargain! 8
Features Stainless hardware, heavy duty hooks and split rings 8
Design (Ergonomics) Thin profile makes them easy to pull 8
Application Built for peacocks but other species like Striped Bass are known to hit woodchoppers too. Not exactly versatile but they work well for the application for which they are designed 8

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ Lighter than other similar plugs - Solve that rear treble issue and this lure will be perfect
+ Really easy to work/pull  
+ Custom colors are available  


Not quite 20 (17lbs), but a thrill nonetheless and we will be back.


Conclusion: If topwater action is what you crave and you've yet to make your way down to the Amazon to sample the addiction that is peacock bass fishing, you need to find a way to get yourself down there and you need to bring some choppers. KLures Peacock Rippers are fantastic baits for beginners and veterans alike because they are so easy to pull and make a very enticing sound. Available in a variety of stock and custom colors, ordering is just a few clicks or an email away and Kermett will find a way to accommodate you. We plan to hit the Amazon once again this coming fall, and you can rest assured, Kermett Adams already has our order in the queue.









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