A fresh spin on the original trout magnet, the new Holographic spinners by Panther Martin
Total Score: 8.47
Introduction: When you think about inline spinners used for
trout fishing, what's one of the top names that pops up into your head? I would say most
people would have thought of Panther Martin. Their inline spinners come in
many different varieties for different fishing situations, and if you have ever
used one before you know how well they work on even the shyest trout. To further add to their
selection of lures, Panther Martin introduces the all new PM Holographic
Martin Holographic Specifications
blade, lead weight|
- 1/2 oz.|
||$2.99 - $3.49|
Impressions: Panther Martin spinners have been catching fish
for over 39 years now and the popularity continues to grow daily among fishing
enthusiasts. Recently Panther Martin introduced the new Holographic
spinner that's nothing like any other spinner currently on the market.
all new wild Holographic Panther Martin spinners
new Holographic lures come in three aggressive new patterns... Tiger Black,
Tiger Green, and Spotted Blue. These new spinners use a innovative
holographic finish that sports a wild appearance which combined with the flash
and vibration of the blade is designed to entice more fish to strike. The
weighted portion of the inline spinner is also covered with a holographic finish to complete the
exciting new look. These new Holographic spinners come in all your
favorite sizes ranging from 1/32 to 1/2 oz. large.
World Tests: No matter what type of water you are headed out to, there's a
Panther Martin spinner that will suit your needs. For my tests I opted to
test these new Holographic lures in the high country rivers of Yosemite where I can
target many different types of trout in either fast moving water or still pools
where the larger quarry lurk.
lures work well on many species of trout
Casting: When matched with the correct fishing line, casting the
spinners is simple, and they travel through the air without much
resistance. For example, if you use a 1/32 oz. Holographic I would
recommend using 2 lb. test (just make sure to set the drag loose) and as the weight increases so can your line.
When fishing for trout in the backcountry waters most of the fish are small, but
once in a while you do run into the huge ones. By using a lighter line
you can cast the Holographics far enough to prevent spooking fish.
far across deep pools along the river can be done easily with the new
Holographic lures, allowing better coverage and catching Browns like this
Retrieving: Ah! Retrieving Panther Martins of all types
are a real treat! This is also true for the new Holographic lures. I have
never had any problems with the blade not spinning when I retrieve it.
able to retrieving Holographic lures in shallow rivers is one of the many pluses
One particular place I enjoy fishing these Holographic spinners are in
rivers. The Holographic Panther Martins can be used in waters of all
depths from almost dried up river sections to deep pools, and fast to slow
moving waters. Unlike other lures that have a fall rate much too quick for
shallow water the Panther Martin's can be retrieved at various speeds without
the lure ever bumping against the river bottom. Not only does this increase the
strike zones you can work with, but it will also save you from many annoying snag ups.
are many ways to work this lure. Retrieve it fast, slow, or in some cases
even vertical jigging it from the top of a boulder. Trout sometimes can be
very timid, but when you present the lure softly into the water, then vertically
jig it, you can entice them to bite. I was jigging the Spotted Blue
Holographic spinner and was able to land two good sized Brookies in a deep pool.
Brown lurking in a few inches of water falls victim to the Spotted Blue
level of durability on the Panther Martin Holographic spinners are great.
No signs of deformation nor dysfunction after many days of testing. The
holographic finish is still in good shape and these spinners are still catching
Holographic Ratings (?/10)
very well with good components that will last fish after fish
performance! This lure spins every time and has good action in
enticing fish to strike. Runs well in very shallow to deep pools of
little more for the same price as standard PM spinners
holographic finish is a new addition that gives the fish something new to
Panther Martin spinner with an added twist. The new holographic look
is something the fish has never seen before
lure for rivers and streams for any type of trout
Pluses and Minuses:
Spins every time
New holographic look
Good choice for shallow rivers
Conclusion: Panther Martins... we all love them, especially
when trout fishing. These inline spinners are incredible and with the new
introduction of the Holographic lures, we now have something
"different" in our tackle box to target wary trout. Like the
other Panther Martin spinners, the Holographics spin every time, perform well in
different water conditions, and can be retrieved in many different ways. The
exciting holographic design don't just reflect light differently, they flash and
shine so brilliantly they inspire wild action. This fresh spin on an old
favorite increases the effectiveness on what was already a winning design.