Mepps Dressed Aglia Original French Spinner
Mepps dressed Aglia spinners come in sizes # through o. These little trout and panfish lures are dressed with natural hackle. They are also available as wooly worms. The # Aglia Spin Fly is also a Wooly Worm. It too is perfect for both panfish and trout and weighs 1/12 oz. Larger dressed Aglias weigh up to 1/2 oz. (o). The hooks on dressed Aglias in sizes <-o are dressed with natural squirrel tail or bucktail.
Lure size is important. The general rule of thumb is use smaller lures to catch smaller fish and larger lures to catch larger fish.
Dressed Aglias (Ultra Lites and Wooly Worms) in size # or # are perfect for panfish (bluegills or sunfish) and small stream trout. They are very light, however, and require a nimble rod, equipped with a light action reel spooled with light line; nothing heavier than six-pound-test. Two-pound-test to four-pound-test is better. Dressed Aglias in size < and > are perfect for larger stream trout and large bluegills, sunfish and crappies. Size > Aglias are also excellent for smallmouth bass and walleye.
Mepps Aglias in sizes & and * are preferred by largemouth bass fishermen. In fact, the & dressed Mepps Aglia was rated the best all around lure for largemouth bass by the readers of Sports Afield magazine.
Size * and o Aglias are ideal for large rainbow trout and steelhead, as well as coho (silver) and chinook (king) salmon. Northern pike and giant tackle busting musky will inhale a dressed o Mepps spinner.