I’ve been making the Mini Strider for years but have not produced them for sale until now. I originally developed these as a topwater plug for smallmouth bass in small streams and rivers. Since then I’ve found them useful in a variety of applications in both fresh and saltwater. This batch is coming with cut Mustad bronze hooks – however you can change the hooks out to VMC 9626ps size 4 (with or without a small split ring) for saltwater use. These are 3″long and weigh about 4/10 oz. This is essentially a spook type plug – that glides and darts with a little rod tip action. There are also sub surface applications once you learn how to get them below the surface. Typically I allow the line to lay on the water and sink a little – and then start the retrieve with a low rod tip. It takes some practice but can be an effective way to retrieve.