The churning action of the single rear prop makes the Heddon® Torpedo® an ideal imitation of a wounded baitfish. The aerodynamic shape enables you to reach those shallow-water cuts and pockets. Per each. Available:
I have used this lure for 35 years. An old musky fisherman friend showed me how to use it. I've caught bass (smallmouth and largemouth), northerns and pan fish with it. No muskies, but I'm hoping! The trick is to lay the lure next to cover, let it sit for a couple of seconds, tighten the line and then twitch the tip of your pole a few times. The lure should go "blub!" each time you twitch it. It's a quick, short snap of the rod tip. Then a steady retrieve. My favorite color is the black with white stripes. I use the Baby Torpedo the most but like the Tiny Torpedo with my ultralight rod and reel. I just used it again this weekend and it was a blast. If the water is choppy, then don't use it, just like any other surface lure. But, used in the morning and evening with calm or light wind and you will have a great time. A lot of times the fish will hit the lure as it hits the water or right after a "blub" so be prepared!
i fish a lot. at least 100 times a year. i try everything out there to catch bass. topwater is my favorite. a guy at the ramp told me to try heddon baby torpedo in clear. did. my numbers have quadrupled! no exaggeration! is it the noise freq the prop makes? the clear body? i don't know, but i reel it in somewhat slowly, popping it every few secs to generate a splash, and it absolutely gets crushed! it generates so much activity it makes a day on the water a real pleasure...and when the fish are schooling? fasten your seatbelt. for those coupla guys that have had negative results: keep throwing it. find the cadence the fish want, and you'll get crushed. :) tiny torp doesn't cast far. baby torp goes far.
I have used this lure in Pearch and Yellow for small and largemiouth bass for years, but replace the trebles with Owner or Gamagatsu hooks that really produce more hook ups. Also add a little pearl krystal flash and white feathers to rear. The guides on the Delaware in NY swear by this lure in shad or black/silver as they closely mimic the numerous young shad that populate the river. I deduct a star because of the quality of the treble hooks and when I unscrew the eyes to replace the trebles I am concerned that absent a touch of epoxy, the hook eye will unscrew in fishing because of the shalow plastic body.