On a trip on the boat last season, I decided to try something outside my normal tried and true arsenal for stripers and tied on the Daiwa SP Minnow. I’ve heard great things about these lures, from friends and co-workers. I wish I’d tried the SP minnow sooner. After a couple of casts, I was hooked and so were a few stripers. The 6-inch, 1-ounce lure casts long distances with ease. When retrieved, the SP Minnow rides a couple of feet below the surface and darts erratically. With a little practice you can make this lure really dance. The only drawback to the SP Minnow is the hooks. Having broke a few of the treble hooks, I do suggest changing the factory hooks on the lure to something stronger, like the VMC 1/0 6X or the 2/0 4X. I will be going out and buying a few more of these lures before my next fishing trip. The SP Minnow has earned its place among the other standards in my tackle box.