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The first time I did a review on FlipinTheBirds weedless topwater bait I was very impressed. It was a bait that could be used not only on weed mats, but next to the tules, trees, or brush that can line any body of water. It is a realistic style of lure matching a small bird that hit the water and is in distress and since almost all bodies of water have birds around them it by far is a great choice for a lure.

P1010120 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsFlipinTheBird comes in multiple colors from natural colors to bright colors for stained, or dirty water. P1010128 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsI hand picked some of my favorite colors of FlipinTheBird from the Black Bird with Red Bird to White and Chartreuse Bird and my new signature Bird in Brown and Black.

I really believe one of the reasons the FlipinTheBird out fishes all other hollow body weedless topwater is its profile on the water. Since it has multiple strand wings and tail it puts out a  much larger profile than any other lure of its kind, and while having rubber strands for wings it also gives the bird added vibration on the water which gives the bird a life-like presentation. P1010131 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsBeing a weedless hollow body bait these bird lures are absolutely a blast to fish during times when bass are tight to structure and occasionally in open water situations. I have had best success fishing the bird two ways; one by tossing the bird up tight against the tules, or tress and just letting it sit. And the second technique I like is to walk the bird across the surface with an ocasional pause in the retrieve.

On the original lures they had a tendency to land upside down from time to time, but FlipinTheBird has fixed that problem by adding some weight to the hook so the bait will always land on its belly instead of its back.P1010125 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsMy Mike Long Signature Bird in Brown body and Black head is not only is a new color for FlipinTheBird, but has a soft rubber popper added in the front of the bird to give the new signature bird some added water displacement and sound which has really increased the lures success in the catching bass department.

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Check out a cool video I made of my Mike Long Signature Bird in Action:

Mike Long Signature Bird Video

Mike Long

Mike Long, is well known for monster bass, like the 20.12 oz largemouth bass taken from Dixon Lake in 2001. That fish put him at number ten on the world record list, but it wasn’t his only large fish. He is among a handful of bass fisherman with hundreds of fish over 10 lbs to his credit.

One comment on “FlipinTheBird

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Phil Griffin on January 25, 2014 7:48 am

Big Mike,

This one looks like a winner!!! I like the addition of the popper to the lure. I will have some of these in my bag when I fish the slop up here in MA.

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