IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT PUPPET
NORTHLAND RETOOLS RENOWNED PUPPET MINNOW® DARTER JIG
Bemidji, Minn.—Northland’s versatile, deadly and proven Puppet Minnow® has been a hit on the ice and in open water since its debut in 2009. For 2015, the company retooled this classic design complete with bold new Team Northland® inspired baitfish color patterns, body shape, texture and more.
A horizontally balanced swimming lure that excels year-round for predators from walleyes and pike to perch, trout and crappies, the Puppet Minnow® is perfect for vertical jigging maneuvers both on bottom and for suspended targets. Like the proverbial puppet on a string, the aerodynamic “air-plane” body darts and flies in a semi-circle when ripped, pumped or dropped in freefall mode, and works well with or without tipping the belly treble with a minnow head or artificial softbait such as Northland’s IMPULSE® Perch Eye.
Design tweaks included tucking the treble tighter to the belly via a shortened hanger, which allows larger hook sizes and boosts hook-setting success rates. Northland designers also gave the bait a more richly textured skin, which catches and reflects light better than flat finishes.
Other key upgrades include eight strike-triggering colorations crafted by Northland sages like tournament ace and legendary Northwoods guide Brian “Bro” Brosdahl. “The new Puppet Minnow® patterns imitate baitfish better than anything I’ve seen,” he says. “And the glowing red 3D ‘bulls-eye’ eyes seal the deal. Winter or summer, Puppet Minnows® appeal to predators’ appetites.”
The Puppet palette also includes a sampling of phosphorescent finishes, such as Glo Perch, Glo Redfish and an instant pro-staff favorite, the bone-tinted Glo White. Puppet Minnows® are available in five sizes including standard 1½-, 2-, 2½- and 3-inch versions, plus a new 3½-inch, 1-ounce jumbo model. MSRP is $4.49 to $5.19.
Sizes Suggested Retail
1½- to 3½-inch $4.49 to $5.19
1/8- to 1-ounce
Deadly Swimming, Darting Action
Team Northland® Color Patterns
Detailed, Textured Finish
Glowing Red 3D eyes
Silver Shiner, Glo White, Glo Perch, Firetiger, Green Perch, Hot Blue Chub, Rusty Crawfish, Glo Redfish
Posted on Fri, May 1, 2015
by Northland Staff filed under