I fish mostly smaller streams and rivers with ultralight, 4lb test line, spinning tackle. There's a lot of spinners out there but I seem to have the best overall luck with 1/16th oz. (#2) black body with gold blade or yellow with silver Panther Martins. I've gone to single hook models; a lot easier to get out and I don't seem to miss any more strikes.
If the black isn't working try a brown/white/orange/blk dots with a black and cream blade, black/brown skirt. (imitates a small crayfish). I've caught a many of smallies and trout in TN, AL and AR. with all of those colors.
Edited by bamagun01 (10/30/1107:50 PM)
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just shoot you!
Others are the silver/yellow PMs and Im getting to like Rainbow pattern pretty well..
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For trout I like 'nymphing' half a night crawler on a #6 or #8 or #10 single hook ......
Or 1/16th or 1/8th oz Panther Martin
Or Vibrax spinner, usually all brass, sizes #0 or #1 unless the stream is 'bigger' and needs a #2 brass Vibrax.
If you can find an old 'Colorado' spinner with half a night crawler, that was damned effective on some Wyoming brookies I got into more than 30 years ago a couple really great uncles showed me. That was my first real experience catching brook trout. (also an excellent table fish! probably my favorite).