By Hiro Naito

Smithwick has very famous topwater lure called the Devil’s Horse. This lure was created back in 1950s. It is famous among avid bass anglers around the world. With a Devil’s Horse, I have caught 10-pound bass in Florida and Mexico, peacock bass in South America, largemouth bass and trout in Japan, Korea and China and barramundi in Australia. If there is a fish-eating fish in the water, I can always catch it with a Devil’s Horse.

If you look at Smithwick’s catalog, there are two different models listed under the famous Devil’s Horse: AF100 and AF200. Both are double-propped baits. And both float horizontally.

Many people might think AF200 is larger as the model number is bigger. The fact is that both of them are exact same 4 ½-inch length. But the AF200 has more volume.

The AF100 with a slender body has larger prop between these two. Why did Smithwick put a larger prop on AF100 instead on AF200 The larger prop produces more stopping power when you twitch. Slender body will bow down when the large front prop produces stopping power. When fish are extra nervous or spooked, or the area you are fishing has very steep drop off at the bank with some heavy cover, your strike zone is very small. You would like to keep your lure in strike zone as long as possible. AF100 always does excellent job for this.

When fish are active, or if you are using a Devil’s Horse as a search lure trying to locate the fish, the AF200 will do a great job for you.

Whatever fishing situation you are in, the Devil’s Horse always brings smile to your face when there is a big topwater strike.