First off, thanks for listening and participating on air!
I appreciate both of your experiences with differing gear types and I can honestly say that I've seen some of those same things.
As long as you are always trying to match the predominate bait size, you're on the right track.
With hoochies, you can always trim to size or dress them up with skirts, beads and herring strips.
Spoons have that added action and flash that can really spark a bite!
It was a great on-air question and its sparked a good forum topic as well!
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