View Full Version : The Banana Plug

02-02-2017, 08:29 AM
The banana has seen a resurgence in popularity the last few years, and The Fisherman's annual Plug Building Series included an updated version of the banana this month written by Dave Anderson. He also provided a downloadable template to assist in the top and side profiles of the plug which we have posted at the following link.

O.D. Mike
02-02-2017, 08:43 AM
Great read! Thx for sharing!!!

02-02-2017, 08:59 AM
12 years now.
First plug I posted on this site.

02-02-2017, 10:13 AM
And still the best one out there. 🍌

I think most of the hoopla is because of the fancy paint jobs and ridiculously crazy prices for them. I never see a soul fish them.

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02-02-2017, 11:12 AM
The banana will be this years glider

A lot of guys seem to be building em

I have a few blanks and kits from a few years ago sitting in a box somewhere
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02-05-2017, 01:23 PM
How do you fish them? Similar to a glide bait?

02-05-2017, 04:44 PM
They don't glide much........they veer instead.
They need plenty of rod tip action.
I've had success with very fast and very slow retrieves.
At speed they go subsurface and the good ones develop a little vibratory action.
At moderate speeds (and various weighting schemes) they work subsurface like a slow darter.
At slow speed (and again various weighting schemes) they can be worked on top with a lot of tail thrashing.

These are fun and challenging plugs to fish.....exactly because it is up to you to create the action. They are not, however, anything magical. Indeed, nowadays you'll very likely catch more fish throwing a Sebile Stick Shad or Magic Swimmer (which didn't exist obviously when Frech invented this plug) than these things.