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Lunker City's Monkey Grub

Lunker City's Monkey Grub

A three- and four-inch curly-tailed grub have played a dominate role in the repertoire of Midwest finesse anglers for decades on end.

Therefore, when Lunker City Fishing Specialties recently announced to the angling world that they have created a new grub, it caught the attention of a Midwest finesse angler and contributor to the Finesse News Network. And this angler suggested that we should publish a gear guide about it. Upon seeing it, we agreed.

Lunker City calls it the Monkey Grub.


Its head is dome shaped.  Its round torso is encircled with 19 significant ribs. In fact, the ribs are so pronounced that the torso is almost segmented, which can accentuate the way the Monkey Grub undulates and quivers. Between the third rib from the head and to the ninth rib, the torso is portly. From the tenth rib to its last one, the torso becomes slimmer as it approaches its union with the tail. The union is cone shaped, and the tail radiates from this cone.

The tail is extraordinarily wide, and it possesses what the folks at Lunker City call an "extra curl on the end of the tail."  According to Herb Reed, who is the proprietor of Lunker City and a much lauded lure designer, the tail's  "compound curve makes it look as if it has two tails when it being retrieved."  Or in other words, it is "action on top of action," it has the wag of the wider part of the tail and the faster paced tickle action of the curl back part of the tail. Hence the "Monkey Grub" as it appears to be configured like a Monkey "tail" and it is a state-of-the-art grub when it comes to Performance in the action provided.

Midwest finesse anglers will affix the Monkey Grub to a 1/16-ounce, a 3/32-ounce, or a 1/8-ounce jig, and Herb Reed recommends that anglers use Lunker City's  1/16-ounce and 1/8-ounce Pro-Lite Jighead. And he  also recommends that anglers "rig the curl down on any grub to get more water resistant energy on the fall not blocked by the void created by the draft of the body."

It is available in the following colors: Alewife, Atomic Chicken, Green Pumpkin, Ice Shad, Limetreuse, Motor Oil Pepper, Silver Pepper Shiner, and White Satin, Watermelon red flake and Purple Rain.

Anglers can acquire a package of 10 three-inch Monkey Grubs for $4.99 and a package of eight four-inchers for $4.99.

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