In the midst of the soft-plastic-stickbait revolution that erupted in the tackle industry during the first decade of the 21stcentury, Mister Twister created its contribution to this phenomenon by crafting the Comida in 2006.
Since Clent Davis of Montevallo, Alabama, won the FLW’s Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita, Arkansas, on Aug. 10, 11, and 12, using a couple of Mister Twister’s soft-plastic baits, we have been writing about some of Mister Twister’s soft-plastic baits that Midwest finesse anglers can customize and affix to a mushroom-style jig with an exposed hook. And in our eyes, a customized Comida is a classic Midwest finesse bait.
It is 5 1/4 inches long, exhibiting the profile of a round pencil or ballpoint pen.
Its anterior section, which stretches from the front of it clitellum or egg sack to the tip of its head, is 1 7/8 inches long. The tip of its head is flat and three-sixteenths of an inch wide with a circumference of about 1 5/16 inches. At the largest portion of its anterior section, it is three-eighths of an inch wide with a circumference of about 1 1/2 inches. This section is encompassed with 27 tiny ribs.
Its clitellum is five-eighths of an inch long and five-sixteenths of an inch wide with a circumference of 1 1/4 inches. This section is devoid of ribs, and its epidermis is smooth and silky.
The posterior section, which stretches from the back end of the clitellum to its anus is 2 11/16 inches long. At the largest portion of this section, it is three-eighths of an inch wide with a circumference of 1 1/2 inches. It is encircled with 40 tiny ribs.
The tip of its tail or anus is pointed or tapered. It is one-eighth of an inch wide with a circumference of five-eighths of an inch.
It is not infused with scent.
It is, however, impregnated with some salt. But compared to many other stick-style baits, which were overwhelmingly laden with salt, Comida’s salt content is meager, and in the eyes of many Midwest finesse anglers, that is a great asset. What’s more, it is a buoyant stickbait, which is another attribute that most Midwest finesse anglers relish.
Compared to the horrible durability quotient of most of the heavily salted stick-style baits, the Comida is much more durable.
Since the first decade of the 21st century, we have penned thousands of words that describe how Midwest finesse anglers have rigged a customized stick-style bait to a small mushroom-style jig with an exposed hook. And here are a few more words that focus upon rigging the Comida: Before Midwest finesse anglers affix it to a jig and begin wielding it, they will cut it in half, creating two Comidas. Each one is 2 11/16 inches long. Either end of the Comida can be affixed to the jig. Therefore, when one end becomes too tattered and torn to stay firmly affixed to the jig, an angler can reverse it and affix the other end to the jig. Across the years, we have found that there will be spells when the black bass prefer a stick-style bait rigged with the thin and pointed end affixed to the collar of the jig, and there will be spells when the black bass exhibit a preference for the bigger end being affixed to the jig’s collar. There will also be spells when the black bass do not exhibit a preference for which end is affixed to the jig, which is often the case.
Anglers can employ this customized Comida rig with all six of the standard Midwest finesse retrieves or slight variations of these retrieves.
It is available in the following colors: Baby Bass, Black/Blue Flake, Black/Chartreuse, California 420, Chameleon Candy, Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Blue,, Green Pumpkin Purple/Cooper Flake, Junebug, Louisiana 220, Plum, Pumpkin Pepper, Watermelon Candy, Watermelon Crawfish, Watermelon Red, and Watermelon Seed.
A package of 10 costs $4.85.
(1) Here is a link to Mister Twister’s website: https://www.mistertwister.com/information/comida/678#MT5C10%2014PBK.
(2) Here is the link to the Midwest Finesse column that explains how anglers can employ the six standard Midwest finesse retrieves with a customized Comida: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/six-midwest-finesse-retrieves/153946.
(3) Here is a link to a Midwest Finesse column about Mister Twister’s Twistermite: https://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/mister-twisterstwistermite/.
(4) Here is a link to a Midwest Finesse column about Mister Twister’s Generation 2 Platinum Curly Tail and its Tri-Alive Nightcrawler: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/mister-twister-and-midwest-finesse/328461.
(5) Here is a link to a Midwesr Finesse column about Mister Twister’s Poc’it Fry: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/Mister%20Twister's%20Poc'it%20Fry/329873.
(6) Here is a link to our Midwest Finesse column about Mister Twister’s BUZZ Bug: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/mister-twisters-buzz-frog/331565.