Often referred to as a "broke-back" Rebel, this little minnow plug packs a serious wallop on trout. Don't worry, Rebel loyalists, I realize the unbroken Rebel Minnow is a killer, too, but there's just something about the jointed version that makes it deadly in small streams. Unlike other hard baits that need to be worked aggressively to catch trout, a jointed Rebel Minnow shines on a straight retrieve, and it doesn't take much to get that tail section kicking. In clear water especially, I've watched a slow-crawled jointed Rebel running just under the surface, waking ever so slightly, get positively pulverized countless times. I tend to tie these on whenever a finesse presentation is necessary and I want the lure to remain in play on the pause, which doesn't really work with an in-line spinner.