Over the years I've made an observation about trout fishermen, particularly those that chase a lot of stocked fish. By and large, they remain loyal to the first lure their dads or grandpas gave them at a young age. For me that lure is a Panther Martin spinner. Is a Panther really better than other spinners? Probably not, but that's what dad used. Friends of mine are loyal to the Mepps or the C.P. Swing or the Phoebe. I usually have some combo of those other spinners in my box, but I always tied up a Panther first. One lure I never carried growing up, however, was a stickbait. Dad never used them, so I never used them. I reserved such lures for smallmouth. It's taken a while for me to come around, but I realize now what a mistake I was making.