The Wee-Deen's story as noted by the
"First of all, I am a topwater fisherman. There is nothing more exciting than watching a big fish explode the surface on a plug you are working. I have used many of the popular lures with success. A lot depends, however, on the conditions and the aggressiveness of the fish on any given day. Often a fish will respond, but will not close that last bit to take the bait. This sounds like a case for a sinking lure, but if you are working the shallows over weeds or obstructions, you will have to keep the lure at a speed the fish may not care for. I have often found myself in this situation. When I began to carve lures of red cedar, I wanted to make one that was versatile, a lure that could be worked on the top as well as just below the surface, and slowly, if needed. A lure that was easy to cast in the wind and that hooked and held fish well was my goal. After many efforts, I came up with the Weedeen. It casts like a dart and its free-swinging trebles hold fish very well. Best of all, it has the action to be worked slowly, keeping it longer in the lunker's lair. For best results, tie the Wee-Deen with a good loop knot, twitch it gently, pull it under the surface or swim it below, stopping at intervals. Keep a firm grip on the rod."
The Finger's story as noted by the Captain-
"Why one hook? Of course you need at least one, but what extra trebles do mostly is add drag and dampen the action of a lure. Homing in on the eye of the lure, most fish are hooked first on the front treble. The rest of the hooks dangling out behind are available to be hung on any obstruction the fish might get into, often pulling free. Use a medium action graphite rod casting modern braid tied with a triple surgeon knot or uni knot to stiffer monofilament leader, that will allow you to work this lure with the least amount of effort on your part. With rod held low, reel slowly rhythmically twitching the rod, watch the lure dart from side to side, or reel the lure under water for subsurface walking, or reel just fast enought to cause the lure to crawl along the surface. A lure with erractic movement will often draw the strike."