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How can you tell if a lure is any good or not? The answer is simple, in my opinion: It’s whether or not it’s sold out. Yes, I have found that if I was to look for a particular lure and it seemed sold out then that is a great lure. But before we get into how you can get this amazing lure “The Autowalker’, we will answer some of the questions we have received about the amazing Autowalker.
How Did You Come Across The Autowalker?
The first time I came across the Autowalker was back in early 2020. Two versions were given to me by an angler from up the country, who had been following my blog and the Youtube channel. I had never heard of this lure prior to being given them. I looked and watched the videos on YouTube and just knew from the action that those Autowalkers would be winners.
Now, before I had even tried my two out, I had ordered at least three other patterns. So, this was before I had even caught any bass on them. There was just something about how they would snake across the flat calm water without the need to ‘walk the dog’. The action came from the lure without any movement from the rod. They looked amazing.
What Is It You Like About The Autowalker?
The Autowalkers had been sent down from an angler up north for us to try. We had two each. I watched the videos on YouTube and just knew from the action that those Autowalkers would be winners.
Now before I had even tried my two out, I had ordered at least three other patterns. This was before I had even caught any bass on them. There was just something about how they would snake across the flat calm water without the need to ‘walk the dog’. This action came from the lure without any movement from the rod.
How well does the Autowalker cast?
One of the best things about the Autowalker (apart from catching fish) is its casting ability. They cast a country mile. They fly out there. So, this is vital for finding the fish, and covering as much ground as we can. On one particular day, I had a 63cm on the Autowalker. Interestingly enough, I had ‘the take’ literally as the lure came to the surface. Bang! Fish on!
What are the best conditions for the Autowalker?
I can only go by personal experiences fishing with the Autowalker. However, the best conditions, in my opinion, would be pretty flat clear water. This is when you can notice that snake-like action.
The different qualities of the rod that you use can also make a huge difference when surface lure fishing, so this is not so important with the Autowalker.
The Autowalker will still catch in slightly rougher water all the same. And nothing is stopping you from slightly quivering your rod to tip to get that lure dancing even better.
How much does the Autowalker cost?
The Autowalker is cheaper than most lures of around the same weight class and quality. You can expect to pay around the £15 mark, which is a bargain for a cracking lure like this. It’s value for money at that price, and please do not buy those crap imitations from overseas vendors.
How many different patterns are there in the Autowalker?
There is quite a selection of Autowalkers available at the moment. But be warned, people have their favourite, and some patterns can be hard to get hold of.
To find the right resources to get the Autowalker, I contacted Mechanical Lures. They gave me the correct addresses to purchase the patterns that had now come back on the market. As a result, some versions had previously sold out everywhere: that is always a good sign when buying new lures as we mentioned earlier.
Here is the UK address for the Autowalker
For orders outside of the UK, contact Mechanic Lures at this address: https://mechaniclures.com/
Here is a list of Autowalker patterns
- Love Bird (Chart Yellow)
- Green Mullet
- Blue Mullet
- Triple Mirror
- Mirror Sardine
- Bloody Albino
- Green Mullet
What is your favourite version of the Autowalker?
Ultimately, as I mentioned before there are a good few different patterns to choose from in the Autowalker range. My favourite pattern is the ‘Emil’. This lure had been brilliant for me on its day and the availability is pretty good at the moment, whereas before it was a nightmare to get hold of.
Luckily for me, I was given the Emil along with a Mirror Sardine. Unfortunately, the Mirror Sardine was lost on its debut by my friend who was relatively new to lure fishing. Please remember this amazing lure will sink if you stop reeling in. This is what my friend discovered a bit too soon if you ask me. Oh well, lesson learned. He still ended up beating a blank that day so all was not lost…just my Autowalker.
Surface Lure Action ‘Walk The Dog”
As you are already aware the Autowalker is an Automatic lure. This obviously means you just reel the lure back in and the lure will work its magic on its own. However, for me personally, I still twitch the rod tip occasionally to get the lure a bit more action. I’m not saying you have to do that but that was the tactic I used to land the 63cm fish.
On that particular day, the fish seemed up for it. Although I had caught the 63cm, I had also lost two good fish and ironically they all seemed to strike almost the second that lure hit the surface. The takes were spectacular, to say the least. You can see this for yourself in the pic or watch it on the intros on the videos on our Youtube channel.
How would you compare the Autowalker to another surface lure?
There is no mistake that there are, on their day, other amazing surface lures out there, like the Patchinko, Tackle House Vulture, Lucky Craft and the Asturie are all some of my favourites. But the Autowalker whatever version I choose will always be in my lure box for the simple reason that it works when the conditions are on the money. Fishing is fishing: what works one day may not work the next so give the Autowalkr the benefit of the doubt, I’m sure you will get results.