The first meaningful difference in the Johnson Slama Spoon, from other spoon lures is the fact that it tends to fluter more and spin less. I see this as a big advantage, especially on high pressure lakes, where a different "look" works to the fisherman's advantage. As it was, I was forced to shore fish, in Missouri, in late November (but, hey, it's still fishing) using the fluter technique. Would have much prefered to have my boat and jig a column with depth. As it was, I snagged and lost the lure. The disappointment was exacerbated by the fact I won't have my Slama for my Florida trip in December. Was impressed by it's action and given a better method, think it would have caught some fish.