In my experience, it's a 3/4 ounce blue-and-chrome rat-l-trap. When I fish with my older brother, who's an expert with a red-and-white spoon, he always switches when I start out-catching him.
You can cast 'em a mile, let 'em sink (on a tight line, sometimes fish hit on the drop) and then reel 'em in as fast as you can. If you hit weeds, you can usually jerk them off.
I was motoring upstream on the English River in Canada at dusk and trolling a rat-l-trap so fast that when a little pike hit, all I reeled in was its jaw. (That mighta been a little TOO fast, but that was trolling, not reeling.)