The Palms Alexandra is one of the few minnow plugs intended for trout fishing in mountain streams that comes from the factory with single hooks. The lure is weighted. The weight slides to the back when casting, to improve accuracy, and to the middle after it lands to allow a level orientation as it sinks. The Palms Alexandra is flat sided, and has an erratic action. The lip is constructed to be stronger than on most minnow lures. The front hook is attached to an eye that swivels, reducing the chance that a fish could lever or twist itself off the barbless hook.