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Kickerfish Tail Slapper Vs. Keitech Fat

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I just tested these two(4.8) in the water today, side by side, and let me tell ya...

 

 

Yes indeed....the Tail Slapper is absolutely every bit of an equal to the Keitech Fat swing impact.  It performs just as good, or rather, great, with more durability and nearly half the price. 

 

With these, I will probably never buy another Keitech Fat again, unless the Tail Slapper doesn't have the color Im looking for.

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Did you test these at ultra slow speeds. almost at a crawl? I've never found anything equivalent to a Keitech's movement where you can fish it as slow /w the same amount of action.

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I've done the same and in my opinion the tail slappers do not have as good of action. That being said I still use them and they catch fish. I mostly use them for trailers though.

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Did you test these at ultra slow speeds. almost at a crawl? I've never found anything equivalent to a Keitech's movement where you can fish it as slow /w the same amount of action.

I agree.

 

I fish the:

 

Keitech Swing Impact FAT

Kicker Fish Tail Slapper

Bass Assassin Boss Shiner Swimbait

 

Although all very similar none have the super slow action that the Keitech have. In my opinion well worth the extra money. To me anyway.

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Interesting results. The Keitech is much softer, has a better action during slow retrieve speeds, plus has the built in squid scent.

It is kind of like the discussion of true GY senkos vs other brands similar offerings.

Among the picky die hard users looking for very subtle differences there is no replacing the original. For others that look at cost as basis for their evaluation they may not notice or need what difference there may be.

For me I wont use substitutions for the Keitech baits. I know they arent that durable but to me the subtle differences account for more fish plus I use the extension

extensive color selection to match to my swim jigs.

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Did you test these at ultra slow speeds. almost at a crawl? I've never found anything equivalent to a Keitech's movement where you can fish it as slow /w the same amount of action.

I surely did...and yes, even at ultra slow speeds, the Tail Slapper still matched the Keitech nicely.  Even for the 4.8 size.

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I surely did...and yes, even at ultra slow speeds, the Tail Slapper still matched the Keitech nicely. Even for the 4.8 size.

Interesting. My results were the opposite.

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Interesting. My results were the opposite.

Well, I cant imagine what youre seeing that's different than mine.

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I just went down to the pond to test them both again just to make sure, and the results were the same.   I saw no difference at all between the two brands, even at the slowest of retrieve speeds.  Even at a dead fall, and as well at a slow bottom crawl.

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Well, I cant imagine what youre seeing that's different than mine.

i'm more interested in what you're seeing that nobody else is. you should shoot a video on your phone to show us. Be neat to see.maybe we got some bad tail slappers. who knows.

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On a jighead or swimbait hook?

I think on a jighead they are really close. Swimbait hook... not even close. Keitech wins.

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On a jighead or swimbait hook?

I think on a jighead they are really close. Swimbait hook... not even close. Keitech wins.

Well....these were on a weighted swimbait hook.

 

They were the same.

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i'm more interested in what you're seeing that nobody else is. you should shoot a video on your phone to show us. Be neat to see.maybe we got some bad tail slappers. who knows.

Perhaps we all should.  Then we can all see and compare.

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I don't know why everyone says keitech are not that durable. i think there durability is more then reasonable. They are way more durable then others like a shadalicious but they are far from basstrix durability. Use a screw lock hook and use a drop of superglue so it doesn't pull out.

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good to hear. ive got a cpl packs of the kicker fish myself but havent used em yet. gonna try em out tomorow

Ok, well since we have disagreements going on here, let us know what you thought about them. 

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