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JACKPOT!! GAME ON!! * update SK vs. Keitech

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Nice Stash ~

Didn't know those baits were available anywhere yet ?

Looks like you did.

A-Jay

 

 

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Are these a direct knockoff of keitech swing impact fats? I assume they use coffee scent instead of squid

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21 minutes ago, j bab said:

Are these a direct knockoff of keitech swing impact fats? I assume they use coffee scent instead of squid

No, the tail and ribs are both different. 

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12 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

No, the tail and ribs are both different. 

Ah okay, thanks for the info

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2 hours ago, j bab said:

Ah okay, thanks for the info

I don't have any Fat Impacts or I could take a comparison picture of the two but the Rage baits have ribs that face forward instead of backwards and the tail has the patented Rage flange on it. Like you mentioned they have the coffee scent instead of squid as well. 

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But if you throw a pack of Keitech out there in the pile its obvious where the profile came from. Take the label off or hide it hold them 5ft away and ask anyone to take a glance and tell you what they are. 9 out of 10 guys that fish these first guess should and most likely will be Keitech.   

Its business 101 see something people buy a lot, make a few slight alterations to make it your own, and slap your name on it. Advertise your new and improved backwards ribs as the latest greatest thing. Include a tail design off your other products and voila you now have more income.  :thumbsup_blue:

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Or maybe a very talented and creative guy might look at a bait and think this could have been better, not just good enough.

 

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6 hours ago, S. Sass said:

But if you throw a pack of Keitech out there in the pile its obvious where the profile came from. Take the label off or hide it hold them 5ft away and ask anyone to take a glance and tell you what they are. 9 out of 10 guys that fish these first guess should and most likely will be Keitech.   

Its business 101 see something people buy a lot, make a few slight alterations to make it your own, and slap your name on it. Advertise your new and improved backwards ribs as the latest greatest thing. Include a tail design off your other products and voila you now have more income.  :thumbsup_blue:

Kinda like what happened to poor Henry Ford.

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9 hours ago, S. Sass said:

But if you throw a pack of Keitech out there in the pile its obvious where the profile came from. Take the label off or hide it hold them 5ft away and ask anyone to take a glance and tell you what they are. 9 out of 10 guys that fish these first guess should and most likely will be Keitech.   

Its business 101 see something people buy a lot, make a few slight alterations to make it your own, and slap your name on it. Advertise your new and improved backwards ribs as the latest greatest thing. Include a tail design off your other products and voila you now have more income.  :thumbsup_blue:

The "new and improved" backward rib's certainly aren't new. Skinny Dippers have had them for years. The improved part, for me at least, are yet to be determined.

The flange could be a game changer.

 

Mike 

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Strike King left and Keitch right.  The SK is advertised as 3.75 inches and the keitech at 3.8.  

The have almost the exact same profile.  The keitech seems a bit more supple. The SK a bit firmer.  That could make the SK more durable.    SK has a larger top and bottom hook notch too.

Price of SK $5.79 for 7 baits. Keitech is $5.99 for 6 baits.

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5 minutes ago, Wildbillb said:

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Since I have no horse in this race, I will probably not fish either this year, I will say that they look the same in your first comparison pic, the difference in the body is evident in the second though. The tail looks the same to me, what am I missing there. The firmer plastic in the SK bait should give it a different action.

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Where did you get them at? I didn't think they were available anywhere yet

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The Strike King tail looks stiffer to me. That's what sets the Keitech apart. Suppleness and movement at a crawl. The only way to determine is time on the water. Report back after you've fished them. 

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They come in at basically the same price and look almost identical, don't see any reason for the SK to usurp Keitech in my tackle box. 

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Just now, Ktho said:

They come in at basically the same price and look almost identical, don't see any reason for the SK to usurp Keitech in my tackle box. 

You get 1 more bait for $.20 less with the Strike King, that's a pretty big difference if you use a lot of them. 

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2 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

You get 1 more bait for $.20 less with the Strike King, that's a pretty big difference if you use a lot of them. 

If I was lucky enough to burn through plastics it probably wouldn't matter as much which ones I used. 

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The tails look the same.  Not seeing the "patented flange."

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i do wonder if the "stiffer" SK may be due to the less flake than the keitech pictured.  the more flakes the softer the plastic in my experience.  either way, like blue said, 1 more bait and 20 cents less, easy choice....

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9 hours ago, Heron said:

The tails look the same.  Not seeing the "patented flange."

It's definitely not there. Pretty clearly a copy, but competition is good, right? SK isn't the first to copy those, but I bet they are the closest replica, the others I've seen have bad action. I bet they'll catch lots of fish, I wish they were made of SK's perfect plastic though. Oh well, I'm sure I'll still try them out ;)

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On 5/18/2016 at 8:34 PM, Wildbillb said:

The mail carrier beat me home today. And I have a 3 day weekend!!  Keitech comparison and photo posted below.

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Again, How did you get them already?

 

 

As I have never used Kietech's, I'll be going with the Rage Tail for price and quantity. I guarantee they are great quality because Steve wouldn't have it any other way.

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Okay, had to check mine. I was wrong, there is no tail flange like I thought, but the ribs absolutely go forward instead of slightly back like the Keitech. How is that going to effect the action? No idea, but it's not the exact same bait, although it's very close.

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