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I was able to finally toss this last week and surprise surprise I caught some fish with it. It seemed to do that job quite well, can't say it was heads and tails above anything else, but it was definately solid. 

Color request, while the bluegill color in the Strike King line is great, it was even better when it was set as clear base and not a smoke base. I have some old flipping tubes ordered in two different years, clear vs smoke base, I preferred the clear, not sure about the fish, but definately a confidence thing for me.

I rigged it on a slider head and fished it primarily in reed beds. This means lots of bass and lots of pulling free from snags. 

Pros 

Liked the colors and it had a nice action in the water. It definately called in the fish. It seemed to cast well, and the flappers didn't throw off my accuracy at all. 

Cons

This bait seems to be very fragile. Surprisingly the body is the weak spot. The first bait ripped slightly at the hook point, but then held together for a lot of fish. Not so lucky after that, they tore up pretty quick. Have had other grubs with soft tails that didn't see this issue with the same rigging. Maybe putting it on a swim jig, would allow it to hold up better with more hook in the bait?

Bottomline 

For me I see this as a bait I would toss on docks, but wouldn't use in the reeds anymore. There I need baits that are tough and hold up, time spent rerigging means fishing spots missed. With docks it is less of an issue because you have time between spots to rerig. Also there is the cost issue, the price per fish is a bit high for me when fishing reeds in particular, I have other cheaper baits that whack them just as well that last.

I will probably pick up a pack or two more to try different presentations, but will only get them on deals. They were good enough to use them in the future, but too many drawbacks to end up with a box full.

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Try it on a shaky head with the wire spring.  Flat catches fish!

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3 hours ago, Siebert Outdoors said:

Try it on a shaky head with the wire spring.  Flat catches fish!

Second this.

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I use it for a compact flipping bait. Durability isn't an issue unless it's hot out, but most plastics soften up when it's really hot out. I usually get 3-5 fish per bait. The nice thing is, they're probably the best bladed jig trailer out there for me. So when I use one up on a T rig, I save it, cut it down a little, then catch a bunch more fish using it as a trailer on a bladed jig or even a regular jig. 

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These were my #1 flipping bait the last 2 years.  I use a 1/4oz weight and a 4.0 EWG hook.  Flipping grass or timber worked very well.  I used the summer craw color mainly.

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