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I have been throwing a balded jig quite a bit this summer. I have been using Keitech swing impact fats, as my trailer. I find that they get torn up sometimes after just 1 fish. In the near future I will continue to use them. However, I am wondering if there is a good alternative that is more durable? Thanks for the help.

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The Kickerfish Tail Slapper is more durable and nearly identical looking

see the fatter one is the keitech

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The Tail slapper is good, but I think Kicker Fish went under. The BPS Speed Shads are the best alternative I've found. 

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Eco Pro makes a copy cat
Bass Pro makes a copy cat
Jackall rhythm wave is another copy
Yum pulse is very similar


Doyle Custom Baits makes the Zipper makes a similar swimbait but it's a little more durable and the kick isn't so wide and "fake" in my opinion. 

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Lunker city grubster and the big hammer ring hammer work good also. 

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Big hammer ring hammer is very durable with great action and hookups

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I have been having good luck with the Yum pulse.  It is not exact copy but I find it works really well as a replacement for me.

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x2 for the Eco Pro.  Think they're less than $4 bucks too on TW.

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Now that Keitech is making many baits in the USA, I find that many of the brands are similar in texture/color with the exception of the Sizmic shads which are harder, which can be good at times...I like the BPS speed shad, good colors, price, lots of sizes etc...

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6 hours ago, RichF said:

x2 for the Eco Pro.  Think they're less than $4 bucks too on TW.

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I recently tried them when I ran out of kietechs because of the relatively low price(3.50 for 5pack). I must say I am pretty impressed. The tail has a very wide kick, even at extremely low speeds. They are pretty durable as well. To be honest I think I am going to be using these from now on instead of the kietechs. 

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I was also impressed with the Eco Pro version, though I only have limited time fishing them.  But I had a day when I was out hiking and took along three FIs and a single EP plastic.  Each FI got me 2-3 fish before becoming too damaged to use, but the EP lure must have caught me 5-6 fish and is still fish-able.   I tend to throw them on the 1/0 Owner ultraheads and that jig is really tough on plastics.  

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Kicker Fish Baits is now out of business. Buy what you can, where you can.

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On 9/12/2016 at 6:28 AM, fishballer06 said:

Eco Pro makes a copy cat
Bass Pro makes a copy cat
Jackall rhythm wave is another copy
Yum pulse is very similar


Doyle Custom Baits makes the Zipper makes a similar swimbait but it's a little more durable and the kick isn't so wide and "fake" in my opinion. 

Jackall Rhythm Wave quite a bit different imo. Wider, flatter body with more wobble in my experience. 

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23 hours ago, bigbasshunter said:

Reaction Strike chunky shad

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9 hours ago, Fishin' Fool said:

Invest in Loctite gel control super glue and Mend-it and you will save alot of money in lures.

THIS ^^^^^^^^^^DONT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT :)

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