Great lure, replace the hooks!
October 7, 2014
This lure is a consistent producer, in calm to knee high waves. Anything bigger they get banged around and swept by the waves so I switch to a needlefish. Big fish love them too but don't forget to swap out the hardware. Bottom line: if a lure's biggest problem is that the fish they catch are too big for the hardware is that really a bad thing?
Pros:Casts very well, relatively inexpensive (even when considering the hardware needs to be swapped out). More than enough color selection. BTW I've had zero problems with a rear siwash instead of a treble.
Cons:I read the all the comments about weak hardware but chose to ignore because I landed a few big stripers under ideal conditions on the stock hardware. I figured that the hooks were strong enough. WRONG. I lost two big stripers that opened up the treble. REPLACE ALL THE HARDWARE! Put VMC hooks on with upgraded split rings.