Megabass Magdraft Freestyle Swimbait - Silver Shad
Designed to bring a new bag of tricks to the Magdraft's proven performance, the Magdraft Freestyle opens the door to targeting big bass in places where these renowned swimbaits have yet to roam.
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|Description||Length||Weight||Qty. Per Pack||Color||Price|
|Magdraft Freestyle Swimbait||6in||1.2oz||2||Silver Shad||$12.99 USD|
I rigged it with the 5/0 Trokar swim blade weighted swim bait hook and watch out if you can get one to bite in the first 10 or so casts. The problem lies in the small amount of material that is left between the pre-cut hook slot in the belly and recessed top-groove in the bait. It has a iridescent foil material cast into this area to add some real nice looks to it. However the foil doesn't laminate very well to the plastic and thus reduces the amount of material retaining the hook, thus allowing the hook to rip out the material between the top and bottom slots along the edge of the foil. The material is very soft (as it needs to be to give it such a great action) but it just doesn't have the durability or adhesion to the foil that needed to retain the hook after a small number of casts. If you skip this beast at all its done in just a few casts.
I was very disappointed as this really had me hyped after seeing it in the water after the first few retrievals. I pinned the hook in the second bait after the first one gave way and was able to gain a bit more life from the bait. I just can't justify the cost to durability ratio nor feeding toothpicks or spikes to my local bass population.
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