"I love these jerk shads. They have great action and they can be rigged any number of ways, my favorite being Texas rigged. I've also used them on both jigs and drop shot rigs with great results.
Berkley makes a crazy legs version of this bait that is also a huge producer. What I have done with these jerk shads is, using scissors, cut the split in the tail longer to look like the crazy legs version. It has helped in certain situations where a little more action makes all the difference.
It's a shame that many reviews are showing durability as a negative. These are soft biodegradable bodies that are much softer than regular soft plastics, so they tend not to last as long as other soft plastics. This is actually a positive and not a negative. Fish can "chew" on these longer and don't seem to spit them out as fast as other soft baits. This is tremendously important where a finesse touch is key and it buys a little time to do a hook set.
Many reviews have also compared these to Zoom Super Flukes and the only thing they really have in common is a similar body shape. Other than that, they are worlds different.
For the softest, most life-like feel with excellent scent dispersal, my favorite is the Gulp Jerk Shad. Great in tough conditions where finesse is key!"
What is your favorite type of fishing? Freshwater
How many times a month do you fish on average? 5+
Do you own a boat? Yes
Would you recommend this product as a gift? Yes