Hart Tackle Shake 'n Rattle Worm
OK at best
First off, I have not fished them, but they do seem like a quality soft plastic. I can't smell them, though, so take that for what it's worth.
Now the bad news: The packaging is horrible. The worms don't fit in the bag, so they are all jammed in there with the tails bent at 90 degrees. This bothers me to no end. There are some with obvious permanent bends. This will show when you try and fish them on a shaky head rig. It can also cause worms to twist & turn on the drop, or when you are reeling them back in.
The entire head of the worm is hollow, including the nose. This eliminates the possibility of rigging these on a 'peg-style' shaky head. I guess you have to use a 'corkscrew-type' head like Hart has produced. VERY disapointing design flaw.
And lastly, just to clarify, there is ONE rattle included. So the first time you break off on a log, your rattle is gone. No biggie.
Other than all that, I do like the size and general shape, and the floating tail.
January 4, 2012
Worth the money!
I bought these to use during the annual Fishing for Freedom tournament and got them on sale for my wounded warrior and I to use. We caught several good bass on them and only used one each for the entire practice. Going to go back and get a couple other colors that caught my eye.
October 17, 2013
Not enough rattles
Good worms but only 1 rattle in each pack, so if you break off or loose your worm then you don't have any back up rattles.
March 9, 2014