Panther Martin Vivif Minnow
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The Panther Martin® Vivif Minnow is a very flashy swim bait, with lots of wigglin', wobblin' action. Vibrant holographic colors shimmer through the water like a real baitfish. The high dorsal fin acts like a rudder to track true on the retrieve; unique nose eyelet imparts better lift-drop action. Long shank Mustad® hook; thin, high-action tail section.
- Wigglin', wobblin' action
- Vibrant holographic colors
- High dorsal fin
- High-action tail section
Panther Martin® Vivif Minnow
Solid Soft Swimbait
Although I have yet to catch a fish on them, I can back up the other reviewer in that they are indeed made of a very durable plastic and that the hooks are excellent. However, the swimbait sometimes struggles to swim upright. I think this is because of the tail, which is not even on both sides. Therefore, it creates more drag on one side of the bait than the other, creating a sideways wobble. I do not know how much this affects its ability to catch fish.
August 28, 2009
Stringer full of Stripers!!
I have bought these swimbaits in all the sizes that are available and have caught fish on all of them. Believe it or not, but I have had probably the most success on the 2 1/2 model in the mullet color for the stripers. I was catching fish all day of the bigger models but didnt stick any keepers until I switched to the smaller model and landed four good keepers. They are made of strong rubber, a lot harder than most other swimbaits, and the hooks are sharp and stout! A plus when fishing for hard mouthed fish.
My drawbacks for the baits where that they would become unfishable as they would lose their straight shape in a tackle box. Cannot use a swimbait if it doesnt swim straight.
This did not affect the action of the larger ones as much, but all sizes did lose their shape.
December 9, 2008
The Vivif minnow is very lifelike in appearance and has good action in the water. The material is very soft and durable and the hook is of heavier construction than many other jig type minnow baits. That combined with the heavy weight make it a good choice for getting down to the big fish in fast current or deep water.
A great quality lure.
August 3, 2008
Great weight and awesome action. I am slowly moving away from swimbaits; but will definately keep this one close by. Panther Martin does it again!
March 11, 2008
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