Strike King® Double Take Buzzbait
I have been fishing buzzbaits for 10 years now, and have owned many different models. I have always liked the dual-bladed baits, due to the fact that they surface quickly, run true, and create quite a disturbance (which is what buzzbaits do best).
This particular buzzbait is no exception. It surfaces quickly, displaces a lot of water, and runs perfectly straight, with no tuning. It also casts fairly well, although with any large bait like this, it has higher wind-resistance than something compact, like a spoon. The skirt is also a nice touch. It is fused at the collar, which will prevent it from coming apart; something that has happened to me quite a few times with other buzzbaits. Finally, the added trailer-hook (which I recommend on all buzzbaits) has snagged a few short-strikers, thus saving me from near-misses.
March 18, 2007
-Trailer hook pre-installed
-Skirt covers trailer hook
-Skirt gets tangled in blades and rips
-Doesn't cast well
-Can't add a different trailer due to pre-installed trailer hook
The cons here are really annoying. I prefer the Persuader double buzzbait to this one by a long shot, since the Persuader planes faster.
October 29, 2014
tracks good, pops up quick, and when they hit, there is no doubt about it. Smashing strikes! Small Mouth and Northerns mostly.
These things are very hard to find in stores, but I can always get what I want from Bass Pro.
August 28, 2014
I have been using these for years. I have caught a lot of fish with these. A good trail hook comes on them and they usually perform good out of the pack. But this year I have had two break off just behind the head. One of them I hadn't thrown but a couple of times and the other I had fished for an hour or so. They are a litlle pricey but I usually use these when I want a quieter approach and use a small size. I haven't missed many fish on these. But of course there will always be fish that hit behind the bait and you will miss em.
December 18, 2013