Strike King® KVD Perfect Plastics Caffeine Shads
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''The new Perfect Plastics are awesome! Great body styles combined with the added attraction of our new Coffee Scent and a plastic that is unlike anything else you've ever fished, you're sure to catch more and bigger fish!''
Kevin VanDam - 2008 BASS Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year
Strike King's Caffeine Shad offers a unique bubble tail to give this topwater shad bait an awesome action that's never been seen before. Offering the world's best blend of soft plastic ingredients, the Caffeine Shad contains large amounts of salt and coffee scent. This deadly combination keeps the Caffeine Shads soft and pliable, while increasing the Caffeine Shad's appeal by masking human scents and making fish hold the bite longer for increased hook-ups. Rig weightless and twitch for an awesome topwater bite or fish it on a Carolina rig or jig head for that deep water bite.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59
Rated 3 out of 5 by JP10 Quality, but...
This is a very nice product. It casts well due to its weight which makes it easier to use with baitcasting equip, has great action in the water. I have had success with them however they are not very durable. In my experience 1-2 fish each bait. When texas rigged the first fish rips the nose of the bait often. All in all its a nice product but you go through them pretty fast.
May 18, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Navydoc82 They can't leave em alone
Tried them for the first time yesterday with my 4 year old son. They just can't see this thing hit the bottom. It seems to be against their nature. It has such incredible action it's insane. The head will tear up after a couple of fish though. Just keep some glue in your bag like I do and you'll be just fine. "Baby Bass" color!
April 6, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by elliott71770 Caffeine Shad
When I purchased the Strike King Caffeine Shad It wasn't long before I was at the pond across the road testing it out. I texas Rigged the Caffeine Shad using a 5/0 MiHatchii Offset Wide Gap hook. The rod and reel combo I used was an Abu Garcia Vendetta 7'3" heavy action rod for the strong hook pennitration and long casts that I needed and I pared that with a Browning Maxus with a 6.3:1 gear ratio equipped with 12lb test Berkley Vanish. While I was still getting used to the Caffeine Shad I got hit hard by quite a few good quality bass. I ended up catching only two bass that evening but only because I was pressed for time. The next evening, at a different pond, I ended up with just one bass because of the difficult pre-spawn conditions and the fact that I was ignorantly fishing too shallow instead of deeper. Sadly, I didn't figure that out until it was getting dark. Anyway, the way I fished the Caffeine Shad was by casting out, jerking 2 to 3 times, and then pausing for a moment. if that didn't work I would slow down by just jerking once pausing and repeating. Note, the very second you feel a strike, set the hook immediately or you will more than likely miss your fish. That was the reason that I was having so much trouble hooking bass in the beginning. The action in the salt filled Caffeine Shad is amazing giving it a real slow and seductive fall when it is paused. I really expect a lot of great things out of the Strike King Caffeine Shad and strongly believe that it is going to produce massive amounts of quality bass for millions of fishermen and pro anglers all over the country.
March 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewYorker One of the best
I love to fish soft jerkbaits rigged weightless through shallow grass and wood, and I fell in love with me coffee tubes on Oneida Lake so I thought I would give these a whirl.
When prefishing a tournament on a body of water I had never fished before on a mega cold front day, The bite was soooo slowwww but the caffeine shad produce the only two keepers for the day.
During the tourny, every fish that my partner and I weighed in came on the caffeine shad and we bagged a 2nd place finish. Note: that the the team that won first said the caught their 5 1/2 pounder on the same bait!
Bait is super well designed and the flat tail has awesome action during a slow fall. Twitch it and it comes to life. Like every soft plastic out there, they do there up after a few strikes but a little time with the sodder gun in hand and they are as good as new. The coffee scent in the COFEE line of Strike King is KILLER on largemouth and smallmouth alike.
It has out performed my previous fav jerbait on everybody of water I have used it on so far. The design, action, and the coffee scent a perfect blend.
December 11, 2009
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