The 3.5" Swim Shad is a great smaller Swim Bait. We tested and tweaked this bait over a couple weeks prior to giving it the final stamp of approval. The final testing came at night - to validate the action in the dark.
The Swim Shad passed with flying colors, landing several fish in a 30 min. period. This was the proof we were looking for; fish being attracted to the water displacement, being able to locate it, and then consume it.
The 3.5" Swim Shad measures approximately 3.5" in the mold and around 4" swimming. The bait is 3/8" wide and almost 5/8" thick at it's belly.
2.0 - 4.0 Swim Bait hook (the second picture shows it with a 4.0 SB hook - a 3.0 would be ideal)
1/8 - 1/4 oz. Jig Head or Swim Jig (the second picture shows a 1/8 oz. Swim Jig, the video shows it on a 1/4 oz. jig)
Please select the original tail or thin swim tail from above. They look the same, only the thickness is different
The original tail is slightly thicker and puts off a heavier thump when retrieved. This is ideal for a constant retrieve, 3/8 oz or heavier swim jig, or umbrella rig.
The thin swim tail is slightly thinner than the original to allow the same action on the fall and with a slower retrieve. This is ideal for a stop and go retrieve, 1/4 oz or lighter swim jig, or working slowly along the bottom.
An alternative to the swim tail would be to get the original tail and pour it in soft when you want a bait with more action on light weight or slow retrieves.
3 Cavity Injection / Hand Pour and Injection