View Full Version : Yum Beavertail jig body durability?

06-15-2009, 07:02 PM
Was thinking of picking up some Yum Beavertail jig bodies in 3". The thin inner body makes it look like it might be hard to thread the hook down through and that it would tear out easy. Anybody using them and have any input on these aspects?


06-15-2009, 07:05 PM
The bodies are kinda like the old ringworms, and getting them on the jigs yeah is a pain but they seemed to last but never tried the yums before.


Big Willie
06-15-2009, 07:11 PM
I have used them they work and hold up good

06-15-2009, 07:28 PM
I use them a lot, one side is flat with the center strip running out to that edge, I turn that side toward the keeper barb on the jig and they seem to hold up better. A drop of super glue doesn't hurt either. Hope this makes sense.

06-15-2009, 08:10 PM
I use them all the time. No problems

06-16-2009, 08:02 PM
The only problem I have with them is when I use the 1.5" with a 1/4 oz. jig w/ barb. That big of a barb will come out of the body and, eventually, cause it to tear almost all the way around. Not too many problems with that on anything other than the 1/4 oz. w/barb. Good baits, my favorite body for vert. jiggin.

06-18-2009, 08:11 AM
I haven't had any trouble using them.

06-18-2009, 11:59 AM
They hold up about as good as soft plastic out there, the salt/Yum scent makes them hold it longer. If you want your average size to go up stay with the 2.5" bait, harder thumps= bigger crappie!

06-18-2009, 12:01 PM
I like the 2 1/2" ones, tool.

06-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Me too!

06-20-2009, 11:01 AM
only problem with these baits is finding enough room in the livewell

06-20-2009, 11:56 AM
I use them and like all baits if you get them hung up they will tear, but no worse than anything else. When the fish want them they will catch the big-uns. But, it seems there is only a certain time, post spawn that they do want them where I fish.