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silverside
03-29-2019, 08:13 PM
Anyone use the Berkley Flicker Shad. I just bought 2. One blue and silver, one chart and white. I'll give them a try. :dono

Johnnywad
03-29-2019, 08:16 PM
Anyone use the Berkley Flicker Shad. I just bought 2. One blue and silver, one chart and white. I'll give them a try. :donoI use the number 4 size almost exclusively. They are a great crappie bait.

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Yak Fish
03-29-2019, 09:21 PM
I've got around 120 Flicker Shad crankbaits in sizes 4,5,6,& 7 and catch crappie on all of 'em. They are my favorite crankbait, especially post-spawn. Of all the flicker shads I've bought, just one of them didn't track well out of the package.

Good luck & have fun! I hope you do as well with yours as mine work for me.

Jim

specseeker
03-29-2019, 09:46 PM
We too run all sizes of the Flicker Shad baits and do well with them. We also do well on the Bandit 300 baits and I haven’t seen anyone mention yet that Bass Pro has them on sale for $4.49 each on almost all of the colors. Just put in a large order of our favorites yesterday.
Good Luck
Rich

Dutch552
03-29-2019, 10:07 PM
Theyíre one of my favorite lures and Iíve got a couple hundred Flicker Shads in sizes 5,6,7 & 9. Size 5 and 7ís get the most use, but the larger profile 9ís can draw big bites in the warm summer months. They have a very tight action that can be deadly during certain times of the year. Mills Fleet Farm and Scheels both have their own exclusive colors and run $3.99 sales throughout the year for single lures and $10.99 for some of their 3/packs.

silverside
03-29-2019, 10:26 PM
Sounds like I did good buying them. I normal throw Bandits or Normans. Can't wait to try them next weekend in a tournament. Thanks for the confidence in them guys!

Chance
03-30-2019, 08:42 AM
This is my go to lure. I've caught Drum, Bass, Catfish, Crappie (of course), Bluegill, oh heck, I've caught everything on them since I discovered them around 4 years ago. I caught my PB largemouth last year (5.25lb) casting to shore. If I can't catch anything on them, it's time to go home. I even caught a big honkin' Snapping Turtle 2 years ago, but he was snagged in the paw, so I had to let him go:Rofl. Not that he was coming in the boat.

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Johnnywad
03-30-2019, 08:54 AM
This is my go to lure. I've caught Drum, Bass, Catfish, Crappie (of course), Bluegill, oh heck, I've caught everything on them since I discovered them around 4 years ago. I caught my PB largemouth last year (5.25lb) casting to shore. If I can't catch anything on them, it's time to go home. I even caught a big honkin' Snapping Turtle 2 years ago, but he was snagged in the paw, so I had to let him go:Rofl. Not that he was coming in the boat.

337034 337035I second that. They'll even catch you if your not careful. Razor sharp hooks. 337037

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Chance
03-30-2019, 09:02 AM
I second that. They'll even catch you if your not careful. Razor sharp hooks. 337037

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YES! I caught an idiot twice in 10 minutes. He isn't too bright:dono.

Crestliner08
03-30-2019, 09:32 AM
I have several. They produce. However, the problem I have with this is tracking. Rare that you will get one that tracks true right out of the box. Then it's a hassle to get it to run straight. I think it's because they are so slim and flat sided, but I'm not sure.

Bricks
03-30-2019, 12:13 PM
Flicker Shad`s are one of my staples for Crappie and more so for Walleyes.

I always tune my crankbaits it takes a few minutes but an out of tune just does not work well. To tune mine I usually run about 3mph that way I know they are right, when many times running slower they are not really tuned. Many times I believe that some people do not do well with cranks is they do not take the time to tune properly

kycreek
03-30-2019, 12:16 PM
I picked up a couple of these myself this Winter. Haven't got them wet yet.