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    After many years of Sassy Shad type baits, swimbaits made the scene with a different body shape and tail design. The Sassy Shad has caught millions of fish over the years and it was one of my best for smallmouth.
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    The swimbait has a different action due to its round narrow body and thinner paddle tail:


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    With my obsession for discovering new shapes and actions fish attack, I figured Sassy Shads could be of use either modiified or used for parts - especially the tail.

    On a first attempt I cut the lure's belly and reduced its profile to the shape more similar to that of a swimbait. It caught bass and sunfish first time out:


    I'm assuming that the the slinky action of the modified lure being different than the wobble of the original a possible reason.

    I also decided to use the S.Shad tail and attach it to a pill-shaped body produced in a mold. It also did very well having a similar action:



    When it come to lures catching fish, lure action along with compatible size makes all the difference between cacthing fish and getting skunked. All of the examples of lures I show in my crappie.com posts consistently catch fish and can be reproduced by anyone.
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    Nice..OR as Jerry Lee Lewis would say 'WHOLE LOT O' SHAKIN' GOIN' ON!'
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    Thanks for sharing. It is a great looking bait
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    Very nice! That hump on the last pan is something else. Almost as wide as long!
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    one thing for certain some of the paddle tailed sassy shad designs swim better than others , short thick ones dont ever seem to "swim" as well as the thinner body versions
    sum kawl me tha outlaw ketchn whales
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