The blade is traditionally a cold water presentation but its effectiveness doesn't stop there! Keep the blade on deck in Early Spring and you might be surprised how the bass react. In this video Matt shows his favorite blade baits, what each is for, and how to modify them to get the best hook up ratio.
Blade baits come in all shapes and sizes. From the original Silver Buddy to modern offerings like the Damiki Vault, there is always a bait to fit your need. Color schemes have come a long way as well which has extended the blades effectiveness in late Winter and early Spring.
With any blade bait its imperative to upgrade the hardware and carefully select your gear in order to maximize your hook up to land ratio. These baits are inherently heavy and are easily thrown by wary bass if care isn't taken to prevent it. Below is a breakdown of the baits, equipment, and hook upgrades that we use with our blades.
The Blade Baits...
-Damiki Vault: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2
-Silver Buddy: http://bit.ly/2AcTelj
-Molix Trago Vib: http://bit.ly/2Q5X4jf
-Khan Baits Vibrato: http://bit.ly/2RNNL8O
-Damiki Vortex: http://bit.ly/2BqKoyW
-Sebile Vibrato: http://bit.ly/2rlZmDW
Best Colors... Silver, Gold, Shad
Hook and Hardware Upgrades...
(Size 4 for 1/2 oz or heavier blades, Size 6 on smaller blades)
-Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Light Wire): http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
-Owner ST-36 Stinger Treble (Medium Wire): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
-Owner ST-56 Treble (Heavy Wire): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 2 or 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Matt's Preferred Combo...
Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Rod- Dobyns Colt 705CB: http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV
Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
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