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Steel Shad? #13844201 01/13/21 01:53 AM
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Wasting time searching new baits and came across this thing called Steel Shad. Anyone used 'em? Heard of 'em? They LOOK good, but then again I'd been dead long ago if I was a fish because most of 'em look good to me!
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I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
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Re: Steel Shad? [Re: Liebers Dad] #13844566 01/13/21 02:09 PM
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Looks like a gay blade

Re: Steel Shad? [Re: senko9S] #13844609 01/13/21 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by senko9S
Looks like a gay blade


And thats not a knock on your sexual preference... lol

Cordell makes a blade bait they named Gay Blade and it was very popular with the smallmouth guys up north. It works well in cold water especially when the threadfin shad start to die off in the winter. The Steel Shad is another copy.

Re: Steel Shad? [Re: Liebers Dad] #13844619 01/13/21 02:44 PM
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They are a saltwater bait. I guide on KY Lake uses them for bass. I had 3 until I lost one on Rayburn last week.

Re: Steel Shad? [Re: Liebers Dad] #13844670 01/13/21 03:31 PM
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Looks like the old Silver Buddy fishing lure that Billy Westmoreland used to praise on his fishing show back in the 80's


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Re: Steel Shad? [Re: Liebers Dad] #13844799 01/13/21 05:03 PM
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Gay Blade, Silver Buddy Lure, Rapala Rap V Blade bait.......looks like another version of the various “blade baits”. Kinda a more stealthy approach to a rattle trap and most can be jigged in deeper water real well.

Re: Steel Shad? [Re: Liebers Dad] #13844846 01/13/21 05:32 PM
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Pretty Good Video about Blade Baits

Blade Baits - Wintertime


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Re: Steel Shad? [Re: Liebers Dad] #13846008 01/14/21 03:40 PM
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thanks y'all. my thought was to use them vertical jigging for smallies.


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Originally Posted by Liebers Dad
thanks y'all. my thought was to use them vertical jigging for smallies.


Thats what they're intended for. Notice they have two line tie positions on top. The position it is set in the pic is for vertical jigging. It keeps the bait more level as you Yo-Yo it up & down. The front line tie is for casting and will make the bait run slightly shallower as you retrieve it.

Re: Steel Shad? [Re: Liebers Dad] #13846043 01/14/21 04:03 PM
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I used something identical to this growing up in Indiana ice fishing....obviously fishing vertical and similar to a slab. Worked very well for largemouth and pike.


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