A look at the moderate (slow) sink under water.
Notice the attention to "imperfection" with the realistic looking tail fin
Inside we got
our first look at the composite core which house both the line through tube as
well as a lead weight in the underbelly. The size of the lead weight varies
depending on the intended sink rate.
Time to see what the Savage Gear Line Thru is
Unlike so many
traditional soft bodied swimbaits which require you to insert the treble hook
into the plastic body of the bait this lure has a channel in the back of the
composite mold that is designed to hold the hook firmly in place so that the
bait doesn’t rip apart where the hook comes in contact with the body.
Peeling back the skin reveals a molded head and
This composite core is fused to the mesh
Next we turned
our attention to the heart of this swimbait, the nylon mesh construction. The
mesh is part of the initial core construction and extends from the core through
the tail section. It is weaved in a tight pattern yet is not stiff, allowing for
free range of motion while protecting all the joint sections from tearing. This
bait is clearly poured in layers, first the mesh, then the core, then the
plastic outer body that forms the profile of the trout.
A closer look at the mesh that extends through
all sections as well as the insert to hold the treble hook
A look at the completely autopsied lure, this is
one well built soft body swimbait that is designed to take plenty of abuse
We have already
fished this bait both here in our local water as well as in Arkansas at Lake
Ouachita and pitted this bait against big predatory fish like largemouth bass
and giant stripers, none of which were able to do any performance inhibiting
damage to the lure, which is not a surprise after getting an inside look at this
bait here in the lab. There are a lot of swimbaits on the market but the new
Savage Gear Line Thru does a better job than many of the competing baits when it
comes to balancing out attractive swimming action with long term durability.
Stay tuned for our complete review of the Savage Gear Line Thru Trout.