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Going With The Flow... Glider by 6th Sense Fishing (continued)

If you want to keep it at a certain depth, we'd recommend using fluorocarbon or a fluorocarbon leader of at least fifteen feet - preferably twenty feet or longer. Regardless, once you begin your retrieve, you'll find the Flow Glider does a nice job swimming in a modest, side to side manner at a width roughly equivalent to its length. Just as the bait appears headed in one direction, it switches to the other so the depth of its side to side glide is not much more than its overall length.

It has good detailing around the head

If you twitch your rod tip, pause your retrieve, or work any other erratic patterns into the line, the Flow Glider will actually respond accordingly. Even though there's not much movement in that joint, there's enough there to give the bait a good degree of movement.

Black nickel hooks are an unspecified brand

Design/Ergonomics: One of the more interesting aspects of this modest sized glide bait is the fact it comes with a hard tail. It's a good design feature because you don't have to worry about maintaining the shape of that tail or even losing it during a cast or battle with a fish. The bait's hooks, though unspecified by brand, do a really good job of sticking your catch providing a more or less worry free, ready out of the box bait the majority of anglers want.

The tail is also fixed and not replaceable

The Flow Glider is available in eleven different patterns ranging from translucent to opaque with one very special, hand painted color available for only three dollars more than a standard bait. The Flow Glider strikes a really nice balance between being affordable and effective at the same time.

The Flow Glider retails for $19.99 - $22.99 per bait

Price & Application: How affordable is the Flow Glider? Retail price is $19.99 for a standard color and $22.99 for the special, hand painted "Shad Scales."


6th Sense Flow Glider Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality A nice looking, well put together bait 8
Performance Casts really easily and swims surprisingly well 8
Price A very affordable glide bait for those who are conscious of cost 8
Features Hard tail, 3D eyes, sharp hooks though unbranded 7.5
Design (Ergonomics) 11 available colors 7.5
Application Good from shallow to medium depths 7.5

Total Score


Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ Affordable glide bait option - No-name hooks
+ Fair selection of colors - Color choices are very similar to one another
+ Good detailing molded into the bait  
+ Worry free design with the tail  


Conclusion: There's no question glide baits are here to stay. Just about every hard bait manufacturer has one in some shape or form and most are in the form of a trout or other streamlined fish. Few are in a shape that can be mistaken for a shad or bluegill. That's part of the reason why I was interested in trying out the Flow Glider. I liked its shad like profile that could also be considered a sunfish. Only I wasn't crazy about the bluegill patterns so I stuck with a shad color.


If you're looking to sample some glide bait fun, but don't want to invest too much of your hard earned cash into the venture, 6th Sense's Flow Glider is worth some serious consideration


What I also enjoyed about this bait was it doesn't cost an arm and a leg, so it was an easy bait with which to take a chance. On about my second to third cast with this bait, up in a pocket of water between a dock and the shoreline, two cranks into my retrieve a bass nailed the bait and all I could do was smile. It's great when things work out that way and certainly makes my job of testing something new a lot more simple. If you're looking to sample some glide bait fun, but don't want to invest too much of your hard earned cash into the venture, 6th Sense's Flow Glider is worth some serious consideration.


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