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Lure Review


Glide Week : The Lumbering Limberlamber

 

Date: 4/7/14
Tackle Type: Lure
Manufacturer: Megabass
Reviewer: Cal






Total Score: 7.11 - GOOD

Introduction:
If River2Sea's S-Waver is the popular glide bait choice amongst tournament anglers, you can be certain very few of these same anglers, if any, have the Megabass's current interpretation of this bait type. Why? Well despite being roughly the same size as the 178 S-Waver, this bait costs about four times as much. But then again, would we expect anything less from this manufacturer? Introducing our look at the Megabass Limberlamber XS.

 


Here's a look at the Limberlamber, fast sink, in action.

 

Megabass Limberlamber Specifications

Type Glide Bait
Length ~6.25" (157mm)
Weight 1 1/2 oz - 1 5/8 oz
Depth Any
Rate(s) of Fall Fast Sink (1ft / 1 sec) : Slow Sink (1ft / 2 sec)
Pieces 2
Available Colors 12
Hooks #2
Origin Made in Japan
MSRP $59.99

 

Quality/Construction: The Limberlamber is bait made by hand from a material Megabass is calling "air block". Our guess is this is Megabass's term for resin. There are a lot of subtleties to the contours of this bait that you have to hold in your hand to really appreciate. There is an ever so slight indentation near the belly, a pinch behind the shoulders, and the narrowing down of the body to the tail section has a gentle concave on the underside of the bait for that extra little bit of realism.

 


The Limberlamber, available in slow or fast sink, is Megabass's answer to the glide bait craze.

 

Detailing of the head and gill section is typical Megabass as are the downlook eyes though interestingly enough, they don't seem to have the kanji characters in them like the Ito Engineered baits do. Needless to say the finish and detailing of this bait is exquisite. Hardware on the other hand, could use an upgrade as the hooks feel a little thin for a bait with this potential. Considering this bait is supposedly handmade, craftsmanship is also top notch.

 

Quality Ratings for Megabass Limberlamber

Finish (1-5)
Detailing (1-5)
Hardware (1-5)
Craftsmanship (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
5
5
3
5
18
20
9


Rigged and ready to go aboard a Megabass ARMS rod.

Performance: The Limberlamber is barely over six inches in length. Weighing in at one and a half to one and five eighths ounces (depending on which model you're throwing), it can be thrown on conventional, heavy powered bass gear very easily. I fished this bait mostly on braid, but it swims better with nylon monofilament.


The tail has a very cool, tattered design, but that single screw holding it in doesn't do a good job of keeping the tail secure.

The fast sink version of this bait descends in the water column with a slight nose down attitude. The slow sink version is more neutral. Both swim with a small to medium degree of side to side movement about average for baits of this size. If pulled back with an erratic retrieve, this bait will arc in the water column as it glides.


Modified for fishing in the Amazon, I put a very long screw eye through the back and moved the back hook to this position - this does change the action of the lure however.

The sinuous nature of this bait's swimming motion is very good if retrieved with a slow to medium-fast cadence. If you retrieve it too quickly, the bait has a tendency to blow out. Fish this bait when the fish want something slower moving and you're in for a treat.


Back home on Clear Lake, CA ready for a cast.

Next Section: Questionable finish durability?


 

 

 

 

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