Optimum Bait Company Introduces Diamonds for Anglers
There are a lot of
swimbaits out there and most seek to mimic trout and baitfish both in profile
and pattern. Optimum introduces a new “diamond” design that finds its
inspiration from the action of a diamond shaped iron jig and its fish catching
Optimum designed the new Double
Diamond Swimmer with CAD (computer aided design)
“Diamonds are no longer
exclusively a girl’s best friend, “according to Optimum Bait Company CEO Matt
Paino. “Diamonds are an angler’s best friend when they're Optimum Bait Company’s
Double Diamond Swimmer.”
Intrigued by the action of a
diamond-shaped iron jig and its fish catching ability, Paino wondered how that
concept would work in soft plastics
Optimum’s newest bait the
Double Diamond Swimmer has been in the works for over two years and is the
company’s first exclusively CAD (computer aided design) bait. Piano explains
that there are a great many swimbaits out there that are remarkably lifelike but
the Double Diamond Swimmer’s patent pending design is performance driven.
The DD can be fished weedless with
a weighted hook
Intrigued by the action of
diamond shaped iron jigs Piano wondered if the concept would work in a soft
plastic bait. Instead of being one dimensional like a flat iron jig Piano made
the DD multi dimensional. The lure has a diamond profile and a large tail for
extra swimming action.
Ian Burke lands a 9lbr with the
The combination of the
diamond shape and the tail results in a lure that is designed to deliver three
distinct actions which includes a tight zig-zag pattern, swimming with the body
rolling, and churning water with a “monstrous tail kick.”
The DD can be fished with a
Rigging the lure is easy
with a slot allowing the lure to be rigged weedless using a weighted worm hook.
It also can be rigged with a traditional bullet type jighead.
Randy Pringle tests the Double
Optimum has tested the
lure on a number of species and because it can be fished in shallow or deep
water the lure has proven effective for bass, stripers, calicos, and walleye.
The Double Diamond is available now, and is shipping in a dizzying array of
colors. The lures come in both 3 and 5 inch sizes, and 3 or 2 per pack depending
on size. Prices will start at 3.99 per pack.