Notice the two rattles inside the
As mentioned above, the lure can be retrieved differently depending on where
youíre targeting bass. Though designed for sight fishing for bedding bass, our
field tests showed that the Nest Raider not only raids nests but can entice
strikes when lured along the bottom or swam back to the boat. The lure comes
with a weedguard that should to be trimmed according to your application and
depending on what type of cover youíre fishing in.
A tail that
has an air chamber lifts it into a stand-up position when deadsticked
The Nest Raider does
pretty well but there are some concerns. The lureís plastic body, legs, tail,
and even external gills which I thought would fall off almost immediately, held
up pretty well. Wear and tear was evident after catching some smaller aggressive
bass. The thin plastic part on the back surrounding the hook has torn but it
doesnít affect the action of the lure. Instead it might even add more action to
the tail than before.
gives the lure some shape and detail
Another area that didnít
have any damage yet but could potentially develop an issue later is the leadhead
digging through the plastic and coming out of the mouth of the Nest Raider. The
front end of the leadhead seems to be somewhat pointed. When you retrieve the
lure, the leadhead is tied to your line pulling it towards you. The plastic body
could grip onto resistive surfaces sending the leadhead going one way while the
main body of the lure remains stationary.
weedguard according to your application and cover
River2Sea tells us it was actually tough making the decision on the pricing of
the Nest Raider just because there isnít another manufacture out there that
makes one at the moment. Itís not a swimbait or a jig or a plastic lizard. So if
you break the River2Sea lure down into each component, plastic body, lead head,
rattles, and add a few for the design, the Nest Raider actually comes out to be
a fair price point. They could have easily charged a few more bucks since no one
else makes one but the company did their homework and priced it at a cost people
should be willing to pay for.