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Gear Up With the 3D Shine Glide From Savage Gear (continued)

Features: Five colors are available in this line of glide baits. As mentioned, the stock hooks are nice right out of the package and are spaced far enough apart to not foul each other. Added effects to the paint scheme of our test baits included some sparkle and a prism-like shine when angled to the light. There are no spare parts included.


A foam insert located in the joint helps keep noise down.

Features Ratings for Savage Gear 3D Shine Glide


Rigging Aids (13)
 


Spare Parts (13)


Hooks(13)


Color Enhancement (13)


Scent
 (13)


Colors/
Patterns (13)


Total


Possible


Rating (= Tot/Pos *10)

N/A

1

3

3

N/A

2

9

12

7.5


Taking a look at the smooth underbelly.

Design and Ergonomics: Both test baits sported the same quality looks and hardware and acted with the same fish-attracting mannerisms underwater. The baits simply look real and seem to pull-in fish from a distance. I really favored the smaller 5 1/4-inch bait since most of my local bass are in the range of 2 to 4 pounds and this size can be easily thrown with more modest tackle.

Design and Ergonomics Ratings for Savage Gear 3D Shine Glide


Bait to Bait Consistency(15)


Weight
(15)


Realism(15)


Available Sizes
(13)


Total

 
Possible


Rating (= Tot/Pos *10)

4

5

5

2

16

18

8.88


The realism continues from all angles!

Application: Savage Gear's 3D Shine Gliders should serve you well for both salt and freshwater pursuits. From slow to fast they do what they're supposed to and get lots of attention. They can be fished just under the surface to cause a wake or swam further down below. 

     Application Ratings for Savage Gear 3D Shine Glide


Steady Retrieve (13)


Topwater (13)


Deadstick (13)


Ripping Retrieve (13)


Erratic Retrieve (13)

 

Total

 

Possible


Rating (= Tot/Pos *10)

3

N/A

2

2

3

10

12

8.33

 

Ratings: (We've re-calibrated our ratings standard for 2008 and have included a key at the bottom of the following matrix as a guide):

Savage Gear 3D Shine Glide Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Put together nicely with solid coloration and detailing...they don't disappoint. 8.5
Performance They don't cast very gracefully, but they sure get lots of bites. These baits flat out catch fish. 8.4
Price As far as glide baits go, these come in at a sweet price point. 9
Features A nicely-equipped bait for the money. Take it out of the package and go fishing! 7.5
Design (Ergonomics) Additional sizes/styles would be welcome, but the consistency and realism of the existing baits is very pleasing. The smaller size only weighs an ounce so it doesn't take specialized tackle to cast. 8.88
Application I wouldn't hesitate to use this bait for a variety of species. 8.33

Total Score

8.43
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

                 Plus                                    Minus

+ Action - Spins while casting
+ Price  
+ Looks  
+ Great hooks and hardware  


I enjoyed some impressive action while throwing the Savage Gear glide bait!

Conclusion: Nothing boosts confidence in a bait more than getting immediate bites! After opening up the package and tying on the 5 1/4-inch bait, I proceeded to catch a bass on my third cast. It didn't stop there, as the bait continued to produce for the next two hours that day and on the several trips that followed. Despite the less-than-ideal way these baits cast, they more than make up for that with how many fish they produce. If a quality yet affordable glide bait is what you've been searching for, I highly recommend you give the Savage Gear 3D Shine Glide a shot!

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