Impressions: I know what you're thinking. How can a bait that has in its name the words Jack Hammer and chatter be considered stealth? That's like an oxi-whatever-ma-call-it, is it not? Is it just appearances? This new bladed jig variant features a polycarbonate lip with a reinforced metal washer of sorts at the connection point. The jighead for both versions is identical but the loops coming out of what would be the jig's nose are different. It is much more elongated in the Stealth.
The most obvious difference is that blade
From there, it's obvious the original Jack Hammer has a much fuller skirt and while both are hand tied, the original is tied with thread while the Stealth's skirt is tied on with a very thin gauge wire. The hooks are identical in appearance, but the Stealth's is made by Decoy with a fluorine coating for easier penetration with light line.
The Stealth features a polycarbonate blade with beveled
Head shapes are identical but that connection point to
the blade is different
A closer look at the Stealth's blade reveals a beveled edge and the use of an ovalized split ring as the line tie instead of a clip. That metal, reinforcing washer I referred to is actually in the shape of a figure eight with one hole reinforcing the blade's connection to the jighead, the other serving as the connection to the line tie split ring. The polycarbonate lip actually surrounds that washer so unlike a metal bladed jig, there is no real structural element behind this polycarbonate blade. It's simply there to create vibration and erratic swimming behavior.