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Glide Week : The Lumbering Limberlamber (continued)

If there's a downside to this bait it's in its durability. The exquisite paint jobs on these baits wears a little worse than average, but the real weak point is in the bait's tail. It comes with a spare, but the connection point for the tail (a very small, single screw) is not sufficient to hold it in place and after a couple of strikes, the tail is easily torn off.

The paint jobs on these baits is typical Megabass - exquisite. But once they get knicked, the finish begins to peel off pretty easily.

Performance Ratings for Megabass Limberlamber

Fall Attitude (1-5)
Degree of Glide (1-5)
Quality of Movement (1-5)
Position at Rest (1-5)
Durability (1-5)
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)

Here's how we broke down the Limberlamber back at TT HQ.

Features: The Limberlamber does come with a spare tail and is available in both a fast and slow sink rate of fall. Color choices are quite wide, but remember, this is Megabass, so the availability of these colors at any point in time is questionable at best. If there's something you want, plan ahead put it on backorder because it could be anyone's guess as to when it will actually be available. There are no bonus features with this bait.

Features Ratings for Megabass Limberlamber

Spare Parts (1-5)
Rates of Fall (1-3)
No. Finishes (1-5)
Miscellaneous (1-3)
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)

The Limberlamber in El Dorado.

Design/Ergonomics: These smallish glide baits are so easy to throw, discussion of "ergonomics" is almost moot. I've handled probably at least half a dozen of these baits and they all seem to swim pretty consistently. Weight, as mentioned earlier, is a non-issue assuming you're accustomed to throwing larger baits. Though its action is pretty good, the Limberlamber's realism could use some work and it's only available in the one size.

Design & Ergonomics Ratings for Megabass Limberlamber

Bait to Bait Consistency (1-5)
Weight (1-5)
Realism (1-5)
Available Sizes (1-3)
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)

One last look at the finely detailed Limberlamber from Megabass.

Application: Megabass's Limberlamber has an enticing swim action for a bait of its size, but the key to this bait is fishing it slow. Reel it in too fast and it will blow out. The slow sink version has more utility than the fast sink because you can pitch it around cover on heavy line and slowly swim it back giving mister greenback plenty of time to see it from his ambush point and tease him into striking.


Megabass Limberlamber Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality As with a lot of product from this manufacturer, this bait looks like it belongs in a display case rather than in your tackle box 9.0
Performance Can be finicky and is best fished on a slow to medium retrieve 7.6
Price Hand made in Japan... that explains the price tag 5
Features Standard fare - a spare tail is about all the extras you get with this bait 6.87
Design (Ergonomics) Consistent bait to bait action and very easy to cast and even pitch 7.22
Application Find a slow sink, use braid, pitch it up into cover and hold on! 7

Total Score

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:


+ Easy to throw because of its size - Tail section is too fragile
+ Colors are striking - Finishes are beautiful but not very durable
+ Can be difficult to source which means not many other anglers will likely have it - Typical Megabass price tag
  - Can't fish it fast

Want to throw something a little more exotic? The Limberlamber just might fit that bill.

Conclusion: The Limberlamber is one of those products I've had for quite some time. Like another bait in this week long round up, I've started and stopped its review several times wanting to try just one more thing. My biggest pet peeve with this bait is that super fragile tail section, but during a trip to the Amazon, I found a solution. I took off the back hook, found a long, wood chopper screw eye and installed it in the very back of the bait using some Krazy Glue to lock it in. I then took a feather treble and added it as the bait's tail. The extra drag created by this impromptu trailer slows the action of this bait a bit and has the added benefit of stabilizing it at high speeds. Check out the result!


Fished in the Amazon, the Limberlamber survived several peacock bass, but this 14lber was the largest. The paint was understandably worn on this bait, but it survived to become TT Amazon Certified!


This isn't the most affordable bait on the market, nor is it the easiest one to find on the store shelves - some people like that. It is one you can customize, so if your search is for something easy to throw and somewhat exclusive and unique, Megabass's Limberlamber might be right up your alley.


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