I think that the Revolution Shad is…. a “revolution” lure, the action is great in slow retrieve too, and it does not lose any action if I retrieve fast. The slow fall action is great in every situation, in cold water it is perfect and when you just touch the rod, the action of lure starts immediately. The wake action can be great to select the size of the fish because move lot’s of water. The suspending model are very important to me in clear deep water, so it can be important in some lakes to select the size of fish and it can help to catch more lethargic fish around grass beds or rocks. I will have an important tournament in a clear lake in April, so the Revolution Shad suspending will be one of my best lures with susp jerkbaits and crankbaits in my opinion.
I think that if I need to change the baits often, I can use use a snap and the action is not compromised at all. For the 4.5″ size I’ve used a 5/8 oz. crankbait rod with 10 pound test fluorocarbon line. I like fluoro, more sensibility, more sinking action and I always have control of the bait; for the 5.5 size I haven’t tried yet but I think a spinnerbait rod is better as it has more power and more casting performance, but 12 or 14 pound test fluoro line is better.
I ilke natural colors like Hitch, Ghost minnow, Ghost natural shad ( it will be perfect in a big clear lake ….) , Bunker, Pearl, I like to match the hatch, but I would be a Chartreuse/Blue back color, it can be very important in some lakes and rivers with stained or muddy water to help the fish to target the lure. This lure can be a great lure too when the fish are lethargic and when bass eat little fish like post spawn time.
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These pictures are from the B.A.S.S. Tournament held in July. Luca caught the big bass on day 2 and clocked in at 4 pounds. Luca caught these using the Revolution Shad.