Spoons have long enjoyed a high rank among fishing lures; and for good reason, as their user-friendly design, forage mimicking form and inherently attractive motion offer dependable performance right out of the box. Now, the new Savage Gear Line Thru Baitfish Spoon elevates this endearing lure to an even greater level of functionality by successfully addressing the spoon’s Achilles heel — line twist.
For years, anglers have wrestled with the truth that the feature to which a spoon owes its appeal — its fluttering and spinning nature — is precisely what causes fishing line to twist. It’s a subtle vexation that builds up over the course of your day until one cast unleashes the fury that has been hiding within your spool and you suddenly find yourself with all sorts of mayhem spilling forth from your reel.
A common solution involves adding a swivel between the fishing line and a split ring affixed to the spoon. This arrangement allows the spoon to rotate independently from the line, but adding extra terminal tackle alters the lure’s appearance and adds another potential catching point for sea grass and other debris.
Consider that problem solved, thanks to the Savage Gear’s creation. Simply feed you line/leader into the bait’s nose, run it through the body and bring it out the rear edge where it ties to a 4X strong weedless hook.