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Old 10-25-12, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Lake Fork Magic Shad 3.5 inch?

I know that the 4.5 inch model of the lake fork magic shad is very versatile and can be retrieved fast or slow with great action. But has anyone used the 3.5 inch version on say a chatterbait or weighted hook and still enjoyed the same great action as the bigger models at any retrieve speed?
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Old 10-25-12, 11:46 AM   #2
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I use both models pretty often...The 3.5'' still offer a nice presentation at slower retrieves.

Never tried the 3.5 on a hook alone...I usually use them as trailers but I read people enjoy that way too.

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Old 10-25-12, 12:55 PM   #3
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I saw they just came out with a paddle tail version too.
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Old 10-25-12, 01:44 PM   #4
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I saw they just came out with a paddle tail version too.
So they did!
I still wanna try the baby shad on a DS...
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Old 10-25-12, 07:25 PM   #5
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I've never used any Lake Fork lures, but a bunch of their stuff is on sale here just in case anyone is interested.

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Old 10-25-12, 07:36 PM   #6
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For those of you that have used the magic shad, how is the durability of the lure? I read some mixed reviews about them breaking after a few fish at the thinner sections connecting the segments.

Also, has anyone tried the reaction innovations little dipper or keitech's 3 inch easy shiner as trailers with success?
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Old 10-25-12, 08:01 PM   #7
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I have tried the 3.5's on scrounger jigs, but had durability problems mentioned above, great action though.
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The segments are thin and do break after a few fish..But most of my soft plastics only last a few fish....It's never been a deal breaker for me
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Old 10-26-12, 10:51 AM   #9
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I use the Keitech 3.8
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