Evolve Soul 5 FlatSlider 75 - $6.49
A truly unique bait, the Soul 5 FlatSider 75 combines elements of design from lipless, flat-sided, square-billed, and traditional shallow-running crankbaits to create one highly-effective, hybrid crank. Perhaps the thinnest crankbait on the market, the Soul 5 FlatSider 75 features a unique Oyster-style bill that gives it the rolling, swimming action seen in a standard round-bill, but also allows it to flare out at a wide angle to capture some of the cover-deflecting qualities of a square bill. Several strategically placed fixed forward weights combined with the short-bill design allows the Soul 5 FlatSider 75 to reach depths up to 4-feet. Rip it through grass, bang it off of cover, or burn it in open water, the Soul 5 FlatSider 75 offers an unmatched versatility that will make it a fixture on your deck year-round.
Comments: Tried this out last weekend, got some bites when several other crank baits weren't producing (Live Gill HD). Swims true out of box, I upgraded hooks to Owner ST-41BC although stock hooks should do well with smaller fish. I like the way this thing suspends on the pause, very realistic looking with a really slow drop rate making it very effective using stop/go retrieve. You can keep it near the top with this type of retrieve. Nice tight wobble and pretty good deflection off cover.
From: Dan: Valrico, FL
Comments: This is a sweet little bait. It really is super thin/flat... probably only like 3/8 inch wide. I fished it like a crankbait and a jerkbait, and got bit both ways. I landed several smallmouth, largemouth and stripers on the AYU color. Hooks and split rings were up to par out of the package...would recommend. Finishes were also really good... I didn't have any chipping at end of day 1.
From: Ron: NJ/NY
Comments: This is an awesome bait. It has a really unique nose down posture when you pause the retreive, and I was able to slay some largemouth with a stop and go type retrieve on 10 pound test in 53 - 60 degree water. Even ripping this bait pretty quickly, it didn't roll or run out of whack. They have a wakasagi color that I will be trying to order directly.
From: Jeff B Bassin'
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