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.
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Comments: Well bought one of these last season, finally got around to fishing it today. Well it swam great till I noticed it was filling up with water. Never banged it off anything, it just started filling up with water. Not sure what happened but I'm not impressed & won't be looking to try another.
From: William: Long Beach, CA 9/9/15
Comments: I own several of these baits. I treat them like a squarebill but when I need a much longer pause (These have a very slow float rate...the guy that said they sink must've had this happen because of the beefed up hooks he added). They are a bit bigger then I expected, but are the same size a young sunfish/bluegill, and I've caught many nice fish on the AYU and Blueback colors.
From: Chad: New York, NY 7/27/14
Comments: LIVE GILL HD color is awesome and photos online don't do it justice. It's got a holographic clearcoat... it looks exactly like a young 'gill. Can't wait to throw this around spawning flats its going to get destroyed.
From: D-Rok: NY
Comments: Very good bait recommend it !
From: Mike: Buffalo, New York, U.S.A
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'