Keitech Swing Impact FAT
The Keitech Swing Impact FAT offers anglers an extremely versatile bait that can be utilized with a number of techniques and in almost any scenario. The Keitech Swing Impact FAT is thicker than the original, but just as deadly on A-rigs, jigs, spinnerbaits, Texas-rigs, and Carolina Rigs. No matter how it’s fished, the beefed up paddle tail of the Keitech Swing Impact FAT creates a distinct swinging action that fish find irresistible. The Keitech Swing Impact FAT is also made with a special dual-injection molding process, which combines two different salted plastics and gives it a well-balanced action at any speed. Impregnated with a heavy dose of squid scent as well, the Keitech Swing Impact FAT is sure to become a familiar site in rod-lockers and stowaways everywhere.
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Comments: These things straight up catch fish! I ordered the 3.8 inch in crystal shad & the bass tear them up. I caught a 5lber today on one of these things. I use the eagle claw 60 degree hook in 4/0 in 1/8 oz. I also swim it at the top as a buzzbait & i caught a couple like that too. The only downfall to these baits is that they dont have very good durability. They are like senkos. They are good,not durable,a little pricey, but hell they are worth every penny.
From: Andrew: Camarillo, CA 9/5/16
Comments: Great product. Makes a super trailer when used with the Z Man ChatterBaits, both the custom & the Freedom version, as well as other baits in the Freedom line. The 3.3 inch seems well balanced with the Z Man ChatterBait & the 3.8 inch works very well with the Freedom version of the Z Man ChatterBait system.
From: Larry: Houston, TX 7/23/16
Comments: These are by far the best swim baits on the market. The 4.8 in bluegill flash definitely get the fishes attention. Do yourself a favor and pick some up today.
From: Zach: AL 5/25/16
Comments: the Bluegill Flash color in 3.8 or 4.3 is fabulous on a buckeye lures j-will swim bait head in 1/8. Caught multiple 6lbers on this bait.
From: Nicolas: VA 3/21/16
Comments: So I can honestly say I had never used any Keitech swimbaits till last Friday. Decided to bite the bullet and see if there really was a big difference on action between the swing impact fat 4.3'' & a gambler ez swimmer on the back of a swim jig. These things look amazing in the water and my first fish on one was an 8-2 largemouth. Will be buying these more often now!
From: Cody: FL 3/21/16
Comments: Money bait. If you don't use these. you are missing the boat. I use different sizes, use bigger ones on a weighted screw lock hook for a swimbait, use the smaeer ones as jig/spinnerbait/chatterbait trailers. They work great, although not as durable as I would like. They are soft are tear easy, but they catch fish. Just buy more.
From: John: FL 3/9/16
Comments: I have literally caught four of my top five biggest bass on the 4.3 Ayu color. I fish them with 1/8 and 3/32 screw lock swimbait hooks & fish them SLOW. These can be crept along & you control the depth. When theyre just ticking the tops of grass BAM! 5 lb'ers all day, every weekend. I caught 5 bass out of a heavily fished pond today when nobody else caught anything.
From: Evan: OK 1/30/16
Comments: Just flat out a super swim bait with many applications. Terrific on a swim jig or by itself on a weighted swibait hook. Smaller ones work well on a drop shot rig. Let your imagination run with these.
Not real durable but can be repaired with glue to fight again.
From: Steve: Waretloo, IA 12/16/15
Comments: Just bought the Houdini in the 4.8 inch and paired it with 3/8oz bulkhead. Second cast caught a bass on the fall, caught three more bass in short order & had a couple of short strikes all in my first few minutes on the water. One observation is that the bait easily slides off the ballhead even with glue. I changed to a 1/4 weighted swimbait hook & no further issues. Had around 10 bass in about 3 hours. Winter conditions for cali. 50 degree air & water temps.
From: Mike: CA 12/13/15
Comments: So, I bought some the 4.8" in silver flash minnow a month or two ago and only used em once since, but this is about how the time when I pick up a swim jig. So tonight I threw one on the back of a 3/8 oz dirty jigs swim jig in crappie color and it is simply the best lookin/working combo ever! Don't be intimidated by the size of this setup I was catching 10" smallmouth on this thing! This bait flat out works no doubt. No need to downsize for smallies, they just eat it! Smallmouth and largemouth both eat this thing! Will be buying many more very happy with the product
From: Keagan: PA 8/19/15
Comments: My Dad & I went on a fishing trip to West Virginia, where the old man proceeded to trounce me for several hours. We had decided early that morning to use soft swimbaits due to the conditions & I have always used Basstrix baits. After 3 hours of watching him catch larger bass as well as greater numbers of fish (2 to 1 ratio), I finally asked him what he was fishing with. With a grin, he replied "Keitech Swing Impact Fats!" I drove him crazy until he "loaned" me one of the Ayu 4.3 inch Keitechs. First cast brought in a 4 lb.6 oz. largemouth.
From: Brian: Bidwell, OH 7/5/15
Comments: This is one of the best baits I have ever used. I have used every size but always in the bluegill flash. I match the size I use to the technique I am using. They get tore up pretty quick but I use mend-it to repair tears and can get a few more cast from each bait. They seem to get tore up the most when you get the small fish grabbing the tails. easily my go to bait. They will get bit when nothing else will. They are deadly on an Alabama rigs.
From: Gary: Kewanee, IL 6/30/15
Comments: These are one of the best swimbaits I have ever used. I use the 3.8 and 4.3 most of the time but do go bigger depending on the area I am fishing. The only color I use is the Bluegill Flash. I have numerous family and friends that are now using the Impact Fat after watching me. They are not real durable but it is usually the small fish that tear them up by grabbing the tail. Three to 6 fish is usually the limit. Some people will fish them on a jig head but I have better luck and better action on a weighted hook, usually 4/0 or 5/0. Impact Fat will catch fish when nothing else is working.
From: Gary: Kewanee, IL 6/23/15
Comments: Love these guys! Got the 5.8 and the action is amazing. The only flaw is since the heavy salt content, the plastic isnt very strong, maybe 4-7 fish in, and the bait wont stay on the hook correctly, but i think it is worth it.
From: Matt: Plainfield, IL 6/4/15
Comments: These are absolutely the best Soft body swimbaits I have ever bought. the 3.8 and 4.3 inch absolutely kill largemouth bass. Blue gill flash Is the go tO color. Rigged with a size 5 weightless swim bait hook and go catch some bucket mouths.
From: Garret: NC 5/17/15
Comments: Great swimming action. But as expensive as these swimbaits are you would think durability would be a little better. 2 maybe 3 fish and these things are trashed, fish bite the tails off!
From: Jared: TX 5/4/15
Comments: I absolutely love these baits. I was out fishing yesterday, in the CA delta and brought home a 14 Lb striper that completely hammered this bait. Didn't rip or tear, I would buy these over and over again. I have noticed that most of the bites come from retrieving the bait and then pausing and allowing it to fall. They can't stand the tail wag on the fall, thats when you're going to get bit... Looks incredible in the water, I can't say enough good things about this bait. I would recommend to ANYONE!!! You can rig it anyway you want.
From: Dee: CA 3/12/15
Comments: these things are great, absolutely love them, but for the money ill go to kicker fish baits and get these 50% cheaper and not sacrifice the effectiveness of the baits at all
From: Matthew: USA 2/13/15
Comments: I wanted to update my earlier review. I said the 4.8 was to big for the A-rig, but I went to Guntersville and I can say I wish I had some 5.8" down there. These baits are great I mostly use them on a swim jig but I have also used them in saltwater for sea trout. 4.8" is my favorite size in Illinois.
From: Matt: Moweaqua, IL 11/25/14
Comments: These things are awesome. Great action. The tail has a real wide kick that moves a lot of water. I'm riggin them on a arig or a single swim jighead and gettin bit in heavily pressure fisheries. Thought these were all hype till i gave them a chance, but they flat out work
From: Blackwater Kayak Anglers: Fresno, CA 11/24/14
Comments: Phenomonal bait! High quality n best swimming action, love the ribbed body. Truly think it makes big difference. It's great alone but I especially love'em for swim jig trailers and bladed swimbait trailers. Also great on a nice swimbait jighead. Smallies gobble'em up too.
From: Tanner: MA 11/9/14
Comments: Just got back from northern Wisconsin, fished the Chippawa Flowage with the 4.8 size sun gill and the sight flash, rig on a 5/0 EWG 1/8 oz. hook, all I can say is there awesome. Got my biggest bass ever up there, 5.5 lbs. That's a big bass for this northern lake. Out of the 15 baits I took, 10 where bite off by northerns or muskies. Never had a bait work so good as this one, there worth every penny! On here now to order more for the next trip.
From: Mudslick: Hayward, WI 8/2/14
Comments: I would highly recommend these swim baits. I use a 3/8 vmc jig head with the 4.8 sexy shad. This bait does it all. I use it to burn through weeds that are 1ft under water or through scattered weed pockets. A fast burn and pause retrieve drives fish to come up out of weeds and nail this bait. Very durable bait. I caught 15 bass and was still using it until a northern ripped the tail off. Putting a dab of superglue on the head of the swim bait to the jig head will keep the bait running perfect 100% and will make the swim bait last longer. Some may tear earlier but to me this bait runs true either if your burning it through weeds or if your just slow rolling it on a-rigs. Wouldn't use any other swim bait. Tournaments are won on baits that work. This bait gives u the confidence to do so.....
From: Andy: Valpo, IN 4/20/14
Comments: So glad they have new colors now. Can't wait to use them. They are one awesome bait. Works great for a trailer to. Well worth the buy.
From: Nathan: NY 3/12/14
Comments: I threw this swimbait and the Power Team Lures 4.8 inch swinging hammer the same day...I caught way more fish on the PTL swinging hammer even though these swimbaits have similar actions so try a PTL swimbait if u like this swimbait
From: Nathan: Leander, TX
Comments: I love these foe swim jig trailers. No other paddle tail has action this good. Its going to wag no matter how slow your retrieve. That being said the trade off for that action is the softer plastic that is not as durable as one would hope. However they are well worth the buy.
From: Kevin: Austin, TX
Comments: Best softbait I've ever used. Not extremely durable though but it catches heaps of fish so can't complain about anything else, can I?
From: Sebastian: Townsville, Queensland: Australia
Comments: I used the 3.8" male perch and 3.8" green pumpkin on a week long fishing trip. Easily my top bait of the week rigged on a weighted EWG hook. Love the action and so did the fish. Tails get torn off fairly quick and I had ran out of both packages before the first day of fishing. Tried the Zoom swim flukes, Berkley sick fish, and the Lake fork magic shad boot tail...they just didn't get bit as much. For me Keitech is worth the extra $.
From: Chris: IL
Comments: Kept these in my bag for about a week after I bought them at Fishermans warehouse....Out on the lake one day and had a had a few more hours before it gets dark...decided to tie it on and threw it in...no more than 15 cast I got a bite...and still getting bites everytime I use them...no plastic ever last so I wouldn't worry about that...unless it was elaztec...however u spell it...money will be worth it....many ways to rig these baits but I just slow roll them with a twistlock hook...any brand....whatever Ur comfortable with...thanks for reading
From: Kou: Fresno, California
Comments: This is a good swim bait. Used this at carlyle lake which is stained water. Stuck bass and catfish ....amazing!
From: Poda: So IL
Comments: These baits catch fish and thats that!!! I started using the revenge jig head and it holds the bait really well, not to mention it makes the bait look more realistic. i can catch three good size bass before i need to reach for a new one. (sometimes more) Good fishing guys!
From: Dave: MA
Comments: Best swimbait known to man. Fish this over a bed and you're hooked. Amazing action, well worth the money, and somewhat durable.
Comments: Im not sure what it is about these baits but the bass absolutely annihilate them! Just rig one up on a screw locked swimbait hook and it will last you alot longer.
From: OceanLab: Socal
Comments: These are one of my favorite baits right now, I put these 4.8in on a 3/8 lead head or the 2.8in on an under-spin and its GAME OVER for the LMB's. The strike that you'll get on these baits are RIDICULOUS!!!!! I usually stick to my Green/black in color, try it you wont be disappointed. The only down side to the bait is that after one fish the Bait is pretty much trashed because the head wont hold to the lead head after its been pulled back. Just my 2 cents.
From: Ricky: Diamond Valley Lake CA.
Comments: I have only used the 4.8's. these are awsome swimbaits. On the A Rig they are deadly. They swim so good in the water and the fish can't resist them
From: Rob: East Bay, CA
Comments: These are terrible baits, they wreck giant smallmouth which are no fun to catch. Buy something else! Seriously guys.. If you fish tournaments whats an extra $10 in baits a tournament especially if you cash a cheque?
From: Tim: Canada
Comments: Awesome baits. Price doesn't bother me, but the durability does to some extent. These are loaded with salt, similar to Yamamoto baits. Because of this I feel that they do get bit more than the average paddletail, but at the expense of durability. When rigged on a jig head, it only takes a few fish to tear the bait down off the hook holder. Even with super glue, mend-it, etc..the salt in the bait makes it tough to be repaired effectively. Packaging is great, action is great, effectiveness is great.
From: Justin: Long Beach
Comments: This is a great bait!! For all you whiny kids that complain about price, they are worth it! I even caught bass on a bait after it got its tail ripped off hahaha!!! You definitely want to get the biggest size and rig with a 6/0 owner beast hook. I used that and caught a 7lber!
From: Ryan: CA
Comments: Very much worth the price. Comes in great packaging, keeping tails straight until use. Great thumping action on the tail. Was fishing for smallies w/ a 2.8" and they loved it, as did the crappie!
From: Jon: WY
Comments: Insane swimming action fish can't resist . When nothing works this thing will procedures fish . Caught few descent size bass on first day testing with 4.8 , but fish tear them up very easily.
From: Fishkiller01: NYC, NY
Comments: Let peeps keep crying about the price. Cool, dont use em. More fish for me! Just a simple 1/8 oz round jig head with a good hook works fine. Superglue the bait to the jig head. Slow roll. These things are the real deal, homie.
From: Meatwad: Swimmin FAT
Comments: The KEITECH 3.8 and 4.8 is all i throw in the spring and Fall once you really figure out how to properly rig and use them there is no other bait that will come close !!! Best Bag using the 4.8 !!! on Champlain fish 22.63lbs !!!!
From: Clemente: Farmington, CT
Comments: Killer baits. The best for me have been the 3.8, they slay smallmouth up North. Throw them for smallies on shallow sand flats in the spring and you can't go wrong. The 4.8 has an awesome action on a weighted swimbait hook; these have been my go to baits for quite a while. The 5.8 has been a great throwback Muskie bait for me, wish they would come out with a 6.8 size.
From: Zach: NJ
Comments: Absolutely awesome, caught two citation smallies here in virginia in the past week on the 5.8 inch version with a 1/2 oz swimbait jig head. The action is unmatched, I wont throw another paddle tail after using these. The fish honestly seem to go after the bigger types, A buddy threw the 4.8 the whole day and couldnt get bit!
Comments: amazing biat great action i caught a 10 lb bass on one fish love the feel of them when the fishing is hard thats my go to bait also it is a wonderful trailer to spinner baits
From: Joey: NJ
Comments: this bait is the real deal for northern waters, 3.8 for smallies and 4.8 for largies. so many ways to fish them. don't leave the dock without them or mend-it because when the fish tear them up you'll need to perform surgery.
From: Jeff: Jersey
Comments: Although we dont have Bass here in Switzerland (except in 1 lake) i have found these to be my favourite lure for Perch in 2.8" with dark colours and amazing for Pike in any size over 3.8". Got my biggest Pike of 95 cm on a Ayu 4.8"
From: Dooly: Baar, Switzerland