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Comments: Got two of these on clearance at a local store. If your looking for an inexpensive way to fill out your lipless cranks this is a good bet. Good action, nice sound and the colors are great for the waters I fish. Stock hooks are not the best, but they are not the worst either, just change'em when they get beat up.
From: Joesph: Syracuse, NY
Comments: this is a good bait. i agree with the complaints about the plating/paint coming off. i solved that problem by coating the lure with clear fingernail polish. most stores like cvs and k-mart sell the polish for $1.00 a bottle. one bottle will coat 3-4 baits. put some kvd hooks on them and get your rod bent--
From: Wes: Salinas, CA
Comments: If you like to slap the weeds off your lipless baits then you will not like this one. The eyes will fall out the first time you slap it and the metalic comes off.
From: Andy: Indiana
Comments: For years my go-to smallmouth lure has been a lipless crankbait. Until last fall, I fished with the premium, expensive ones. While fishing with a buddy, the bite really turned on, but he lost his last lipless. He asked to borrow one, so naturally I gave him one of the cheaper ones...a Diamond Shad. By the end of the day I'd caught 24 fish. He had 27 on the Diamond Shad! I've fished it all year, and in the last month caught 3 over 4.5 lbs, 5 over 4 and nearly a dozen over 3. The Diamond Shad is remarkably reliable and a good price. My only complaint is that the metallic paint comes off rather quickly (colors do not). You'll be lucky to get more than 2 trips out of a bait. But, they seem to bite just as well when quite a bit of paint is missing.
From: Mark: Washougal, WA