“Heavy” may be a bit of an overstatement, but the Yamamoto Senko is weighted perfectly for finesse applications. The weightlessness of many finesse soft plastics make it very hard to make long casts, which defeats the point in my purpose. More times than not, I’m fishing finesse baits in clear water when long casts are essential to getting bites.
When the Senko is rigged weightless, it casts like a rocket. It doesn’t matter if it’s windy or calm—you’re going to be able to put it where it needs to be. You’ll also notice how easily it skips underneath cover. Just flick your wrist and it will skip like a river rock on top of the water.
The extra weight of a Senko, that you usually don’t find in its many knockoffs, is one of the things that will always make the original special. That formulation of softness, salt, and weight will forever make it unique for catching bass and covering water more efficiently.