So the interesting part to me on the Gem Blade is how vicious the bites are. One of the things that I love about soft bodied swimbaits, especially the bigger ones in the 6 to 8-inch ranges, is how vicious the bites are. I am getting the same sort of response to the Gem Blade. It gets more of a swimbait bite. Maybe because I like to fish it slow and keep it down in the water column. But there’s no mistaking that thump when one gets it.
The hook is a strong and sharp Mustad hook that keeps the fish hooked well. The Gem Blade’s design is compact which keeps it from bending out as bad and keeps fish pinned. I think it really looks like three little shad swimming by and they smash on the biggest one.