It actually sounds like a HyroWave unit


While listening to the StealthBlade audio, Hite, Shimizu and Seiya Muto of Ever Green realized they’d heard the sound before. “We discovered that the high pitch of the StealthBlade’s vibration, created by its light clear blade striking the jighead, closely parallels the real bait sounds emitted by our HydroWave units,” suggested Muto, senior manager at Ever Green. “The StealthBlade puts out a restrained, high frequency vibration, almost imperceptible to human ears. But to a bass’ lateral line and inner ear, it’s sweet music.”

In terms of optics, Hite notes that the underwater footage also depicts powerful visuals of each lure’s specific flash and action.

“When you watch the footage, you’ll see what happens as a result of the smaller, clear polycarbonate blade,” notes Hite. “Under water, the blade almost disappears; just offers the slightest flicker of life-the perfect visual inducement in stealthy situations. The blade’s beveled edges and the way it tracks relative to the jighead produce a higher frequency vibration and a totally unique action. Makes the jig, skirt and trailer swim and undulate on super subtle, though perhaps even more lifelike levels.”

Hite further suggests that the StealthBlade’s minimalist façade removes most negative visual cues. “Like a crankbait, the transparent blade falls out of the picture during the retrieve. Its relatively sparse skirt, lightwire fluorine-coated Decoy hook and discreet oval split ring combine to present a clean, lifelike lure.

“Contrast all that with a regular JackHammer in the video and audio,” Hite suggests. “Loud, low-frequency pitch. Lots of flash and a super-wide wobbling action. Killer combination in stained and dirty water, of course. But at times, too much of a good thing.”

Hite redirects attention toward the StealthBlade’s angular-edge hex-blade. “We tweaked angles, shapes and material thickness until the blade ‘started’ effortlessly and rocked against the jighead at the pitch we wanted. Enough water displacement to ping the hearing systems of bass, but not enough to put pressured fish off the bite.

“Look at the way the blade’s movement just barely quakes and quivers the skirt. How the little straight-tail trailer shimmies and wags on super subtle levels. You can see why less can be so much more. Can’t stress enough the advantage of occasionally putting down the ‘hammer, and when the time’s right, flying the little stealth bomber for big bites.