Old-school throwback

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This genre of soft plastics with a solid body and the tentacles of a tube are generally referred to as a spider jig or spider grub, though most baits in this category also have claws or other appendages. This particular bait piqued my interest because I had success with something similar way back in the day. I was a young angler, in my early teens or maybe even before and my dad had a couple packs of a similar bait. I can’t even remember the name brand now but we caught a lot of fish on them.

I don’t think this style of bait got the recognition it deserved back then nor does so now for that matter. These baits offer a unique profile that really looks good in the water. It’s one of those baits that looks like a lot of things a bass eats without looking exactly like anything. That versatility is what we’ll talk about next.