How Durable Is The Alabama Leprechaun? Putting It To The Redfish Test


What’s the most important quality you look for in a fishing lure?

Obviously, you want a lure that catches fish.

It doesn’t matter what it costs, how good the action is, or how realistic-looking a lure is… if it doesn’t catch fish, there’s no point!

But high up on my list is durability.

I hate going through several packs of lures every time I go out on the water because they get torn up.

And I hate having to rig up a new soft plastic after every fish I catch… it wastes time and money.

So I was really eager to see how the Alabama Leprechaun jerk shad would hold up.

I just got a few packs not too long ago and took them out on the water for the first time.

Want to see if they passed the durability test?

Check out the video below.

Alabama Leprechaun Durability Test [VIDEO]

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As it turns out, these lures are super durable!

I caught multiple redfish on one single lure and I still have that lure rigged up for the next time I go out.

And clearly, they catch fish, too.

I rigged them up on a 1/8 oz 3/0 Owner TwistLock Hook and was casting to points and shorelines in about one to two feet of water.

I was retrieving them with a mix of twitches and pauses.

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Francisco Medina
3 years ago

Where can I buy this lures ???? I’ve looked for them everywhere even in the sop her in this site, NOBODY seems to have any.
Any thoughts??

Luke Simonds
3 years ago

They were recently added to our online store (only place to get them). Here’s a direct link:

Ron Thomas
3 years ago

They catch/stand up to bass too! Just got my first pack and wanted to check out the action prior to taking them on the bay boat. Rigged w/ the 1/8 oz owner twist lock. Caught a bass on the 2d cast, caught a bass on the 3d cast, no tears and ready for the saltwater. Solid!

Steven Free
3 years ago

Yes Tony I have to agree they are considerably durable considering they are not made with the new plastic that zman and other lure makers are starting to use the only thing I do to them differently because of the murky water here where I fish is I add a small rattle and add more scent with procure inshore scent being my choice caught a couple reds and flounder so far all on one bait pretty tough thanks for the info and all you do????

Ron Whetstone
3 years ago

Tony this is off topic but would you still recommend the Calico Jack med rod for an inexpensive rod? If not what do you like now?

3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Ok thank you.

Ron Whetstone
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Why do you like the ST. Croix Triumph over the TFO Professional?
Not sure why but my earlier response was posted as anonymous. So thanks for the response.

Last edited 3 years ago by Ron Whetstone
Gary Rankel
3 years ago

So what will it be – leprechauns or the old stand by camos?

J.T. Carricato
3 years ago
Reply to  Gary Rankel

I love those Gulp Camos! So how are they compared to those Tony?

J.T. Carricato
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Thanks Tony, I’ve had similar luck on soaking the gulps. I’m going to try the Leprechaun out this weekend in Beaufort’s murky water. Stay tuned.


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