“Animated Lure” Review For Saltwater Anglers [Top 3 Pros & Cons]
By: Tony Acevedo on August 28, 2018
The Animated Lure is one of the most interesting and unconventional fishing lures on the market today.
This is a battery-powered, rechargeable lure that has an electric propeller on its nose which allows it to move completely on its own. No reeling or technique by the angler necessary.
It has a segmented tail that has great action as the lure moves itself using the propeller on the nose.
I’ve used this lure fishing for some time and want to give you my honest review of it.
In this article, I go over what you need to know about the Animated Lure, including:
- The top three pros and cons
- What comes in an Animated Lure pack
- How to charge it
You can also see my full review of this lure — including an underwater demo — in the video at the bottom of the article.
The Animated Lure Pack
Each Animated Lure pack comes with three items:
- Animated Lure
- USB charging cable
- One additional propeller
The lure comes in two different sizes: the Animated Lure and the Animated Lure Mini. The Animated Lure is 5.25″ and the Mini is 2.6″.
There are 14 different color options for the Animated Lure and 12 for the Mini.
How To Charge The Animated Lure
The Animated Lure is easy to charge and only requires a few quick steps to do so.
To charge it, attach the red (positive) alligator tips on the charging cable to the metal ring on the top of the lure. Attach the black (negative) alligator tips to the first hook ring on the bottom of the lure.
Once the lure is attached to the clips, plug the charging cable into a USB outlet such as an iPhone cord plug.
When it’s charging, a small blue light will come on behind the eye on the lure. The light will go off once the lure is done charging.
It takes about 45 minutes to one hour to fully charge the lure.
Top Three Pros Of The Animated Lure
In this section, I go over the top three pros I’ve noticed since I started fishing with this lure, which are:
1. Incredibly Lifelike Action
This lure looks incredibly realistic in the water. When the propeller on the front revs up, the segmented tails swings continuously in one of the most realistic lure presentations I’ve ever seen. This action is enticing to fish and very effective.
2. Elite Coloring And Paint Detailing
On top of moving great in the water, the Animated Lure also looks realistic. The paint and detailing on the lure gives it a very lifelike look which is superior to most other lures on the market. All of the different styles for the lures are very well done.
3. Easy To Use
This is one of the easiest lures to use out there. All you need to do is tie a big enough bobber above the lure, cast it out and do nothing. The lure will move and work itself under the bobber without having to reel or move the rod at all. This lure is great for fishing with kids who may just be getting introduced to fishing.
Top Three Cons Of The Animated Lure
I have found some things I do not like while using the Animated Lure. My top cons for this lure are:
Both the Animated Lure and the Mini cost roughly $35 for one lure. This is expensive for one lure, especially if you order the lure online and have to pay shipping cost — which will up the cost even more.
2. Electronics And Corrosion
Anything with electronics in it will speed up the saltwater corrosion process and cause metals to rust quicker. This holds true with the Animated Lure. You must make sure to wash these lures thoroughly and as quick as possible once you get off the water. These lures are recommended for freshwater use but can be used in the saltwater. If you use it in salt, try to get fresh water on it as fast as possible once you’re done fishing with it.
I have concerns about how this lure is going to hold up against saltwater over time and how that will affect the electronics. My two main concerns about the durability are, one, will corrosion eventually cause the lure to break down and ruin the electronics. Two, the hard plastic head can crack if it hits a hard piece of structure, which would ruin the entire lure.
Animated Lure Video Review [Underwater Footage]
In this video, I give you my full review of the Animated Lure as well as show you how it looks with some underwater footage.
While the Animated Lure is expensive, it is also one of the most innovative lures out there on the market today.
It combines technology with the lure to make fishing easier. It’s great for kids and anyone who is just getting introduced to fishing.
Remember, all of our reviews are unbiased and completely independent. We are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies.
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