Savage Gear 3D Manic Shrimp Review (Plus Underwater Footage)
It’s shrimp time!
Shrimp is a staple food source for just about any fish that lives in inshore waters.
Fishing with live or dead shrimp can be a very effective way of catching these fish, but you may easily go through a couple dozen in just a couple of hours.
Baitfish just love to pick your hook clean, and shrimp aren’t very tough to stay on the hook very long.
Nothing can really beat the real thing, but artificial shrimp can go a long way when it comes to inshore fishing for snook, redfish, seatrout, black drum, and tarpon.
A single artificial shrimp can catch you multiple fish before having to tie on a new one.
Some are extremely durable and can be used pretty much all day on the water, and even for multiple trips.
The Savage Gear 3D TPE Manic Shrimp is a great example of one of these very durable shrimp imitating lures.
Here are some of the key features of the 3D shrimp by Savage Gear:
- Made From a 3D Scan of an Actual Shrimp
- Interchangeable Weedless Hook
- Made from TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)….or in layman’s terms, STRONG
- A Woven Mesh Keeps the Lure Together for Durability
- Segmented Tail Allows for “Thumping” Action
- Antennae and Legs Create “Micro Movements” in the Water
- The shrimp comes in a variety of colors and sizes
This artificial shrimp also comes in a variety of sizes and colors to best suit whatever conditions you may be fishing in.
I like the “golden” color, but to clearly no color works best in all situations.
You can view the Savage Gear shrimp here on Amazon: Savage Gear Shrimp
There were only a couple disadvantages of this lure, but they really weren’t much of a concern.
The first disadvantage you will notice is that they go for anywhere from 6 to 8 bucks for one shrimp.
This seems like a bit much, but for how long they last compared to a pack of artificial shrimp, it is a reasonable price range.
The next disadvantage I found is that it didn’t cast very far.
However, this is easily fixed by replacing the EWG weighted hook that comes pre-rigged with a heavier one – they also come rigged in 1/8oz, 1/4oz and 1/2oz weights.
In the following video, I will be reviewing the Savage Gear 3D Manic Shrimp, and you will also see some underwater footage of it’s action.
This was my first time using this particular type of artificial shrimp and I was even able to catch a nice redfish on it, which you will also see included in the video.
Savage Gear 3D Manic Shrimp [VIDEO]
Overall, I am pretty impressed with this little shrimp made by Savage Gear.
It is super durable, has great action, and catches fish!
Keep in mind, we are not affiliated or sponsored by any products or companies, so these reviews are unbiased and based solely on our own experiences with the product.
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- How To Rig a Berkley Gulp Shrimp For More Bites See It Here
- Live Bait vs. Artificial: Which Technique is Best For Inshore Fishing? See It Here
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