Savage Gear Duratech Crab Lure Review
Do you often fish using crab lures or lures imitating other crustaceans?
What makes a great artificial crab lure?
Check out this review on the Savage Gear Duratech Crab lures to learn more!!
Read more below!
Savage Gear Duratech Crab Review
Right off the bat, the Savage Gear Duratech Crabs look extremely realistic in size, design, and colors.
The Green Crab design, as well as the Blue Crab design, will work best for targeting redfish and other species.
Moreover, the size of these lures is 3/4-inch and they are 1/8 oz. in weight which makes it the smallest soft plastic crab lure on the market today.
This makes it an excellent choice for fishing for sheepshead this time of the year.
The small appendages and features of the lure actually create little to no draft which allows the lure to sink through the water column faster than most other crab lures.
That is exactly what you want out of a lure like this because most often you are fishing tight to structure and want to maintain a vertical presentation while also sinking fast.
Lure Material & Rigging
These lures are made out of Savage Gear’s ‘Duratech’ material.
The material allows the lures to properly swim in the water while maintaining a natural appearance.
It is not a standard, traditional plastic used for other soft plastic lures.
The material will not easily tear and it can stretch more than standard soft plastics.
However, pinfish or pufferfish could be able to chop off an appendage or two on this lure.
In terms of targeting sheepshead and black drum with this lure, it will last several fish without issue.
As far as rigging is concerned, these crab lures are already pre-rigged.
A small hook is pre-mounted on the weight on the bottom of the lure.
These lures are ready to fish, fresh out of the package.
Furthermore, these lures sink level because of the way they are weighted.
They do not spiral or fall nose or tail down in the water.
The first major concern is the gap between the hook and the lure itself.
There is a very small area between the hook and lure for a fish to be hooked and stay connected to the lure.
The hook strength is not an issue due to the 3X strong hook.
Staying connected to the fish that strike your lure could be an issue for anglers.
When targeting small-mouthed fish like sheepshead, this issue is not of major concern but something to keep in mind.
A possible solution to this could be to jump up to the 1-inch size lure that has a wider hook gap.
In comparison to Chasebaits’ smallest artificial crab lure, the Savage Gear Duratech Crab is a 1/4-inch smaller.
The appendages and legs of the Chasebaits lure will move more and act ‘wild’ underneath the surface.
Due to the longer appendages on the Chasebaits lure, it will sink slower because the longer arms create more draft.
You want to use the Savage Gear if you are fishing close to structure in deeper water where you need to reach the bottom fast.
Savage Gear Duratech Crab Review [VIDEO]
Crab imitation lures are extremely useful for targeting sheepshead and black drum around structure this time of year.
If you want the smallest crab lure out on the market, then check out the Savage Gear Duratech Crab lure!
Be sure to keep in mind the size of the hook gap and what species you are targeting before grabbing this lure out of your tackle bag!
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