SFT Slammer Series Paddletail Lure Review [Top 3 Pros & Cons]
By: Luke Simonds on October 31, 2018
A lure you probably haven’t heard of yet is the SFT Slammer Series Paddletail lure from Southeastern Fishing Tackle in Tampa.
This is a soft plastic lure that can be rigged on a weedless hook and a jighead.
My favorite way to rig this lure is using a weighted weedless hook and fishing it in shallow water.
I’ve had some good results using this lure — including catching my fattest and heaviest redfish on it earlier this year while fishing with C.A. Richardson in Louisiana.
After using this lure for a lot of fishing and catching a good amount of fish with it, I wanted to give you my honest review of the SFT Slammer Series Paddletail.
In this review, I give you my top pros and cons for the SFT Slammer Series Paddletail. You can also see some cool footage of this lure catching some big fish and tips for rigging this lure in the video review at the bottom of the article.
Note: All our reviews are unbiased and independent. If you’ve used the SFT Slammer Series Paddletail, let us know what you thought of it in the comments section. Your honest feedback is always welcomed and appreciated!
The Pros Of The SFT Slammer Series Paddletail
In this section, I cover the top pros for the SFT Slammer Series Paddletail, which are:
1. Good Action
This lure has some great action and looks good moving in the water. It also has good action without wobbling too much and looking unnatural — which many paddletail lures do because their tail is too big for the lure.
2. Casts Far
The SFT Slammer Series Paddletail’s body is thicker and denser than most paddletail lures. This allows you to cast it much farther than your average soft plastic lure and to cover more water with the lure.
3. Skip Cast
The lure skip casts very well under docks and mangroves because of how dense it is. I’ve noticed that the skips are very straight and have a good trajectory as well. I love to rig these lures on a weighted weedless hook like the Mustad Grip Pin Hook and skip it far back into the mangroves.
The Cons Of The SFT Slammer Series Paddletail
In this section, I go over the top cons of the SFT Slammer Series Paddletail, which are:
1. Hard To Find
These lures are not the easiest to get your hands on. You either have to buy them on the Southeastern Fishing Tackle website or go to their store in Tampa to get them.
2. Big & Bulky
Because of the size of this lure, they are not great for targeting smaller fish. These baits are bigger and will help you weed out the smaller fish from the bigger ones, but may not be the best choice to catch a bunch of fish of any size on.
3. Requires Heavier Rod
You really need a little bit of extra power when using this lure than your average inshore fishing outfit gives you. The bigger lure works better for me on a stronger rod than the rod I would normally throw for average size trout and reds.
SFT Slammer Series Paddletail Video Review
In this video, I give you my full review of the SFT Slammer Series Paddletail Lure. I also show you some fish catching footage using this lure and the best way to rig it.
I have caught some nice fish using this lure and really like how far it casts.
It definitely weeds out the smaller fish and is not my top choice to catch a lot of small fish; however, you can catch some very big fish using this lure.
You can buy this lure on the Southeastern Fishing Tackle website here.
If you have any questions about this lure or review let us know in the comments section!
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