Slam Shady In Bass Pro Shops! (Full Story Of This Global Record-Breaking Lure)


Have you seen Slam Shady in Bass Pro Shops yet?

How about Dicks or Academy?

It’s there!

And not only is it making its way into most tackle stores in America, but it’s also going global!

Anglers in Australia are loving it as it’s taking the waters down under by storm.

But as it grows in popularity, there’s also some mystery and misinformation growing out there!

So in this video, we’re breaking down:

  • How the Slam Shady came about (and what makes this lure so special)
  • What each of the different versions of the Slam Shady are and when each one is most effective
  • The truth for people wondering, “Was Slam Shady stolen from Salt Strong?”
  • The best way to rig Slam Shady paddletails for more strikes
  • And much more

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from our conversation about Slam Shady:

0:14 – How Slam Shady has recently gone GLOBAL

4:13 – How Slam Shady came about

8:15 – How Slam Shady became the top-selling lure color for Z-Man last year

13:12 – Austin’s favorite version of the Slam Shady for the murky water he fishes in Jacksonville

15:41  – Infused vs. coated lure scents

16:38 – What to do if pufferfish rip off the Slam Shady BOMBER tail

17:56 – Wyatt’s favorite Slam Shady version

23:06 – Tony’s favorite Slam Shady version

24:32 – Luke’s favorite Slam Shady version

27:01 – The inside scoop on how to be the first one to get sold-out lures

30:08 – When to use the Slam Shady Jerk ShadZ and rigging different lures

33:00 – Why paddletails are great for winter fishing

34:43 – The story behind the Slam Shady 2.0

37:36 – How to get a FREE pack of Slam Shady paddletails


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Pa-POW! Slam Shady strikes again!

It’s been a blast seeing everyone share pictures of their catches with Slam Shady, so keep ’em coming!

What’s your favorite Slam Shady lure?

Have any questions about these lures?

Let me know down in the comments!

You can get them from our shop here:

And if you haven’t claimed our free pack yet, you can do that here.

Tight lines!

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James Walker
2 years ago

Can u email me the number of species caught on the slam shady and the list of them as well

Allan Vrboncic
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

Hey. Why aren’t you out fishing? 😂

Rick Daniel
2 years ago

Hi Guys,
Can you post the link to “how to rig the Texas Eye jig-head”? I saw it a while ago and can’t find it.

Allan Vrboncic
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Daniel
Ryan Jacobs
2 years ago

Scented PaddlerZ rigged upsidedown on an Eye Strike Texas Eye. The pocket of the belly acts as a weedless protector for the hook when rigged upside down without having to skin hook.

Toby Sorrels
2 years ago

Delighted to hear this good news for Salt Strong and for anglers! The Slam Shady Bomber is my favorite inshore lure. It weeds out the smaller trout and redfish pounce on them. Press on, brothers!

Mel Crissey
2 years ago

Joe , Luke. Tony, Austin and Wyatt, this was an outstanding video of the best uses of, the history of and the best sizes and designs of the Slam Shady series of soft lures. Good job fellows. I’m proud to have been one of the earlier members and see this fishing club grow.

Ron Morgan
2 years ago

Consider it done Joe,I wasn;t aware of this,Thanks for keeping me in the loop,I am sorry to say,it looks like Wyatt got here just in time to witness the third “fish kill’ I have seen since I relocated here.One in 1983,1989 and now 2021,This really saddens me. 

Richard Fiorentino
2 years ago

I use the zman chin lock weighted hooks for Zman plastics. What are reasons Tony prefers those hard to rig on Zman twist locks?

Richard Fiorentino
2 years ago

I am at the point where I am ready to dispose of all my soft plastics except for slam shadies, including those Gulps! . Also only zman jig heads. I wish there were a place to donate all this unused tackle.

2 years ago

Congratulations on your success! I like that I can now pick up the Slam Shady just about anywhere in my travels if needed and not have to wait on shipping. I will still primarily order from Salt Strong, though, as I LOVE the discount. As stated, I have saved much more than the membership cost on the products I’ve purchased! Good luck with your big C coming up, Joe. I pray it is only routine and not a result of problems. I’ll be doing the same thing next week.😉

Mark Brock
2 years ago

It would be interesting to see the slam shady color on a top water or a hard bait to see how well it would work.


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