The Slam Shady Story (Celebrating National Paddletail Day)


It’s Slam Shady time!!!

Last Tuesday, March 3, was National Paddletail Day and we celebrated it with a bang!

We gave away thousands of free packs of Slam Shady paddletails and if you check out this podcast, you’ll see how you can get a free pack yourself.

Plus, we had with us the world’s biggest paddletail made by our very own Nick Pavone.

Isn’t this thing awesome?!

Nick Pavone, our CTO, made the world’s biggest Slam Shady

For today’s podcast we’re sharing our LIVE video from National Paddletail Day where we told the whole story of the Slam Shady, how it came to be, how and why we ended up with the Slam Shady 2.0, and much more.

Plus, you’ll learn

  • How to rig paddletails in all depths and conditions so fish can’t resist them
  • Why paddletails are great for both experts and kids to catch fish
  • A few different ways to rig them weedless
  • A simple trick for fishing them in deeper water (Luke caught a lot of redfish using this trick one day)
  • What the most important thing to keep in mind when you’re trying to catch fish is

And much more.

You can watch the video below, or listen to the podcast by clicking the play button below the video, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

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I already can’t wait for National Paddletail Day next year!

Have any questions about rigging or retrieving paddletails?

Or any questions about the Slam Shady?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Joe Files
4 years ago

can you leave the scented slam shady on the hook?

Richard Fiorentino
4 years ago

Sorry – one more thing. The slot on the Shady 2.0 is on the bottom. Reason?

Richard Fiorentino
4 years ago

Luke – Can’t wait to try the Slam Shady 2.0. They seem easier to rig, but probably not as durable as the original. Just curious – Have you done a direct comparison of the two? I know this would be difficult.

Gary Rankel
4 years ago

Hey guys…….couldn’t tune live to the video, but have my name in when you restock. Am looking forward to trying the 2.0 lures. Three questions.

Will you consider a slightly longer (4.5 – 5 inch) version.

I see you don’t include the plastic protection insert that keeps the Zman paddletails from twisting in their packages. Do you not need one?

Your video shows the screw type hook inserting easily into the 2.0 nose (unlike the Zman which is quite tricky). Is the material different allowing for the easier insert.


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