Fishing spoons come in several different styles. Each one is designed for a specific technique. A flutter spoon is more for fishing horizontally while the slab spoon is intended to be fished vertically. Another spoon that’s a compromise between the flutter spoon and slab is the Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad, but unlike the other two is beveled on both sides.
The Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad (www.wahoofishingproductsinc.com) has many of the characteristic of other spoons that were made for casting or vertically fishing, but can be used in either situation. That makes it one spoon to keep tied on when the fish are schooling or you are vertically jigging beneath the boat.
Jigging shad shaped spoons are shorter spoons than a flutter spoon. While a flutter spoon works by catching water in the concaved section of the spoon and spinning it over. A beveled jigging spoon gets it rotation from the offset body weight. Instead of backing up and sinking like a flutter spoon, beveled jigging spoons like the Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad sink vertically and have a short, fluttering movement.
Casting spoons are commonly referred to as flutter spoons. The popularity of flutter spoons has exploded with anglers catching giant bass on them at Lake Fork in Texas and posting the photos on Facebook. Casting spoons are perfect for fishing offshore structure where long casts are made over structure and the spoon is worked horizontally through schools of bass to catch them.
On the other hand, slab spoons are ideal when fishing vertically. In highland reservoir like Table Rock or Beaver Lake, slab spoons catch numerous largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, striped, hybrid and white bass all year long. These deep gin-clear reservoirs require that anglers fish offshore structure, deep brush piles or under docks. A slab spoon can get through those spots quickly without wasting time.
It’s almost impossible to fish one style of spoon for every situation. A flutter spoon was just not designed to be fished vertically and slab spoon drops too quickly with minimal action compared to a flutter spoon; however, the Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad has a blend of both traits making it the perfect one to fish with in either situation.
The Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad has a compact body, but has the same shape as a small gizzard shad or threadfin shad. It’s so lifelike that every species of game fish will strike at it.
The Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad comes in 1/4-ounce, 3/8-ounce, 1/2-ounce, 3/4-ounce, 1-ounce, 1 1/2-ounces and 2-ounces. Each one has a holographic realistic lifelike two-tone finish along with red 3D holographic eyes. Depending on the finish, the Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad comes with a bronze treble hook on the painted finishes and black nickel treble hook on the holographic finish. The hook sizes range from a #6, #4 and #2.
Not all spoons can be fished in so many ways as the Wahoo Fish Hawk Jig’n Shad. It’s the perfect crossover from casting to vertically fishing it can do it all.
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