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Don't bother trying the Kick Tail

January 6th 2008 04:05
Google says ads appear on blogs in a random fashion and there's no way to control when they appear.

I hope that's true because there is one steaming pile of B.S. I would NEVER allow on these pages if I could help it. I implore you not to even consider the Kick Tail! I appreciate my readers too much to even provide a link to their site but if you want to check out do so at your own risk!

The advertising used for the Kick Tail is very enticing. It purports to outfish live bait with ratios of 3-1 and they're even reported to be banned in professional tournaments.

Before you go off the deep end, think about it. The Kick Tail runs around 10 bucks--a little on the high side for a lure but, I've seen worse. BUT you can't even buy a single lure. They're sold in pairs or groups of even more. That means when you realize what a crappy lure you have, you're stuck with another lure just like it!

Answer me this--when is the last time you saw a good lure advertised on TV or in the Magazine section of the Sunday newspaper? As for buying them--these things aren't available in stores. That ought to tell you something!

To be honest, I really think NGC Sports doesn't want you to be able to see what shoddy workmanship goes into their "product." And then, they just hope you're too damn lazy to send them back!

Part of the trouble with the Kick Tail is that it's a segmented lure. Unfortunately, one good, solid strike can break it or cause the lure to pull apart! That's not to say that all segmented lures do this. However, beware--the Kick Tail does!

I do have to give the Kick Tail praise on its swimming action. The way the water passes over the body does a nice job of mimicking baitfish. But, if a big fish strikes the right (wrong) way, you'll probably find yourself reeling in half a lure while the fish swims off with the other half.

Like most lures, the Kick Tail catches anglers first and fish second. No matter what the ads say, it's most effective when fish are schooling in large groups and feeding on shad.

I'll freely admit that I've never tried this lure. So, how'd I write this???? Remember what I said a while back about how products better deliver or you'd hear about it on the Internet? Well...

Until next time--watch yourself and watch your line!
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Comment by tlcorbin

January 6th 2008 19:28
Geez James, tell me how you really feel. Raven

Comment by James Rickard

January 7th 2008 03:29
I almost bit on this a couple of years ago and it was almost the biggest mistake I ever made. Luckily, I did some research first.

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