2.8" Phat Swimmer
Our 2.8" ribbed Phat Swimmers are known as the "Keitech Killer" due to being our most popular seller and our buyers claiming higher catch rates than using the popular Keitech swimbaits.
It's the perfect little morsel for weary bass, or if you're just looking to get bit. It's ribbed body puts off maximum water displacement triggering the bass's lateral lines and the the paddle tail gives it an awesome side-to-side wobble, bringing the bait to life.
We use a medium grade plastisol providing maximum action but enough durability to allow multiple fish catches per bait.
Rod/Reel/Line: Use a 7' medium action spinning rod, with a 2500 series spinning reel, with 12lb braid to a 6 or 8 pound fluorocarbon leader.
Rigging: The ideal rigging option for maximum casting distance and maximum action is drop swimming. Tie a 1/4 to 3/8oz drop shot sinker and a 12" leader up-to a drop shot hook. Nose hook the bait.
Additional Rigging Options:
Swim Jig Trailer
Ball Head Jig Trailer
Swimbait Jig Head
Texas Rig EWG Weedless
Weedless Swimbait Head
Free Rig Trailer
Retrieval: When drop swimming, cast and allow the bait to hit the bottom. Begin a slow steady retrieve with occasional rod twitches, this allows the bait to dance as the rod is twitched and when the weight clicks on rocks or brush below, the bait will erratically pop and move, triggering the reaction strike. Another option on this rig is the lift and fall technique. Instead of swimming the bait back, rip your rod tip up high and let it fall on slack line, the bite will usually come as the bait drops.
Durability: Medium, 3-5 fish/bait
Bait Design: The body shape starts with a rounded nose, moves back into a ribbed body, and tapers off into the paddle tail.
Scent: Like all our baits they are heavily scented with our Phat Juice which is a Craw/Leech/Shad combination.