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Savage Gear "TPE Panic Shrimp"

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Savage Gear "TPE Panic Shrimp"

Lure Make & Model

Use:
Saltwater
Lure type:
MSRP ($):
6.59

With its solid tail design, “TPE Panic Shrimp” was designed to be the toughest but stretchy soft plastic that can extend 5 times with its normal length without tearing. The bait has a pre-drilled hook channel goes all the way through the bait so you can rig the shrimp either forward or backwards. It excels underwater with its subtle, natural swimming motion with specially designed Savage gear stand jig head that allows anglers to catch bigger fish.

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.8
Craftsmanship 
 
4.3  (3)
Durability 
 
4.0  (3)
Versatility 
 
3.7  (3)
Value 
 
3.3  (3)
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Craftsmanship
How was the overall fit and finish for this product?
Durability
How well did this item hold up against the rigors of kayak fishing?
Versatility
Are you able to use this in many different situations?
Value
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User Info
Pros & Cons
Comments
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Craftsmanship 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Versatility 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0

Savage Panic Shrimp

I had to try this bait, I saw these bait when they came out at icast and knew that I would be buying some when they hit the shelves at the local tackle shops. I bought some and off I went. I even got the stand up jig for reverse rigging. I took out the one just how it came out of the box. While most of these shrimp are meant to be paired with a popping cork that is just not my thing. So the out of box casting ability is lacking compared to the other savage shrimp. However this bait will catch fish I caught a hand full of slot trout dock fishing and the bait held up well. I would recommend this bait only because I know it will catch fish. Its not going to be in my go to box but its fun to have around.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Durable, unique
Cons:
does not cast well
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Overall rating 
 
3.5
Craftsmanship 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Versatility 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0

Savage Gear Shrimp

The motion of this lure is excellent. Watching it move through the water with its large 3-D eyes, antenna and legs, it takes a second look to realize it is not real. It comes pre-rigged on an 1/8oz flutter hook. The weight acts like a keel to kepp the lure upright as it moves. As stated it has a pocket cut into the lure to make it weedless and improve hookup success. On my first trip, I hit a low tide flat and caught two redfish in 20 min. I had never fished there before and fished the lure without applying any scent.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Small Creeks
  • Salwater Flats
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Life like motion and color.
Cons:
None
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Versatility 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0

Savage Gear TPE Shrimp, subtle and deadly

I'm not sure why it took me so long to put in this review of the Savage Gear TPE Shrimp, because it's been a go-to soft plastic for me all year. TPE-Thermo Plastic Elastomer, or something sort of like that, means that this is a stretchy but tough as gas station beef jerky soft plastic. You can nearly stretch it 5 times it's normal length, and it won't tear. Coupled with a kevlar section in the tail to allow for free movement and additional strength, this may not be the least expensive soft plastic you'll ever buy but it might be one that lasts the longest. The bait has a built-in hook point pocket so the problem with hook penetration and being weedless is all but eliminated. Each bait comes rigged with a weighted hook, one bait per pack. Savage Gear is offering other shapes and patterns in the TPE plastic, and I expect the variety to grow even more next year. The action of the bait is subtle, with a natural soft swimming motion in the legs and long antenna. The tail segments undulate when the lure is allowed to slowly sink. This is a KILLER bait when a subtle presentation is required.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Lasts a long time, great life-like subtle motion
Cons:
A little pricey
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