Mattlures Hardgill Swimbait
The Mattlures Hardgill is a hard body jointed swimbait that mimics the action appearance of the small panfish that bass often feed upon. The Mattlures Hardgills, at 5 3/4", present the perfect profile of a small bluegill. Each Hardgill uses musky grade split rings and black nickel
treble hooks that can withstand even the strongest of gamefish. The baits will easily do a 180 degree turn with a twitch on slack
line. The paint schemes are taxidermy quality and each bait has
two coats of a premium gloss coat that enhances the colors
and pearls of the paint.
How does Mattlures make the best bluegill hard swimbait ever made even better? "Well just about everything has been improved on them" says Mattlure. "The biggest improvement is the new resin. I have made my own mix and added some ingredients which make these things just about unbreakable."
Because of this new resin that is being used and a fine adjustment making the fins a little shorter and a little thicker at the base, tests have proven that these baits have not been able to be broken even after casting onto rocks intentionally. Mattlures also states "I was able to get some minor scratching but no chips. I believe these are the most durable resin hard baits on the market. I also made the eyes a little bigger and I improved my paint patterns. The tails are no longer made of soft plastic. Now they are made of extremely durable rubber that will stand up to even toothy fish. The joints are cleaner and tighter but they are actually a little more free swimming. The baits swim incredible at all speeds. They swim at the slowest of speeds and they thump hard when sped up. The thumping will call strikes."
The Mattlures Hardgill Swimbait is 5.75" in length and features a two hinge design. Each bait comes with an extra tail. The weight of the lure varies based upon the sink rate.
- Floating: 1.65oz
- Slow Sink: 1.9oz