The Victory Tail is a soft plastic jerkbait designed to mimic shad and other forage fish predatory fish feed upon. Part of Optimum's Mad Scientist Series, The Victory Tail adopts the same design methods as the Opti Shad Swimbait, but displays a minnow style body and is more accurately described as a soft jerkbait. The Mad Scientist Series of soft plastics is part of a joint effort with Lucky Craft Lures - the combined efforts from two of the industry leaders has pushed the envelope in bait design resulting in several revolutionary design elements - many displayed here in the Victory Tail.
Upon first glance, anglers will notice the highly detailed color patterns that are comprised of many layers of plastic infused with glitter throughout. The Victory Tail's color options enable anglers all over the country to match just about any type of forage they can think of from the ambiguous shad to ultra-specific perch and herring. The profile and action of the Victory Shad is rather unique among soft plastics nowadays. While most baits get bulkier, wider and show more deliberate action, this bait is designed with a thinner profile that exhibits a much more subtle action. Designers used the principles of real life baitfish which typically swim very fluidly without any sort of pronounced tail kick or vibration, rather they float through the water smooth as silk as they swim along. Critical to the bait's action is the extra long fork tail a feature that keeps the bait moving fluidly through the water.
Anglers can choose to fish the Optimum Victory Tail with any number of techniques from the water's surface to the deepest haunts. The bait is very effective in both fresh and saltwater appealing to bass, stripers, calico and spotties. Rigging methods, while numerous, are of the utmost importance in allowing the lure to realize it's full potential. It's imperative to allow freedom of motion - you can use it completely weightless across the surface casting at boiling fish, with a slightly weighted hook to reach further depths or on a Carolina-Rig or a drop shot. We carry the Optimum Victory Tail in the 8" size offered in many excellent colors. 2 per pack.