Rago SKT Swimmer 6" Swimbait
Skeet Reese 6" Line Through Swimbait
The SKT Swimmer is is a soft plastic swimbait designed to mimic the action and appearance of larger forage option big bass often feed upon. This model, the 6" Line Through, is one of the most popular swimbaits due in large part to its' unique ability to catch both quality and quanity. The SKT Swimmer gained notoriety when Skeet Reese used the bait to win the Elite Series event on Smith Mountain Lake. The win not only proved the effectiveness of the SKT Swimmer, but also proved the big baits will work all over the country. Skeet mainly skipped the bait under the docks and then used the line through model on the wind blown points. The term "Line Through", or "Inline" as it is sometimes referred to, describes the baits rigging system. When tying on this bait the line is thread through the nose and comes out the body under the head where it ties to a treble hook below. The line through style baits are quite popular because they eliminate the fish's ability to use the bait as leverage when trying to shake free. When selecting between this model or a top hook model, its important to consider the retrieve you will employ. If bottom bouncing or creeping the bait along the bottom is your intent, we'd suggest the top hook.The Rago Baits SKT Swimmer is a great swimbait and can be fished ultra slow or super fast. This is the 6" line through model of the Jerry Rago SKT Swimmer Swimbait and includes an Owner treble hook. The bait measures 6" and weighs 2oz.
Recently, the SKT Swimmer has returned into the spotlight due to the enormous amount of press it has received in national bass fishing magazines such as the "Day on the Lake" piece in the March issue of Bassmaster Magazine with Grant Goldbeck. Additional notoriety has been largely achieved through it's dominance in California and Texas bass tournaments in the past 18 months.