The Ever Green XV-5 is a Stealthy Shad Profiled Jerkbait
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Introduction: Ever Green continues to design some of the most
refined JDM style baits and this season the company is introducing the XV-5, a
shad profiled jerkbait crossover that is specifically designed for targeting shy
fish in both crystal clear and highly pressured waters.
Ever Green's newest crankbait is a crossover between a
shad crankbait and a jerkbait. Meet the XV-5
Crossover Design: Shad profiled lures are popular in Japan and the United
States as they not only match the resident forage in a lot of waterways but are
also effective at targeting many different species including bass, stripers,
walleyes, and so much more. The XV-5 origins come from highly pressured Japanese
waters where anglers are constantly having to be creative to coax bites from
fish that have seen it all.
The Ghost Threadfin shad pattern features a realistic
Green XV-5 is the company’s new take on a crankbait that is a hybrid between
crankbait and jerkbait for targeting big fish that prey on shad. Rather than use
a traditional knocker or internal rattle the XV-5 features a tight wobble that
is designed to produce all the vibration and sound necessary to draw the lateral
line detection of predators. This more subtle action is designed to make it
effective in those clear highly pressured waters.
The Secret Ghost Chart does a good job mimicking general
Green Senior Marketing Manager, Marc Mills, comments, “Ever since Ever Green
started designing and building baits our first concern has been to create lures
which look and act realistically. Now, in addition to that challenge, we’ve also
explored more effective combination of colors and actions that provoke predatory
Cold Shad looks like a variety of baitfish prey and even
of the XV-5’s three-and-a-half-inch body is designed to closely resemble a shad
with a tapered tail, V-shaped concave belly design, and slightly fatter
midsection. Unlike many shad-profile crankbaits that only have a front and back
hook the XV-5 features three trebles to improve hookup and land ratios no matter
how slight the bump or nudge is from fish.
No lineup would be complete without a bluegill pattern.
Unlike many shad cranks the XV-5 is armed with 3 hooks, similar to jerkbaits
looks like a versatile hybrid crankbait that can be cast or trolled and will run
3’ to 7’ feet deep and slowly rise on the pause. Ever Green is launching the
XV-5 with five patterns including Cold Shad, the slightly transparent Ghost
Threadfin Shad, Flash Hasu, Secret Ghost Chart, and Bluegill Chart Belly which
should match the hatch well for most anglers here in the Americas. Baits will
retail for $18.99 each, which is par for the course with the premium quality
Ever Green is known for, and will start becoming available in November.