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Rigging: The Squirrel Tail Worm was designed to be fished on a shakey head. The Flying Squirrel is basically a creature-ized version of the squirrel tail and features the same floating tail section times two. Both these baits are effective in any situation where you want a head down, tail up presentation whether that be shakey head, Texas, Carolina, Neko, Split Shot, you get the idea.

Fishing the Squirrel Tail Worm as a finesse jig trailer during WTF (What The Finesse).

Durability of most soft plastic baits is a direct result of the consistency of the material from which they are made.


But in these baits it has more to do with how thin they actually are.

Durability: Durability of most soft plastic baits is a direct result of the consistency of the material from which they are made. Big Bite’s Squirrel series is a medium density plastic that actually holds together quite well. It’s not stretchy like some manufacturers, and it’s not super soft like a hand pour, but it’s somewhere in the middle.

The Squirrel Tail Worm is available in 4.5" and 6" sizes.

How quickly these particular baits break down has more to do with how thin the actual baits are and how carefully you bury a hook point in them. If you keep your hook points in the thicker section of the baits, your Squirrel Tail Worm or Flying Squirrel bait should last through several fish on average, but if you’re like me and skin hook your plastics, well, baits don’t last quite as long when you do this.

The secret behind the Squirrel Series? Why of course the tail.

Packaging: The Squirrel Tail worms are available in both four and a half and ten inch sizes and come ten per pack. The Flying Squirrel is a five inch bait that comes with seven per pack. These baits run $2.99 and $3.49 respectively. Very reasonable compared to some manufacturers.

You get more bites finesse fishing, but not all of them are good sized fish.

It’s becoming less and less common to store soft plastics in the typical utility boxes. Most manufacturers now package their soft plastics in re-sealable plastic bags making cleanup and repacking a much easier task. Big Bite Baits is one such manufacturer. Simply peel off the top of the plastic bag and you can access the baits through the re-sealable “zip” type opening at the top of the bag.

Another look at the Flying Squirrel's tail sections.


Slicing them open reveals tiny air pockets giving these tails their buoyancy.

Secret Sauce: Thankfully the bags for these baits is re-sealable because Big Bite Baits Squirrel Tail Worms and Flying Squirrel Baits come packaged with Bite Juice fish attractant sealed into the baits and added within the packaging as well. The scent is not as overwhelming as some manufacturers but it is certainly noticeable when you open the packaging. This practice is growing very common amongst soft plastics manufacturers but I’m not really convinced it makes a difference with a plastic worm.

"What The Finesse" meets "Creature Fever!"



Big Bite Baits Squirrel Tail Worm & Flying Squirrel Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Very consistent baits 8
Performance Those tails really get up! 8
Price Very competitively priced 8
Features It's all about the floating tail but the bite juice certainly adds to the baits' allure 8
Design (Ergonomics) Pretty basic worm and hybrid lizard ala Zoom's Brush Hog 7
Application Good in a variety of rigs and situations 8

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ Plastic has a nice solid consistency - Colors are pretty solid with no more translucent options
+ As versatile as any other plastic bait  
+ Built in "Bite Juice"  
+ Tail section does what it's advertised and designed for  



This is just the first of many planned articles reviewing the products from Big Bite Baits and so far so good.


Conclusion: This is just the first of many planned articles reviewing the products from Big Bite Baits. So far, we like what we see. There's really not much to a plastic worm and maybe just a tad bit more to a hybrid bait like the Flying Squirrel, but if it's a bait that will get the fish to bite, then it's pretty much fulfilled its purpose. Two of the best thing about these baits starts with the purpose for which they were designed and that's to get their tail sections up and waving around in the water as a mean spirited bass is staring them down and the fact. The other is the fact they're priced very competitively making it an easy decision to grab a pack or two and give them a shot.


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