What we like about ima’s implementation for the Shaker is the moving weight doubles as a large knocker giving the bait a big bodied, thumping sound as it comes through the water. This unstable mass within the bait no doubt also adds to the bait’s action in the water.
The ima Shaker may look like a wood crank, but it has all the advances of a modern, plastic bait.
And action is what this bait is all about! Fished on ten pound fluorocarbon, you can really feel this bait doing its dance in the water as you retrieve it. At medium to slow speeds, the Shaker came back true and erratic for us each time. It really creates a remarkable amount of disturbance during the retrieve. On really faced paced retrieves, the bait does have a tendency to run on its side, so our recommendation is to stay with a relatively low speed reel when fishing this bait.
Including a moving balancer system that doubles as a big, heavy knocker giving this shallow crank a unique thumping sound in the water.
Unlike most cranks of this size that feature light wire hooks, the Shaker comes with Owner ST-36 hooks that hold up well no matter what type of line or cover you’re fishing with and in. One caution though is if you use a line with too large of diameter to it, the Shaker will not run effectively. It’s really intended to be fished on line no more than the rough equivalent diameter of ten or twelve pound test (~0.32mm).
The ima Shaker comes equipped with serious, Owner ST-36 hooks.
The finishes on our test baits held up rather well, though they did not see extreme amounts of use and we experienced no cracked or broke bodies during our tests. The Owner hooks, of course, held up just fine as well.
The color patterns are clean and intricate.
The ima Shaker has been available for almost two years now and is readily sourced at a number of online vendors including
The ima Shaker has been readily available for about two years now.