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What the Enthusiast? Keitech's Easy Shaker Worm


Date: 3/11/18
Tackle Type: Lures
Manufacturer: Keitech
Reviewer: Cal

Total Score: 7.67 - GOOD

Keitech snuck onto the scene several years ago with their Swing Impact series of paddletail baits. One week, these baits were no where to be seen, and in no time, they became the paddletail of choice - especially at the height of the Bama-rig craze. But the company makes more than just soft bodied swimbaits. Today, we take a look at one of their finesse worm offerings, the Easy Shaker.


Keitech Easy Shaker Specifications

Type Worm
Material Soft Plastic
Colors/Patterns 12
Sizes 4.5" & 5.5"
Scent/Plastic Treatment Squid Scent
# per package 10
Resealable Bag? Yes
MSRP $4.99

Introducing Keitech's Easy Shaker Worm.

Impressions: Keitech's Easy Shaker shares the same, ringworm style body design as their paddletail swimbaits. The Easy Shaker has a defined head that tapers slowly down towards the tail of the bait. About half the colors of this bait have a darker top than bottom giving the bait a high end, hand pour look. There are very subtle rigging slits at the top and bottom of the worm to help with rigging the worm weedless.


Ready to go as part of a dropshot rig.

Real World Tests: Just about any worm worth its salt (pun intended) can be fished Texas style and pitched into cover. My real interest with this particular worm was how well it would perform in finesse applications like drop shotting. For this, I pulled out my St. Croix Legend Elite ES70MLF, paired it with a Daiwa Exist 2004, spooled with some six pound, Seaguar Tatsu fluorocarbon and took to one of our local lakes for some testing.

A closeup of the bait's ringed body.


Keitech's Easy Shaker worm is really named appropriately, just the slightest shake of your rod tip sends this worm into a curling, twisting dance of death like what happens to a real life nightcrawler when dropped into the water. The bait's soft plastic composition really responds well to angler input.


The head section tapers down to a point at the tail.


This shaking action is what makes this worm so enticing in a style of fishing where smaller is usually better, I fished the 5.5 sized Easy Shaker with very good success. It could have just been the mood the fish were in that day, but now that I have confidence in throwing the 5.5, you can be certain I will continue with the practice.

There are slits on to sides to facilitate rigging.

In fact, I liked the action of this worm so much, I decided to test another application I sometimes like to employ with thin worms like this - putting it on the back of a spinnerbait to enhance both the color and bulk of the bait. But of course, the Easy Shaker doesn't just sit back as a mellow passenger on back of a spinnerbait. When used in this manner, the Easy Shaker swims with a snake like motion helping to enhance the spinnerbait's action too.

Used as a trailer aboard a Molix Lover 3Blade spinnerbait, the Easy Shaker swims like a snake.

Design & Ergonomics: Keitech packages the Easy Shaker in very easy to open and reseal packages of ten. There are twelve (12) different colors all of which look very good and are right inline with typical finesse worm colors. They even have a "Morning Dawn". Keitech infuses these worms with what they refer to as "Strong Squid Scent".

Available in 12 different colors including Morning Dawn.

Price & Applications: Both sizes of Keitech's Easy Shaker retail for $4.99 per pack of 10 worms. This equates to fifty cents ($0.50) per worm as opposed to thirty seven or forty cents ($0.37 - $0.40) for a Roboworm Straight Tail finesse worm of similar size. Not outrageous, but quite a bit more by percentage when broken down on a bait per bait basis.

Have you tried a finesse worm on the back of a spinnerbait?


Keitech Easy Shaker Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Feels and looks like a high quality soft plastic worm - if there is such a thing 8
Performance Lots of action from the worm at the slightest bit of input from the angler 8
Price Broken down to per worm cost, higher than average 6.5
Features "Strong Squid Scent", easy to use re-sealable bag 7.5
Design (Ergonomics) Two sizes, 11 different colors 8
Application Effective as a drop shot worm, fished Texas Style, even as a spinnerbait trailer 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:


+ This worm moves really easily and with minimal input from the angler - Plastic worm with a premium price tag
+ Good selection of colors  
+ Excellent as a trailer too  


An enthusiast level worm? Maybe, just maybe.


Conclusion: That's the last thing you need to know, right? Another worm suitable for using in finesse situations and as a trailer on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. Keitech's Easy Shaker is one such candidate and a very strong one at that. You just have to be willing to spend a premium on this exotic little import. Just be careful, this week, no one is talking about this bait, but if you wait until next week... Well, let's just say you risk missing the boat.


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