Double Trouble: River2Sea Twin Vibe 65
Total Score: 7.25 -
River2Sea is well known in
both the saltwater and freshwater world for making a broad spectrum of
attractive baits. Their lineup includes many different items spanning from
tungsten sinkers to big saltwater plugs. River2Sea always offers products with
a variety of great color schemes, and many items are very reasonably priced.
One of their hard baits in the freshwater arena is the Twin Vibe 65, a compact
lipless crankbait. Exhibiting several noteworthy features, it was time to hit
the water and put them to work.
Each bait comes in
it's own clear plastic bubble container.
We received 3 of these baits from
TackleWarehouse.com in the Delta Red, Chartreuse Shad, and Aurora Black colors.
Each bait is sold in a clear plastic bubble container that can be open or closed
with a small side snap. Shore anglers will really appreciate the packaging as
it allows you to stick a few in your pocket or a small tackle bag without
needing an actual lure box.
From left to right: Aurora Black, Delta Red, and Chartreuse Shad.
These baits are quite attractive in person. The
bodies feature lifelike body contours, as well as detailed scale and head
designs. A large dorsal fin protrudes from the top of the bait, with
sticky-sharp Daiichi hooks adorning the underside. Anglers may opt to swap
these hooks out for larger ones. The belly hook is acceptable, but the rear
hook, a size 8, looks like it belongs on a trout spinner and reinforces the need
to play a hooked fish gently.
The shape and finish of these baits is very realistic.
The feature that really jumps out at you are the dual
line ties on the top of the bait. An angler may choose the front line tie to
help aid in a shallower retrieve, while the rear line tie assists in allowing
the bait to run deeper. Included with each bait is an attached snap which
facilitates easier changing between the two positions.
Of course, what would a lipless crankbait be without
rattles? These baits will surely cause quite a ruckus, featuring internal
tungsten rattles that will draw attention from a long way off. This will be an
advantage for attracting attention while fishing dingy water, high winds, or
The dual line ties and included snap.
Real World Tests:
Testing with the
Twin Vibe 65 occurred on a few southwest Florida lakes and adjacent canals. 14
lb Sufix mono, as well as 20lb Sufix braid were the lines of choice for testing.
Next Section: Two ties doubles down the retrieves