How effective is the 3D Reaction Crayfish

The 3D Crayfish was the original lure that won two awards at EFTTEX 2013-14 and remains one of the mainstays of Savage Gear's 3D Scan range.

Models and technical data :

The 3D Crayfish was the original lure that won two awards at EFTTEX 2013-14 and remains one of the mainstays of Savage Gear's 3D Scan range.

Then, in 2015, the 3D Reaction Crayfish arrives with vibrating claws, an integrated (and removable) rattle that adds interesting sound, while retaining the ultra-realistic details and micro-movements of the 3D Crayfish! Two very effective and complementary lures.

But now, the range is growing, and we now have different sizes of 3D Reaction Crayfish available to track our predator friends!

In this article, I will talk about the two sizes I use the most: the 5.5cm (available in kit) and the 7.5cm!

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Swimming action and animations possible

The swimming action is the same as its big sister, the vibrating legs make a flapping action under the water, which releases vibrations that will attract the attention of the predator and provoke its attack! It can also be brought to the surface (buzzing) to create a trail of bubbles and an attractive noise: violent attack guaranteed!

Due to their small size, these new models offer an even wider choice of mounting options! Thus, it is possible to simply mount it on a leaded head in order to scratch the bottom. The goal is to imitate a crayfish moving on the bottom, while being able to simulate a leak thanks to a faster recovery (sawing stroke).

It is also possible to mount it as a drop-shot, which will be particularly formidable for pole and black-bass fishing!

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That said, the assemblies mentioned above are to be favoured in open areas where there are few obstacles. In case of abundant vegetation and/or the presence of obstacles to be prospected, it is preferable to mount the lure differently to avoid snags.

I won't go into all the existing rigs because there are too many of them, but here are the rigs I use most often:

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Texan weightless 

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Texan with integrated belly seal 

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Texan with a SleighHead 

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Assembly Texas 

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Mounting on a jig