What Is A Jerkbait?

What is a jerkbait - glidebait

Exactly what is a jerkbait? I’m glad you asked! It’s a question that causes plenty of confusion, so I’ll give my version of the story. Hopefully it helps! One reason for the confusion is that there are two very different and unrelated groups of hard body lures that both go by the name “Jerkbait”. And there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme, reason or pattern as to who calls what which, but I’ve covered both styles in this article about the various types of fishing lures! Even major lure manufactures are all over the place when it comes to deciding what is a jerkbait … more

New Jerkbait Prototype Shows Promise

Well, I’ve been kept out of the workshop by business pressures and a constant stream of visitors, but finally I’m back at the workbench and making and testing some new designs. This lure is a new prototype I’ve been playing with – it’s a 3 1/2″ (80mm) 1/4 oz (7g) floating jerkbait. It has a nice action and tracks straight over a wide range of cranking speeds, so there is certainly plenty of potential and I’ll continue to improve and refine this one over the coming weeks. Outwardly this lure may not look to be anything startling, but it’s what’s … more