Loose Soft Shads | Loose Fishing Shads
If you've been on a wrecking trip within the last 10 years then you've almost certainly used soft shads to target Cod and large Pollack. The introduction of these kinds of soft artificial baits with their life-like movement and soft feel has improved catches immensely because these lures are so much more durable than organic fish baits.
The only real issue with soft shads is that the hooked, weighted varieties can be expensive to lose if you are fishing over snaggy ground such as a wreck with substantial amounts of rigging or discarded fishing nets draped over the superstructure. Lures are snagged easily, meaning lots of potential terminal tackle loss. Add to this the fact that hard hitting species like Cod and Pollack can rip a shad apart mean that you may have to replace your shads more often than you'd like.
Loose shads give a nifty solution to these potential problems whilst costing less than traditional weighted and hooked shads. Simply slip one of these loose soft shads onto your weighted hook and away you go!