The 5" paddle tail is designed to be one of the most versatile big-game saltwater swimbaits you can find.
Most swimbaits offered in this size have a thinner profile and are designed for "slow-rolling" in still waters with a large boot tail and lots of body roll, easily overpowered in heavy current. We weren't happy with the available options...
a thicker profile 5" paddle tail swimbait with very little body roll.
paddle tail baits designed to fish a 3oz head in strong currents and not be overpowered but can also be "slow rolled" on a 1/2oz head on slack tide and produce a perfect kicking action.
natural, bright, and dark colors with iridescent additives that could be fished in both clear and dirty waters, day or night with realistic flash.
to have a secured bait that would stay on the jighead cast after cast and NEVER SLIP off the collar.
2x Mustad 8/0 hooks that hold up to the largest game fish with heavy drag
3 years in development, many re-designs, and 1000's of fish later, we can say with confidence this hand-crafted 5" swimbait paired with our NLBN screw lock jighead has no equal in our waters.
With our NLBN 8" series we had one thing in mind, Big Fish, Big Baits!
The NLBN 8" paddle tail was designed to be fished in any amount of current. The square boot will keep that bait thumping on the slowest retrieve and will not "wash out" in heavy current!
We specifically designed an NLBN screw lock jig head for the 8-inch series featuring a 2X 9/0 Mustad hook and a screw-lock design to keep your bait secured like nothing else out there.
Every detail mattered in this hand-carved 8-inch bait, which was designed around our NLBN screw lock jig heads. Fall rate, displacement, action, durability, stiffness, body roll, hooks, eye placement, etc... We looked at all the problems other swimbaits had and designed our 8" bait like no other on the market.