Form Meets Function in Shimano’s Swagy Strong

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 Sep 30th, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Sep 30th, 2022 at 10:12 AM

Dynamic Lure Design Enhances Spinnerbait Durability and Attraction


Fishing for largemouth and smallies with spinnerbaits is a time-tested technique that remains effective year-round. No matter the season, water temperature or fishery, Swagy Strong’s seductive vibration and unprecedented durability present a spinnerbait that anglers can cast at virtually any target and fish productively throughout the season.

Uniquely, Shimano engineers developed a way to improve spinnerbait durability without restricting the lure’s pulse and the anglers’ ability to feel the blades vibration. With its innovative tapered-wire design, Swagy Strong delivers a super-tough and alluring spinnerbait capable of enticing trophy bass wherever they are staging. Swagy Strong’s thick (1mm) wire lower arm improves hookup ratios and enhances durability with the perfect wire tension. The more flexible upper arm tapers to a thinner (0.9mm) wire that enables the lure’s specially designed blades to produce unparalleled vibration, flash and lift.

Blade selection is critically important to spinnerbait success and is largely determined by water clarity, target depth, time of year and species. Swagy Strong offers two distinct configurations: double willow-leaf blades (DW) and a single willow leaf combined with a Colorado trailing blade (TW). Double willow blades spin fast and tight with the first turn of the reel handle, allowing spinnerbaits to run true at any speed. They can fish fast and deep, but also work well in shallow water when burning flats. The Swagy Strong DW with twin willow blades is a perfect choice for anglers fishing smallmouth bass in clear water under sunny skies. Featuring a leading Colorado blade, the Swagy Strong TW produces thumping vibration and dramatic lift. With these characteristics, TW delivers a slower presentation ideal for low-light conditions, stained waters and cold temperatures when fish are less aggressive.

In addition to the different blade combos, Swagy Strong features a hand-tied skirt available in six colors: Black Gold spinnerbaits present twin gold blades, Natural Bait and Pink Smelt patterns feature silver blades, while Chart White, Tidal Killer, and White include a silver leading blade with gold trailer. Both DW and TW blade configurations are available in ⅜ oz and ½ oz.

High-quality swivels, beads and spacers on the tapered upper arm contribute to a heavily engineered spinnerbait that is certain to hold up to both time and abuse. Finished with alluring 3D eyes, Swagy Strong remains snag-free around the heaviest cover where trophy caliber bass lurk. Available at authorized Shimano dealers, Swagy Strong has an MSRP of $13.99.

Swagy Strong Features

Tapered Wire Design
Double Willow or Single Willow/Colorado Configuration
⅜ or ½ oz.
Six Colors

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