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LURE PROFILE

Power Shaking

now, most shermen are familiar with MegaStrike and the Shake2 shakey head. It is so unique in design that you will not nd another jig head that looks like it any- where. It is one of the few stand-up heads on the market that will actually stand up, and not roll over on the bottom like most of the others. The Shake2 is the only jig head that uses a fulcrum point that rolls forward when stopped, allowing the bait to stand at a vertical position on the bottom like a feeding bait sh or a nervous craw in defense mode. We have talked about the versatility of this jig head in past MegaStrike Pro Files. Now we are going to cover a new Shake2 technique called "Power Shaking". Power Shaking is a relatively new way of shakey head shing. It does not consist of the small, light, 1/8 or 1/4 ounce shakey heads that people commonly use with light to medium tackle. We are talking of 1/2 oz to 2 oz Shake2 heads developed with big baits and big bass in mind. It is a technique that's gaining

with the Shake2

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popularity with trophy hunters and guides who want to put their clients on big sh. One of the unique designs of the Shake2 is what we like to call the skid plate. This is a small, at area at the bottom of the jig head just behind the main weight. It is what helps create the fulcrum. But the hidden bene t of this skid plate is it allows a bait to be shed through wood and rock without hanging up or without rolling over on a branch. This allows anglers to sh wood- lled trophy bass waters (such as many Texas lakes) with a technique that the sh have never seen before.

One of the most popular ways of Power Shaking is with ten inch and bigger worms on the 1/2 and 3/4 ounce Shake2. These come with a super strong and sharp 5/0 Mustad Ultra Point hook. Virtually no other jig head will take that big a worm and make it stand up on the bottom. Instead of just dragging or shaking a big

BIG WORMS

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