15 best silicone baits

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

How to choose a catchy silicone bait

In the best traditions of wobblers and lures, silicone lures have acquired a wide range of variations in shape, size and additional luring elements, which somewhat complicated the process of choosing them. Based on your own preferences, do not forget to pay attention to a number of the following parameters:

Silicone type. All silicone baits are divided into three large groups:

  1. vibro-tails – the outline of the body resembles a fish fry, have a characteristic feature in the form of a heel in the tail. They are distinguished by active play and versatility.
  2. twisters – silicones, the main element of attraction in which is a curled ribbon tail. Less like a small fish, but provide the same stable bite as vibrotails.
  3. silicone cicadas – a special section of silicone baits, which contain models that imitate crustaceans, squids, insects and frogs. have a specific catching 'audience' and are used for the 'mood' of the fish in a particular reservoir.

Manufacturing material. After choosing the type of silicone bait, special attention should be paid to its structure. Traditionally, silicones are made in an edible and inedible form. The first ones are suitable when a sluggish bite is observed on the reservoir. The latter can also play the role of a provocateur, but are most often used as the main bait. To check the quality of the material, you just need to take a closer look at it. High-quality silicone should not have pores and bubbles in its composition. If there are any, feel free to look for another model.

Body structure. The degree of catchability of a silicone bait often directly depends on its structure. Remember that the body of a good vibrotail or twister should always be monolithic, and not have any adhesions or other hints of attachment. This is unethical and impractical in terms of durability. Pay special attention to the lures with grooves in the tail, as this design allows the fish to perfect the bait at all speeds. Avoid buying jiggers with a rigid tail, which will play out as you slow down the drive speed.

Rating of the best silicone lures for fishing

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best all-round silicone baits 1 Reins Rockvibe Shad 2 ” 252 RUB
2 Kosadaka Vibra RUB 61
3 Reins Rockvibe Shad RUB 300
4 MANN'S Predator 70 405 RUB
5 Lucky John Pro Series Mister Greedy 190 RUB
6 Bass Assassin Curly Shad 490 RUB
7 Megabass Counter Grub 209 RUB
8 Hula grub gary yamamoto 420 RUB
9 Relax kopyto 707 r
10 Yum wooly curltail 210 RUB
The best silicone baits for pike 1 Crazy Fish Vibro Fat 306 RUB
2 Fox Rage Fork Tail 460 RUB
3 Lucky John Pike Idol 296 r
4 Manns Stalker 5.5 210 RUB
5 Vibro Worm 3.4 ” 179 r

Best all-round silicone baits

Reins Rockvibe Shad 2 ”

Rating: 4.9

Reins Rockvibe Shad 2 ”

As we promised, the 2-inch version of the iliikon lure of the magnificent Rockvibe Shad series, which has become widespread among all castes of Russian anglers, becomes a special one in the rating. Made in a fundamentally similar style, this model has a high-intensity play with characteristic vibrations that carry along not only perch, but also trophy predators such as pike, pike perch, trout (when fishing in the current) asp and many others. In fact, all its advantages boil down to versatility, manifested in the form of fish caught.

Strange, however, among the user reviews there are no complaints about the high price of Reins Rockvibe Shad 2 ”accompanying the older models of the series. Thus, with no obvious vulnerabilities, this silicone bait becomes the best in its segment, pulling up the entire series on its oversized bodies.

Advantages

  • structural performance;

  • high strength of the tail section;

  • a huge list of fish to catch;

  • great for jigging;

  • the intensity of the game, complemented by small vibrations and lateral displacements;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Kosadaka Vibra

Rating: 4.8

Kosadaka Vibra

Another variation on what an authentic and effective twister should look like. In an effort to create something out of the ordinary, Kosadaka created Vibra Silicone Lure – a clumsy silicone with great drag, a distinct ribbing at the base of the tail and a small droplet at the tip. This model is available in three lengths: 50 (a specimen attractive for small and medium-sized perches), 70 (universal dimensions that allow you to catch both perch and average pike, chub, zander) and 90 (jig bait, effective in hunting for trophy zander and pike) millimeters.

In view of the modest cost of Vibra, it is also noteworthy that the packaging is made in small batches from 3 to 15 pieces (depending on the size). According to consumers, this is an excellent consumable for everyday use, with which you can both fish out a place and maintain the stability of the bite throughout the entire fishing trip.

Advantages

  • low price for sets of 3-15 pieces;

  • abundance of colors;

  • three standard sizes in the line;

  • high efficiency in all variations;

  • original shape with great frontal resistance and sweeping tail movements (due to the presence of a corrugated drop);

disadvantages

  • not found.

Reins Rockvibe Shad

Rating: 4.7

Reins Rockvibe Shad

The famous series of silicone lures from the Reins company has been the undisputed leader in the category of vibrating tails for two fishing seasons, and is clearly not going to stop there. Presented in five fundamental modifications (four of which are dimensional), it covers absolutely all the needs of an angler in vibrotails and twisters. The smallest representative of the series will be considered separately from the rest, so let's dwell on the versions from 3 to 5 inches in length. Due to balanced proportions, they show, on the whole, identical play, differing only in intensity (less is better) and accentuation of action (more is more accented). The smooth body with grooves on the tail is made with an emphasis on streamlining and giving vibrations in the last phase of the movement (on the tail swing). This performance gives the silicone bait more expressiveness and attracts predators from the lower layers of the reservoir.

Due to the high cost, large versions of Reins Rockvibe Shad often become the privilege of professionals, however, it is sometimes possible to find such a bait in the ranks of ordinary anglers.

Advantages

  • quality and efficiency that fully pay off the price;

  • wide range of sizes (from 2 to 5 inches);

  • original texture (smooth streamlined body + ribbed tail);

  • low probability of a quick tail break;

disadvantages

  • many fakes on the retail market (mostly large variations).

MANN'S Predator 70

Rating: 4.6

MANN'S Predator 70

Silicone lure such as vibrotail, which managed to get the status of legendary. This is how the MANN'S Predator 70 can be characterized, which has become a reference point for other equally well-known representatives of MANN. The shape and size of the body of this silicone is made with a high degree of accuracy and resemblance to a fry, which is its main weapon. In neutral colors, such a performance gives maximum superiority over the perception of a predator thoughtlessly attacking an artificial bait. As a result: excellent catchability from the very first applications.

However, do not discount the bright, shiny versions of the 70mm fish. In cloudy weather and when fishing at depth, zander often 'shoots' on them, leading to bright spotlights on the Predator's body. In terms of cost, the silicone bait has greatly increased in recent years, but it is worth remembering that all costs (as usual) pay off instantly.

Advantages

  • high catchability regardless of the characteristics of the reservoir;

  • founder of several super-catching lures from MANN;

  • an abundance of colors (both neutral and defiant);

  • stable play of the tail, provided with screw grooves;

disadvantages

  • a price that has increased slightly over the past few seasons.

Lucky John Pro Series Mister Greedy

Rating: 4.5

Lucky John Pro Series Mister Greedy

Lucky John's Soft Jiggle has consistently ranked among the best since entering the wider market. It has a body geometry, quite typical for silicone of its type, with a ribbed surface, a large fifth and a small tail section. When moving in the water column, drag forces the heel to perform high-amplitude movements, reminiscent of the increased yaw of a 'lost' fry. This animation option was not chosen by chance, since it makes it possible to attract a sedentary (which almost always means a large) predator from the bottom of the reservoir. A characteristic feature of this lure is the presence of two tubercles at the very base of the tail, which act as a 'springboard', forcing the silicone to swing in a vertical direction.

Mister Greedy is produced in three size variations: 76 (used for catching bersh and pike perch), 99 (for completing with offset hooks and fishing in shallow water) and 127 (for dragging large fish from the reservoir) millimeters. The cost of each of these variations is low, and therefore the bait can be seen even on beginner spinning rods.

Advantages

  • a rich assortment of colors (both one-color and layered);

  • acceptable price;

  • the presence of tubercles at the base of the tail, giving the bait vertical movements;

  • intense high-amplitude play;

  • three standard sizes in a series;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Bass Assassin Curly Shad

Rating: 4.5

Bass Assassin Curly Shad

The jig twister shad from the Bass Assassin company is a very rare and extremely effective phenomenon in domestic reservoirs, used for catching pike, zander and perch in large quantities. It is a colorful model of a fry with a long curled tail, the outline of which strongly resembles a shad-type wobbler with flattened sides and a characteristic hump on the back. It differs in small dimensions: with a length of 5 centimeters, the weight of the bait barely reaches 1.4 grams. Without additional weighting, there can be no question of flight data – it is this fact that predetermined the use of Curly Shad in conjunction with jig heads.

The catalyst for the mediocre popularity of the twister in Russia has become a decent price, which (for such a small object) neither new fishermen nor experienced amateurs are willing to pay. Thus, Curly Shad becomes another victim of the rise in the cost of fishing equipment, although, by and large, it is able to recoup all costs from the very first application on the reservoir.

Advantages

  • optimal strength conditions;

  • atypical body shape for twisters;

  • high efficiency for jig fishing (mainly in clean areas of the reservoir);

  • good variability in terms of color;

disadvantages

  • significant price increase over the past 2 years.

Megabass Counter Grub

Rating: 4.5

Megabass Counter Grub

It is not by chance that the silicone twister with a ribbed body was included in the rating. Over the more than five-year history of its use, its catchability was noted by many domestic fishermen, confirming the correctness of the calculation of the Megabass company. Like all the products of the Japanese lure brand, Counter Grab was developed for catching bass, but it is well adapted for pulling pike from a pond, for luring perch, and even (in a large modification) for etching catfish from the depths. The line includes three full sizes of this silicone bait (3, 3.5 and 5 inches), the weight of which varies from 3.8 to 7 grams.

As the professionals note, the undoubted advantage of the entire Counter Grab line is the ability to fish in grassy areas (with offset hooks), as well as the method of selling in sets of 4 and 8, respectively. Such splendor is by no means expensive, due to which its acquisition is advisable for beginners.

Advantages

  • low price for sets of 4 and 8 twisters;

  • good catchability in difficult areas of the reservoir (thickets, snags);

  • the presence of three standard sizes and two full-fledged modifications (with a reinforced core and an elongated body);

  • active play due to the tail and the movable ribbed segment of the body;

disadvantages

  • Frequent cases of rapid breakage of the tail leading the game.

Hula grub gary yamamoto

Rating: 4.4

Hula grub gary yamamoto

The multi-segment silicone twister from the Gary Yamamoto company takes a line in the ranking due to its original appearance and the ability to truly surprise a predator in its habitable water area. The worm-like body and quite standard twister ponytails of the Hula Grub are complemented by a tempting 'skirt' consisting of a series of thin silicone tentacles. Such a performance has a double effect of luring: the tone of the movement is set from both sides of the bait at once.

Anglers report a noticeable increase in bites when switching from an ordinary twister (or vibrotail) to a Hula Grab during one fishing trip. This silicone is especially catching in those places where predatory fish prefers to feed on crustaceans, provided that it is treated with special attractants. In general, when distributed in packs of 10 (and at a low cost), this silicone bait is guaranteed to bring you a lot of benefits.

Advantages

  • attractive movement created by the moving parts of the twister;

  • good dimensions (12.8 centimeters in length + 7 grams of weight);

  • high catchability in the reservoir;

  • packing option for 10 twisters per pack;

  • very low price;

  • an abundance of colors;

disadvantages

  • tentacles and tails bite very quickly.

Relax kopyto

Rating: 4.4

Relax kopyto

Silicone bait for catching large predators, which has an elongated and compacted body shape with a narrow tail and wide blade. It differs from a number of other lures of the same kind by the presence of grooves in the tail, which make the game more expressive and more attractive. It is supplied to the market in sizes from 7 to 15.2 centimeters with a weight in the range of 4.7-29.9 grams. The smallest specimens 'do not hesitate' to catch small fish and are a real irritant for river bass. In turn, large models perfectly cope with catching trophy pikes and walleyes, and sometimes they can surprise the user with catching trout, bersh and chub.

It is also noteworthy that the lineup of Kopyto silicone bait was recreated using inedible rubber, the strength of which is much higher than that of edible analogues. Thus, vibro-tails can withstand even the most desperate bites of toothy predators without tearing and complete loss of the tail.

Advantages

  • good indicators of material strength;

  • an abundance of colors, both calm and provocative;

  • wide range of vibrating tail sizes in the line;

  • low susceptibility to tears in places of small section;

disadvantages

  • quite high price.

Yum wooly curltail

Rating: 4.3

Yum wooly curltail

Classic twisters from the Yum company cost very little, but regularly show high results in terms of catching predatory fish. Their body is an alloy of a worm-shaped embossed body and a curled tail, due to the movement of which prey is attracted. Within one line, there are as many as four standard sizes of Wooly Curltail, ranging from 1.5 “models sharpened for fishing for perch and ide, and ending with a 4” model made for fishing pike, zander and bersh.

Anglers often turn to using the Wooly Curltail as a 'piercing' lure that sets the general pace of fishing in a pond. Of course, she often cuts off her tails, but the low price makes it possible to consistently purchase them as consumables.

Advantages

  • acceptable price;

  • good effect when used as a reconnaissance bait;

  • textured 'ribbed' body participating in the twister game;

  • four different standard sizes in the line (from 4 to 10 centimeters);

disadvantages

  • predators often cut off the bait's tail.

The best silicone baits for pike

Crazy Fish Vibro Fat

Rating: 4.9

Crazy Fish Vibro Fat

A typical jig tail with an optimal balance of softness / stiffness has actually become the most productive bait for catching a toothed predator in domestic water bodies. It is easy to explain such preferences of pike: Vibro Fat has an attractive texture and color (matte or with sparkles that create micro-reflections on the silicone surface), intensive tail movement, and a basic smell, of which there are only 6 in the series.

The total length of the silicone lure in the series varies from 71 to 120 millimeters, which ensures the proper swing of the tail section during the drive. Vibro Fat (as well as Fork Tail) works well with both offset hooks and jig heads. However, consumers give more preference to the latter, encouraging jigging. Due to the low cost and high degree of catchability, we can confidently say that this Crazy Fish development is the best in the rating for catching a toothy predator.

Advantages

  • an abundance of color variations within the series;

  • the presence in the line of three sizes (2.8, 4 and 5 inches);
  • high strength of the tail;

  • the presence of six attractants in the line (aromas of shrimp, squid, fried garlic, anise, fish oil, etc.);

  • optimal balance of softness / hardness;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Fox Rage Fork Tail

Rating: 4.8

Fox Rage Fork Tail

While many anglers consider V-baits to be mediocre and sluggish, Fox Rage's Fork Tail single-handedly refutes their beliefs and has shown great results in pike fishing. Possessing a grainy texture, this silicone is as close as possible to the appearance of real fry, slightly giving itself out (not at all to a predator) by the presence of flash along the boundaries of the stamp connector and angularity. Actually, such trifles, when operating on water, do not in any way affect the performance of the bait, because its main weapon is a thin and sensitive V-shaped tail.

According to users, Fork Tail silicone bait can be used with both offset hooks and standard jig heads. Works very well in tandem with the fish oil attractant, which further confuses the predator, leaving no doubt about the effectiveness of this inanimate silicone.

Advantages

  • The optimum ratio of price and quality;

  • realistic appearance;

  • working in tandem with an attractant adds attractiveness to the bait;

  • the presence in the series of fish at 100, 135 and 180 millimeters;

  • excellent alluring ability;

disadvantages

  • with a good hold, the tail is quickly and easily bite off by a predator.

Lucky John Pike Idol

Rating: 4.8

Lucky John Pike Idol

Silicone vibrotail, which has won a line in the ranking due to its non-trivial body shape and original painting method, unavailable to competitors. Due to the presence of a large tail blade, it shows active play at the stage of shallow and slow drive. It explodes, but does not 'choke' even with twitch jerks or softer jig steps, thanks to which it attracts even more attention from the inhabitants of the reservoir.

Lucky John Pike Idol silicone bait is divided into two standard size classes with a body length of 9 and 12 centimeters, and a weight of 5 and 10 grams, respectively. It has a three-component attractive color, the production of which has become available thanks to the three-layer manufacturing method. According to the manufacturer's recommendations, it is recommended to treat Pike Idol with a powerful attractant before using it on a pond in order to add aromatic appeal to the bait. But, as noted by users, the silicone shows excellent catchability even without additional 'chips'.

Advantages

  • original three-layer manufacturing technique;

  • high strength of the tail section (due to the absence of weakening diameter transitions);

  • the ability to work with various wiring options;

  • the presence of two standard sizes of the vibrotail in the line;

  • unique three-component color;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Manns Stalker 5.5

Rating: 4.7

Manns Stalker 5.5

The next line in the ranking goes to the product of the American fishing industry. The Manns Stalker is a Predator-type silicone vibrotail with a helical notch to increase its range of motion. Needless to say: on the water the 'Tramp' makes a real sensation, luring not only the pike, but also another river predator living nearby with the intense wagging of the tail. It has a body length of 5.5 centimeters and five fundamentally different colors within the series. It is noteworthy that the main emphasis was placed on the predominance of yellow tone – only in rare cases the assortment dilutes the silver color or the shade of chartreuse with glitter.

If according to other criteria Manns Stalker 5.5 shows itself exclusively on the good side, then its cost leaves much to be desired. Unlike the Vibro Worm 3.4 “, this vibrotail is sold individually, but even in this sales method it manages to be more expensive than a set of five models.

Advantages

  • high efficiency of luring predators (mainly pike);

  • high-intensity play at minimum drive speeds;

  • an abundance of colors in the assortment (but with a predominance of yellow);

disadvantages

  • high price;

  • low strength in the places of the screw notch of the tail section.

Vibro Worm 3.4 ”

Rating: 4.6

Vibro Worm

On the good side, when fishing for pike, a worm from the Crazy Fish company showed itself, which conquered the fish with an intense movement of its tail even at low speeds. Weighing 2.9 grams, its length does not exceed 8.5 centimeters, which makes it possible to carry both a small predator and trophy individuals on a single hook. According to consumers, Vibro Worm 3,4 differs from similar ones in higher strength. Edible rubber has a dense structure, which is why it is unlikely that the 'main tool' of luring – the tail – breaks off during the first fishing trip. The sale of this model is carried out by stores mainly in small batches of 5 pieces, so that users will not have a shortage of vibro-tails in the collection in any case. Such a set is relatively inexpensive (up to 200 rubles) and is found almost everywhere.

Advantages

  • great for fishing small and large pike;

  • intense tail play even on weak harnesses;

  • low price;

  • packing and sale of five pieces per pack;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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