Massive Chew Baits 3-inch Kamikaze Craw
October 15, 2020
It’s unlikely that the oldsters at Massive Chew Baits of Georgetown, GA, created the 3-inch Kamikaze Craw with the concept of affixing it to a small mushroom-style jig and using it with the six customary Midwest Finesse retrieves.
However when it was launched to the angling world, it caught the eye of a Midwest Finesse angler who’s at all times searching for finesse-sized creature and crayfish baits. And straightaway, he contacted us and politely hinted that we must always publish a Midwest Finesse gear information about it.
Here’s what we discovered in regards to the Kamikaze Craw.
Based on our measurements, it’s 3 1/16 inches lengthy.
It’s an summary rendition of a crayfish. However like an actual crayfish, it’s endowed with two physique segments. One in all them is its stomach. The opposite is its cephalothorax, which comprises its head and thorax. These two segments possess what the oldsters at Massive Chew Baits name a “sturdy stable core.”
Its stomach is 1 1/4 inches lengthy. Its dorsal and ventral areas are similar. It’s cylinder-shaped. The primary fifteen-sixteenths of an inch of the stomach is encircled with 10 important ribs which can be barely lower than one-sixteenth of an inch thick. Every rib is separated from one another by a groove that’s virtually one-eighth of an inch extensive. These circular-shaped ribs have a width or diameter of seven-sixteenths of an inch with a circumference of 1 inch. From the middle or core of the stomach, every rib has a top of one-sixteenth of an inch.
The ultimate three-eighths of an inch of the stomach is devoid of the ribs. Its dermis is so easy that it seems glassy. It has a width of five-sixteenths of an inch and a circumference of about fifteen-sixteenths of an inch.
The tip of the stomach is barely indented, which is the place Midwest Finesse anglers will insert the hook and bait keeper of a mushroom-style jig.
The Kamikaze Craw’s cephalothorax is eleven-sixteenths of an inch lengthy. Its dorsal and ventral areas are similar, and their epidermises are easy. The cephalothorax’s width at its junction with the stomach is five-sixteenths of an inch with a circumference of about fifteen-sixteenths of an inches. The widest portion of its head is seven-sixteenths of an inch extensive with a circumference of about 1 3/8 inches. On the tip of its head, there’s a pair of antennae, that are seven-sixteenths of an inch lengthy with a diameter of lower than one-sixteenth of an inch. There’s additionally a pair of antennules which can be located between the antennae, and they’re barely shorter than one-sixteenth of an inch.
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Adjoining to the junction of the cephalothorax and stomach, a chelipad or claw radiates from both sides of the thorax. Every chelipad is 1 3/4 inches lengthy. Close to its junction with the thorax, every chelipad has a width of one-eighth of an inch, and at its widest spot, which is an inch from its junction with the thorax, the chelipad has a width of three-quarters of an inch. The whole chelipad is skinny and flat with a thickness of barely lower than one-sixteenth of an inch. Their ventral and dorsal areas are similar. The dermis of the primary half of an inch of every chelipad is easy, and the dermis of the subsequent 1 1/4 inches is pierced with three holes which have a diameter of one-eighth of an inch and embossed with 9 minor ribs or ridges.
The oldsters at Massive Chew Baits inform us these chelipads “create an aggressive swimming motion that [displace] a beneficiant quantity of water and produces a robust vibration,” and the six holes “create a bubble path.”
It’s obtainable within the following hues: 1099, Alabama Craw, BBB Delight, Black Blue Flake, Chick Magnet, Crawdad, Inexperienced Pumpkin, Inexperienced Pumpkin Purple Copper Flake, Hematoma, Junebug Sweet, Pearl, Sapphire Blue, Tilapia, and Watermelon Purple Flake. It’s mentioned to be “fortified with a heavy dose of Chew Juice.”
A bundle of eight prices $3.99.
The three-inch Kamikaze Craw was designed for the power-angling fraternity to wield on a Texas rig and a trailer on a skirted jig. However from the views of Midwest Finesse anglers, it reveals some similarities to Chuck Woods’ Puddle Jumper and Guido Hibdon’s Guido Bug from the Seventies, 80s, and 90s. And when Midwest Finesse anglers affixed it to a mushroom-style jig with an uncovered hook, they are going to current it to their largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and noticed bass quarries the identical method that they used to work with the Puddle Jumper and Guido Bug a long time in the past.
- Go to Massive Chew Baits’ web site for extra info.
- Right here is the hyperlink to the Midwest Finesse column that explains how Midwest Finesse anglers can make use of the six customary retrieves with the 3-inch Kamikaze Craw affixed to a mushroom-style jig.