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Description: a four-pack (three for the larger size) of Grubby Shad lures for clear or coloured water.

Specifications: Clear Water Kit boasts four colours (Blue Wakasagi, Sugar Shrimp, Wood Shiner and Salt & Pepper) for bright, clear waters.

Dark Water Kit includes Purple Rock, Milk, Fire Chart and Fluo Yellow for coloured water and overcast conditions.

All have floating, plastic bodies, in a choice of 6, 8.5 or 10.5 cm body sizes.

My verdict: I’ve watched these lures being worked, and can report that they have a nice, fat body, a rolling action, plenty of tail wiggle and eyes that glint in the water.

It doesn’t take much effort to get them working, thanks to the large, thick paddle tail, and I have no doubt they’ll tempt pike and perch.

Having sets of lures for clear water and bright conditions or coloured water and overcast conditions sounds like a great idea. They won’t break the bank, either.

Prices: 6 and 8.5 cm from £2.95 for four lures; 10.5 cm £4.95 for three lures.

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