Spring time is upon us and fish are hungry. The winter to spring transition is a great time to throw a jerkbait. A jerkbait that I like to throw is the IMA Lures Flit 100 and Flit 120
The Flit 100 named for its erratic fleeing action was designed to “match the hatch”. It features a broad back and flat sides to mimic the flat sided baitfish closely. The Flit 100 weighs 3/8 of an oz and is 3.9 inches long. The Flit 100 dives down to about 4 feet deep. It comes in a variety of colors.
The IMA Lures Flit 120 is a suspending jerkbait with a sharply angled, triangular cross-section for the best possible action. This jerkbait features a three hook system for a better catch ratio. It also has high pitched BB’s inside to imitate baitfish like gizzard shad and threadfin shad. The Flit 120 is 4.75 inches in length and weighs 1/2 oz. The Flit 120 can dive down 5 to 7 feet deep. The Flit 120 also comes in a variety of colors.
The Flit 100 and Flit 120 can be fished a few different ways. One Way to fish these jerkbaits is a jerk pause where you start with a little slack line and jerk then end with a little slack line and wait and watch for the line to jump indicating a strike. They can also be dead-sticked where you reel it down to the desired depth and then pause with slack line and again watch and wait for line to jump indicating a strike. The amout of time you pause between each Jerk of these baits varies on your choice. It can be quick or a few seconds. The Flit 100 can also be fished burning it where you reel the jerkbait in fast spurts stopping from time to time. This is a very effective technique around shad spawns or schooling fish. I hope this info helps you out on your next fishing trip. Grab you a couple IMA Lures Flit 100s and Flit 120s and give them a try you wont be disappointed.
RB Bass Outdoors Angler Vern Westberg