The Buckeye Craw Sled

A couple of years ago, FLW pro Anthony Gagliardi was looking for a special shaped lead head

A couple of years ago, FLW pro Anthony Gagliardi was looking for a special shaped lead head he could fish a Goby imitator on. He brought Buckeye Lures a nickel glued to a worm hook and asked the Buckeye developers to build something that slid when hopped but could be cast and drug across the bottom equally well. The Goby Sled was born.




Because this was such a specialized head it didn't resonate with anglers except in the places where Goby's were resident, like the Great Lakes. Baits like the Poor Boys Goby were mainstays on this head there though. Because so few lakes had Goby's that limited the application but as it is with most baits, what is was designed for didn't ultimately end up being what it was used for. A group of savvy ledge anglers in the southeast saw it at a perfect head for ledges and began to rig it with a Zoom Super Speed Craw and started to whack them on places like Clarks Hill, Russell, and Hartwell. They have been using it secretly until now.




The Goby Sled became the Craw Sled or as they simply call it..."The Sled".




The bait is rigged on the screw lock keeper on the bottom side of the head, not in the end, and it stands up well but also glides on the fall. When on the bottom the pinchers of the Speed Craw stand up in a defensive posture and bass slam it.




The secret is now out...sorry guys!




To learn more about it go to Buckeye Lures website.

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