More on the Stick Shadd...
The Stick Shadd has a thin keel that runs the length of the lure, and the power of that keel (the "Power Keel") activates the Stick Shadd, allowing the bait to move more freely and unpredictably in every direction, left, right, up and down.
Using quick, crisp snaps is one of the overall best ways to use it. Predators will often hit the Stick Shadd because of the super-erratic action it has when snapped. You never know what it is going to do next. The Stick Shadd may go two feet to one side, and next it will go one foot to the same side, then all of a sudden, shoot a little higher up or dart down. It never looks like anything that is predictable. It's all over the place. They really think this is the real deal, and they better grab it now or they won't be able to grab it at all.
Indeed, that type of action causes strike-triggering results with any predator species, big or small, and there are Stick Shadd sizes for them all.
Another technique is to use long pulls and pauses. The Stick Shadd even has action on a steady troll or straight retrieve, it has a side-to-side swagger, and that's not all. The Sinking and Fast-Sinking models vibrate and wobble as they fall, attracting strikes even when the angler isn't working them, they work themselves!
Master the versatile uses, models and actions of the mighty Stick Shadd. It's not hard to do, and it may soon become your personal favourite bait too.