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Huddleston Deluxe Huddle Bug is by far the most realistic looking artificial crawdad lure ever made. It is absolutely amazing how real the Huddle Bug looks from its black eyes to the custom painted colors to the shape of the bait and best of all it looks even better when it’s the water.

Huddleston Deluxe

 

Company: Huddleston Deluxe

Lure: Huddle Bug

Huddle BugWeight: (un-weighted .02 oz)(weighted .03 oz)

Length:  2 3/4″

Huddle BugColors: 10 colors

R.O.F.: Bottom

Composite: Soft Plastic

MSRP: 5-Pack $10.99

MLO Rating: 5 out of 5

Huddle Bugs

Huddle Bugs

Huddleston Deluxe offers over ten colors from red to white to greens, purples, and browns. I guarantee Huddleston made a color that will match the crawdads where ever you live. The detailed hand paint jobs are just incredible and look even better in the water.

Huddle Bugs Belly Up

Huddle Bugs Belly Up

Huddleston Deluxe even paid close attention to the belly of the Huddle Bugs to make sure these little 2 /3/4″ artificial creatures looked as natural as possible from top to bottom.

Green Huddle Bug

Green Huddle Bug

It is hard to believe the detail on the body of the Huddle Bugs. The claws are flawless along with the antenna and black eyeballs that really stand out when the bait is in the water. Even the eight legs look real when the Huddle Bug is crawling on the bottom.

Weighted Huddle Bug

Weighted Huddle Bug

The Huddle Bug comes in a weighted, and un-weighted version, I strongly recommend the weighted version it comes with a custom made hairpin harness that has cylinder weights added at the ends.

Huddle Bug Rigging

Huddle Bug Rigging

When finding a hook for the weighted Huddle Bug, I prefer going with a Gamakatsu wide gap finesse hook weedless in size 1, or 2. This is a good fine wire weedless hook that really works well with the Huddle Bug and rigging it weedless you can take this bait to the structure where it was built to go.

Huddle Bug Hook Rigging

Huddle Bug Hook Rigging

The weighted Huddle Bug has a small wire loop under the head of the bait where you insert the hook through the wire hoop and then through the nose of the bait and out the top.

Fully Rigged Huddle Bug

Fully Rigged Huddle Bug

Above picture shows a fully rigged weighted Huddle Bug ready to fish. I use 6-8lb fluorocarbon line which works really well with this little bait.  The retrieve is simple just toss the Huddle Bug out let it sink to the bottom and slowly work it back in. Since the Huddle Bug is so light it is really tough to feel the bait on the bottom and since it is a small light bait it really goes through the rock and branches well like in the video below.

 

 Pros: The most realistic artificial crawdad ever made, this natural looking bait is made to trick the bass and works on the bottom as natural as a real crawdad. The weighted version is very easy to rig and the Huddle Bug is a very durable lure. I have caught well over 20-30 bass on one bait.

Cons: Still looking.

 

       MLO Rating: 5 out of 5

 

 

Mike Long

Mike Long, is well known for monster bass, like the 20.12 oz largemouth bass taken from Dixon Lake in 2001. That fish put him at number ten on the world record list, but it wasn’t his only large fish. He is among a handful of bass fisherman with hundreds of fish over 10 lbs to his credit.

2 comments on “Review: Huddle Bug

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Randy Williams on December 21, 2012 10:47 am

Good looking Crawdad imitation…

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Nathan Derdowski on December 22, 2012 12:00 pm

I love the weighted version, I reel it as slow as possible on the bottom with 10lb braid and a fluoro leader on a 7 foot medium action spinning rod. As the bait comes up to a rock I stop it right as it seems like its hung up and just let it sit for 10-30 seconds then shake it up and over the rock and continue cranking it real slow then when you get bit just sweep into the fish. I use a size 4 gamakatsu octopus. The unweighted version makes a good finesse jig trailer.

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