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Takeshi Matsumota owner of Fish Arrow and Ken Huddleston owner of Huddleston Deluxe have collaborated to make the Huddle Jack 150 a 6″ hard bait with the Huddleston Deluxe swimbait tail. Fish Arrow the maker of the famous Monster Jack swimbait decided it was time to up their game and make  a hard swimbait with a kicking tail instead of the traditional lipped hard bait, or hinged S-motion style swimbait.

 

Company: Fish Arrow

Lure: Huddle Jack 150

Style: Sinking

Length: 6 1/4″

Weight: 1.6 ounces

Color: Blue Back Pearl

Composite: Hard Plastic

Hinges: One

MSRP: $24.50

MLO Rating: 5 out of 5

 

Huddle Jack 150

The Huddle Jack 150 is the Sparta of swimbaits, it is a tough little swimmer weighing in at 1.6 ounces for its slim 6 1/4″ body length it is built for speed. Fish Arrow loves to build swimbaits that are durable and will last for years of fishing abuse. I found casting this bait was effortless especially in the wind.

Med-Heavy Rod

One nice thing about a 6″ swimbait that only weighs 1.6 ounces is you can use lighter gear. I matched the Huddle Jack with a Dobyns DX 744, and a Shimano Calais reel spooled with 15lb. flourocarbon line.

Single Hinge Bait

The Huddle Jack 150 is marked on the back for the model and an “S” for sinking. As you can see by the picture above the tail is a Huddleston Deluxe hard wedge tail.

Strong Hinge

The Huddle Jack 150 is built with a super strong hinge that will handle some monster bass especially if you plan on using a rear hook off the tail.

Rear Hook Eyelet

Fish Arrow research and development people are fishing all the time and know that sometimes you need a rear hook and by removing the two belly hooks and using a rear tail hook it will allow you to fish much more structure instead of hanging up on it, or dulling the point of the hooks.

Huddle Jack 150

Fish Arrow always puts good hardware on their baits and with the Huddle Jack 150 Fish Arrow used 60lb. split rings and Owner 1/0 treble hooks. The eyes are high end realistic taxidermy grade and on the eyelet they added a 80lb. split ring.

Strong Bait

While I was casting and testing the Huddle Jack 150 a small bass decided to give his review..He was hooked!.. Below is a Huddle Jack 150 demonstration video I made to show just how amazing this little strong bait is.

Pros: The Huddle Jack 150 is an incredible bait for casting all day long, flies straight in the air, and swims just like its soft bait cousin the Huddleston Deluxe swimbait. Having a choice of hook placement is key if you need to adjust your bait for short bites, or trees and rocks.

Cons: I found none

 

       MLO: 5 out of 5

 

Editors Note: This article was written by Mike Long and not E.A. Castro as previously ascribed. We apologize for the confusion.

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.

5 comments on “Review: Huddle Jack 150

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David on December 8, 2012 1:30 pm

One of the things I really like about this bait is that, unlike many traditional multi-jointed swimbatis, I can count it down fairly deep and it is easy to maintain that depth on the retrieve. Most of the other slow sink lipless swimbaits I own rise up in the water column fairly quickly if I retrieve them at anything faster than a dead-slow crawl.

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Mike Long on December 8, 2012 1:44 pm

David, I am really impressed with what the Huddle Jack 150 can do, I’m pushing Takeshi owner of Fish Arrow to make a larger 8″ model in some traditional colors should be awesome!

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Alex Voog on December 8, 2012 6:19 pm

Nice bait! I will have to track a few down, it’s a perfect size for our Illinois/Midwest bass. I have well over a dozen of the Fish Arrow wooden baits, all styles/sizes (even one Salty Jack!), and a couple of Mike Long Bass Monster Jacks (wink!). Ken has got to be very pleased with his tail design being on this bait. Mike, what knot are you using with that 15lb Fluoro, and why Fluoro vs. mono on this bait? THANKS! Love the new blog and your “openness”, Be Well, Alex

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Mike Long on December 8, 2012 7:23 pm

Hey Alex, I tie a palomar knot and I like the flouro for the feel, and better control of the bait..I wrote the article Ed published it for me. ML

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nick b on December 13, 2012 9:27 am

I am an amatuer swimbait maker and i made a swimbait with a tail that is slightly in the same fashion as this just a bit smaller and i made it a wake bait, wanted to move a lot of water with it, so anyway…i had some great success with it until i had something giant(possibly tiger muskie) break it off. i was greatly saddened but i had ahard time weighting it corretly to sink so that why i made it a floater.Glad to see that i can go out and get a bait that performs in the manner i had intended for mnie. cant wait to buy one it looks great. thtnks for the review mike.

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