Megabass Soft swimbaits - Magdraft, Magslowl, Deadslowl
Megabass swimbaits have exploded on the Australian native fishing scene. We have been using these guys for years and get asked regularly, "Which to use and what's the difference?"
Put simply, all these lures will catch you the fish you are chasing, murray cod, barramundi, mulloway, XL Flatties, they damm well work! The entire range have several common features:
Maghold: Magnetic harness that holds hook in place. Extremely handy for correct hook positioning.
Direct Fighting System: Hook separates from the lure body to remove a fish using the lure as leverage during the fight.
Stabilising Hydro Fin: Fin design that provides straight tracking and added action.
Design: Realistic finish, Megabss 3d eyes, these things are premium!
Each of the models has slightly different action and application. So, here it is;
MAGDRAFT: Available in 5", 6", 8, 10"
The most known and regarded of the Megabass Soft Swimbait family, the Magdraft is unique (our favourite). Action is delivered from the entire lure. The head and body is chunky in its shape and has a seductive wiggle roll as it swims. The tail has a specialised figure 8 style swimming pattern that delivers a solid thump. Swims at a slight chin down angle that assists in bumping over snags. Works from a medium retrieve speed. Designed to accommodate Assist Hook Tune add on if required (8 or 10") Watch our video review here of adding assist stinger rig to Magdraft:
MAGSLOWL: Available in 7", 9"
Magslowl is specifically designed to be fished at a dead slow retrieve. This swimbait works as soon as you move it due to its unique thin design tail shape and large tail paddle. Magslowl also runs nose down which helps the lure to ride over snags. Magslowl is designed so the head of the lure stays still and the action is produced by the tail. This tapered tail material activates with the slightest movement, undulating side-to-side with an extremely natural and realistic swimming action. Made from a different material to Magdraft, is key for slower retrieves and cold, clear water, making the Megabass Magslowl an ideal match for large, lethargic predators, just like MURRAY COD in Australia. Long, hand-tied feathers add an extra element of visual appeal on the treble hook. The 9" model also features a chin weight attachment point if you want to sink it deep.
|Top View differences between Magslowl (top) & Magdraft (bottom)|
DEADSLOWL: Available in 7"
Deadslowl is a similar lure to Magslowl in visual looks and design, but designed for fishing shallow margin areas and wed beds as it is slow sink. Also specifically designed to be fished at a dead slow retrieve. This swimbait also works as soon as you move it due to its unique thin design tail shape and large tail paddle and runs chin down. Magslowl also runs nose down which helps the lure to ride over snags.
Fish them slow, get them down and in the face of your big predators and these lures will have you smiling!