Shimano Waxwing is the next generation of Sub-Surface swimming jigs for saltwater fisherman. Simply cast the jig and point your rod tip straight towards the jig, then start reeling. This jig swims side-to-side in a zigzag motion with an irregular kicking action which triggers the fish to strike
this lure is a great bait for just about anything. I love the anchovy look of the color. Bass can't resist it. I can't wait to try it out on the tuna this year.
San Francisco, ca
June 11, 2020
This lure swims near the surface with a side to side swing. Really easy to use, just cast and retrieve and before you know it.... fish on!
ProsEasy to use Cast great
ConsFouls easily if weeds get caught on lure
By Joe T.
Walk the dog simply by retrieving
May 28, 2020
Walk the dog simply by retrieving itâ€;™;s true it actually works I own I handful of these various sizes and colors. I Fish Sebastian inlet and have caught Snook, Jacks and blue fish so far
April 1, 2020
This bait has awesome action and a great profile that the fish love. This is one of my favorite lures to use off the jetties but it is also a great tuna lure if the hook is swapped out for a stronger one.
ConsGets caught in the wind when casting.
Is one of my favorite lures
February 19, 2020
This lure give some fun when no other lure work
ProsVery easy to move, and very efective, y have see how it call the atention of many fish like almost no others lured A very good casting distance
ConsThe hook damage the paint very fast, something that should nor happen whith a lure of that price To my first one a tarpon broke the split ring very easly so i recomend to change them
By Chris B.
January 22, 2020
I recently purchased the WW088 Sardine Waxwing from TackleDirect. The service & feedback was very good considering it is very difficult to source a reliable supplier for Waxwing lures. I can highly recommend TackleDirect to anybody looking for quality fishing products.
Almost the only thing I use
October 25, 2018
I surfcast in the NYC-LI-NJ area, beaches mainly, a few rock jetties. Also fish in Martha's Vineyard in August, beaches. The Bone colored Waxwing (size: Boy) has probably caught me over 50 fish in the last few years. Mainly school stripers, but also a few keepers. Also I've caught blues, albies, mackerel (in Maine), flounder and sea robins on this thing, everything hits it.
It has an amazing waggle to it, swims about 2ft below surface on a regular retrieve, and casts exceptionally well on my 9' surf rod. I fish during dawn, day and dusk, not a night guy, so maybe that's why the Bone color has worked best for me.
I also love the double-hook, it looks like a tail, helps with the waggle, and doesn't get messy like a treble can when unhooking your fish.
LOS ANGELES, CA
December 21, 2017
Had handfull of cuda hit these off SoCal shore.
easy casting lure with good swimming action
December 20, 2017
So easy to use and control the action! Shimano lures are the best! i would hope to have bigger sizes and heavier weight for GT casting.
By Max R.
Prague , Oklahoma
Great top water action
August 14, 2017
I fish these every where I go from Mexico to Costa Rica and San Diego , I've had luck with bluefin , dorado and yellowtail under kelp patties These things just work ! I've had luck fishing these things at different retrieval speeds all with the same great results !
ProsFish will hit these things not so much the color but the nice swim pattern they have .
August 3, 2017
This lure has crazy action in the water. Can't wait to put it to use very soon.
Looks aren't everyting
August 2, 2017
If I didn't know better, I would think this lure is a gimmick, but it really works! Took a couple of Waxwings on a recent 8-day trip out of San Diego. The yellowtail jumped all over them.
willow spring, nc
Lt eye feel
August 5, 2016
Love the action of the lure, made five cast from the surf on a Sandy Beach and the left eye fell off. Casts well for my 8 and a half foot IMX surf rod however a bit disappointed about the durability of the product.
ConsIf you're paying over $14 for a product that I should at least stay on for a season. Considering I was casting from a Sandy Beach everything should have stayed on and the construction of the lure should have held up for at least a season. I just wasn't expecting and I to fall off it after 5 casts
By Albert L.
Melbourne Beach, FL
November 14, 2015
Tried it a few times for Blues, Mackerel and Tarpon but have not had much luck with these. Maybe I need to give it a few more tries before putting it away for the Surf