- We offer the Megabass ITO Vision 110 in three depth ranges:
General Overview/First Impressions:
- Do these things even need an introduction? I don’t think so. The Megabass ITO Vision 110 series of jerk baits is amongst the upper echelon of lures across any conceivable category.
- The Vision 110 is the standard for a consistent performing and great looking jerk bait. Everyone has tried to replicate it in their own way, but nobody has successfully copied the quality and consistency of these baits.
- You would be hard pressed to find any professional angler (With or without sponsor ties) who doesn’t have at least one box of these baits in their boat this time of year.
- The color ways offered by Megabass are second to none. They offer translucent patterns for high-pressured clear water, matte patterns for cloudy days, and fluorescent colors for stained water or particularly flamboyant brown fish in northern waters.
- You can use your best judgement when selecting what depth range you need. I find that the original Vision 110 suits most of my needs here in Southern Indiana, as fish can be found relatively close to shallow cover almost year round. Working the original Vision 110 around the top of a laydown, for example, is pretty stress free if you work it with the rod tip UP once you’re in the depth range you need it to be. Popping the slack line with your rod tip up will give the bait its signature erratic darting action without digging it down into the cover you’re fishing around. This can obviously be done with the deeper diving models, but I find it to be easier to use the shallower diving model in the water I fish.
- Recommending a jerk bait rod might be the most difficult type of rod to recommend someone. There are two categories of jerk bait rods: Soft, moderate-fast rods (Like a Dobyns Champion XP DC684 CB) -OR- Quicker, fast action rods (Like a G. Loomis IMX-Pro 812C JBRor Shimano Expride EX1610MA).
- I prefer the latter type of rod — here’s why. Fast action jerk bait rods make it much easier for me to present the bait with its intended action. This type of rod is much more responsive, therefore it takes less effort to impart action into your bait.
- So, why would someone opt for a softer jerk bait rod? Jerk baits have treble hooks on them… Treble hooks and fast rods go together like peanut butter and asphalt. The benefit of having a forgiving moderate-fast rod is that you will be less prone to losing fish once you get them pinned.
- It’s ultimately your choice of what type of rod you prefer for these baits, but I hope this information gives you a few benefits/negatives to consider when making that decision.
- Just as these baits did not need an introduction — They likely don’t require my peddling, but if you HAVEN’T thrown one of these baits PLEASE do yourself a favor and pick one up to see what they’re all about.