Have You/Would You ‘Death Shimmer’?

Don’t know where we ran across this either, but have you heard of the Death Shimmer spinnerbait? Gotta love that name, man!

Here’s the deal, from the so-so website:

“Our patent pending arm causes enormous amounts of drag and resistance as the lure comes through the water. The various offsets are strategically placed to load the upper arm with water resistance, forcing a shimmering vibration, hence the name Death Shimmer.

This incredible action sends out a myriad of signals to the bass lateral line, enabling the Death Shimmer 2 – Tournament Series to be tracked down and attacked far before it is ever seen.

Tell you what, I’m game. To me, this thing kinda looks like a giant Beetle Spin, and those things catch the fire outta anything that swims.

Here’s more:

Here’s what the name reminds me of: Charles Bronson in Death Wish.
Warning: The music as he’s leaving the subway car might make you have a seizure.



  1. Alex Voog

    August 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I’d throw a couple bucks at them just for being so imaginative. That said, it DOES have a sick vibration, as the video does a bunch of “buffering” cause a bunch of frozen frames you can see it plainly.

  2. Bass Pundit

    August 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I’ve been sent one to review at Bass Pundit. Haven’t been able to use it much. I didn’t get it until the Spring spinnerbait bite was over and I don’t start throwing blades again until the Fall. As you might imagine, it’s not the first choice to go through grass.

  3. Wil

    August 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    This bait does everything it says it does on the website and more. The Death Shimmer 2 has replaced all other spinnerbaits for me. It is a high quality bait with an insane amount of vibration and a shaking shimmer that other spinnerbaits cannot achieve. Plus, the free fall is the best I have seen. I definitely recommend giving it a try. The big ones love it.

  4. socalsalty

    August 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I picked one up at ICAST after seeing their demo. Gonna try and use it this weekend kayak fishing Newport Harbor for spotted bay bass and barred sand bass.

  5. Dwain

    August 27, 2011 at 2:04 am

    I would like to know how you get the wire back to that shape after you catch a few fish? I have a hard enough time just straightening the wire on a regular spinnerbait, this thing would be a nightmare to fix back up when a big spotted bass slams it. If it catches the crap out of fish i’d overlook it though haha

  6. mgaryhanson

    August 29, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I can see it’s not weedless, and where I’m fishing, theirs lots of moss on the rocks and would be all over the spinnerbait if bumping those rocks. Would have to try it before I could give any type of review

  7. jake

    March 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Where can a guy pick one up? im a spinnerbait man myself

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