Molix's SV Craw

Molix's SV Craw

For several months we have been featuring some of Molix's soft-plastic finesse baits in our gear-guides, and one reader suggested that we should feature their SV Craw, saying it looks as if it is a soft-plastic bait that Midwest finesse anglers might use as a substitute for a solid-body tube.

This 2 3/4-inch crayfish-style bait is devoid of a crayfish's abdomen. Its cephalothorax, which is what anatomists call the combination of its head and thorax, is 1 10/16 of an inch long. The skin on the belly of the cephalothorax is smooth. The thorax is 1 1/8 of an inch long. The back of the thorax has four segments, which many anglers describe as ribs rather than segments. The thorax also has a hook slot that is seven-eighths of an inch long. The hook slot is situated in the center of the thorax. The head is a half of an inch long. The top of its head is crowned with two bulbous eyes. Two antennas radiate from the tip of its head. A claw-like appendage extends from each side of the cephalothorax and at the first segment or rib of the thorax behind the head. When the claw is fully extended, it is 1 15/16-inches long. There is a prominent ridge that stretches along the outside edge of each claw. This ridge is 1 1/8 inches in length, and according to the folks at Molix, the purpose of the ridge is to cause the claw to move with an "extreme flapping action" as an angler executes a retrieve. The portion of the appendage between the thorax and the claw's ridge is flat and thirteen-sixteenths of an inch long and about a quarter of an inch wide. At the tip of the claw, there is a V-shaped gap that simulates a tiny pincer. On both sides of the thorax, a short appendage, which is a half of an inch long, branches out from each of the three segments behind the segment that is affixed to the claw.

//www.in-fisherman.com/files/2016/03/DSCN1076.jpg
A Blue Notte SV Craw affixed to a blue 1/16-ounce Gopher Tackle's Mushroom Head jig.

All of its appendages are delicate, which will affect its durability. Therefore, it is a finesse bait that Midwest finesse anglers will employ only when they are confronted with a population of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, or spotted bass that are very tentative and unresponsive to the standard Midwest finesse baits and presentations.

It is manufactured in the following colors: Bloody Pumpkin, Blue Notte, Chartreuse, Cola, Green Pumpkin, June Bug, Marron Glace, Okee Craw, Pumpkin Orange, Special Craw, Watermelon Black Red Flakes, and Watermelon Gold Chartreuse. Each color is impregnated with Molix's exclusive crawfish scent.


According to Molix, it was designed to be a trailer on a skirted jig, such as Molix's Kento Jig or its Tenex Jig, which is a flipping jig. Midwest finesse anglers will choose to rig it on a small mushroom-style jig the way they rig a soft-plastic worm or soft-plastic stickbait or soft-plastic grub or solid-body tube.


The price for a package of six ranges from $5.89 to $5.99.

Endnotes

1) For more information about the SV Craw and other Molix's baits, please contact Casey Tucker at Anglers International Resources, 1272 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, Illinois, 60074. You can talk to him at 847-991-3200. This is the link to their Web site: https://www.fishingurus.com/.

(2) Here is the link to Molix's Web site: http://www.molix.com/en/.


(3) Here's a link to a column that describes the six Midwest finesse retrieves that can be used when the SV Craw is rigged on a small mushroom-style jig: https://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/six-midwest-finesse-retrieves/.

(4) Here is a link to a Midwest Finesse column about Molix's Caleo Craw: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/molixs-caleo-craw/.

(5) Here is a link to a Midwest Finesse column about Molix's Sator Worm: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/molixs-sator-worm/.


(6) Here is a link to a Midwest Finesse column about Molix's Swimming Dragonfly: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/molixs-swimming-dragonfly/.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Pro angler Skeet Reese is a Major League Fishing champion and a winner of the Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year titles. Throughout his years of bass catching success, as he tells World Fishing Network personality Chad LaChance, Berkley baits like the Deal and Straight Money have played a key role in what he has accomplished out on the water.

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

Multiple time FLW Costa winner Jessi Mizell is no stranger to catching big Florida bass on a popping frog. As he tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead, with the new 13 Fishing Omen Black baitcasting rod, the job just got easier.

Lowrance Enters Trolling-Motor Market with Ghost

Lowrance Enters Trolling-Motor Market with Ghost

Lowrance's Lucas Steward shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead what all of the fuss is about in the brand new Ghost trolling motor being brought to market by the Tulsa, Okla.-based fishing equipment manufacturer.

In-Fisherman Calendar Periods

In-Fisherman Calendar Periods

In-Fisherman staffers target all fish and key on the revolving season calendar periods to maximize the the likelihood of catching more and bigger fish.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural baits and commercial options. Other Fish

Best Carp Baits Today

Dan Johnson - June 29, 2018

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you can Other Fish

Must-Have Striped Bass Tackle

Rick Bach - May 04, 2017

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you...

Pole lines illustrate the paradox of catfishing. At a time when excellent rods, reels, and other Catfish

Catfish Pole Rigs

Richard Peterson with In-Fisherman - April 28, 2016

Pole lines illustrate the paradox of catfishing. At a time when excellent rods, reels, and...

Everything you need to know about popular catfish species and how to catch them on proven riggings. Catfish

All About Catfish

Rob Neumann

Everything you need to know about popular catfish species and how to catch them on proven...

See More Trending Articles

More Midwest Finesse

Fish it on your favorite neko rig, wacky rig, or shaky head. Midwest Finesse

Berkley Fishing's Powerbait Flute Worm

Ned Kehde - February 04, 2020

Fish it on your favorite neko rig, wacky rig, or shaky head.

Here is what we discovered about the Tour Grade Ned Jig Head. Midwest Finesse

Strike King Lure Company's Tour Grade Ned Jig Head

Ned Kehde - February 21, 2020

Here is what we discovered about the Tour Grade Ned Jig Head.

Here is what we discovered about the 3.8-inch I-Shad. Midwest Finesse

Jackall Lures' I-Shad

Ned Kehde - March 27, 2020

Here is what we discovered about the 3.8-inch I-Shad.

Products designed to help you catch more fish. Midwest Finesse

Ethan Dhuyvetter's Mule Fishing Supply Company

Ned Kehde - February 07, 2020

Products designed to help you catch more fish.

See More Midwest Finesse

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.