This is the real deal,I shouldn't give away my fish catching secrets (well not all) this is a killer lure for anything that eats minnows,shad.it,s kind of like the fly fishing clouser minnow that,s real popular among the susky fly fisherman.it,s my spinning reel version ,an much heavier than the clouser but not too heavy.my heaviest is 1/4 oz.,too heavy means less fish,more snags for me.my lures have action in the water,not just a gob of floating hair I throw it cross current or up a bit an let it drift down the current at current speed tapping the bottom as it goes. when you lower the rod tip this lure acts more like a bait fish on the fall ,than the head first of a jig head,Buck tail. it,s made on a center weighted hook that you can,t see the weight ,mustad needle point swimbait hook. pointy front that,s good for cutting thru the current. I like eyes on mine but have none now.