Headbanger Shad Lure


Product Description

Headbanger Shad combines the erratic and evasive Headbanger movement with the fish-like characteristics of the fixed exchangeable paddle tail for a predator-teasing action that no other lure can offer. Available in floating, suspending and sinking versions with replacement tails.

New 6.3in (16cm) Headbanger Shad size for 2018!

Headbanger Shad - In Mouth

Headbanger Shad is constructed with a wire-through-body design. It is equipped with rattle balls of different sizes for a fuller sound. The lure is lead-free and the weights inside are made of stainless steel.

The tail is easily replaced by turning it counterclockwise to release it from its corkscrew anchor. The lure has two smaller pegs that hold the tail in place and prevents it from twisting out of position when being used.

All Headbanger Shad Lures Feature:

  • Length: 9″ / 23 cm and NEW 6″ / 16 cm
  • Premium VMC 9655 PS hooks
  • Hook sizes: #2/0 in belly and #1 in tail
  • Trolls up to 2.2 knots / 2.5 mph / 4 km/h

High Praise for Headbanger Shad

The highly praised Headbanger Shad was listed by Field & Stream as #1 in their ICAST report “Top 15 Hottest New Fishing Lures for 2018“. It was awarded 2nd place in the Best New Hard Lure category at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition 2017 in Budabest, Hungary.

Headbanger Shad vs. Headbanger Tail

The Headbanger Shad is the same length (9″/23cm) as the insanely popular Headbanger Tail but has an overall larger profile and weighs 30-40% more (depending on version).

Both hooks are on the hard part of the lure (vs. the tail placement of the 2nd hook on the ‘Tail' model). Headbanger Shad's most obvious differentiation is its fixed paddle tail that can be easily replaced.

These features combine to make a new entry to the Headbanger family that provides a better casting experience.

A Note on Backorders

We do not usually accept back-orders for products but our initial shipment was limited. For the time being, back-orders will be accepted. You will be notified if the variation/color you desire will be on back-order. Please note: we cannot guarantee when our next shipment will arrive but we will do our best to get all back-orders filled within 2-3 weeks. “Can be backordered” simply means we've enabled backroders. If your colour says “In Stock”, it's ready for you!

Additional information


F (Floating), S (Sinking), Suspending


6.3in (16cm), 9in (23cm)


0.92oz (26g), 1oz (29g), 2.2oz (61g), 2.6oz (73g), 2.9oz (83g)

Running Depth

0-5ft (0-1.5m), 5-8.5ft (1.5-2.5m), 6.5-13 ft (2-4 m)


No. 2/0 (belly) No. 1 (tail)

Headbanger Colours

Black Metal, Black/Orange, Blue Pearl, Coward, Crappie, Dirty Roach, Firetiger, Rusty Perch, UV Clown

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  1. Question

    Armand Aubichon

    Have you got the headbanger in the 4.5″

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    What’s the dif in floating or sinking

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    • Tyler


      Hi Raymond, the difference is that on pause, a sinking version will slowly fall while a floating version will slowly raise. Suspending versions will hold the depth at pause. Running depth will be the same when moving.

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