I had to retire this swimbait today. It’s been on the same jighead since late 2017, catching well over 100 pike, and having plenty more short strike the tail. It’s far from the only color or style I use, but this one has been my firetiger color in use for close to two years. I’ve had it rigged upright, and then through both sides as the hook exit hole tears. The head finally got so torn up that it would only tail kick but not roll side to side. The picture make it look better than it really is, but I bet if I put some mendit on it, I can get another 50 fish out of it. Taking it off the jighead after fish number 4 this morning made me think about Johnny Cash’s Ragged Old Flag.