Crafted by master Japanese lure designer, Yuki Ito, the Megabass Vatalion Swimbait is a bass’ worst nightmare. Measuring 115cm in length, its profile perfectly matches that of a small bluegill or panfish, making the Vatalion a very tempting meal for any hungry bass.
The Vatalion is not meant to be worked with rod action. Instead the retrieve is what drives the Vatalion’s action. Tuned for all retrieve speeds, it is designed to stop on a dime and slide out to the left or right when the retrieve is suddenly paused.
With a slow retrieve the Vatalion exhibits sharp, quick turns for pinpoint targeting through grass beds, submerged weeds, and alongside structure. A fast retrieve will deliver a hard-hitting, high-pitched rolling action similar to the Megabass Vibration-X Ultra and will draw curious fish from a great distance. Made to swim 0.3 to 1 metre below the surface, the Vatalion also slowly floats up when paused, which aggravates less motivated fish into striking.