The Southern Shad line of soft plastic baits are designed to catch fish in a variety of water conditions. The small tail kicks and twists with a very natural cadence as it moves through the water. When fished on a jighead the tail will stand up for a few moments when the bait hits the bottom, which fish can't stand. They use proven fish catching colors developed for stained and clear water applications. The colors that are developed for clear water have a semi-transparent colored tail and body. This gives the bait a more natural look. The opaque colors were developed for fishing in stained water, thus giving the bait a more natural silhouette and greater visibility.