"would not have even considered this mold until I saw the pictures you posted"
Knw, I felt the same way years ago. I considered this a "twister tail" type bait and not really a swim bait like a paddle tail... till I started to fish it. Its NOT a twister tail. Its become one of my favorite, if not the #1, swim bait that I use. You have to see that three fingered tail in action. Very unique action!