There are a few things that enable the Cayman Crusher to wreak havoc on fish. Positioning the lead hook so far aft tends to foil short-striking fish. And if for some reason the lead hook doesn’t stick, that stinger hook will. In several instances, both hooks were deeply embedded in the jaws of a wahoo, an insurance of sorts against the fish shaking them free. Additionally, when trolled, the free-swinging stinger hook flutters alongside the ballyhoo’s tail; this emits a vibration that fish key on and creates the illusion of the tail beating and kicking as the bait tries to escape predation. Then, of course, there’s the streamlined and brilliant appearance of the Ilander skirt, which adds flash, in addition to preventing the ballyhoo from washing out at brisk trolling speeds.