I bought a small bag of venom twist tails for $4.75 at a bait shop near Salt Fork lake. I got no more than a dozen twist tails in this bag. Venom from what I understand is supposed to be a good brand. I used them to fish crappies. I didn't catch any big crappie with them, but the litte 4 inch dinks I caught on them, bit the freakin tails right off of them! Now, I have bought little cheapo twist tails at wal mart, and have had them for 5+ years, and have caught walleye on them, and not had them bite the tails clear off! Anyone have any thoughts on this?? I noticed that the twist tails seemed rather dry, and I know that when I buy other twist tails, that there is usually some type of oil on them that makes them kinda slippery. I bought some venom tubes, and I like them just fine, its just the twist tails I am not pleased with. I am not picky about buying things like twist tails, but I like something to last longer than one fish.