The red will wear off after one or two soakings; well, at least it does in the surf with the wave/sand action. I have used the Daiichi bleeding bait circles up to that size and have landed bull reds up to 45" on them. None have ever opened up on me. They are pretty stout. But, if you can get the same style in a different color (if it is cheaper) then just get them. Also used them for snapper and such and they have worked well.