Andrew - that little green lure I had a quick chuck with was this very lure. Action not bad - sinks and mine is the green flashing plate and it really flashes. i reckon you would get more out of them on a HRF rod than the supermix I was using.
I have the sasuke95, and it is a cracking little lure, with a surprisingly strong action for such a little lure, cast well to.
The Shad75 is a Bay area special in Japan, so it should be plenty tough enough. I find the Sasuke95 is good for slack waters, and small bait feeder (especially when the bass are pushing bait up onto the beach).