Dinger Vs. Senko What Do You Think?
Posted May 21 2012 - 01:12 PM
In comparison with the Gary Yamamoto Senko, the YUM Dinger is constructed of stiffer material, which lends to a single dinger lasting two to three times as long as a Senko. On top of this, a 12-pack of Dingers will run you around $4.00, where a 10-pack of Senkos is up around $8.00. This price difference along with the fact that you will probably run through two bags of Senkos before finishing one bag of Dingers, may take a serious economic toll on those of us who depend on the stick bait as a staple in our tackle box. Furthermore, YUM offers a fork-tailed variety as well as a hook channel in the side of the bait to assist in texas rigging.
- Cost effective
- Large color selection
- Forktail available
- Texas rigging hook channel
- Not salt impregnated
Gary Yamamoto Senkos
Apart from the fact that Senkos are softer to the touch, they are also salt impregnated, where YUM Dingers are simply in a bag with salt coating them. I find that this salt simply rinses right off after a few casts, where the flavor of the Senko is built right into the bait, and therefore lasts as long as the Senko does, which tends to be not to long due to the softness of the plastic.
- Salt impregnated
- Great action
- Swim version available
- Not very durable
The softness difference between the two stick baits is the first point of interest. You are undoubtedly going to get a lot more mileage out of a pack of Dingers, yet many argue that the softer construction of the Senko lends to better action, and along with the salt impregnation justifies the price difference. Many, on the other hand, enjoy the wide color selection provided by YUM and swear by the forktail variety. The texas rigging channel, also being a plus for the dinger. In the end I have to make a choice, however, and it is the YUM dinger. For me YUM offers a win win deal with dingers, pay less, get more. I have fished both extensively, and actually prefer the feel and action of the Dinger over the Senko, and have landed more, and bigger fish on the Dinger. The fact of the matter is this: if you drop a dinger in front of Mr. Bass, he will eat it, and how can you get any better than that
i did not write this article i thought it would be a good one though because alot of guys on here like using plastic baits
Posted May 22 2012 - 05:24 AM
The Dingers are way easier on the pocketbook. I can go through a bag of Senkos in an hour or two if the bass are hitting, and maybe use 2 Dingers over the same time period. I also like the hook channel on the Dinger.
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Posted May 22 2012 - 08:42 AM
My style, my ponds, this and Rage Thumpers are the
only worms I can catch them with.
Guarantee, your mileage WILL VARY.
Posted May 22 2012 - 09:36 AM
I do still use senko like baits (dingers and Mann's hard heads) T-rigged in weeds and for skipping under docks and trees etc.
Posted May 22 2012 - 06:55 PM
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Posted June 22 2012 - 07:51 PM
i stoped buying both, i order a 130 pack off of bass proshop for 15$ there salt impregnated and look identical, they also have 5 inch 7 inch and 4 inch worms in the box.
i cant agree more! BPS has outdone themselves here. there Tourney style senkos out last senkos and are cheaper than dingers. even with all the local lakes i fish, neither senko or dinger out does the other. i hate to admit it but i actually need BPS here...
Posted June 22 2012 - 08:01 PM
KVD Perfect Plastics Ocho is the best IMHO.
SK Shim E Stik is my personal fav - same stick IMHO eh?
"I don't know of any other bait out there that appeals more to quality fish than a jig does." ~ Denny Brauer
Posted June 22 2012 - 09:35 PM
Senko are good don't get me wrong but it is to expensive. If you get more out of a pack and if was less expensive i would buy them more. But for now i'm sticking with my good old dingers.
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