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I am going to start to throw a bunch of these next year... I live in southern Oregon, and I wanted to know opinions on what ROF you would buy and also what colors? I have heard rumors abo0ut a 12" HUDD??

Thanks alot!!

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the old 12in Hudds had regular boot tails or flat tails. They did not have the current wedge tail design that he is using now. They havent been made in a long time and they are rare and expensive now. I assume you heard about one of his old baits but who knows maybe he is going to redoe a 12

As for wihch ROF, well you realy need to think about what depth you want to fish. Most guys like the 5 and 12.  The 0 is a floater and doesnt realy swimbecause the tail breaks the surface. The 16 is heavy and designed to fish deep. The 12 will also fish deep but it takes a little longer to get down and you gotta reel a little slower to keep it down. The five sinks slowly and can be waked. Depending on how deep you want to fish or your budget, I would start with a 5 and a 12.

If you have trout then just get the standard trout, its a good match. if you got baby salmon then get his salmon colored one. Keep it simple and start with only a few quality baits. put in your time and you will be rewarded.

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For colors just try to match the forage in the lakes you fish the best you can. My favorite is a rof 5 since I fish them very slow and in less than 15 feet of water most of the time. It also falls level instead of nose first and looks more natural on the fall. I usually try to chose the bait that is the lightest bait I can get down and keep down in the depth I am fishing.

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Question for you Randall or Matt, how do you like to rig the ROF 5 which my understanding is that it doesn't come prerigged like the 12? Thanks

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Here is how Butch Brown does it. He's caught a few good ones this way.

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Question for you Randall or Matt, how do you like to rig the ROF 5 which my understanding is that it doesn't come prerigged like the 12? Thanks

Take 65 pound braid and run it through a medium to big sized treble hook. Then tie thee braid directly to the line tie and hook the treble next to the top fin on either side. (usually when a fish eats these baits, they take it head first) The reason you don't want to use a bottom hook on your HUDD is because if you happen to hook into a big un witch isn't unlikely then the hook on the bottom with go directly into the fishes gills. If you are a tournament fisherman like me and probably Matt and Randall also then we don't want the chance of a huge fish dieing.

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Here is how Butch Brown does it. He's caught a few good ones this way.

A few good ones :-? LOL.

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Most of the time I use wire and crimps the same way Butch does in the video. Only difference is I use saltwater live bait hooks instead of the treble hook and my wire is usually a little longer. If I fish it at the surface I will use the bottom treble.

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Here is how Butch Brown does it. He's caught a few good ones this way.

A few good ones :-? LOL.

You caught that hint of sarcasm ;D The man is a machine. I forget where I heard it but a few months back It was my understanding he had already caught over 80 DD's for the year.

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Question for you Randall or Matt, how do you like to rig the ROF 5 which my understanding is that it doesn't come prerigged like the 12? Thanks

Take 65 pound braid and run it through a medium to big sized treble hook. Then tie thee braid directly to the line tie and hook the treble next to the top fin on either side. (usually when a fish eats these baits, they take it head first) The reason you don't want to use a bottom hook on your HUDD is because if you happen to hook into a big un witch isn't unlikely then the hook on the bottom with go directly into the fishes gills. If you are a tournament fisherman like me and probably Matt and Randall also then we don't want the chance of a huge fish dieing.

Asking a question about which Hudd to throw and then answering how to rig them in your own thread stinks like a copy and paste hero.  :-X

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Question for you Randall or Matt, how do you like to rig the ROF 5 which my understanding is that it doesn't come prerigged like the 12? Thanks

Take 65 pound braid and run it through a medium to big sized treble hook. Then tie thee braid directly to the line tie and hook the treble next to the top fin on either side. (usually when a fish eats these baits, they take it head first) The reason you don't want to use a bottom hook on your HUDD is because if you happen to hook into a big un witch isn't unlikely then the hook on the bottom with go directly into the fishes gills. If you are a tournament fisherman like me and probably Matt and Randall also then we don't want the chance of a huge fish dieing.

Asking a question about which Hudd to throw and then answering how to rig them in your own thread stinks like a copy and paste hero. :-X

Sorry i just was asking what "8 inch" hudd to use i use the 6 inchers alot, and i rig them the same way as i would rig the 8 inch....   :-?

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    I use em all. If you are only getting 1 then 12 is the best one to get. There is a time and place for each one.

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Don't worry, last week he was telling Fourbizz how to fish Swimbaits. lol

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I love Butch browns Videos.... I don't know if you can see that in there.... can you see that in there?.... roflmao And it helps that he is always on giants fishing out of that little boat, the guy is my hero!

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I like the action of the rof12 in the 8" size (for the depth of the water I am targeting). I also have an rof5 in the 6" size, but I'm not crazy about the action with that one. Seems that you have to run it rather fast to get the tail action of the 8".

5, 12, or 16? Depends entirely upon what you are trying to do. That is, are you wanting to slow roll the depths (20' , 30', 40'), or are you paralleling shallower points? These sink rates merely give you the tools to probe various depths and retrieve speeds.

Remember what Buck Perry said, "the only thing that matters in fishing is depth & speed control". With swimbaits specifically, no truer words could be spoken.

Lots of rigging options out there. Google is your friend.  ;)

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