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Are you loyal to one brand or do you use several? I'm talking for main stuff like finesse worms and creature baits. I am a soft plastic junky and have collected a lot of Net bait, Zoom, and now Berkley Powerbait stuff. Is it a good idea to have a mixture of all of it incase they prefer one over the other on a particular day or is better just to stick with what you are confident in? I tournament fish and i'm always looking for that extra edge. Ive always done well on zoom plastics but cant help to think that when the extra action on a net bait mad paca may make a difference sometimes than the more subtle zoom brush hogs or maybe the scent of a powerbait could be better in dirty water...What are you thoughts?

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Mostly netbait and zoom. Adding big bite bait 8" lizards in this year. They have a good price/quantity in each bag.

I'm also thinking of getting some hand pour stuff as well.

Going back to your question, this is what I have confidence in.  Especially netbait. 

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Primarily GYCB, Zoom, Strike King, Gambler, and Reaction Innovations.

I've got other brands sitting here also, but not nearly in the same quantities.

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I've got mostly Rage Tail, Yamamoto, Zoom, Powerbait, and a lot of Mister Twister.

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Zoom, GYCB, Strike King, and just bought some Roboworm to try on shaky head.

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My list is almost exactly the same as Eric's. I would also add Lake For to his list. I am not married to any specific brand, but there are specific products which I absolutely am loyal to. Some:

Skinny Dipper (RI)

Horny Toad (zoom)

Rage Chunk (SK)

Senko (GYCB)

Sweet Beaver (RI)

Ol monster (zoom)

Rage Thumper(SK)

Magic Shad (Lake Fork)

Big Ez (Gambler)

Fluke (zoom)

Ugly Otter (Gambler)

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Culprit (worms), Berkley, Zoom, Strike King, and whatever the cheap stuff they sell at Wally World is, Riverside or something like that. Curly-tail grubs that I buy in bulk at the boat show in Wichita every spring.

Tom

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Jackall

GYCB

Berkley

Zoom

Ragetail

Roboworm

Kietech

RI

LFT

Gambler

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Strike King

- 3X Zeros

- Rage Tails Shads, Frogs, Creatures

- Perfect Plastics

Big Bite Bait

- Squirrel Tail

- Kriet Tail

NetBait

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Man, I couldn't even tell you how many different brands I use. Just off the top of my head...

Gambler

Big Bite

Charmer

Berkley

Strike King

GYCB/Kinami

Luck E Strike

Northland

Zoom

Netbait

BPS

Lake Fork

I'm sure there are several more, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment.

I use what appeals to me, regardless of the brand...with a couple exceptions. I no longer buy Yum products because I haven't been satisfied with any of their stuff, and I feel the same way about most Zoom products with the exception of the Trick Worm, Brush Hog, and Fluke.

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For more than a decade, mostly GYCB. More recently,

Rage Tail. Others in the mix:

Mizmo

Gitzit

MegaStrike

Roboworm

NetBait

RI Doublewide Beaver

LFT Live Magic Shad

8-)

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Kinda forgot Roboworm and Lake Fork. I use the 6" straight tails from Robo and the small LFT Magic shad a lot for drop shotting.  I still need to try out the larger Magic Shads for swimbaits.

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what I mainly use in in no specific order:

ZOOM

Berkley

RAGE

Lake Fork Tackle

Kalins

V&M

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Kinda forgot Roboworm and Lake Fork. I use the 6" straight tails from Robo and the small LFT Magic shad a lot for drop shotting. I still need to try out the larger Magic Shads for swimbaits.

They work very well as swimbaits.  Also give them a try as chatterbait and swim jig trailers.

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I had a bunch of brands just like above, but now I get all my plastics hand poured by a custom guy. His stuff is better then anything I have witnessed so far! And the best part is he has custom molds that others don't make, and he can match any color, or do any color you can think of. Indeed I have spent some money through him!

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GYCB/Kinami

Zoom

Netbait

Reaction Innovations

Berkley

Strike King

Roboworm

Yum

Jackall

LFT

BPS

Usually a couple things from each brand, more from Zoom than any one, mostly small Gulp! from Berkley for DS'ing, Sweet Beavers are the only RI I have/use. BPS 3.5" Tender Tubes are about all I use from them.

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I 'm loyal to these brands:

GYCB

Zoom

YUM

BassAsassin

LFT

Imakatsu

Ecogear

Nories

SK

Lunker City

Culprit

RI

Keitech

Deps

Jackall

and some others I can 't remember right now.

Long list don 'tcha think ? ;D

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I have a couple different plastic brands.

Netbait

Strike King

Zoom

GYCB

Roboworm

Culprit

Gambler

Chompers

Berkely

BPS

Just to name a few.

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I use whatever brand that looks like it will work! Most of the stuff I use regularly is Zoom or Berkley because I can get it anywhere.

Allen

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I mainly use Zoom and Berkley because they're cheaper and easier to find, but this past year I started using more Rage Tail and Netbait. 

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I love throwing plastics :P

Gene Larew

Rage Tail

Zoom

Roboworm

Big Bite

Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits

V & M

NetBait

Stanley

Mann's

Wave Worms

Lake Fork Tackle

Zipper

3:16 Lure Co

Mattlures

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As many as it takes. I'm not 100% loyal to anyone. I prefer Rage Tail but that's not the only bag in my boat.

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I'm loyal to any company that provides what I need at a value. I have no problems buying anyone's stuff if it works and doesn't break the bank from Big Bite to Zoom. Now crankbaits are another issue.

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I keep a pretty small list of brands. I keep the stuff I've had the most success with and therefore the most confidence in. Zoom is probably my first go to brand. They have such a wide variety and good prices. My favorite soft plastic is the Brush Hog, and most of my worm fishing is done with Zoom plastics.

Second would be Reaction Innovations. Fantastic baits! They would easily overtake Zoom on my list if it wasn't for the fact that I have a hard time finding them anywhere locally. The best RI bait for me has been the Sweet Beaver. It is a killer as a jig trailer.

Third is Strike King Rage Tail. I've used the craws, baby craws, Thumper Worms, and Space Monkey and had decent success with all of them.

The fourth and final brand is a newcomer into my arsenal, but I love them already. Strikezone Lures. I love their Senko type stick bait because it is a little tougher than the Yamamoto counterpart and they come in such great looking unique colors. I also love the Shake Up Head worm. Best looking worm I've ever seen on a shaky head as far as underwater presentation goes. Just fantastic.

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The only true loyalty I have is to Yamamoto senkos 5"-7" worms.  I know there are a lot of other companies that make worms very similar,  but I've done well with them.

I also have:

zoom

strike king

yum

berkley

culprit

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