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Site crash.....ive been lucky enough to get a few past releases. Not this time.

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The fact that they haven't improved their ecommerce platform boggles my mind. I just dont understand it especially for a highly demanded swimbait.

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This sale runs until they sell an allotted number of baits.  If it makes it to Friday morning I'm going to order one.  I'm not holding my breath though.

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I'll just come out and say it...there over rated. There are plenty of baits that you can get easily that are better in my opinion. And yes I have several of the freestyles.

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The fact that they haven't improved their ecommerce platform boggles my mind. I just dont understand it especially for a highly demanded swimbait.

 

Ha, yeah... their site is a little archaic. 

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I'll just come out and say it...there over rated. There are plenty of baits that you can get easily that are better in my opinion. And yes I have several of the freestyles.

I was looking to get a Freestyle Shad 6". What are those better options?

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I'll just come out and say it...there over rated. There are plenty of baits that you can get easily that are better in my opinion. And yes I have several of the freestyles.

 

I have yet to invest the money in a 3:16, but I wouldn't mind getting my feet wet with a cheaper model... what would you suggest?

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I was looking to get a Freestyle Shad 6". What are those better options?

Check out Morgan Custom Lures.  He makes a nice 6" shad and will paint it however you want for a reasonable price.

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Check out Morgan Custom Lures.  He makes a nice 6" shad and will paint it however you want for a reasonable price.

 

He's "retired" at the moment. LOL

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Nothing special about it for a $100 lure. Not wasting $100, would rather buy the lucky craft bluegill for $20 which in my opinion has a better paint job too

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You guys are close minded. I got 3 coming. But by all means continue to dislike them.

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I am trying to do this on my phone so bear with me . for the guys who want suggestions How much experience do you have with swimbaits? We're you wanting bluegill specific baits? Why were you thinking about a freestyle?are you just wanting hard baits? The reason I ask is because when I first got into swimbaits 3:16 was all I heard guys talking about. I thought my lack of success was because I didn't have the ultra realistic real deal. I was looking for the Magic bullet. If I just had this bait or if I just had that bait things would be different. I just don't want to see youg guys break the bank when they could get two or three baits for the same money. Don't take this as me being a 3:16 hater either. If I could only choose one 3:16 bait it would be a wake jr. It's a flat out fish catcher.

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You guys are close minded. I got 3 coming. But by all means continue to dislike them.

I never said I dislike them. I just think there over rated. Best trade I ever made was a freestyle for a strong bass, a two piece hard gill (both new in box) and a $100.

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I am trying to do this on my phone so bear with me . for the guys who want suggestions How much experience do you have with swimbaits? We're you wanting bluegill specific baits? Why were you thinking about a freestyle?are you just wanting hard baits? The reason I ask is because when I first got into swimbaits 3:16 was all I heard guys talking about. I thought my lack of success was because I didn't have the ultra realistic real deal. I was looking for the Magic bullet. If I just had this bait or if I just had that bait things would be different. I just don't want to see youg guys break the bank when they could get two or three baits for the same money. Don't take this as me being a 3:16 hater either. If I could only choose one 3:16 bait it would be a wake jr. It's a flat out fish catcher.

 

Totally get your point, and that is the boat I am currently in. Just starting out throwing swimbaits, picked up a few bbzs, s-wavers, lunker punker, and hudds. Not really anything bait specific, just liked the action of the freestyle from the videos I've seen, and all that is said about the 3:16.  I told myself this upcoming season, I am going to fish those relatively cheap swimbaits, and then look more into the 3:16, Depps, 22nd Century next year if I have some success this year.  The only other one I may pick up for this season, that I suppose is still 'cheap', is a ms slammer.

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The best advise I can give you is don't become a swimbait snob. Keep an open mind about all swimbaits, even the inexpensive or ugly ones. There are some ugly baits that are great producers. Put more focus on location and presentation. Watch or read anything you can from guys like bill siemantel, mike long,butch brown etc...All of the baits you have mentioned you own will work. Try to keep things simple. You want to be able to cover all of the water column top, middle and bottom. Think of your baits as tools that complete a system. We can use bluegill baits as an example. You need a floater, slow sink and a fast sink. Pay attention if there following a floater they may eat a slow sink. Your angle could be wrong. Your timing could be off so don't be Afraid to return to spots several times. The learning curve is slower than conventional baits so don't loose focus because the rewards are great. Try to fish different places because you will start to see different patterns. Some lakes are great for big baits. Some are good for smaller baits, some just plain suck and your better off throwing a jig. Tinker with your baits makeing them differnt than the status quo. I think defining techniques is important. For instance ripping Is a technique. It's not defined by the lure. You can use a host of different baits as a rip bait, a swimbait being one of them. You can modify a floater to suspend. In all I guess what I am trying to say is you already have the tools.

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gobig, thanks for taking the time to write up all that info! Much appreciated, I can't wait for the Spring.

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