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Looking into starting to throw swimbaits. My question is, what is the difference between a big hard body swimbait and a glide bait? 

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I don't quite get what you are asking, but glide baits glide, and swimbaits swim... 

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Are you talking about single piece musky gliders?

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Looking into starting to throw swimbaits. My question is, what is the difference between a big hard body swimbait and a glide bait?

In the most basic terms, swimbaits go in a straight line and the tail wiggles.

Glide baits make a big swoopy "S" pattern. Very exaggerated motion.

Both are really fun if you have a lot of patience.

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In the most basic terms, swimbaits go in a straight line and the tail wiggles.

Glide baits make a big swoopy "S" pattern. Very exaggerated motion.

Both are really fun if you have a lot of patience.

Thanks for clearing that up. I was looking at 22nd century triple trout swimbaits and 3:16 bluegill freestyle, and those thing sure are expensive. What are some of your guys favorites, and have you used either one Ive mentioned?

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That is a good question!

The original wooden hard body Huddleston Castaic trout today would be called a glide bait, for about 20 years it was called a swimbait.

Tom

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What's your price range for swimbaits? If you don't want to spend too much, check out the river2sea swaver and the 6in spro bbz. They're both under $30 and a good place to start. There's also alot of videos on these baits on YouTube to help out too. Hope this helps and good luck.

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That is a good question!

The original wooden hard body Huddleston Castaic trout today would be called a glide bait, for about 20 years it was called a swimbait.

Tom

Tom the OG castiacs were not glides. The current Glide swimbait is a 2 piece bait without a bill. The OG Castiacs would be considered a wake bait.

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Tom the OG castiacs were not glides. The current Glide swimbait is a 2 piece bait without a bill. The OG Castiacs would be considered a wake bait.

Except they were slow sinkers, agree about the bill.

When are you coming out with your wooden bluegill slow sink swimmers? Black Dog was the only thing close and they haven't been able to ship anything!

Tom

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I stay away from wood. most wooden swimbaits are made in china and that's why you see such poor quality. They may look good new but after a trip or two you will see the lack of quality. I did have a few wood baits made in china for me years ago and I had to go over every single one of them and re clear them. I wont go there again. When you buy a BD wooden bait make sure you get one that Jeremy painted and cleared himself. Those are the LTD's.

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Thanks for clearing that up. I was looking at 22nd century triple trout swimbaits and 3:16 bluegill freestyle, and those thing sure are expensive. What are some of your guys favorites, and have you used either one Ive mentioned?

 

 

Well I'd really have to ask how "into it" are you trying to get?  If you want to run them on your frog or general heavy rod setup, you can probably go up to 2oz without an issue since there is little to no resistance on the retrieve.  I have several of both and use them on my frog rod as I don't want to have to run a swimbait setup.   

 

My favorites within this category are as follows:

 

Glides

 

Deps Slide swimmer 115

Gan Craft S Song 115

Megabass iSlide 135

Gan Craft Kai 148

 

As for swimbaits

 

Huddleston Bluegill 

Huddleston weedless grass minnows and 4" shads for really small presentations

Huddleston 6" deluxe (tophook)

Decoy Hydra 5" (tophook) *this is inexpensive and around 1oz if you want to just try it out without being overwhelmed by big baits and big pricetags)

 

 

That ought to get you started anyways.  The hard glides are a bit more expensive but they also last forever and you definitely get what you pay for when it comes to them.  If you're looking to go full setup, I won't be of much help to you unfortunately since I am sticking with the little guys for now but there are many here who are full on swimbait psychos and would be happy to help enable you I'm sure  :eyebrows:

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Just throw a jackall Mickey 6.4 .... If you like it. Then look into more expensive baits

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look into Savage Gear 3D real trout and line-thru baits , they are very good and low priced ...

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via has good advice, R2S, Spro, and Savage Gear make good, reasonably priced, entry level baits that catch fish. Learn those, see how you like it, then make a decision about something like a 3:16 or TT.

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