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I use the Pro Spider Slider heads. I drag them and they give the bait a gliding action. I like to fish a small craw or worm on them. The Crock-O-Gator Ring Craw was on fire for me for a little while. The Zoom Meathead worm is my favorite worm on them. 

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Love the spider heads - I use trick-type worms generally; anywhere from four to 8 inch.  These swim great and they come through weeds as well or better than just about any other head or weight.

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Love the Charlie Brewer Sliders and use them a LOT. 

My favorite among the lot of them is the Pro Series Snagless in 1/16 or 1/8 oz.  I use them around the edges of isolated shallow weed beds or inside weedlines on hard bottom flats.  4" worm of different brands with different tail actions.  Rig one up and watch it fall, absolutely beautiful drop action and then I just shake and drag it a bit.

 

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I use them. The Pro Slider has the strongest hook so I use those where the potential for large bass and heavy cover exists. Otherwise I use the Snagless Slider heads.

I swim a Slider worm. If I need another presentation, I use another rigging.

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While I've used Brewer heads for many years, I'll be the first to admit that the tackle isn't the important part of Charlie's success.  Actually the tackle is only mediocre.  Find a copy of Charlie Brewer's book "Slider Fishing" and learn his technique and understand why it's successful.  The jigheads work fine when matched with appropriate rods, reels and baits, but its really about the technique.

 

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The Slider head w/ green pumpkin Trick Worm salvaged my BR Road Trip @ Guntersville a few years back.  Fishing was great the week before we showed, but cold weather and 20+ MPH winds pushed just for us.  I really wanted to catch them power fishing but you can't be picky...

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love the Slider lures. use a lot of the 3-4 grubs,the original small swimbait.

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1 hour ago, chadmack282 said:

R these the same as Owner Sledge Heads?

Other than being a weighted hook, no not the same really.

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I started using the charlie Brewer Slider system which was the first finesse tactic I ever learned and i use the baits in other ways but his system was predicated on tough conditions, smaller 4-5" worms to mimic a minnow on bottom super subtle. The theory is based behind using  a finesse straight paddle tail worm without salt, and it was the best way to mimic a minnow with a straight retrieve. If I remember it right, the best way to fish the original and snagless heads was to simply let the worm glide to the bottom and then just reel steady and try to blend color into the water color to make it appear translucent and a minnow sliding along the bottom without all the extra wiggle. I learned it years ago and now I just use the Brewer baits for clear water lakes on light tackle once in a while if I want numbers, I would put it as good as the ned Rig but different depending on your style.

I use the spider, pro snagless for light texas rigs and I use them for a swimbait like the keitechs, 3-4" grub, beat Shad, Cane stick swimmers, and they come through grass really well since the head is essentially the same head used on many swim jigs today like the lunker city Pan Head, booyah Swimming Jig, Standley Wedge head weight system, and a bunch more. If you google which models to use for which soft baits a guy will come up who does a full page article on which are finesse, which are strong hooks, which are better for what etc...I have stopped using them as often since I feel the quality has gone down, the last batch I ordered 2 years ago was a 20 pack and half the hooks were damaged, chipped, couldn't get them sharp....I received a refund from BPS but I still have some left but I feel that they can still be a productive Jig head if you use them and get annoyed pegging weights.

The Charlie Brewer Website has alot of good bass baits. I use the worms, grubs, and craws on split shot rigs and the craw in watermelon chart core 3" fits the bitsy bug jigs perfectly and it works great in ponds....the grub is essentially an early version of the Swim Senko with a wider wobble, the tail is more compact, body has ridges, lots of cool colors, and a great trailer on anythiing. They work awesome for all types of fishing, local shops sell them for Red Fish and they fly out of the shop when they come in on clearance. Cotton Candy worm is a top seller.

You can essentially use any finesse worm, but another way to fish the slider Jig heads is with a gitzit tube in a baitfish color, cast it out in deeper water, and work it back with a 2-3 crank and pause to give it a zig zag action. It is actually a techniqe guides use for Salmon, and you catch Smallmouth when you use it, and I should try that down here in Florida...I know it was a hot technique about 15 years ago...

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My Lake Fork Slider Head of choice - Buckeye Magnum Goby Sled...

 

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The only time I had any luck with them was in river for smallmouth .

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It is a light line 6lb test, med light fast action reel, light gliding weight that you can clip to adjust size if I remember the original heads, do nothing steady slow style, but Charlie Brewer would catch fish like people talk about the Ned Rig now....It is a complex system and based on the fact he cut opened 100's of big bass  and always found more small 2-3" minnows than any other bait....

I opened the book last night for a few minutes...He was on to finesse in the 70's...Not a shaky rig even though I fish them like that at times because I am guilty of his #1 sin..Over working baits, minnows do not move all over the place..they stay straight, head does not move, and the heads glide and he says over and over...Do not hop...slow, steady, kill. straight and slow, 4-6lb test and with skill, you can fish Florida weeds where others use 20lb test...Not sure about that, but 8lb maybe, but not in summer when his technique is best..

In his time 6lb was 6lb...guys get excited landing a 10lb bass on 6lb test and then tell me it was Hybrid, Xt, or any line really, and most 6lb tests now break over 10 some over 12....Key is a good quality drag.

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