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I recently bought a bulk package of fishing lures, and I received a couple of lures that I have not seen before. One of them almost looks like two worms fused together at the middle, forming an "x" shape. I was thinking it's meant to be wacky rigged? The other is a tiny little pink thing that looks like just a little sliver of plastic. Maybe it's for panfish? In trying to upload photos but it won't let me. Any help regarding what they are called, what to use them for, and how to fish them is appreciated. 

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I am pretty good with softbaits since many shops in Florida have worm bars where you pay either a dime or .20 per bait and the local shop buys about 4 pallets or 6000 pounds every few months. I used to sell bulk softbaits and buy them from the Factory but it was way too time consuming and hard to make money with soft baits, you make money on terminal tackle, but what you described and from what I have noticed at different shops, that I still have because they don't sell..

The criss cross Senko was or still is a BPS bait, It is a wacky rig with 2 Flick Shakes and I think 2 other companies used to offer the same bait but I forget the name...They didn't take off. I know the Chomper's Super Sinker is another similar looking bait which I never heard of until they were already discontinued and they actually catch Fish pretty well.  Jackall Made a copy of the Super Sinker after Chomper's stopped having it made, call it a dart hog? I think it is smaller but Chomper's is a company that has quality baits but it seems they get drowned out of the market, Chompers makes grubs that can hang with GYB grubs, and I think GYB grubs are the gold standard, but Chomper's Flipping grubs are worth the extra money.

The flat baits if Pink were the BPS XPS walleye pro Anger leeches that come in 3" which look like nothing, a sliver of plastic,and then in 5" with an Eye which is a dot, and it has a taper and is really thin. I know the Pink Color has been around for a couple years.

Usually most baits on Ebay in bulk lots or even Barlows etc.. They are all a brand either House or a major to small label since anyone can get a soft bait company started but you have to hope your first idea or the one they sell you is a winner. How can anyone compete with a company like Havoc or Yum right now?Those Yum Pulse swimbaits are amazing for $3.59 for 8 baits. Fantastic.

Use those Leeches, they work, also a great drop shot bait but if you want a different look put one behind a bladed jig or spinnerbait and cut a slit down the middle to give it about 2" of a twin tail. The 3" are for panfish and they look like they would work if on a shiny hook.

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I am bad with pics but here is a pic of the pink leeches which I have seen in multiple places, always pink or Black.  When the owner has sales he gives away softbaits that do not sell, and Pink baits are dangerous because it bleeds easy like Chart and Red...One Red worm in a box of white Money Minnows can ruin your day, Same with a chartruese grub that always seems to find its way into you best tray of Senkos or Sluggos. Gets you angry, I had to stop the soft bait business at flea markets because half your stuff is ruined in a month. Usually the best stuff gets recognized by a savvy Angler and he will buy as much as he can fit in his car and then call all his buddies in a bass club, but I would have nervous breakdowns packing up at night...I am getting mad just re-living the nightmare....

Here is the link.Sorry for the tangent, those Pink Leeches touched a nerve I guess. Kind of funny.

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the other maybe the Shimmy worm? yea, BPS called it a Shimmy Worm and probably still has it online, I think some guys buy them....

 

 

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Thanks! The "x" baits seem to be BPS X2 shimmy worms. The pink things aren't the same thing as those leeches though. They are only about the length of a penny and very thin. Yesterday I just nose hooked about 3 of them onto a 1/64 oz jig head for panfish. They actually worked pretty well when I couldn't catch them on anything else. I don't know if that is how they are supposed to be used, but it worked for me. 

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On 7/25/2016 at 4:51 PM, scrub said:

Thanks! The "x" baits seem to be BPS X2 shimmy worms. The pink things aren't the same thing as those leeches though. They are only about the length of a penny and very thin. Yesterday I just nose hooked about 3 of them onto a 1/64 oz jig head for panfish. They actually worked pretty well when I couldn't catch them on anything else. I don't know if that is how they are supposed to be used, but it worked for me. 

yea essentially the X2 shimmy is 2 flick shake worms criss crossed together. You could do the same thing with senko's etc. If they work I would love to know. I bet most people assume it is a gimmick, but maybe it works really well?

Wacky Rigged Flick Shake Worms on light line weightless is the ticket some days, maybe 2 really works. Bass Pro has had them for 3-4 years now, so people must be buying them and sometimes the less you hear about a lure or bait means it actually works well and people don't like talking about it. I remember when the Gambler BB Cricket was being talked about as a killer bait and then Crews gave up the goods winning a tournament with it.Then every company had a tiny 3" do nothing creature bait that had a glide without the action for cold water or pressured fish.

Those Leeches in 5" from any company are really good trailers since they are flat and move less water than a rounded worm and they catch the water on a swim jig and have a really natural movement. Trigger X and Berkley make really good leeches but hard to beat the BPS prices, leeches are similar to the zipper worms only more finesse, popular on Dropshots for walleye but Bass eat alot more leeches in areas with muddy or stained water than we realize. Leeches in ponds in the 3" size are like Ned rig good.

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6 hours ago, primetime said:

yea essentially the X2 shimmy is 2 flick shake worms criss crossed together. You could do the same thing with senko's etc. If they work I would love to know. I bet most people assume it is a gimmick, but maybe it works really well?

Wacky Rigged Flick Shake Worms on light line weightless is the ticket some days, maybe 2 really works. Bass Pro has had them for 3-4 years now, so people must be buying them and sometimes the less you hear about a lure or bait means it actually works well and people don't like talking about it. I remember when the Gambler BB Cricket was being talked about as a killer bait and then Crews gave up the goods winning a tournament with it.Then every company had a tiny 3" do nothing creature bait that had a glide without the action for cold water or pressured fish.

Those Leeches in 5" from any company are really good trailers since they are flat and move less water than a rounded worm and they catch the water on a swim jig and have a really natural movement. Trigger X and Berkley make really good leeches but hard to beat the BPS prices, leeches are similar to the zipper worms only more finesse, popular on Dropshots for walleye but Bass eat alot more leeches in areas with muddy or stained water than we realize. Leeches in ponds in the 3" size are like Ned rig good.

I actually used those x2 shimmy worms last night at a pond. They actually worked quite well. They were biting on pretty much anything I wacky rigged, but the x2 worms actually caught me more fish than any other bait. I caught two fish and missed two fish on my first 5 casts with them. The only problem I had was that they came off the hook almost every fish. However, I'm sure they would be easy enough to use an O ring on. 

http://customjigs.com/products/wedgee-plastic-4-new-glow-brite-colors.html

I think these are the little pink plastics I mentioned in my original post. They actually work quite well on a small jig head  for panfish.  

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