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SK vs GYCB

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  1. 1. Strike king vs GYCB

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If you had to choose between all strike king (their whole lineup ) vs GYCB which would you choose ? Meaning never using senkos, ikas etc or never using strike kings plastics or ur KVD square bills.  And whatever else both companies have to offer..thankfully we don't have to pick just one.. I'm just wondering which you would rely on most. 

Im pickin GY

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strike King all the way for me.  But I would pick ZMan over SK if you asked. 

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I'm not picking strike king for their hardbaits. (I don't even use their cranks) But I do like the rage tails.. and use their spinner baits .. and their jigs are good for the price. Honestly it was hard because I use the senkos (of various sizes) and love their double tail hula grubs. And their hula swimmer.. but if I had to rely on just one of these manufacturers . It would definitely be strike king. 

I'll probably catch come slack over this.. but the "Ned rig" has been being fished for a long time..  im a new member . But know for a fact that a worm on a jig head has been around long before zman . I'm not denying it's effectiveness I just refuse to call it a Ned rig. Lol 

7 minutes ago, Raul said:

Zoom and Yum

Raul you've been a member of this forum for a long time.. I've read many of your posts and many are very informative . I knew there would be responses like yours . Lol. But that wasn't the question. Honestly. I have more zoom plastics than any other. Because the price is perfect and they flat out catch fish. Nobody can argue that. 

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I don't think it would effect my fishing much if they both were to go out of business.  I do use a few of the Rage baits so I will go that way.

 

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1 hour ago, Yeajray231 said:

 

I'll probably catch come slack over this.. but the "Ned rig" has been being fished for a long time..  im a new member . But know for a fact that a worm on a jig head has been around long before zman . I'm not denying it's effectiveness I just refuse to call it a Ned rig. Lol 

I don't think you will catch any slack. In the 70's, at least where I lived, we called it the, "my uncle gave me these small jig heads he doesn't use and all of his ripped up worms" rig.

 ZMan has done a good job of marketing the rig, but their Elaztech plastic is the real jewel to me, whether it's a TRD, hula stickz or whatever.  Chatter baits are pretty nice as well.

ZMan is probably the reason I get irritated by Senkos so much. I catch a lot of fish on Elaztech baits and they last forever. Senkos fall apart when you look at them. My Yum Dingers last well, my Zoom brush hogs last, even my Biospawn worms outlast Senkos. And all of them are cheaper.  

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GYCB and not even close. Id say 60% of my fishing time is with GY products- 35% Keitech and 5% other.

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I only use netbait and the berkley havoc line nowadays. But 95% of the time it is Netbait.

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I use both but if I had to pick 1 it would be yamamoto because of the senko,  ika, and skirted double tail grubs. They both have lots of good products,  but these 3 are some of my favorites when moneys on the line and I have to catch fish

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I changed my mind after I voted. I'd choose SK because they have a good senko (ocho) in addition to their good hard baits. GY has some hard baits but not as good.

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I love Strike King products; their Rage lineup is KILLER and their spinnerbaits and crankbaits are fantastic as well. The Red Eye Shad is one of my favorite lures.

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 Gycb flapping hog, fat ika, senko, swimming senko are all staples in my tackle bag. Most of my tackle consists of these 2 brands

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Does that include Ragetail baits? Because I'll dump the Senkos and stick with those any day of the week. 

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6 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Does that include Ragetail baits? Because I'll dump the Senkos and stick with those any day of the week. 

Yea!!! They are strike king right??.  big part of my vote as well. Even tho I've caught more on senkos.. it's because I've been using them longer ! That rage chunk on my smaller jigs is killer.. they all are. The anaconda to the space monkey.. I can't call em high priced either because they are cheaper than gycb.

So far 11/18 people don't agree. 

I'm guessing it is from all the senko lovers.. the ease of use.

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I don't know why, in any alternative universe,  I would be forced to choose between these two companies, but I could easily survive with many other baits if either or both of these companies were to suddenly disappear. 

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Just now, Scott F said:

I don't know why, in any alternative universe,  I would be forced to choose between these two companies, but I could easily survive with many other baits if either or both of these companies were to suddenly disappear. 

Just wondering which you depend on most... which you'd rather have... if you had to choose.. lol I dont think we have to worry about it.. did you vote ?

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I did not vote. I don't depend on either of these companies. I seldom use any CYCB or SK baits.

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Just now, Scott F said:

I did not vote. I don't depend on either of these companies. I seldom use any CYCB or SK baits.

Because of the price ? 

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For Yamamoto, its durability and price, and for SK, except for the Red Eye Shad, I just use other baits. I fish for smallmouth 90% of the time and there are only 4 or 5 baits that I need to catch nearly all of my fish and those are not Strike King baits.

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Strike King has a long history in tournament bass fishing, has changed ownership 3 or 4 times relying on sponsored pro names like Bill Dance, Denny Brauer, Hackney and KVD to carry on the brand name, products being mfr'd off shore.

GYCB is owned and operated by Gary Yamamoto who develops most of his own products for both American and Japanese markets.

I have used GYCB soft plastics far longer then Steve Parks/SK-Rage Tail soft plastics and prefer GYCB if soft plastics are the choice.

SK with KVD hard baits and Hackney jigs adds another dimension that shifts the balance to SK, however I don't use those products simply because I make my jigs and have too many crankbaits already so GYCB gets the vote.

Tom

 

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Other than the Ocho, I don't use any of the "non Ragetail" baits.  There are a few baits other than senko that I use, but I could live without GYCB.

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Strike King definitely has more options out there than GYCB which makes this a tough choice.  However, there's been quite a few times that I've bought SK hard baits (crankbaits) in particular that were junk right out of the package.  SK plastics are good though, no complaints.

That said, I'd go with GYCB - made here and I don't recall any quality issues other than their plastics tear up faster than anything out there.  BUT, they work, so who cares.  GYCB gets my vote.

 

 

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15 hours ago, Yeajray231 said:

...But know for a fact that a worm on a jig head has been around long before zman . I'm not denying it's effectiveness I just refuse to call it a Ned rig. Lol 

 

From what I have read from those much more knowledgeable on it than I, neither ZMan nor Ned rig aficionados claim that Zman invented the Ned rig.  It is a system, not a particular bait (such as the TRD).  Even ZMan's web site talks about Midwest Finesse and how their baits can be used within the system.

The difference with Zman's baits and a worm on a jig head is the material.  Comparing Elasticel with the plastics used on other worms is like comparing monofilament to fluorocarbon.  While they could be interchanged, the characteristics of each lend them to specific uses that make them more effective than the other in particular situations.

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