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 So most all soft plastic - including swimbaits like the Huddleston, Have a definite life span.

Sometimes it's shorter than other times; especially if you catch fish with it.

I would not a call a bait torn on a fish catch defective.

I'd call it Effective. 

Most swimbaits can be repaired with Mend-It glue rather easily.   

Check it out.

A-Jay

 

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Welcome aboard!

 

No experience with Huddleston baits, so those with it,

like @A-Jay will chime in.

 

Good luck!

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42 minutes ago, Fishingislife116 said:

The tail is completely gone 

 

Bummer but it's part of swimbait fishing.

Not necessarily a good part though.

A-Jay

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Ripped up plastics comes with the game.Sometimes the game wins.They don't last forever.Sometimes I get one fish out of a bait,sometimes 5 or 6.

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54 minutes ago, Fishingislife116 said:

The tail is completely gone 

 

Stuff happens.

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If you're not happy with the lifespan of hard swimbaits, don't forget about soft swimbaits.

 

Soft-swimbaits are significantly cheaper, they're weedless which is an enormous plus,

and they're perfectly capable of running abreast with their hard-headed cousins.

 

Roger

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I've lost the tail on them on the first bite without catching the fish. I've also had them last 20+ fish. They have to be soft or they won't swim right. Make sure to coat them good with a slippery attractant, and have plenty of Mend-it on hand for any tears or rips. Obviously no help when the tail is gone, but for future use. 

 

You might look at Savage Gear or Real Prey if you want a soft bait that is more durable. 

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14 hours ago, RoLo said:

 

If you're not happy with the lifespan of hard swimbaits, don't forget about soft swimbaits.

 

Aren't huddlestons soft swimbaits, not hard?

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I always carry mend it but if the other half is in the water then it obviously does no good. It's just one of those things you have to live with, like losing jigs when jig fishing. 

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Like the other guys have said it's part of the game, most of the time I can catch plenty of fish on them that I feel I got my money's worth especially when it catches me big fish . That said and this is a general comment and not directed to the original poster but when buying pricier baits like the Hudd if you are concerned about the cost of replacing these baits then it might be better sticking to baits like the Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper where you get several baits in 1 bag for about 5-6$ .

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2 hours ago, Jacob Phelps said:

 

Aren't huddlestons soft swimbaits, not hard?

 

Yes - and @RoLo is well aware of that.

He simply flip flopped the hard & the soft part.

It happens to the best of us. 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

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Trying calling Ken, he is very supportive. What exact Huddleston Delux did you have?

Tom

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15 minutes ago, WRB said:

Trying calling Ken, he is very supportive. What exact Huddleston Delux did you have?

Tom

I definitely would, worth a shot. I have heard of him replacing people's before that ripped in half or had the tail ripped off when it was still new. 

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1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

 

Yes - and @RoLo is well aware of that.

He simply flip flopped the hard & the soft part.

It happens to the best of us. 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

 

Thank you A-Jay :)

 

Right you are Jacob, Huddlestons are soft swimbaits (I've owned a few).

However, owing to their exposed hook and high price, I suppose the word "hard" permeated my soft skull.

The point meant to be, if high-priced swimbaits disappoint, do not count out low priced swimbaits.

That is to say, don't forget the Gambler Big EZ and the Reaction Innovation Big Dipper

 

Roger

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