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Are they worth getting or should I just stick to the Z man stuff? How is the durability and action compared to the Z man?

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A tournament fisherman I know gave them high marks in durability and fish catching ability ... The Robo Ned Worm is a 1/4 inch longer than the Z-Man TRD version and will have a different action (due to Z-man elaztec material) . Conversely the Robo Ned Worm has a flat slide that makes it glide and shimmy on the fall ... I would get the Aarons Magic and Aarons Morning Dawn colors to try ... The Robo Ned I would fish flat side down , cast , let fall on slack line , dead stick , then lift - drop - drag technique to take advantage of the flat bottom - mix it up with your Z-Man TRD which might be better to shake on the bottom due to floating elaztec material .

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You can’t except robo worms to be like elaztech totally different types of plastic but robo worms are very boyont and soft hand pourd style I’m sure the new ned rig style baits are worth a try.

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Do you have any Zman stuffz at all? If you don't wanna mezz up with Zman Elaztech where cannot be mix with other plastic then go with Roboworm. A guy in my lake caught a almost 8lbs with Roboworm Ned worm on Ned rig not too long ago. With Roboworm, you got a whole lot of color to choose from and don't have to worry at the end of the day.

Me? No I have plenty of Zinkerz, TRD  and Big TRD, and like they said "it it ain't broke don't fix it" I'll stay with ZmanZzzz.

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I'll be honest. I like roboworms. I like how they look,

how they feel, how they look in the water.

 

But I just don't catch a lot of fish with them. That they

make a Ned worm is cool, and I might buy a pack to try

'em out, but the TRD works for me fabulously, so I'll

likely stick with them.

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Roboworm is my 2nd favorite manufacturer.  I catch a lot of bass on em and one of my PBs.

 

I will buy these but not for ned rigs.  I dont ned rig.  I will buy them for dropshot, finesse neko, and weightless jerkbaiting.

 

 

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12 hours ago, JustJames said:

Do you have any Zman stuffz at all? If you don't wanna mezz up with Zman Elaztech where cannot be mix with other plastic then go with Roboworm. A guy in my lake caught a almost 8lbs with Roboworm Ned worm on Ned rig not too long ago. With Roboworm, you got a whole lot of color to choose from and don't have to worry at the end of the day.

Me? No I have plenty of Zinkerz, TRD  and Big TRD, and like they said "it it ain't broke don't fix it" I'll stay with ZmanZzzz.

Yes I have lots of TRDs and Hula Stix, and I know not to mix them with other plastics. I keep them totally separate.

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 I have a couple bags of the 3 inch ones but I have yet to fish them. I kind a wish I got the bigger ones now, they look like they will be great wacky rigged.  

 

 

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22 hours ago, JustJames said:

Do you have any Zman stuffz at all? If you don't wanna mezz up with Zman Elaztech where cannot be mix with other plastic then go with Roboworm. A guy in my lake caught a almost 8lbs with Roboworm Ned worm on Ned rig not too long ago. With Roboworm, you got a whole lot of color to choose from and don't have to worry at the end of the day.

Me? No I have plenty of Zinkerz, TRD  and Big TRD, and like they said "it it ain't broke don't fix it" I'll stay with ZmanZzzz.

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Although I have yet to fish with the Roboworm Ned Worms yet I think they are going to be a fantastic bait. I have already ordered (and received) 24 packs of these in 8 different color patterns to cover any water clarity I may encounter. I personally do not really like the TRD's; I've had equal results with a 3" BPS Stik-O. But the Roboworms appear to be a great bait; they are very soft and should have a ton of action (not stiff like a lot of the other 3" stick worms). But what I really like is the flat underside; this is going to give the bait a very nice gliding action. I am so confident in these that I have already passed on all of my other Ned Rig baits. I will also be throwing these ONLY on Berkley 1/16 oz. Half Head Jigs. The small weight of the jighead should make the gliding action even better. Plus these are a Roboworm product; need I say any more : )

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Month late I realize but has anyone tried them out on the field yet? I’ll play around with it next week with the Twilight pattern(pic below) The colors are wicked up close and pics online do not do justice. Desert Craw looks like a promising AZ color. I trimmed off 1/4” because I’m neurotic like that 

 

 

 

 

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That color looks phenomenal.  I have no idea how picky the bass are going to be, but I can imagine I'll end up buying a pack or two for finicky smallmouth.  I feel like anything that I can bounce, jiggle, or drag-free drift about the bottom that looks like a hellgrammite will produce.  I do dig that they seem a little larger than the ZMan stuff.  

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Dorado, that looks like an excellent bait.Id like to try those too, to see how work. 

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I view the Robo Ned Worm as a nice option to have with a great color selection - but due to size and shape I tend to put it more  in the "power finesse" range using 1/16th oz. and 3/32nd oz. jig heads with a slightly larger hook (i.e. #1 or 1/0) . *I wouldn't get rid of my Zman Ned Rig soft plastics just yet though as a well bit  half Zinkerz on a 1/16th oz. Midwest Finesse jig using an approx. #2 ~ #4 size hook will still catch you plenty of bass ! In the end  - it's nice to have options ...

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I have some and am going to try them today, just packed them up. 

 

I am more excited to use them on the DS or split shot then as a Ned plastic though.  I also want to get a pack of the larger ones and see how they look wacky rigged.  

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6 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

 I do dig that they seem a little larger than the ZMan stuff.  

Z-man makes the big TRD if you like something larger than the finesse size.

 

Ned Roboworms look great and I will eventually try them after I exhaust my supply of:

 

Z-man Finesse TRD's

Missile Baits 48 worm (cut in half)

Berkley Powerbait Powerworms (cut off the ribbontail, IT WORKS!!)

Yum Warning and Killshots

and large bag of Dingers, Biospawn Exosticks and Senkos that have been messed up in the middle from wacky rigging. Cut in half they make great Ned baits.

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On 2/4/2018 at 11:50 PM, iceintheveins said:

Are they worth getting or should I just stick to the Z man stuff? How is the durability and action compared to the Z man?

I'd guess that any floating bait would be a reasonable substitute for the Z-Man products for Ned Rigging.  There is something special about the way an ElaZtech bait quivers, though...   And, as for durability, I can't imagine anything being more durable than ElaZtech.

 

I save money by using half a Zinkerz worm instead of TRDs.  (More color choices, as well.)  I stretch it repeatedly while holding it under the water to make it float better and become more supple.  I do the same to TRDs, too.

 

I know Roboworms are hugely popular, but I haven't built much confidence in them.  The Z-Man products seem perfect for Ned Rigging and I haven't felt the need to look elsewhere.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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The TRD suffices enough for my satisfaction.  I have no need to switch. 

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2 hours ago, NYWayfarer said:

Z-man makes the big TRD if you like something larger than the finesse size.

 

Ned Roboworms look great and I will eventually try them after I exhaust my supply of:

 

Z-man Finesse TRD's

Missile Baits 48 worm (cut in half)

Berkley Powerbait Powerworms (cut off the ribbontail, IT WORKS!!)

Yum Warning and Killshots

and large bag of Dingers, Biospawn Exosticks and Senkos that have been messed up in the middle from wacky rigging. Cut in half they make great Ned baits.

 

Wow, I never would have thought to use powerworms as ned baits. Mind blown. 

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4 minutes ago, punch said:

 

Wow, I never would have thought to use powerworms as ned baits. Mind blown. 

I got the idea after panfish shredded the tails of my Powerworms. Instead of throwing them out I recycled them to Ned rig bait as they still stink of the powerbait scent.

 

I took my braid scissors and cut the tail off. Instead of cutting straight across (which is fine as well) I cut at an angle leaving the end in a triangular shape  like this ^

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