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I tend to fish plastics (worms) Texas rigged or weightless, a few cranks and spinnerbaits.  Never tried chatterbaits, jerkbaits, flukes, drop shot, c rig, split shot,  ot grubs.  Very little experience with creatures.  Got to branch out.  What have you never tried?

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  Mostly finesse stuff because I fish stained to muddy water with casting gear almost exclusively . Drop shot , wacky rig , split shot rig and  a true Ned rig . I have fished similar things to the ned rig but was informed it doesnt count .

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I routinely fish a somewhat varied list of techniques.

Tried a bunch, some didn't seem to match my style or fisheries.

Have not throw the really big hard bodied swimbaits, I'm talking the 10 inch / 6 ounce plus baits; not for bass anyway.

Also some of the 'rigs' like the dangle rig & the stupid rig and let's not forget the Geekinhiem rig, will probably never make it into my arsenal.

However none of this has discouraged the bait monkey from keeping me on speed dial, which has been going on for many years now.

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A-Jay

 

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I havent tried the big swimbaits either . Nor Spy-bait   or Glide-bait . I just dont have time to try everything but do well enough that I dont have to .

 

Oh and lets not forget the Whopper Plopper .

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A-Rig - Not exactly 'never', but close.  Tossed it for about ten minutes one afternoon a couple years ago before it got snagged bad.  Spent another ten minutes before I broke off nearly $30 worth of metal and plastic.  (At least I created a new 'brush pile' in Smith Mountain Lake.

I have a couple more, but never used them. ...yet

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50 minutes ago, OkobojiEagle said:

Carolina rigging, flipping into cover

 

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51 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Have not throw the really big hard bodied swimbaits, I'm talking the 10 inch / 6 ounce plus baits; not for bass anyway.

I am the same ..... spent a lot of my time last year fishing Maine for largemouth so maybe some day.

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I have never tried a fluke.  A-Rig can't be fished where I am.  I am going to throw the fluke this year.  So many techniques, so little time!!

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Flukes, carolina rig, and A rig, are a few of the ones I have either never, or close to it, thrown.  Hope to change that with flukes this year though.

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8 minutes ago, Fishin Dad said:

So many techniques, so little time!!

That is so true for many of us.  Hopefully, we will find the time in the future.  It makes you wish for retirement, but I hate wishing my life away.  

 

As for baits I haven't tried, large swimbaits like A-Jay mentioned, spy baits, and A-rig are on the list.  There are probably some other obscure baits that I can't think of as well.  I think the big thing for me isn't how many I haven't tried, but how many I haven't tried enough.  One needs to give a technique time.  

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Upon more reflection of this question, I suppose there are more named bass techniques/rigs that I haven't fished than those I have fished.  I covet the village idiot's life for its simplicity.

 

 

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I've never tried float-n-fly or a worm under float for anything. Seems like a lot of equipment to use so I just never get around to it, no matter how successful I hear of it being. 

 

I've also never used a punch rig. I don't usually hit grass or weeds that thick, and when I do I am usually bank-bound and never fuss with it

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- Carolina Rig (although I fish a mojo quite often).

- A-Rig

- Big body swimbaits

- Double Zulu (I'm actually going to try this, this year).

- Ned Rig

- Shaky Head (also trying this, this year)

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A Rig

Ned Rig

Spy Bait

Anything with more than 1 hook at a time. (Trebles don't count)

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Deep cranks, anything over 3oz, a t-rigged senko the "right" way, I am sure a dozen others.  

 

You guys who have never fished a fluke are missing out, imho it's the most fun lure out there to fish and once you get a little time in with them you can get a pretty insane variety of different actions and retrieves out of one.  

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1 hour ago, scaleface said:

Oh and lets not forget the Whopper Plopper .

As if that were possible...;)

 

Brings up an interesting issue for proponents of technique theory. As you can see from the original question and subsequent responses many confuse, or inter mingle technique with lure(s), as if they existed in exclusion of other possible combinations. I like to look at it as a continiuum rather than discreet independant items. But hey, whatever works.

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i have never thrown a wacky rig, i have also never thrown a trick worm but im going to change that and fish a trick worm wacky rigged

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I have never punched mats. This is something I always want to try but have yet to do it. Maybe this year will be the year. 

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Some I can think of though I am sure there are lots more that I'm not even aware of!

 

- Whopper Plopper

- Flipping and pitching to any degree, never done them while fishing cause I'm not good at those casting techniques

- A-rig/umbrella rig

- Flukes (this one I will try soon)

- I have frogs but I haven't really seriously tried them cause the conditions are never right to use them

- Swim baits of any sort

- Dropper rig with more than one hook

- I have a popper I've never used

- Punching

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Scarborough817 said:

i have never thrown a wacky rig, i have also never thrown a trick worm but im going to change that and fish a trick worm wacky rigged

You’re going to love the TRICK worm! It saved me on so many hot summer nights. Never tried it wacky but weightless tx-rigged is so hard to beat.  

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A-rig

shakey head

drop shot

punching

flipping

 

most other bass techniques I have at least tried at some point, but not all were successful

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I used shaky heads , not knowing what they were . I just thought they were cool looking jig-heads . So if there is a right way to use them , I probably did it wrong . 

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40 minutes ago, Dorado said:

You’re going to love the TRICK worm! It saved me on so many hot summer nights. Never tried it wacky but weightless tx-rigged is so hard to beat.  

i actually got them as rat tails and now i think i want to try them out likely on shakey heads and wacky rigged we'll see about t-rigging them

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