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Do you guys use just a few different ones or a large selection.  I have fuzzy beavers, D bombs, rodents, and rage bugs. Do I need to get others or will this do for my Texas rigs and flipping duties?

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Sounds good to me. Some with Lots of action and some with very little. I only use menace, rage craw and magnum rage bug

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2 minutes ago, CroakHunter said:

Sounds good to me. Some with Lots of action and some with very little. I only use menace, rage craw and magnum rage bug

How is the menace?

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41 minutes ago, papagravey said:

How is the menace?

Love it for a smaller profile jig trailer where I don't want a lot of flapping action more swimming action. Great chatterbait trailer. I like pitching them with a 3/8-3/4 ounce weight with a big flipping hook. I believe I use 4/0 owner jungle 4x flipping hooks

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Creature baits are one of my weaknesses. I have a ton of them, and I don't seem myself stopping. I mainly try to keep colors simple to help cut down on the number of them I carry. I like the Rodent, Menace, Pitboss, Wooly Bug, B-Bug, Bad Mamma, YoMamma, brush hog, and baby brush hog. 

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I plead the 5th! 😉

 

I'm a plastics freak, I love all

 

I probably have many more craws than creatures; Rage Tail, Gene Larew, Mad Man, Bubble Claw, Gambler, Netbait, Lake Fork Tackle, Yum, Zoom, & some I can't tell ya who made em.

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I use the Rage Bug, Menace, and Pitboss. have all of them in BK/BL, Blue Craw, and Green Pumpkin

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Im in the process of downsizing my plastics selection. I think im going with a rodent type bait a brush hog type bait a grub probably the menace i just love it and 2 types of craws, rage craws and chigger craws i think that should get the job done. I get overwhelmed by all the options and get distracted.

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I could probably pare my creature baits down to Baby Brush Hogs, Rage Craws, and Pitt Bosses. I have some others but those are what I have probably thown the most and are widely available. 

I could probably pare my creature baits down to Baby Brush Hogs, Rage Craws, and Pitt Bosses. I have some others but those are what I have probably thown the most and are widely available. 

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I have about a bazillion craws and creatures, but I make one of my favorites by cutting the head and front legs off of a Zoom lizard. Try the 5" on a shaky head and the 6" and 8" on a Texas rig.

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1 hour ago, S. Doolittle said:

I have about a bazillion craws and creatures, but I make one of my favorites by cutting the head and front legs off of a Zoom lizard. Try the 5" on a shaky head and the 6" and 8" on a Texas rig.

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Whopper Baits Chicken Foot!  😉

 

 

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Well, these are the soft plastics I have fished with success. 

GYCB: Senko, Fat Ika, Kreture and Kut-tail

Rage Tail: Structure Bug, Spacemonkey, Smokin' Rooster, Hawg, Menace, Lizard, Eeliminator, Cut-R, Baby Craws, Craws and Lobster, Swimmer,  Anaconda and Thumper

MegaStrike: MegaBug and Mega Tube Craw

BPS Tender Tube #71

3 1/2" Gitzit (baby diaper yellow)

Z-Man TRD

Roboworm (drop shot)

 

Most colors work at one time or another, but if you want to simplify your selection green pumpkin, watermelon/ black flake, watermelon/ red flake and black/ blue flake will do.

 

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For my fishing, I have cut my choices down to using Hi-Def Craws from a Missouri company, Tackle HD, both their 3 and 3.75" models, preferably on their Stealth jigheads or on custom poured swinging heads. For creatures, I really like the Pit Boss in both 3 and 4". They get fished on a weedless jighead like the Owner Bullethead. Finesse worms are Zoom. Lastly, swimbaits, Eco Pro Swing Shad. With that said, I still have too much.

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Netbait and Strike King for my Craws.

Reaction Innovation and Strike King for my Creatures.

 

Targets, Obstacles and Water Clarity help me decide where to start.

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I keep it simple. My day in day out craw/creature bait rotation is about 3 or 4 baits. They all double as jig trailers for me too.

 

3" + 4" Chigger + Crazy Legs Chigger Craws

3" + 4" Pit Boss's

Yum Christie Craws

 

Color selection is simple and boring. Green pumpkin, and black/blue flake.

 

Once in a while when I'm feeling daring and/or bored...I'll buy a few packs of some new to me stuff, but rarely does any of it "wow" me and make it into the rotation.

 

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Me in my craw/creature bait collection: 

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I mainly throw BioSpawn Vilecraws for most of my flipping around grass, wood, and loose lilly pad fields. I flip Missle D-Bombs in the thickest of vegetation because it slips through a little better. Mainly throw a watermelon red, alabama craw, and black. I try to keep my colors simple.

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I usually only use Zoom Speed Craws, and Super Hogs.  The hogs have a somewhat smaller profile, and I can use them as trailers.

 

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On 3/30/2018 at 2:08 PM, roadwarrior said:

Well, these are the soft plastics I have fished with success. 

GYCB: Senko, Fat Ika, Kreture and Kut-tail

Rage Tail: Structure Bug, Spacemonkey, Smokin' Rooster, Hawg, Menace, Lizard, Eeliminator, Cut-R, Baby Craws, Craws and Lobster, Swimmer,  Anaconda and Thumper

MegaStrike: MegaBug and Mega Tube Craw

BPS Tender Tube #71

3 1/2" Gitzit (baby diaper yellow)

Z-Man TRD

Roboworm (drop shot)

 

Most colors work at one time or another, but if you want to simplify your selection green pumpkin, watermelon/ black flake, watermelon/ red flake and black/ blue flake will do.

 

:easter-119:

Do you feel like a small difference in color makes a huge difference. Like a red flake vs a blue flake?

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Well, color is low on my list, but sometimes it can be critical. My advice is to start with

"your favorite color" and go from there.  Oddly I am not a big fan of watermelon/ red

flakes, but that color combination is a "must have" around here.

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On 3/30/2018 at 12:37 PM, S. Doolittle said:

I have about a bazillion craws and creatures, but I make one of my favorites by cutting the head and front legs off of a Zoom lizard. Try the 5" on a shaky head and the 6" and 8" on a Texas rig.

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brilliant! 

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