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Shaky heads use to b finesse but know u can buy them in all weights. And people use all kinds of plastics on them from worms to creatures and craws af all depths. So when and why would u use a wobble head over a shaky or vice versa? Thanks

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I fish a wobble head like a crankbait. I fish a shakey head very slow/methodical. Two completely different techniques for me. 

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21 minutes ago, CroakHunter said:

I fish a wobble head like a crankbait. I fish a shakey head very slow/methodical. Two completely different techniques for me. 

Yea I forgot a lot of people fish it like that since the biffle bug is fished like that. I just drag mine like a jig, figured why not use it vs a shaky head when I can get more movement out of it esp when fishing creature baits on it. Maybe I just answered my own question colder water or when the fish r shut off the shaky head with less movement may be better.

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I like to use them 1st as a moving bait, I let a shakey head sit much longer, and 2nd when there's some current. Both dragging it over the bottom and letting it sit in current will work better. You can also downsize and to make it more of a finnesse presentation.

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I drag a swing head kind of like a C-rig. They're one of my favorite ways to fish a plastic and since I make my own I pour them from little 2/0 hooks for small craws and beavers, to 7/0 monster worm hooks to cover almost any plastics out there. About the only plastic I don't put on one is a tube. The only time I fish a shakyhead is if I'm fishing very slowly and wanting to hold the bait in place for long periods of time. 

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I also fish wobble heads like a crank bait just a slow steady retrieve with some pauses mixed in. Really excels in rock or gravel not so much weeds. I'll go to shakey head or a neko rig if there's a lot of grass 

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7 hours ago, CroakHunter said:

I fish a wobble head like a crankbait. 

 

5 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

I like to use them 1st as a moving bait, 

 

3 hours ago, Brown Town said:

I also fish wobble heads like a crank bait just a slow steady retrieve with some pauses mixed in

It's early so my brain isn't in gear yet, but what advantage is there to useing a wobble head as a moving bait such as a crank??

Seems to me it would be the same effect as swimming the same plastic t rigged with a pegged weight. 

 

If the entire bait itself is moving up and down as opposed to just the appendages of a creature bait I get it, but since it's moving in a straight line I don't see it. 

 

Thanks 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

 

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I've tried a couple of wobble heads but they are really not for me. Ill pick a Texas rig over those. Shaky head- when I know bass are in a certain hole Ill use them.As others have said, Ill only use shaky head when I want my bait to sit in one spot for a longer time

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Megastrike black shakey head in 1/2 oz with a D-Bomb junebug. thank me later. ----  just annilhates them.  i watched the megastrike guy at icast chuck baits on that stand up shakey head from 10 feet away into an aquarium and they always landed and stayed upright like they should.

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5 minutes ago, Slade House said:

Megastrike black shakey head in 1/2 oz with a D-Bomb junebug. thank me later. ----  just annilhates them.  i watched the megastrike guy at icast chuck baits on that stand up shakey head from 10 feet away into an aquarium and they always landed and stayed upright like they should.

Agreed as regards a great shakey head to throw, that are none better than a Megastrike. It nails landings like a Russian gymnast. Few are as good, if any.

 

I really like the action of an Owner Pivot Head for the "wobble" sort of version. No, to me it isn't at all like a pegged T-Rig since in that set up, the weight is held tight to the top of the hook. With a wobble head or pivot head design the "joint" that creates the wobble or pivot is between the weight and the hook. It is above the weight on a T-Rig.

 

So, you end up with the Owner Pivot Heads, and other wobble heads, with a presentation with more range of application. You can swim it all the way back, drop it with a floating plastic and soak it on the bottom, or drag it almost like a C-Rig at various retrieval speeds and kick up some dust.

 

Not sure why, but when I pitch out a Pivot head, sort of fishing it like a T-Rig, when I do move it, drag it a little, it seems to move like butter compared to a traditional un-pegged T-Rig.  But, this is likely highly influenced by the places we each fish, with bottoms that are so different.

 

What works best one place could be less than satisfactory at another. 

 

A few Megastrikes in different sizes and some Owner Pivot heads would give an angler a heck of a range of applications to have and cover a lot of situations.

 

Brad

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mike L said:

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It's early so my brain isn't in gear yet, but what advantage is there to useing a wobble head as a moving bait such as a crank??

Seems to me it would be the same effect as swimming the same plastic t rigged with a pegged weight. 

 

If the entire bait itself is moving up and down as opposed to just the appendages of a creature bait I get it, but since it's moving in a straight line I don't see it. 

 

Thanks 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

 

It is actually much different than swimming a t-rig. If you take a wobble head and throw it on gravel or rock and straight retrieve it, it keeps constant bottom contact and looks just like a crawfish slithering between the rocks. Since the hook is free swinging from the jig head, you get a lot more side to side action than a Texas rig. Very similar to banging a crankbait off the bottom except you can keep it in the strike zone the entire cast. 

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Watch watch this video and you’ll see why swimming a swing head is effective. 

 

https://youtu.be/yhtak3HoJA8

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You can fish a wobblehead as if it was a swim jig; a slow, steady retrieve, varying speed retrieve or jig and reel.

 

A shaky head is a more vertical presentation, which you can jig and reel up your slack and just let sit for a while.

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1 hour ago, Boomstick said:

You can fish a wobblehead as if it was a swim jig; a slow, steady retrieve, varying speed retrieve or jig and reel.

 

A shaky head is a more vertical presentation, which you can jig and reel up your slack and just let sit for a while.

I know the difference, but it seems to me the action of the plastic being dragged would be no different than with any other type of weight used. 

T rigged or even Carolina rigged. 

 

 

 

Mike

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1 hour ago, Mike L said:

 

I know the difference, but it seems to me the action of the plastic being dragged would be no different than with any other type of weight used. 

T rigged or even Carolina rigged. 

 

 

 

Mike

It's largely the size and the way it "sits" in the water.

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