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New video! Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

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Good video!

In relation to your problem of them not running straight when useing a twist lock hook,

that happens when it is not screwed in EXACTLY straight. 

 

You think it is but all it takes is just one spiral just a little off, which happens most times with the last few turns, and it will track to that side. 

 

Useing the centering pin type helps to get it started but the final turns most likely is your problem. 

 

 

 

Mike

 

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27 minutes ago, Mike L said:

Useing the centering pin type

You got it Mike, makes all the difference getting it started correctly ..... :thumbsup1:

 

 

Trim the Paddle Tail ..... Interesting.

Must tell brother ... :typing4:

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I understand about the weighted hooks for them. I don't understand why the jig head is a better way to go. I like to rig mine as a standard Texas rig and have caught some that way. Every time I use a swim bait head I spend half my time getting hung up. The only swim bait head I will use is the sworming hornet and I have caught several fish on them with a swim bait trailer.

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48 minutes ago, Log Catcher said:

I understand about the weighted hooks for them. I don't understand why the jig head is a better way to go. I like to rig mine as a standard Texas rig and have caught some that way. Every time I use a swim bait head I spend half my time getting hung up. The only swim bait head I will use is the sworming hornet and I have caught several fish on them with a swim bait trailer.

In my opinion The jig head is only the "better way to go" if you're not swimming it through any vegetation. 

 

Other than that the keel weight will let it fall horizontally into any hole which I find is a better presentation than nose down. 

 

 

 

Mike

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You can modify they by taking a few strands of spinner bait type skirts, slide them threw a needle (just slip them through, no need to tie) then run the needle threw the body of your bait. Half on each side. Anywhere from 3-5 should do.

I hope I'm explaining this well. This will give your bait a little extra attraction.

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1 hour ago, Mike L said:

Good video!

In relation to your problem of them not running straight when useing a twist lock hook,

that happens when it is not screwed in EXACTLY straight. 

 

You think it is but all it takes is just one spiral just a little off, which happens most times with the last few turns, and it will track to that side. 

 

Useing the centering pin type helps to get it started but the final turns most likely is your problem. 

 

 

 

Mike

 

Added benefit of CPS (and getting it straight with keeper on weighted hook) is that you don't have to re-tie every time you replace the plastic --as you would if rigging like in the vid with 'worm-bend' hook.

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Anyone recommend big bite swimbaits? 

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Thanks Glenn,

 I always have a paddle tail on. They have been so good to me I call them old faithful.

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Good video Glenn,

I always use a jig head when fishing them.  I think I learned a thing or two.

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What do I think ? 

I think NICE CAMERA !  

Wow

:smiley:

A-Jay

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I use them with jig heads and weighted hooks. they are also my favorite trailers with swim jigs, spinnerbaits, and chatter baits. 

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Glenn, I thought the video was very comprehensive. I watched to whole thing . . . caught those last few comments!

 

I'd seen the trick about starting the hook in the traditional manner up at the nose, but removing it and letting the path you penetrated be used to back the hook eye back up and into place . . . to avoid ripping up the plastic with a keel weighted hook passing through it. Glad to see you showed that tip.

 

Lake Athens, here in Texas, is full of lily pads and I actually have my best luck throwing out paddle tails trying to land on one of the pads, then wiggle it and let it drop off the leaf hoping a bass is lurking below looking for a quick meal. Weightless and weedless works best for me though I might try a very light keel weight to get it down quicker.

 

Glenn, with all of the new hooks out now, Roboworm Rebarb hooks, some Owners and others, with a bait keeper device up high on the hook to hold the plastic? I do the same thing when T-Rigging plastics. I don't wait and "turn" the plastic at the end where it'd tear up a lot of plastic, I twist (turn) the plastic the way I want it before pushing it up and over the keeper. Less damage to the plastic, holds better. I think it makes a difference especially on some of the fragile worms I often use for drop shots.

 

Brad 

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On 8/21/2018 at 6:39 PM, Mottel said:

Anyone recommend big bite swimbaits? 

YES. I started using them this year (7" version). I get some very aggressive strikes on them (pike lover them too). 

 

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great vid thanks, I use a paddle tail quite a bit but with a jig head. Like the video said be careful with a jig, I mainly use it in open water and it works great. 

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Cool video!

 

Did you have to pay the fish to jump in the bottom left corner at the 1:27 mark?

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I like them on a jika rig. Have found it to be a very versatile way to fish a paddle tail.

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On 8/22/2018 at 6:36 PM, kenmitch said:

Did you have to pay the fish to jump in the bottom left corner at the 1:27 mark?

 

Yes.  The going rate is 3 crawdads and a bluegill.  :)

 

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Thanks for all the comments guys. I appreciate it!

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