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Looking through some of my older plastics, I found 3 bags of Mister Twister phenom worms from years ago. I caught many bass on these years ago, but moved along to other things. They are great plastics, and were a standard for many bass fisherman. I don't see them mentioned here very much. I looked at their website, and noticed they have some newer products, and a mag buzz 12" worm, which looks like it would make a great hot weather worm too. Anyone still using Mister Twister plastics? I'm going to give them a shot this year. I always thought they were very good lures years ago, and kind of an innovator in plastic baits

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Back in the day, my go to smallmouth bait was an unpainted, 1/8 oz ball head jig and a 3 inch pumpkin and pepper grub. I would buy Mr Twister curly tails in bags of 100.

They were, and still are a very good value. I still carry a few with me but I don’t often tie one on. I know they still catch fish and I’m sure they always will.

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Still slaying em on the Big Pond 😉

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Mister Twister  Phoenom , Manns Jelly Waggler and a whole bunch of other 6 inch worms with the curl tail are my favorite style of soft plastic .  Rig them curl down and it practically eliminates line twist. 

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Excellent Split shot/slip shot finesse worms.

Tom

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Got my start with smallies and Mr. Twister 3" grubs on a plain ole' 1/8 oz. ball head jig. Caught tons of big smallies on those great lures.

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The original Phenoms curl tails tend to stiffen up with time and need to be boiled for a few minutes, laid on a flat surface straight to cool. This makes them soft and then they swim at very slow speed.

Tom

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4 minutes ago, WRB said:

The original Phenoms curl tails tend to suffer up with time and need to be boiled for a few minutes, laid on a flat surface straight to cool. This makes them soft and then they swim at very slow speed.

Tom

I read a thread you posted before about Dick Trask, boiling these worms for his split shot rig. Interesting stuff

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4 hours ago, Mobasser said:

mag buzz 12" worm

 

That worm accounted for a 45#+ sack on Rayburn this year!

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Yes Catt, it looks like good one

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I still use the phenom as a jigworm. Watermelon, pumpkin pepper, Grape/Blue flake/white tail, and perch are my favorite colors. Also the 3" and 4" twister tails -- some of the best skunk repellent ever made.

 

I wish they'd bring the Thunderworm back.

 

EDIT: Oh, forgot about the lizards -- I use those too. They have a longer tail section than most 6" lizards, almost like a ribbontail worm.

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I still have a healthy supply of the little known Mister Twister Slither Worms I throw every day I'm on the water.

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I used the 12” mag buzz worm this summer on Kentucky lake. It was excellent, I like them very much. Especially the plum type color. 

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Mister Twister  made the first fluke style lures I seen . They were two toned , good looking lures and came with a jig head . They also made buzzbaits and spinnerbaits . I still have one of the  spinnerbaits . A very unique lure with two blades on a three way swivel . It puts out tremendous vibration .

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27 minutes ago, scaleface said:

Mister Twister  made the first fluke style lures I seen . They were two toned , good looking lures and came with a jig head . They also made buzzbaits and spinnerbaits . I still have one of the  spinnerbaits . A very unique lure with two blades on a three way swivel . It puts out tremendous vibration .

I mostly used the 6" phenom worm in grape, black and motor oil. The ones I found last night are probably 20 or so yrs old I guess. Grape was my favorite for several yrs. When I found em I remembered how good they worked rigged Texas style. I'm gonna fish em this year, and may order some more. When I saw that 12" mag buzz worm, I thought- hot weather and night fishing. Perfect! I'm glad their still making them. I think since 72? Good baits for sure

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I just restocked my supply of sassy shads. Those little swimbaits will catch anything. 

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7 minutes ago, Bankbeater said:

I just restocked my supply of sassy shads. Those little swimbaits will catch anything. 

Once fish  were showing up on sonar at the mouth of a cove . I spent several hours trolling Sassy Shads back and forth and caught a   bass or crappie on every pass .

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6" all black phenom worms are one of my favorite to throw. My biggest "problem" with them is how fast the pickerel eat them around me, I can easily go through 20-25 a day.  I bought a 100 pack about 20 years ago from the local tackle shop.  I opened them maybe 2 years ago and they still had their awesome banana scent and light oily coating. I haven't purchased any recently, do they still come in the banana scent?

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Yes! Downright inexpensive they are too. Still kinda like the old days.

 

The 6" twister is still a GoTo for me. I used to buy them in 100packs. Still have some. :)

 

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Clent Davis won the forest wood cup on a mag buzz worm. 

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