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Just wondering which ones you guys throw and what plastic is your most productive. What about presentation? Fast, slow stop and go, or an alternative to a shakey head?

I recently started throwing the Hardhead with a creature tube as an alternative to a football jig and love working it fast over the clean bottom gravel pits I frequent.  My go to presentation in the summer has always been a C-Rig, or true Texas Rig worm (sliding bullet weight}, but I always work them slow, or should I say slower than most guys. For me, this is a presentation I can work fast and keep on the bottom and it gets some bone jarring reaction strikes from the big girls. I normally start out my day working fast presentations at different levels trying to determine the fish's activity level. This and a paddle tail swimbait on a jig head are my go to for covering the mid to deep levels.

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I am new to this technique.  However, I go with a the one made by Big Bite Baits for what it is worth.  It has a Gamy hook, but still manages to be the cheapest one on TW that I could find last time I looked.  As to what to pair it with and how to retrieve it, I am still trying to figure that part out. 

 

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I bought some when they first came out.. gene larew was the first ones i saw. And i bought them for fishing brush piles.. now i like the dirty jigs with the Gamakatsu superline hook. Trailers I usually use are zoom z craws and reaction innovations kinky beaver. I work mine just like a jig

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I have the molds to make all sizes.  I don’t get them to work often.  Brush hogs are the best baits I have used on them.

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I make my own now but I learned to use that with the 7/16oz Biffle Hardhead. The most success I've had with them is by fishing them like a crankbait. A 1/2oz head with a Sweet Beaver and retrieved over a hard bottom with scattered chunk rock at a medium pace using a 7.1:1 reel. The other way is with a 1/8oz to 1/4oz head with a River Rock Custom Baits RR Striker swimbait and I slowly swim it. I like using that method around wood cover and brush piles because the bait is rigged weedless and the way it deflects really triggers aggressive strikes at times.

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6 hours ago, smalljaw67 said:

I make my own now but I learned to use that with the 7/16oz Biffle Hardhead. The most success I've had with them is by fishing them like a crankbait. A 1/2oz head with a Sweet Beaver and retrieved over a hard bottom with scattered chunk rock at a medium pace using a 7.1:1 reel. The other way is with a 1/8oz to 1/4oz head with a River Rock Custom Baits RR Striker swimbait and I slowly swim it. I like using that method around wood cover and brush piles because the bait is rigged weedless and the way it deflects really triggers aggressive strikes at times.

I also fish mine like a crankbait, at a medium pace.  I use the Biffle Hard Head and the Biffle Bug with some success.

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A-Jay

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I pour my own and I like to drag them slowly on the bottom, kind of a C-rig drag basically. I fish all kinds of plastics on them but a beaver or brush hog are 2 of my favorites to put on them. 

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14 hours ago, Big Rick said:

Check this video out from the guys at Tactical. Very informative. 

 

https://www.tacticalbassin.com/blog/swing-head-jigs-for-early-summer-bass

+1 ... My set up is a Garcia Veritas 2.0 7' H action , Spiderwire #14 lb. Ultimate Mono and a 6:3:1 or 7:1 bait cast reel . *This rod is a broomstick for sure - but it's great when a swing jig comes in contact with chunk rock it ricochets QUICK which is where you get a lot of bites from versus a rod with more give that delays that desired  ,  quick ricochet effect of the swing jig ... *Tackle set up and technique compliments of smalljaw67 .

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7/16 oz biffle hardhead with a biffle bug plastic reeled at a slow and steady pace along the bottom. In my experiences, you’ll be reeling along the bottom and feeling some rock, then you’ll just feel a slight tick and the rod will load up. Give it a good sweeping hookset and you’re good!

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I like Biffles, primarily because they get hung up less than others I've tried.  Not sure if it's the line tie angle or the shape, or what...but I can bring them through some nasty cover or lure-eating rock fairly well.

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