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I downloaded some video thing from doug hanna and i saw him use this plastic snake. Has anyone ever used it or is it in the gimmick section for baits? I don't remeber clearly but i do know there are some plastic worms out there that do float don't they?

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Bass are opportunistic feeders.  If your using a snake like lure, I wouldn't doubt it for a second that you'd catch some bass on it.  There are lots of floating worms.  Mann's Jelly worm, Zoom trick worm, and Strike King 3X products also float.

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Hey I use Zoom Trick and Manns Jelly Worms, they both float. I havent seen Hannons DVD yet , but if I am not mistaken BPS used to carry a Doug Hannon floating snake it was black and I think it was pre rigged Somone help me out here but Im sure I remeber this correctly

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its a big rumor abotu the snake being photoshopped, but henstly bass eat snakes, its doable. I would rather go with a 8 inch senko but whatever makes your boat float?

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FLOATER

Manns Jelly Worm

Gambler Ribbontail Worm

NEUTRAL (same weight as water)

Charlie Brewer's Slider Worm

SINKER

Yum Ribbontail Worm

Zoom Trick Worm

Yes I know the trick worm is advertised as a floater, but fill your sink with water and throw one in...you may be surprised!

Even the worms that float cannot be used as surface lures, because once you attach the hook, they all sink.

Hannon's Snake has greater buoyancy and is a true surface lure, but IMO it's nothing to write home about.thumbsdown.gif

Roger

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FLOATER

Manns Jelly Worm

Gambler Ribbontail Worm

NEUTRAL (same weight as water)

Charlie Brewer's Slider Worm

SINKER

Yum Ribbontail Worm

Zoom Trick Worm

Yes I know the trick worm is advertised as a floater, but fill your sink with water and throw one in...you may be surprised!

Even the worms that float cannot be used as surface lures, because once you attach the hook, they all sink.

Hannon's Snake has greater buoyancy and is a true surface lure, but IMO it's nothing to write home about.thumbsdown.gif

Roger

Everything that RoLo said was correct except about all worms sinking once you attach a hook.  Up until a few months ago, I could not find a worm that truly floated with a hook in it.  But then I found the Strike King 3x trick worm and the Berkely Power Float worm.  Both will float if rigged with a LIGHT wire hook.  I like a Matzuo 3/0.  Just be careful with the weak hook.  Make sure your always checking your drag because fish can and will bend them if you apply to much pressure

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I took the "RoLo Challenge" went to the tackle box and took out one of my favorite "floating" zoom trick worms, put it in a sink full of water.

Sunk like a box of rocks.

Question: I have caught numerous bass, swimming the trick worm on the surface. Is it the shape and the momentum that keeps it on top?

I am an amateur physicist so the answer to this question has cosmic significance that may actually impact on my perception of the nature of the universe.

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Everything that RoLo said was correct except about all worms sinking once you attach a hook. Up until a few months ago, I could not find a worm that truly floated with a hook in it. But then I found the Strike King 3x trick worm and the Berkely Power Float worm. Both will float if rigged with a LIGHT wire hook. I like a Matzuo 3/0. Just be careful with the weak hook. Make sure your always checking your drag because fish can and will bend them if you apply to much pressure

Now THAT'S what I like to see, someone who's doing his homeworkthumbsup.gif

Ryan, I never tested the Strike King 3X worm, and gave up on the Berkley Floatworm when a 3/0 Gamakatsu took it down.

Thanks for the tip on the Matzuo light-wire hook.

Roger

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the 3X worms float very well.  I also prefer a lightwire hook with those worms.  

Thanks for the tip on the Matzuo light-wire hook.
Ditto

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I took the "RoLo Challenge" went to the tackle box and took out one of my favorite "floating" zoom trick worms, put it in a sink full of water.

Sunk like a box of rocks.

Question: I have caught numerous bass, swimming the trick worm on the surface. Is it the shape and the momentum that keeps it on top?

I am an amateur physicist so the answer to this question has cosmic significance that may actually impact on my perception of the nature of the universe.

That's funny Avid...LOL

I think it's as simple as the "Water-Ski Phenomenon".

As long as you keep it coming, water-resistance skates it up to the surface. For example, a lot of fellows

refer to the Zoom Horny Toad as thier favorite topwater frog, yet the horny toad sinks like a stone, "Without A Hook".

Ditto for the Yum Buzzfrog and Gambler Cane Toad. Although the cane toad is heavier than water,

it's broad body skates on the meniscus at surprisingly slow forward speeds.

I use the term "meniscus" for its Cosmic Significance ;D

Roger

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Also, the berkley is tough to keep up if you throw a cast overhead.  The momentum brings it underneath the water enough to sink it.  If I'm throwing this worm I will skip it so when it settles on the water the was no momentum that wanted to drag it down.  I have never had a problem floating a 3x

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I love using strike king 3x folating works and jerk baits.  It has such a great action, sometimes when the fish wont hit a popper, spook, or buzzbait I will throw these.  Deadly in ponds. ;)

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Somehow I fear AVIDS perception of the universe, I think the school Im going to has a course on that same topic THANK GOD ITS AN ELECTIVE ;) ::)

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Hey search for the thread Where Avid shows how to rig a trick worm with a hump in it Rather than rigging the worm straight THIS HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS FOR ME I just tirg it weightless with that little hump in it and Reel the worm in just slow enough to get the snake action going and fast enoiugh to keep it barely on the top THIS RULES one of the best ideas I got from these forums!

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Somehow I fear AVIDS perception of the universe, I think the school Im going to has a course on that same topic THANK GOD ITS AN ELECTIVE ;) ::)

You are a funny guy muddy.   Can't wait to meet you at the fork.

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3x worms definitly float, but the Florida heat turns them into goo.

Any good floating worms that don't melt?

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