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If you were a big old,sexy, wooden, slow creeping, wakebait, about 10-13",.....what hook would you wear???

Maybe if she were a YOUNG and sexy,  then I might buy one.  I prefer the young (legal) ones (Jay  :-X).  I think your targeting just Team Depends when you describe it as old. Let me guess, it's got squeaky joints also????

Over here on the east coast, the slammers had only been used by saltwater anglers (that stuff is way too big for Largemouth  ::))

I know of guys who now know better and one thing they will do is immediately, straight from the pkg, pullover on the way home and give it a saltwater dunk,...get that rust goin'.

they say the squeek is just the cats meow

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While I have no proof to back up this theory, I was just talking to a buddy of mine about the noisy wakebaits.  His take on it, is that in dirty water, he would pick up one of his "squeaky" wakebaits, over a quiet one due to the fact that it's going to throw off some sound along with the movement of water.  He thinks the fish can key in on the bait which in low visibility is a good thing.  It makes sense to me.  The two wakebaits I throw the most are the Slammer and Wake Jr.  While I have way more fish on the Jr. In low visibility (i.e. muddy water, or Night fishing) the Slammer has accounted for more fish.  My slammer also displaces more water than the jr.

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While I have no proof to back up this theory, I was just talking to a buddy of mine about the noisy wakebaits. His take on it, is that in dirty water, he would pick up one of his "squeaky" wakebaits, over a quiet one due to the fact that it's going to throw off some sound along with the movement of water. He thinks the fish can key in on the bait which in low visibility is a good thing. It makes sense to me. The two wakebaits I throw the most are the Slammer and Wake Jr. While I have way more fish on the Jr. In low visibility (i.e. muddy water, or Night fishing) the Slammer has accounted for more fish. My slammer also displaces more water than the jr.

SHHHHH,lol.    A huge key to this baits success IMO

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The 3:16 stuff seems to be a more subtle bait that the slammer, given that the retrieve is the same.

The slammer, to me, is a noisier overall bait.  Both serve their purposes with the 3:16 obviously winning in the realism department.

Sometimes noisy is the ticket, sometimes its not.

You know what your bait is intended for.... :)

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The 7" slammer maybe the best topwater lure ever made. I do like the Wake Jr, the clack clack clack sound it makes on a slow retrieve is killer. Both are must haves in any swimbaiters arsenal.

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The 7" slammer maybe the best topwater lure ever made. I do like the Wake Jr, the clack clack clack sound it makes on a slow retrieve is killer. Both are must haves in any swimbaiters arsenal.

I fully agree, I just don't think guys should have to remortgage the house to get them,lol.

The big aim on the baits I am bringing to market is COST/QUALITY

I plan to offer the slammer type bait modified to be what the others are not Owner hooks, bulletproof finish, high end O-rings, BOTTOM PATTERNS,....... for $25. 2 for $40.

That's a 50% savings when compared to the ones out there now!!!!! With this economy, I hope this helps get more guys into the swimbait scene.

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I am going to think outside the box and say try throwing the Hawg Wobbler. Once you try this bait you'll be throwing it just to watch its enticing action. My dad caught his P.B LMB on this one night a few years back.

http://www.muskyshop.com/modules/cart/products.php/nav_id/26/page/1/id/754/name/MouldysOriginalHawgWobbler

You will probably want to replace hooks on this because like most Musky baits it comes with strong but crappy hooks.

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I am going to think outside the box and say try throwing the Hawg Wobbler. Once you try this bait you'll be throwing it just to watch its enticing action. My dad caught his P.B LMB on this one night a few years back.

http://www.muskyshop.com/modules/cart/products.php/nav_id/26/page/1/id/754/name/MouldysOriginalHawgWobbler

You will probably want to replace hooks on this because like most Musky baits it comes with strong but crappy hooks.

He is making a bait, not looking to buy one.   :)

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LBH Congrats on your entrepreneur drive.  

are they plastic or wood?  How much will a 10-13 inch bait weigh?

Owner hooks are my favorite

Hope we will be able to meet and fish together this year.  I am now the VP of the Shenipsit Lake Assoc. and I am running the kids derbies.  Check out the website for the dates and come up and join us.

www.shenipsitlake.org

This invitation is extended to all other BR members

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The 7" slammer maybe the best topwater lure ever made. I do like the Wake Jr, the clack clack clack sound it makes on a slow retrieve is killer. Both are must haves in any swimbaiters arsenal.

I fully agree, I just don't think guys should have to remortgage the house to get them,lol.

The big aim on the baits I am bringing to market is COST/QUALITY

I plan to offer the slammer type bait modified to be what the others are not Owner hooks, bulletproof finish, high end O-rings, BOTTOM PATTERNS,....... for $25. 2 for $40.

That's a 50% savings when compared to the ones out there now!!!!! With this economy, I hope this helps get more guys into the swimbait scene.

I understand where you are coming from, but to be honest most junkies don't mind paying for a high quality hand-made swimbait. It does amaze that these makers slap crappy hooks and split rings on their swimbait. Good luck with your product. How about sending me a free sample.  :)

:D :D

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i think the wake jr presents a better value (as a finished product) vs the slammers any day of the week even with the cost.  (note i have several of each).

I still think you should go st-41s and up - we've bent out some 36 hooks before (and a few 41s for that matter but i feel 10x better about that hook).

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I'm not sure the Wake Jr. is a better value. Better made yes, but for the price of a Wake Jr. you can get two slammers. Both are awesome swimbaits.

I agree with the st-41's just to be safe, but I have never straighten out a 36 either.

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It  looks like I will be going with the 41's.  

As for those who love the wake jr,....did y'all think I was going to stop at the slammer?

Hang tight :)

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It looks like I will be going with the 41's.

As for those who love the wake jr,....did y'all think I was going to stop at the slammer?

Hang tight :)

No, I was pretty sure youd knock off anything in sight...

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No way on the red hooks, at least for me.  I hate 'em and think they're ugly.  It's highly personal preference with that and for me, not a selling point.  I'd have to think a little more about it because that red hook, IMO, NEEDS to be changed out to a black.

I would keep it simple with black nickle hooks all around.  Definitely owner ST-41's 2/0.  Think about a rear dressed treble.

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