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There are several different types of slider heads by Charlie Brewer. Can someone explain when to use one design over another?

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Take your pick with the heads... it's about the technique, not the tackle.

oe

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What exactly are slider heads? I've heard there are even poles made to fish them. I searched them on here but didn't find the basics.....I'm pretty in the dark on these so far! Thanks in advance :)

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That's a good question. I used to fish Sliders quite a bit and I own most of the different styles of slider heads, and I don't know the answer to that question. I would just randomly pick one of the weedless styles, really without any thought to it. I'd fish one one time and another style the next.

I wonder what would happen should you call up Charlie Brewer (or whoever answers the phone now, I think Charlie Brewer is dead) and ask them the question about what style of heads to use where.

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The flat Sliderhead with the four-inch worm will wiggle and woggle on a slow retieve. The faster the retrieve the more it will wiggle and woggle.

The flat head will flutter and weave on a slack line fall and will sink slower.

The dart will fall faster.

The slower you can swim or slide the lure the better.

Don't be afraid to rig the worm backwards. This will make the rig act like a grub.

Fish the slider slow, smooth and steady.

Use a sweep motion to the right or left to set the hook.

Use light line and make sure your drag on your spinning reel is set to allow the fish to run a little as you are fishing a very light finesse pattern.

The above is from the Charlie Brewer On Slider Fishin' book.

Let us know how you do. :)

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By the way, last I heard Charlie was alive and kicking.

Anyone know if he passed away?

You can call his office and they will tell you.

His staff are very nice and helpful.

And the heaviest line I use is 8 pound test. 6 pound test does great but it is light. :)

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The flat Sliderhead with the four-inch worm will wiggle and woggle on a slow retieve. The faster the retrieve the more it will wiggle and woggle.

The flat head will flutter and weave on a slack line fall and will sink slower.

The dart will fall faster.

The slower you can swim or slide the lure the better.

Don't be afraid to rig the worm backwards. This will make the rig act like a grub.

Fish the slider slow, smooth and steady.

Use a sweep motion to the right or left to set the hook.

Use light line and make sure your drag on your spinning reel is set to allow the fish to run a little as you are fishing a very light finesse pattern.

The above is from the Charlie Brewer On Slider Fishin' book.

Let us know how you do. :)

Thanks. What about the Spider Slider Head, and what about the ones where the eye is at 90 degrees (original and super)?

Here is a link. Charlie Brewer's Slider Company

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Spider sliders are the only ones I use. They are a great head and hold fish really well. 3/16 is the perfect size for a 4" worm. The modified bullet shape keeps the bait very weedless also.

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They will get you good fish, just keep in mind that if the fish jumps there is a good chance they will throw the hook. Do what you can to keep them from jumping, and absolutely don't allow slack in the line.

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The Spider Sliders use a thin wire bronze hook that rust very easily. The Pro Series hook is thicker. Also, I believe the weights for the SPider SLiders are a bit over-estimated. For ex, the 1/8 ounce Spiders feel more like 1/16. ..I like using the lighter Spider Jigs for some finesse stuff.

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I think Charlie Brewer(dad) has past & his son, Charlie Brewer is running the company.

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By most measures, Charlie Brewer's Slider Heads are super jigheads.

A book can be written on when and how to use the Round-bend, Wide-bend, Ball-head, Spider head, etc

In fact, Charlie Brewer of "Do-Nothing" fame did write a book, and it's called "Charlie Brewer on Slider Fishin" (good read).

As much as I like and recommend Slider Jigs, they're a tad too flimsy for Florida-strain bass.

By the way, last I heard Charlie was alive and kicking.

Charlie Brewer passed away in year 2000, Billy Westmoreland passed in 2002.

Roger

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By most measures, Charlie Brewer's Slider Heads are super jig heads.

A book can be written on when and how to use the Round-bend, Wide-bend, Ball-head, Spider head, etc

In fact, Charlie Brewer of "Do-Nothing" fame did write a book, and it's called "Charlie Brewer on Slider Fishing" (good read).

As much as I like and recommend Slider Jigs, they're a tad too flimsy for Florida-strain bass.

Charlie Brewer passed away in year 2000, Billy Westmoreland passed in 2002.

Roger

I never got to meet Charlie Brewer but have fished the slider since the '70s. Billy Westmoreland was a good friend of mine. Billy even endorsed a lure of mine, the Marabou Spin. This lure was in the Feb 2000 issue of BASS as a Smallmouth bait.

Kelley

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I never got to meet Charlie Brewer but have fished the slider since the '70s. Billy Westmoreland was a good friend of mine. Billy even endorsed a lure of mine, the Marabou Spin. This lure was in the Feb 2000 issue of BASS as a Smallmouth bait.

Kelley

WOW, that is amazing Kelley!

Aside from Billy’s book (Them Ole Brown Fish) I read every article he wrote for Fishing Facts.

Today, the closest thing I've found to the “Hoss Fly” is the Punisher jig, but it's made of craft hair rather than bear hair.

On a humorous note, during the 1970s I was at the tackle shop in Celina, looking to purchase some Pedigo Spinrites.

They told me that they never heard of that lure, which left me totally confused.

Then, while I was browsing through their tackle selection, I discovered the Pedigo Spinrite in their display case,

As it turned out, the problem was my "northern" accent. :D

Roger

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Rolo, I'm from Boston and when I travel ouside of Boston, people tell me I don't speak proper English. I have to remind them that the english settled here first...LOL...So there is no "northern" accent. :)

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Rolo, I'm from Boston and when I travel ouside of Boston, people tell me I don't speak proper English. I have to remind them that the english settled here first...LOL...So there is no "northern" accent. :)

I know, and therein lies the humor :)

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Can't say enough about how well the spider slider heads come through cover. I use the 1/8 oz with the 4 inch charlie Brewer worms and some of my biggest fish have come on this combo. I have tried the Pro heads but loose a lot of fish because the hook is to thick to set with the lite line (6 or 8 pound test) that I use on my spinning rod. I have been using them for 20 years and on tough bite days this is my confidence bait. They are the best hooks for small worms that I have found. Charlie Brewer Sr past away in 2000. Good luck on the water guys.

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