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I had a great time fishing the new ragetail grub last Monday. I caught more than 40 bass between 7am and 2pm. This little gem is certainly going to become a regular part of my arsenal. It can be rigged and fished in so many ways- I tried to cover each technique pretty well but I didn't have time to try everything I had planned. I'm going to split this up and cover some detail.

Swim Jig Trailer

The grub might just replace the ragetail craw as my favorite swimjig trailer. I had several doubles and triples (fish on consecutive casts) with the grub on a swim jig. The best two were the KVD bluegil pattern swimjig with a green pumpkin grub and the KVD sexy shad swimjig with a pearl grub, both of them with the tail dipped in chartreuse JJ's magic. What I liked a lot about this grub was that I could adjust the rate of fall and the vibration by tuning the tail. Yesteday, they seemed to want it moving pretty fast with a cut tail. The tight wiggle of the cut-tail grub gives it a very nice swimming action.

A Mini Swimbait

I caught a bunch of fish in the grass using the grub as a mini swimbait. I rigged it on a 3/0 swimbait hook with a cut tail. This made it very weedless and it had a great swimming action. I let the bait sink to the bottom, and then used a very slow and steady retrieve to make it swim just above the bottom. The fish SLAMMED it. I also caught a few fishing this rig kinda like a senko. Rigged this way, the bait falls in a horizontal position with a tight wiggle. I would sweep the bait off of the bottom and let it fall back down, then repeat. The fish mostly hit it on the fall doing this. You can also fish the grub like the ragetail shad. If you burn it along the surface, it kicks up water and makes a gurgling sound.

T-rig

I caught a few fish on the grub on a T-rig. I rigged it on a 4/0 hook with a 3/8 oz tungsten flippin weight. It's a great little flipping bait. I pitched it around logs and laydowns and caught several fish. A 3/0 hook might fit a bit better, I had to stretch it a bit to fit the 4/0.

Dropshot

The grub also makes a great dropshot bait. I only caught a few dinks doing this on Monday but I caught some nice bass and a few monster crappie fishing the grub on a dropshot last fall. I prefer the cut-tail version for this, it has a more subtle and realistic swimming motion this way.

I didn't use the grub as a spinnerbait trailer or a chatterbait trailer yet, but I'll have to try that next time I'm out. I think it'll work pretty well.

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Hey ETB, That's quite a smorgasboard of presentations that you used on those fish :lol: On some set up's, I like the cut tail version for the faster flapping motion as well.

For those of you who don't know, ETB lives very close to me and picked up a few prototypes of the 4" grub recently. If all of you lived in my neighborhood, I promise you would have a few of them too :) We are working on a few of the packaging and production mold details so there is a small delay on deliveries. I'll post any updates when I get them. I don't like delays either but IMO, there is only one RIGHT and everything else is WRONG... ;)

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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Hey ETB, That's quite a smorgasboard of presentations that you used on those fish :lol: On some set up's, I like the cut tail version for the faster flapping motion as well.

For those of you who don't know, ETB lives very close to me and picked up a few prototypes of the 4" grub recently. If all of you lived in my neighborhood, I promise you would have a few of them too :) We are working on a few of the packaging and production mold details so there is a small delay on deliveries. I'll post any updates when I get them. I don't like delays either but IMO, there is only one RIGHT and everything else is WRONG... ;) Big O

www.ragetail.com

You and I would get along just fine.

A-Jay

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I went back out today and brought my 3 year old son with me. The crappie in my lake really like the white grub on a drop shot. I caught a few nice ones and some little bass too. I also caught a bunch of bass on a 1/2 oz KVD swimjig with a watermelon/red grub on it. The biggest fish today was just over 5lbs.

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WTG Is that your son's crappie, if so WOW!! But yea amazing photos and nice 5# too. nice post. Looks like son can use a hair cut lol. Check out my son in my avatar haha you can't see it but he has it in a pony tail just like daddy! But being your son is three how does he handle being on boat. Mine is 4 and I'm hesitant to take him out on my jon boat.

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You and I would get along just fine.

A-Jay

X2 on that one.

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WTG Is that your son's crappie, if so WOW!! But yea amazing photos and nice 5# too. nice post. Looks like son can use a hair cut lol. Check out my son in my avatar haha you can't see it but he has it in a pony tail just like daddy! But being your son is three how does he handle being on boat. Mine is 4 and I'm hesitant to take him out on my jon boat.

He does pretty good on the boat. I started taking him out when he was 2 1/2. I thought for sure that at least one of us would end up doing some swimming, but so far we've been good. He didn't catch the crappie, I just let him hold it for the picture. He almost caught his first bass on a lure that day. He hooked a bass on a grub but it jumped and threw the bait. So far he's only caught fish on live bait. And yes, his hair was really long. He got a haircut yesterday lol.

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