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Does anyonehere use the Zoom Ultravibe worm? I'm curious as to its pitching/flipping abilities. I'm sure its designed for swimming, but in what other appications have you had success with it?

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I think paddle tail worms are good. I'm more likely to choose one for stained/muddy water than I am for clear water. I prefer to fish them on some sort of a jig head, like a 1/4 ounce Brewer spider slider head, or a pegged texas rig than I am with a sliding tx rig sinker.

I've had some decent days fishing the Berkley paddle tail (which is a little heavier and longer) on a Bubba drop shot rig.

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haven't tried the zoom ultra-vibe worm,but after looking at the tail design,it should start to "kick in" and maintain its swim at a slower speed then a standard paddle tail design.

i like the standard paddle tails in mid summer t-rigged on a 3/16-1/4 tungsten bullet fished over grass flats..i like to rip em a foot or two and kill it for a few seconds and repeat.it seems that the paddle tail wont always "swim",it just runs straight if not pulled fast enough? i like the looks of the zoom mag ultravibe worm!!

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I am not sure what worm you are referring to. I use the Zoom Ultravibe Speed Worm like a buzzbait in clear shallow water. The unique tail kicks up a lot of water on the surface. The Zoom Speed worm has a paddletail. I have a bag or 2 but have not used them that much. I also have a bag or 2 of paddletail worms from Producto that look similar. Pete Thliveros won a Bassmaster Tour event a few years back with this style worm.

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The only paddle tail worm I fish is the Lake Fork. It's got a lot better action and is far better for pitching. I pitch them around docks and over grass, works a lot better than the Zoom variety.

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I was first introduced to these in Florida where you can buy them in every WalMart.  In the clear waters we were fishing we used it as a buzzbait on the surface.  When they struck it was awesome.  If they missed it you just let it sink and they usually grab it then.

 

I also use it as a search bait texas rigged with a 1/4 - 3/8 sinker.  Swim it nice and smooth.  For some reason they hate the "vibe" in the Ultra Vibe.

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I was first introduced to these in Florida where you can buy them in every WalMart.  In the clear waters we were fishing we used it as a buzzbait on the surface.  When they struck it was awesome.  If they missed it you just let it sink and they usually grab it then.

 

I also use it as a search bait texas rigged with a 1/4 - 3/8 sinker.  Swim it nice and smooth.  For some reason they hate the "vibe" in the Ultra Vibe.

 

X2 as a buzz, swimmer or popping it up and letting it fall on the t-rig.

I when use it as a buzzbait, sometimes letting it sink weightless near grass edge and bring it back up.They sometimes will hit on the fall or as I start to bring it back up.

Bitters bait and tackle make a nice version, lots of good colors at a 2 packs for $5.

 

Nice avatar felix! Ray is ready!!!

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X2 as a buzz, swimmer or popping it up and letting it fall on the t-rig.

I when use it as a buzzbait, sometimes letting it sink weightless near grass edge and bring it back up.They sometimes will hit on the fall or as I start to bring it back up.

Bitters bait and tackle make a nice version, lots of good colors at a 2 packs for $5.

 

Nice avatar felix! Ray is ready!!!

 

Ray will be ready ... He's a beast!

 

Are the bitters bait heavier in comparison to the Zoom UV?  That's been my only problem with Zoom's fishing it weightless for me sometimes.

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Ray will be ready ... He's a beast!

 

Are the bitters bait heavier in comparison to the Zoom UV?  That's been my only problem with Zoom's fishing it weightless for me sometimes.

 

 

I started using them in the summer, so I fished them weightless on top more times than not. I never had a problem getting them to the top or keeping them there. I haven't used the zoom original other than the UV speed craw and the plastic bitters uses isn't as smooth and fine plus the tail is bigger and cut different so it doesn't rip the vibe part as easy but is better to set a hook than with the craw. Do the zooms have a hook slot, the bitters do and I like it?

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I fish them in muddy water Texas or Carolina rigged.

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I started using them in the summer, so I fished them weightless on top more times than not. I never had a problem getting them to the top or keeping them there. I haven't used the zoom original other than the UV speed craw and the plastic bitters uses isn't as smooth and fine plus the tail is bigger and cut different so it doesn't rip the vibe part as easy but is better to set a hook than with the craw. Do the zooms have a hook slot, the bitters do and I like it?

 

No hook slot for the UV Speed Worm.  Now i'm curious about those bitters.  Need to go find me some.  :-)

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I do actually use them for flipping but it is a situational type bait. I'll flip them if the water is stained to murky. There are too many other great baits to use in clear water. I like to flip the around fallen and standing timber when the water is murky. The tail gives a lot of vibration.

I use them more often for buzzing as top water around or over vegatation.

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I've been using the Ultravibe Speed Worm for a couple of years and have been impressed with the results. I use it mainly in murky to heavily stained water during the warmer months. I've also had good results using the black - red glitter at night.

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I fish them t-rigged.  They do not always draw a bite, but when they do they bite like crazy.

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Bitters is better, and cheaper.  http://www.bittersbaitandtackle.com/

 

 

 

<<<<<<<<<<<<  Taylor caught that one flippin

 

I use it texas rigged with a 1/8 oz tungsten and a bobber stop.  That's just enough weight to make the tail work on the fall.  It is my go to bait on tough days just slowly bouncing it along the bottom.

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