My favorite swim bait is a very small one that used to be made in Round Rock, Texas, named the Tom's Minner. It isn't mad anymore, but wow - does it ever catch fish. It's one of the original "do nuthin' baits, and I only fish it with finesse tackle and rigging. With a light or medium-light rod and light spinning real, it almost guarantees a bite. It's not a big bass bait, although I've caught bass up to 7+ on it. Unfortunately, it's no longer available. The company also made the Tom's Shad, which was the predecessor of the Mister Twister Sassy Shad - which was the predecessor of all of today's swim baits. The original Tom's Minner had a straight tail, so it didn't "wobble" like modern swim baits.....it was intended to be retrieved as a "do-nothing" bait like Charlie Brewer's Slider worms, but on a on a 1/8-oz round jig head. It's one of my 'go to' baits, and seldom fails to produce. It works best as a swim bait with a slow retrieve, but also produces on a dropshot rig.
Edited by phototex (09/09/15 08:24 PM)