Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
hillcountrybass, Linda Robert, Gnhattien, Robert black, Calexander
102726 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82877
hopalong 74395
Pilothawk 73439
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59900
Tritonman 56831
Derek 56425
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102726 Members
61 Forums
859182 Topics
11271417 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11222530 - 11/13/15 03:09 PM Grande Bass Airtails
361V Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4040
Loc: somervell county
A few observations on the new Airtails from Grande Bass: they are not very heavy duty, the rattles don't stay in the tails and they defiantly catch fish! Anyone else have problems with the rattles not staying in the tails? I may need some installation instructions!


Edited by 361V (11/13/15 03:12 PM)
_________________________

Top
#11222588 - 11/13/15 03:46 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
Doug R. Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8084
Loc: Cowboy Nation
Place rattle in the hole in the tail.

A drop of "mend it" will hold the rattle.
_________________________

Top
#11222591 - 11/13/15 03:48 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: Doug R.]
MagFluker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 704
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Place rattle in the hole in the tail.

A drop of "mend it" will hold the rattle.


Pretty clever right there
_________________________
Faith. Family. Fishing.
PB - 11 lbs 1 oz
PB 5 - 46 lbs, 10 ozs

Top
#11222616 - 11/13/15 04:05 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
Rudy Lackey Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Match, lighter
_________________________
Rudy

Top
#11222706 - 11/13/15 04:47 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
SkeeterDon Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 4086
Loc: Pflugerville, TX
super glue thumb

Just a drop
_________________________
2011 BassChamps East Region Champions-Lake Sam Rayburn Oct 1-2
Central Texas Realtor, Helping People Buy/Sell Their Home, Give Me A Call.
www.grandebass.com
www.powertackle.com
www.undercover.com
www.NuTechLures.com
Donnie C. O'Neal - 512-431-5977

Top
#11223259 - 11/14/15 08:04 AM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
KLAPPER Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/10/15
Posts: 300
Loc: Jacksboro Texas
I fished one on a carolina rig yesterday, didn't do any good but they sure look good!
_________________________
www.Facebook.com/hellsgatebassclub


Top
#11223279 - 11/14/15 08:26 AM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: SkeeterDon]
ifeliciano Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 415
Loc: Mansfield/Arlington, TX
Originally Posted By: SkeeterDon
super glue thumb

Just a drop


+1
_________________________

GO ARMY!

Top
#11223353 - 11/14/15 09:18 AM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
RedSkeeter Online   content



Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 12946
Loc: Emory, Texas
Mend it is some neat stuff, as in it won't glue your fingers together.
_________________________

www.grandebass.com

www.dobynsrods.com




Top
#11223554 - 11/14/15 12:48 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
Shawn Mead Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 3619
Loc: Crandall, TX.
The longer the GrandeBass plastics stay in the bag the more oily they become. They have a special formulation that bleeds the scent and never dries out. I use mendit to seal the Airtail when using rattles or Daisey BB's as a weight system in the Airtail on a whacky rig etc. No more nail weights and I can adjust the weight for depth of water, rate of fall, action etc.
_________________________

Lake Fork Mafia

Top
#11223555 - 11/14/15 12:53 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: Shawn Mead]
Lee in Texas Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 8946
Loc: Wise County Texas
I guess this is an endorsement for the bait. Would you say your catch ratio has improved using this bait over all others?
Just curious....it's not exactly expensive but, at something just less than $5 I would like to know, well and if you would share, what color seems to work best for you?
Thanks in advance,
God Bless
Originally Posted By: Shawn Mead
The longer the GrandeBass plastics stay in the bag the more oily they become. They have a special formulation that bleeds the scent and never dries out. I use mendit to seal the Airtail when using rattles or Daisey BB's as a weight system in the Airtail on a whacky rig etc. No more nail weights and I can adjust the weight for depth of water, rate of fall, action etc.
_________________________
http://www.finfeatherresort.com/index.asp - Best Folks on Toledo Bend !!!
http://www.markpacklakefork.com/ - Great Source!!
http://bassclubofthewest.angelfire.com/ -West Ft Worth Bass Club
http://www.gleasonfishing.com/ Darold Gleason
2004 Stratos Complete Restoration 2014!!! With Much Gratitude to:
Cal's Marine/Azle,Texas (817)300-2827

Top
#11223577 - 11/14/15 01:17 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
361V Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4040
Loc: somervell county
Lee, I caught quite a few on Airtails the other day on a C-rig. Like the way the the tail floats up. Would I caught as many w/my old stand-buys of Rattlesnakes or Ringfrys? IDK. They were working well so no need to change. The floating tail is perfect for a shakey head also. The baits are not heavy duty. Trade off for the action you get from the soft ribbed body style. What I do worry about is(over thinking) is the scent of using Mend-It to keep the rattle in place. I use this for mending swimbaits and that stuff is strong....and unpleasant, at least for humans!


Edited by 361V (11/14/15 01:19 PM)
_________________________

Top
#11223580 - 11/14/15 01:25 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
Chris Coufal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1402
Loc: Austin, Tx
Lee I'm not endorsed by GB, but I can tell you I always have one tied on. I've caught more fish on the 4.75" Rattlesnake and now Airtail in the past 5 years than all other plastics combined. I just started using the Airtail but I've had some great success with them. I haven't had any issued with ripped tails as others stated. As far as color, my 3 fav colors in order have to be Trophy Hunter, followed by BlackOps Blue and lastly El Jeffe. TxRig, C-Rig and Shakyhead are my fav methods.
_________________________
-Chris-



Top
#11223675 - 11/14/15 02:44 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: Lee in Texas]
Shawn Mead Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 3619
Loc: Crandall, TX.
Originally Posted By: Lee in Texas
I guess this is an endorsement for the bait. Would you say your catch ratio has improved using this bait over all others?
Just curious....it's not exactly expensive but, at something just less than $5 I would like to know, well and if you would share, what color seems to work best for you?
Thanks in advance,
God Bless
Originally Posted By: Shawn Mead
The longer the GrandeBass plastics stay in the bag the more oily they become. They have a special formulation that bleeds the scent and never dries out. I use mendit to seal the Airtail when using rattles or Daisey BB's as a weight system in the Airtail on a whacky rig etc. No more nail weights and I can adjust the weight for depth of water, rate of fall, action etc.



Lee - I am not going to sit here and tell you that this bait is the end all be all. I will tell you that there is not another bait out there, that I am aware of, with the same profile that is as versatile as the air tail. Send me your address and I will put a few packs in your hand. You just got to promise that you are willing to share your success with the forum.

You cannot go wrong with any of the colors. They all have their time and place. Base your choices due to water color and time of year. You can never really go wrong with any variation of Watermelon
_________________________

Lake Fork Mafia

Top
#11223697 - 11/14/15 03:02 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
Doug R. Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8084
Loc: Cowboy Nation
Lee I've been a fan of the rattle snake type bait since it hit the market and I think the airtail gives a bigger profile and a different action that works for me. I use a little larger glass rattle and I haven't had any issues with the rattles coming out of the tail...
_________________________

Top
#11223921 - 11/14/15 06:18 PM Re: Grande Bass Airtails [Re: 361V]
Lee in Texas Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 8946
Loc: Wise County Texas
Thanks all for your information and reply's. It sounds like a great bait....now, if only this fisherman can learn to use it
God Bless
_________________________
http://www.finfeatherresort.com/index.asp - Best Folks on Toledo Bend !!!
http://www.markpacklakefork.com/ - Great Source!!
http://bassclubofthewest.angelfire.com/ -West Ft Worth Bass Club
http://www.gleasonfishing.com/ Darold Gleason
2004 Stratos Complete Restoration 2014!!! With Much Gratitude to:
Cal's Marine/Azle,Texas (817)300-2827

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide