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#11364438 - 01/22/16 10:00 PM shaky head - plastic of choice
tin man 55 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/30/15
Posts: 103
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
one of my new year's resolutions is to learn how to fish the shaky head setup. my question is about what worm to use. seems like one that floats would be more appealing for this presentation. if so, what worms would do that? if floating is not important, do you like a straight worm or one with several arms and legs?

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#11364458 - 01/22/16 10:14 PM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
Roll Tide Ranger Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 383
Loc: Krum, TX.
Zoom Trick worm is hard to beat

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#11364459 - 01/22/16 10:14 PM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
Finesse Master Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 693
Loc: Wichita Falls/DFW
Zoom trick worm and you will be fine 1/8 or 1/4oz shaky head!

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#11364518 - 01/22/16 10:35 PM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
NickHasty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1287
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
I like a zoom mag shakey head, or a kicker hightail worm. Either a sk fb head, or Davis baits shakey head. Good luck!

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#11364529 - 01/22/16 10:38 PM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
Marooned Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1380
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
In colder water, it's hard to beat a Zoom finesse worm. It is a 4 3/4" straight tail worm that sort of glides down on the fall with a light jighead - it does not float. In warm to very warm water, my favorite worms are Roboworms, which float; Kicker Fish Hole Shot High Tail worm (the tail floats up); and a Lake Fork Tackle Hyper Worm in the 4" size (does not float). On all of these I like a 1/8 oz. Owner jighead with the 4/0 hook and a screw spring with a centering pin. I don't shake the worm in place a whole lot, I mostly hop it slowly along the bottom.I use spinning gear with 30# braid and a copolymer leader. Smaller size craws and Beaver style baits also work well on shaky heads.
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#11364568 - 01/22/16 10:57 PM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
whitecapping Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 326
Zoom Trick worm
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#11364583 - 01/22/16 11:03 PM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
chickenfried76 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 1471
Loc: Keller
Wooly hog tail, hula grub and 4" power worm

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#11364752 - 01/23/16 06:43 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
lipjerk Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1667
Loc: Lantana,Tx

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#11364753 - 01/23/16 06:46 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4031
Loc: somervell county
Grandebass Airtails are my favorite shakey head and C-rig bait. The tail really stands up on a shakey head. They are pretty bulky for a finesse presentation so if I'm trying to downsize I simply use a Grandebass rattlesnake or baby rattlesnake.
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#11364756 - 01/23/16 06:49 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
whnigt Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1215
Loc: Troy, Tx.
Don't use a grandebass rattle snake, or the air tail. LOL

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#11364848 - 01/23/16 08:16 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
Fork-Legend211 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2163
Loc: Pot lickin your honey hole
I like the Berkley style trick worms also
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#11364900 - 01/23/16 08:38 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
Bugzout10 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 3519
Loc: Weatherford Tx
Double zz and zoom trick worm

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#11365027 - 01/23/16 09:44 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3470
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
I've been using Bass Assassin Tap Out worms lately. Forgot I bought some a while back on clearance from academy. The tail floats and works great. Usually use Super T Macs.

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#11365035 - 01/23/16 09:45 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
wagonwheel Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 399
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Strike King Super Finesse Worm. They are not plastic, they are made of some kind of rubber and they float. They are hard to put on the "cork screw" type of shaky head because of what they are made of. They are very durable, you can use the same one all day. However, they will melt (get all gooey) if you leave them in the boat in the Texas heat all week. They work great on a C-rig or weightless also. The "purple haze" has put many fish in my boat.

The Grande Bass air tail or snake-o works pretty good also.

These are my favorites, but any type of plastic worm will work. I usually have a shaky head on one of my lines at all times--it is one of my favorite ways to fish.
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#11365165 - 01/23/16 11:01 AM Re: shaky head - plastic of choice [Re: tin man 55]
MagFluker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 704
Loc: Austin, TX
Find a shakey head that stands really well. I like the mega strike, wide gap hook and solid base. Think outside the box. It doesn't always have to be a worm
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