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#11434160 - 02/23/16 05:20 PM Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands
sparkyorc Offline
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Registered: 05/25/10
Posts: 56
Want yall's opinion on using Gary Yakamoto Senkos or if it matters to use cheaper brands ---- and which one you prefer.

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#11434164 - 02/23/16 05:22 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3229
Loc: Greenville, TX
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#11434166 - 02/23/16 05:22 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: JacksonBean]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean
popcorn
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#11434183 - 02/23/16 05:28 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4340
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Netbait Salt Lick

If I'm out fun fishing or if I know I'm gonna be throwing a stickbait all day, I'll go for this one. It has a very similar action and it's more durable. They have plenty of colors to choose from and they're loaded with pork fat.

Lunkerhunt Lunker Sticks

This is just another one that I throw every now and then.

Keitech Salty Core Stick

The only other bait that I think rivals the Senko itself is this bait. They have a salty center that gives the bait an awesome action on the fall. They're super soft as well. I highly recommend these!
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#11434190 - 02/23/16 05:30 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
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Loc: Squeezepenny
Yamamoto is the only way to go for me when fishing that type of baits.


This question gets asked usually once a month is why there is some much popcorn eating going on up above.

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#11434197 - 02/23/16 05:35 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4456
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
I use Gary Yamamoto in tournaments and other brands for fun fishing. Gary Ys aren't as durable but the action a lot better
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#11434203 - 02/23/16 05:38 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
Tyler.Woods Offline
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Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 1038
Loc: Mansfield, TX / Nacogdoches, T...
I use either the Bass pro brand senkos or Big bite baits. Gotta go cheap.... in college!
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#11434218 - 02/23/16 05:42 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: Bissett]
"Old School" Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2643
Loc: Big D
I've been using the Barlow's brand lately. Heck of a deal if you live close and can avoid shipping expenses.

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#11434226 - 02/23/16 05:47 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
Troutnout Offline
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Registered: 05/31/14
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#11434245 - 02/23/16 05:54 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
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#11434309 - 02/23/16 06:22 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2164
When they're feeding, it doesn't really matter much which brand you use. When they're flat out not going for it, I've seen the Yamamoto senko outperform other brands. There are so many senko-like alternatives these days that there must be a few that are equally effective, I just don't use them enough to have found them yet.

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#11434328 - 02/23/16 06:29 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
Cali hunter Offline
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Registered: 02/16/16
Posts: 65
I sure do love the Gary Y. But I feel like they sure are not as durable as they use to be!
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#11434333 - 02/23/16 06:31 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13132
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Ones I like: Yamamoto Senko, Yum Dinger, Wave Worm tiki stick, LFT hyper stick, and Grande Bass Snake-0.

All of them work well. I wacky rig the solid bodied ones and Tx. rig (weightless) the segmented bodied ones.


Edited by ezbassin (02/23/16 06:32 PM)

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#11434460 - 02/23/16 07:10 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1188
Loc: Royse City, Texas
Yamamoto for me. Love the senko and its action when falling. Have tested several brands in the pool and no comparison. I order enough Yamamoto to get free freight. Only need a $50.00 order.
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#11434461 - 02/23/16 07:10 PM Re: Gary Yaka Senkos or Other Brands [Re: sparkyorc]
swarner Offline
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Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 106
I like Yum Dinger Senkos

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