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#8022133 - 09/21/12 11:32 AM Soft plastic rattles
X Ring Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 196
Loc: Lake Palestine
My buddy and his dad are way better than average bass fishermen. They both will not throw soft plastics without glass rattles. I on the other hand rarely ever use rattles in my T-rigs and C-rigs. I still manage as many fish at the end of the day as them but they seem to pick up 1 or 2 bigger ones. Common sense says use rattles. I just want to get yalls input. Do you use them and if so under what conditions?

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#8022219 - 09/21/12 11:48 AM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
Ban-D Offline
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6157
Loc: Tx
I have 6 or 7 packages and never use them. I don't think it will make you catch bigger fish. I think it's more of a confidence thing or just right time and place.Maybe if you are fishing for a reaction bite they might be useful.
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#8022431 - 09/21/12 12:22 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
planogator Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/16/10
Posts: 291
Loc: Frisco, TX
I've fished then both ways, and honestly don't know if they made a difference.
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#8022673 - 09/21/12 01:25 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
GrassProShop Jim Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/19/10
Posts: 1112
Loc: Grapevine, TX
Mark,

How many so far are signed up to fish?

Thanks,

Jim
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#8022735 - 09/21/12 01:40 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
woolyhogtail Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 172
use them all the time, especially on a drop shot. It may not help but it cant hurt either.

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#8022805 - 09/21/12 01:57 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
X Ring Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 196
Loc: Lake Palestine
Good point Wooly. My buddy has proven that it doesn't hurt but I was just wondering if I was missing something by not using them.

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#8022859 - 09/21/12 02:08 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
popcork Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/19/08
Posts: 312
Loc: Riesel, TX
There used to be a company that made a rattle bead that went on your line between the sinker and hook. They were called Woodys Bayou Rattler, I sure liked them wish I could find more.

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#8023287 - 09/21/12 03:37 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
tbates Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 128
Loc: Lubbock
I think they're money is made on deep water bites. I also agree with the other guys. Can't hurt, but it can help. I don't throw one without em, because a month ago me and friend went night fishing. I used them and cleaned house, on the other hand, my friend didn't use them (same bait & color) and got skunked. Too many variables involved to say it was the rattles, but it helps my concfidence. And that reason being my 2 personal best have been in the last 2 months, both had rattles inserted.

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#8023395 - 09/21/12 04:04 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: tbates]
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Registered: 12/11/09
Posts: 908
Dirty or deep water follow the 3 S's Sight...Sound....Scent.

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#8024374 - 09/21/12 09:15 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
sunsetroosters Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 177
i like using them and think they can get more bites, but they can irritate me installing them sometimes

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#8024492 - 09/21/12 09:53 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
BB Wood's Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 60
Loc: Jefferson, Texas
I use them all time when I'm fishing a wacky worm. The rattles do help. There have been many times when my buddy's ask if I have any more of them rattles. Lol
As far as using rattles in plastics on a texas rig or carolina rig I normally have a rattling bullet weight tied on.
Rattles seem to work better for me!
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#8025345 - 09/22/12 09:28 AM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
Bass Junkie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 1193
Loc: Houston
If it doesn't affect the presentation of the bait it can' hurt.

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#8028266 - 09/23/12 11:13 AM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
Big Red 12 Offline
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Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 44915
Loc: Crandall, TX
I use to use them. Need to start back.
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#8031081 - 09/23/12 10:37 PM Re: Soft plastic rattles [Re: X Ring]
sunsetroosters Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 177
so i went to academy just to get some of these and then forgot to even get them and just bought a bunch of plastics and jigs,,,,i hate it when i do that

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