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Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish #13367790 12/10/19 07:00 PM
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Some of you may or may not of heard of a Japan based lure company called Roman Made...
They Specialize in handmade wood swimbaits specifically "Glide baits"
The 2 most popular baits Roman Made offers are the "MOTHER" and the "NEGOTIATOR"... The price of the baits are very expensive and probably scare off 90% of potential buyers...
In my opinion if feel the HIGH Price tag is warranted...Just due to the amount of time and energy needed to make a bait of this caliber (I have made some myself and it's not easy)

The "MOTHER" retails anywhere from $300-$400 and the "NEGOTIATOR" $120-$200 depending on the uniqueness, number made and or current demand.
Each bait is hand carved and tuned by the man himself...one bait at a time...and can take upwards of 14 hours to build just one bait.

Anyway with that being said... I purchased a NEGOTIATOR (Alumni) about 3 years ago and love to throw the bait where I know bigger fish are present...Specifically trout eaters.

The bait swims very natural with a slow sinkrate...but can be worked fast and "TWITCHED" to make it glide back and forth aggressively if you desire... The caliber of fish that are drawn to the bait is truly amazing! I have caught some big fish but have seen some much bigger that I certainly didn't know existed in the body of water I was and have fished for many years...

Anyway- I took a risk and bought the bait and gave it a shot... Over the years I have caught some trophy caliber fish (Here are a few from last weekend)

P.S. This is a 2 day trip where I slept in the truck with my dog at the boat ramp...committed to throwing the bait ALLDAY no matter what...

It's a mindset you have to be geared for... but in 2 days I caught 3 fish (5.3,7.8 and 8.2),I lost 2 bigg'uns and saw some absolute GIANTS!!!

I hope this post helps some anglers who may be on the fence on giving bigger baits a try...I know I was...but I have been very happy with the results...
Take care and God Bless! Justin
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Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13367795 12/10/19 07:03 PM
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Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13367798 12/10/19 07:04 PM
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That’s awesome

What rod, reel speed, and line do you use? I’d hate to chunk a $300-ish bait and lose it.


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Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13367829 12/10/19 07:22 PM
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My question is if you had employed different tactics would you have caught more fish?

If so, then is the point of the "big swimbaits" just the challenge of fishing them,? Is it the challenge of spending that kind of money on baits and equipment?

I do not totally understand it.

I have a box of big baits, mostly ones hand made in Tennessee and I have caught a few fish on them, I think my most expensive ones are $85 a piece and I own 2 of them.


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13367834 12/10/19 07:24 PM
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ROD: LDC Heavy or XH ...
LINE: 17-20LB Segar Invesex
REEL: ABU REVO Toro Beast or SHIMANO Tranx 200 (6-7 ratio is fine)

I prefer the Heavy but will step it up to an XH if I plan on swinging any bigger fish into the boat (Not a smart idea...but only I forgot my net)

Bot the H and XH will get the job done...the HEAVY is prefer in my opinion

LDC (Low Down Custom Rods)...Specializing in "Bigger Bait Rods" and specifically "SPIRAL WRAPPED"

Just my preference...Many "Schools of thought" but with bigger baits I try to use the lightest tackle I get away with if that makes sense...


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Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13367893 12/10/19 08:10 PM
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I throw 25lb mono on anything over 2oz. Hasnt been a problem yet and I know I can winch in anything without playing them much

Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13367908 12/10/19 08:15 PM
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Was this on a local Texas lake or was this from Cali?

Also, how do you think the Roman Made baits compare to some of the other popular glide baits?


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Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13368056 12/10/19 10:07 PM
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Thats pretty cool dude, when are you gonna get the mother? I just got a foil wrapped Uncle Ronnie from Tater Hog. Can't wait to swim it:


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Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13368059 12/10/19 10:11 PM
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Nice post and SOLID FISH! Good job. cheers




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Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13368150 12/10/19 11:13 PM
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Get the 3:16 workhorse or gizzard. Nothing compares,they are unreal!! they only run 250, and they will pretty much sit suspended with the slow sink one.

Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #13368206 12/11/19 12:01 AM
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Nice bass and a cool lure. I’ve been messing with Savage Gear Shine Glides and Rago Glideators lately. Caught some nice bass on Deps Bullshooters last spring. Glidebaits are great fun to fish and the chubby ladies love them!


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Excellent! You may have pushed me over to that way of fishing. Nice fish & great baits.

btw...thank you mods.

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Saw some hydrilla in that picture ... where was that at?

Re: Swimbait(Roman Made) and fish [Re: Douglas J] #13368260 12/11/19 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Douglas J
My question is if you had employed different tactics would you have caught more fish?

If so, then is the point of the "big swimbaits" just the challenge of fishing them,? Is it the challenge of spending that kind of money on baits and equipment?

I do not totally understand it.

I have a box of big baits, mostly ones hand made in Tennessee and I have caught a few fish on them, I think my most expensive ones are $85 a piece and I own 2 of them.


Hes posting pictures of bass over 8 pounds, gave an entire breakdown, but you still "don't totally understand it" roflmao

The philosphy behind big swimbaits is to catch the biggest bass possible in that body of water. They are the most technical lures to fish, most people will never have the time to master them. Its a fishing genre of its own. The keys are understanding funnel points where lunkers ambush prey, making the best first cast, and having the skill to have your lure track at the proper depth. If you want efficiency use live bait.

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Originally Posted by Douglas J
My question is if you had employed different tactics would you have caught more fish?

If so, then is the point of the "big swimbaits" just the challenge of fishing them,? Is it the challenge of spending that kind of money on baits and equipment?

I do not totally understand it.

I have a box of big baits, mostly ones hand made in Tennessee and I have caught a few fish on them, I think my most expensive ones are $85 a piece and I own 2 of them.

Swimbaiting is just one of those things you either get hooked on or dont understand it. I think that's why you see Carl J. and Zaldain get so wrapped up in it. Once your hooked it's worse than heroin

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