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Favorite Weedless Swimbait #13506185 04/07/20 05:29 AM
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Been having pretty good luck using a 5” mega Bass Spark Shad. Love the action it gives with an extremely slow retrieve. However, I don’t find the lures very durable.

Any other weedless options that give similar swimming actions?

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Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506210 04/07/20 09:54 AM
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If it's the nose try a drop of super glue after it's torn up and you can get more life out of it.

Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506396 04/07/20 12:46 PM
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I have magdraft free styles, 3:16 weedless rising son's and several in the smashtech line up, and weedless Hudd 68's. I like them all.

Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506417 04/07/20 12:58 PM
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I was swimming a single tail grub years before the realistic swimbaits became available. My fav is the Kalin - lots of sizes up to 8 inches. I know lots of guys like the GYB 5' single tail grub, but you still have the durability factor.


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Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506443 04/07/20 01:14 PM
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Hard to beat the Megabass Magdraft Freestyles.

Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506460 04/07/20 01:21 PM
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I like the smashtech lineup. Two of my favorites are Poacher and Little Poacher.

Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506472 04/07/20 01:26 PM
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The Smashtech are the best I have used for both effectiveness and durability. I've caught 10+ on a single hollow body. The other weedless baits are also kick butt.


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Try a Double Z Lures Swayback Swimmer on a 3/16 oz Lazyman 5/0 swimbait hook w/ a Colorado blade.

Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506748 04/07/20 03:25 PM
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Consider a Keitech Fat Swing Impact 7.8 with a Beast 10/0 underspin.

Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13506772 04/07/20 03:40 PM
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I'm gonna try the GOAT by gambler when they make the color I want. Otherwise i use phenix


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Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13507507 04/07/20 11:48 PM
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I wish smashtech would make some 6” and 7” hollow bellys available again!. I could catch several fish on those they were very durable with the side to side action and a nice tail kick.

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Thanks everyone for throwing our name in the mix. We have several weedless options to choose from. If you have any questions feel free to reach out.

Originally Posted by Skeeter0524
I wish smashtech would make some 6” and 7” hollow bellys available again!. I could catch several fish on those they were very durable with the side to side action and a nice tail kick.


There are some 6" on the website currently and you can also get them from Tackle Warehouse. Thanks!

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Re: Favorite Weedless Swimbait [Re: sprigsss] #13507750 04/08/20 02:21 AM
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Most of these recommendations are significantly larger than what you're currently fishing. If you like the spark shad size but are having durability issues, I would consider a Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper. I've caught a lot of nice fish on these. They also double up nicely as swim jig and bladed jig trailers.

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Originally Posted by Smash-Tech Custom Baits
Thanks everyone for throwing our name in the mix. We have several weedless options to choose from. If you have any questions feel free to reach out.

Originally Posted by Skeeter0524
I wish smashtech would make some 6” and 7” hollow bellys available again!. I could catch several fish on those they were very durable with the side to side action and a nice tail kick.


There are some 6" on the website currently and you can also get them from Tackle Warehouse. Thanks!

I said hollow belly (not body) you called them head smasher and they are not on your site anymore! I don’t care for any of the hollow body’s. But please let us know if you ever have them again! Thanks for the response!

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