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Swim Bait Help #14018385 06/02/21 01:14 PM
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Only swim bait I have ever used is a fluke type with a weighted hook.
Wanting to step out and learn more about them. Mainly interested in the plastics for now.
lengths, weights. pre rigged with hooks or rig yourself.

Thanks for you help!
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Yamamoto swim senko on an underspin would be the next thing to try.
Start with the four inch on an Owner 3/0 flashy swimmer underspin to gain confidence.
Then the 5.5 inch on an Owner 5/0 flashy swimmer.


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Little Dipper Tx rigged works pretty good


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Plastic 5 inch hollow belly swimbaits were my favorite baits to throw.... until Jeff at Fringe Tackle quit making them. bang
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The smaller you use the more bites you'll get, just make sure you have the right size hooks.. Owner flashy swimmers come in more sizes these days, find a plastic you like and go throw it around the pads or stumps. 50 lb braid on 200 size baitcaster and at least 7' med heavy rod.

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Have caught a lot of good fish on them.

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Got this one this past Sunday on a 7 inch and 8/0 flashy swimmer


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Re: Swim Bait Help [Re: lconn4] #14018632 06/02/21 05:26 PM
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If you like that Fringe swimbait mold and don’t want or can’t get Scottsboro, which is the same mold, try Ignite Baits. www.ignitebaits.com It’s the same mold and offered in better colors. My personal favorite is FRS. They also have a swimbait in the Top Shelf Baits mold as well. These and the 6th Sense Whale are my go to’s. 1 oz swimbait head on the Ignite and 5/0 weighted Owner on the Whale. 7’3 Heavy rod both of these

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Originally Posted by Brandon Potter
Little Dipper Tx rigged works pretty good

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Re: Swim Bait Help [Re: Oldnitro] #14019626 06/03/21 04:35 PM
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Keitech 4.8 with a 5/0 (light) Owner Twist Lock

Will catch everything from a clam to a stick (And Everything inbetween)

*Swap the original SM Twist lock out with the LG OWNER "Screw Lock" to increase the life of the bait if you want...helps alot with any "Screw-lock" style setup


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Re: Swim Bait Help [Re: SwimbaitRanger] #14020471 06/04/21 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SwimbaitRanger
If you like that Fringe swimbait mold and don’t want or can’t get Scottsboro, which is the same mold, try Ignite Baits. www.ignitebaits.com It’s the same mold and offered in better colors. My personal favorite is FRS. They also have a swimbait in the Top Shelf Baits mold as well. These and the 6th Sense Whale are my go to’s. 1 oz swimbait head on the Ignite and 5/0 weighted Owner on the Whale. 7’3 Heavy rod both of these


Thanks!
cheers


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Re: Swim Bait Help [Re: lconn4] #14021130 06/04/21 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by lconn4
Originally Posted by SwimbaitRanger
If you like that Fringe swimbait mold and don’t want or can’t get Scottsboro, which is the same mold, try Ignite Baits. www.ignitebaits.com It’s the same mold and offered in better colors. My personal favorite is FRS. They also have a swimbait in the Top Shelf Baits mold as well. These and the 6th Sense Whale are my go to’s. 1 oz swimbait head on the Ignite and 5/0 weighted Owner on the Whale. 7’3 Heavy rod both of these


Thanks!
cheers

Word to the wise...don't expect the same action or colors from either of the two mentioned above...you'll be disappointed, cost you money and time to find out. I have the alternative...I know who Jeff sold his 5" molds, color recipes and process to and they're as close to the originals he made.

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Originally Posted by TxSwimbaiter
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Originally Posted by SwimbaitRanger
If you like that Fringe swimbait mold and don’t want or can’t get Scottsboro, which is the same mold, try Ignite Baits. www.ignitebaits.com It’s the same mold and offered in better colors. My personal favorite is FRS. They also have a swimbait in the Top Shelf Baits mold as well. These and the 6th Sense Whale are my go to’s. 1 oz swimbait head on the Ignite and 5/0 weighted Owner on the Whale. 7’3 Heavy rod both of these


Thanks!
cheers

Word to the wise...don't expect the same action or colors from either of the two mentioned above...you'll be disappointed, cost you money and time to find out. I have the alternative...I know who Jeff sold his 5" molds, color recipes and process to and they're as close to the originals he made.


Will you share or are you going to sit on the holy grail of swimbaits?

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Originally Posted by SwimbaitRanger
If you like that Fringe swimbait mold and don’t want or can’t get Scottsboro, which is the same mold, try Ignite Baits. www.ignitebaits.com It’s the same mold and offered in better colors. My personal favorite is FRS. They also have a swimbait in the Top Shelf Baits mold as well. These and the 6th Sense Whale are my go to’s. 1 oz swimbait head on the Ignite and 5/0 weighted Owner on the Whale. 7’3 Heavy rod both of these


Thanks!
cheers

Word to the wise...don't expect the same action or colors from either of the two mentioned above...you'll be disappointed, cost you money and time to find out. I have the alternative...I know who Jeff sold his 5" molds, color recipes and process to and they're as close to the originals he made.


Will you share or are you going to sit on the holy grail of swimbaits?



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I asked and Jeff told me he sold his molds to the people who bought out Ignite at about the same time. So if you're buying Ignite you're getting close to the original. Unless something has changed at Scottsboro I wouldn't touch those with a ten foot pole. I tried them and the colors faded after a month and the bait got mushy soft.
Not to jack your thread, some of you that have used Fringe's swimbaits with success might like to know Jeff went back to his roots of worms, sticks and craws.

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Originally Posted by lconn4
Plastic 5 inch hollow belly swimbaits were my favorite baits to throw.... until Jeff at Fringe Tackle quit making them. bang
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The smaller you use the more bites you'll get, just make sure you have the right size hooks.. Owner flashy swimmers come in more sizes these days, find a plastic you like and go throw it around the pads or stumps. 50 lb braid on 200 size baitcaster and at least 7' med heavy rod.

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Have caught a lot of good fish on them.

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Got this one this past Sunday on a 7 inch and 8/0 flashy swimmer



I knew I should've got those when I had the chance...

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