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So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) #14036831 06/19/21 01:17 AM
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Just sitting here drinking some shiners and checking out my new mid/high end swimbait.....and wondering why the hell I decided to go down this rabbit hole!!! roflmao

anyone else chucking these big [censored] baits? Post some catches....I need some motivation! Ive only fished a swimbait about 10 hours or so....but no 10 pounders, which is [censored]! For the money I spent on this piece of plastic I really expected the 10s to seek it out! LOL

Any tips for a glide bait beginner? who are your favorite builders? I know its a niche and i learn about new builders every day! lots of guys out there...but producing at smaller volumes.

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Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: bockscar] #14036834 06/19/21 01:21 AM
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Go read on Swimbait underground.

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: aneil] #14036838 06/19/21 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by aneil
Go read on Swimbait underground.


Ok. Ill hang out here though.

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: bockscar] #14036866 06/19/21 02:05 AM
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I'm a giant KGB fan. The Chad Shad is 7 inches and won't blow it, it's simply an amazing bait. The Legend Reborn is 9 inches and I fish it slower and the drawing power it has on fish will blow your mind. I've seen packs of a dozen fish follow the bait, I've seen fish shoot off the bottom in 15 feet of water to crush it on Livescope etc. They are awesome baits!

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: kscatman76] #14036897 06/19/21 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by kscatman76
I'm a giant KGB fan. The Chad Shad is 7 inches and won't blow it, it's simply an amazing bait. The Legend Reborn is 9 inches and I fish it slower and the drawing power it has on fish will blow your mind. I've seen packs of a dozen fish follow the bait, I've seen fish shoot off the bottom in 15 feet of water to crush it on Livescope etc. They are awesome baits!


you must be spying on me!!! thats the bait i got in today! LOL

so far my mid/high end arsenal is a donut and this chad shad. and I love the donut.....but im always worried im gonna snap it off for how heavy it is. but man....that chad shad is right about the size and weight you wanna see when youre a newbie! im really impressed just "unboxing" aka ripping open the mailer and checking it out...and saw a swim video with them burning it, so that got me real fired up to try it!

a fish shooting off the bottom is what sold me on the glides! I was fishing a swaver 168 over rock piles/points and had a decent (4 or 5ish) fish come up and flash on it. I really lucked out cuz my water is mostly dirty as hell.....like 4 feet of clairity is clear water to me type of dirty. But water was clearer....and I swear at the angle the fish was at when it flashed on it, it looked like a straight 90 degree! Ive seen it in a tacticalbassin video....but I personally have never seen a bass do that for a bait. mightve happened plenty under water out of my sight...but thats the first time id seen a bass come from what seemed pretty deep, straight up and fast to (almost) hit a bait. Not a catch....but that got me willing to grind the swims...plus my lakes a grinder already!!! LOL might as well grind for a big šŸ¤·ā€ā™‚ļø

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Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: bockscar] #14036921 06/19/21 03:44 AM
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my son throws s waver glide bait and he loves it... when fishing a tournament he will throw the S waver and I will do my thing.. It works out and he had caught some really big bass on it.


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Originally Posted by coachallentca
my son throws s waver glide bait and he loves it... when fishing a tournament he will throw the S waver and I will do my thing.. It works out and he had caught some really big bass on it.


thats why i hate this damn rabbit hole Ive gone down to light my money on fire! the mid/higher end swimbaits are good and all.....but man, i swear ive read more s waver stories than anything! The higher end stuff works good and all....but it really does seem like the swavers are really on their own level as far as getting bit consistently! you know what....im at that point where im buzzed enough im fixing to hit the hay.....so im gonna go ahead and order a 200 swaver blank at TW since they are in stock and regret it tomorrow morning! Thanks TFF....you specifically coach! ill invoice you tomorrow when i wind down from running around without any shiners in me and got that sober mind roflmao

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: bockscar] #14036930 06/19/21 04:06 AM
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Do you guys buy direct?

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: Darin S.] #14036936 06/19/21 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Darin S.
Do you guys buy direct?


i literally just got back on instagram about 2 weeks ago to try and get in on drops. so no is the answer but im trying.

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: Darin S.] #14036938 06/19/21 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Darin S.
Do you guys buy direct?


not sure if youre asking cuz youre just getting into it too...but be prepared to pay a mark up...but if you find the good dudes/non flippers you can probaly get away with just paying a $10 or $20 bill over retail...which is very fair all things considered. some of these flipper/collector pricks just drive up these prices. glad im patient cuz ill wait out a good price

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So where are you guys buying them and how long do you have to wait? Iā€™m not on IG

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Iā€™m just getting into it.

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: Darin S.] #14036943 06/19/21 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Darin S.
So where are you guys buying them and how long do you have to wait? Iā€™m not on IG


ok so im just starting and the community is kinda tight lipped so some google searches wont get you the insights you need into the swimbait game. but generally speaking...expect to pay stupid prices. If you dont mind paying stupid prices you can likely get what you want and when you want from the flippers via a post on swimbait universe or swimbait nation on facebook. Im not on IG, but its my understanding thats where drop info is found and where places like Pizz announce their stuff (pizz is the most hyped, but the dude tries to get the out to regular folk...his groupies are just ferocious! LOL i kinda want one, no lie LOL).

so facebook groups for resales, IG for drop announcements from the builders at retail...or you can join swimbait underground where lots of buy/sell/trade goes on like it does on this forum too.

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: bockscar] #14036944 06/19/21 04:33 AM
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if you dont mind waiting (my understanding is shortcakes are 6 months, and donuts a little less) Legrady Lures...i think its legrady lures....well if you are willing to get on a waitlist you can do that for a Legrady shortcake and Legrady donut. I know there HAS to be more builders who do preorders/presales on builds, but right now legrady is the only one i know of. You should be able to find what im talking about if you google "legrady donut" or "legrady shortcake" the shortcake is the "small" version and the donut is the bigger version. the donuts 4+ oz....forgot the exact weight when i threw it on the scale, but it was 4+ oz for sure

Re: So whos fishing swim baits? (glides specifically) [Re: bockscar] #14036945 06/19/21 04:37 AM
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God gawd that sound like a lot of BS.

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