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virginiabass4492

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paddle tail swimbaits
« on: June 08, 2018, 08:16:40 AM »
Tail UP  or Down  ? do it make a difference ?
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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 11:03:20 AM »
I have caught them both ways. I didn't see the difference .

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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 11:05:35 AM »
Tail up if you are imitating a dying bait fish. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 11:35:05 PM »
Most experts would recommend tail down most of the time.  ;)
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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 07:21:14 PM »
tya
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virginiabass4492

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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 10:26:19 AM »
I also notice that the bait spins some as it come thur the water, should I use a swivel ?
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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 10:21:38 AM »
What kind of swim bait are you using and are you using a weighted swim bait hook?  If not, it will roll since there is no keel effect without a weighted hook.  You do not need a ton of weight, but I usually use at least 1/4oz weighted hook.  I like the Eagle Claw weighted swim bait hooks because they have a really big bend to go through the plastic.

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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 03:05:13 PM »
ok ty I will use some of those wts.
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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 03:20:44 PM »
my curleytail worms also twist my line after awhile when I swim them sometimes , should I also use a weighted hook for those, I been using a 3/8 bullet wt. on a 4/0  hook with a bobber stop.
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Re: paddle tail swimbaits
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 11:10:18 AM »
I fish ribbon/curly tail worms on a bait caster, so I just go with the slip sinker.  Those who fish that rig on a spinning reel will be better qualified to address that.