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Old 12-01-2007, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Any thoughts about which is best as regards tracking, etc. And I'm
guessing that any/all of them are reasonably heavy. Any suggestions for
rods? Would suppose a 4-5oz. capability would be the way to go.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You might want to try the search deal-seems there was an extensive conversation on swimbaits and rods to throw them within the last week.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've fished the Castaic swimbaits on a BPS Tourney Trail MH rod. I would reccomend fishing them on a flippin' stick becauseof the weight of these lures.
Look on www.tacklewarehouse.com, they have lots of swimbaits, rods, reels, line, and everything else you need for swimbait fishing!
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There've been a couple of discussions on swimbaits recently on this board that are probably worth reading.* Another good resource (if you don't want to send all your hard won cash to http//:www.tacklewarehouse.com is the http://www.swimbaitnation.com/ site.* Lots of good information, a forum that is haunted by serious swimbait anglers and manufacturers (like Jason from Castaic Soft Baits* and Matt Servant of Matt Lures), and some good reviews.

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Old 12-03-2007, 12:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did not realize how expensive some of those baits could be.

http://www.usacproshop.net/index.asp...ROD&ProdID=790

I can't imagine what would be going through my mind if I lost one of those, I get mad when I lose my Daredevils!!!
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Sorry for hijaking your thread but has anyone seen these http://tinyurl.com/2zrmwg

I think those would work well too. Granted they are not life like but I think you could get some good reaction strikes from aggressive fish.
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I'm with you. I love top-end stuff but these baits can get more than a
little outrageous. Me thinks they might better serve as a mantlepiece.
The weight is also a bit more than I could live with. If a Heavy Loomis
or St Croix won't handle it then guess I can live without. Right now
I'm looking seriously at Del-Mart molds and roll my own. Theirs is 5"
and should cast fine with some of the heavy bass tackle.
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I'm with you. I love top-end stuff but these baits can get more than a
little outrageous. Me thinks they might better serve as a mantlepiece.
The weight is also a bit more than I could live with. If a Heavy Loomis
or St Croix won't handle it then guess I can live without. Right now
I'm looking seriously at Del-Mart molds and roll my own. Theirs is 5"
and should cast fine with some of the heavy bass tackle.

Del's molds are awesome! Very nice guy too!
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The weight is also a bit more than I could live with. If a Heavy Loomis or St Croix won't handle it then guess I can live without. Right now I'm looking seriously at Del-Mart molds and roll my own. Theirs is 5"
and should cast fine with some of the heavy bass tackle.
Loomis, St. Croix, Okuma, Dobyns, and Lamiglas all make rods designed to throw the big swimbaits.* Some of the baits are indeed scarily priced (try $300 for a custom one), but others are more reasonable ($20 - $40) range.* You've got to make a commitment to throw these things and be willing to (gulp) accept the occasional lost lure.

So far I've only lost one big swimbait, and that was a case of sheer stupidity...I was throwing it, from shore, into some nasty looking cover and paid the price.* When I went back with the 'toon, the lure was already gone.* Now I try to make sure I've got my pontoon with me so that if a lure does get hung up, I can cruise out there and get it (a lure retriever will pay for itself the first time you bring one of these back).* Some of the guys are going with titanium split rings that will release the hooks with a set amount of pull (see them at http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/descp...RING-ULSR.html.* I'm going to try some of these on the baits I tend to throw into areas I shouldn't...then all I'll lose are the hooks!
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Speaking of swimbaits...

Here's a dosage of some Big Bait Posse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL7XV39kfuw

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