Spinning Swimbaits

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Spinning Swimbaits

Postby Doug Hodel » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:38 pm

I have just started throwing the plastic swimbaits. I have a problem with them spinning on the retrieve. Any suggestions on how to keep them from spinning will be appreciated.


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Re: Spinning Swimbaits

Postby fishinman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:55 pm

3 ways 1. slow down 2. rig straight 3. add weight to balance on bait inside or outside and the hook!

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Re: Spinning Swimbaits

Postby Tin Can » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:06 pm

What bait is it?

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Re: Spinning Swimbaits

Postby Doug Hodel » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:43 pm

I have 3 kinds (Strike King Shadilicious, Bass Magic, and Money Minnow) and they all do the same thing. I have purchased the weighted hooks, even used crankbait dots on the hooks, so I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

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Re: Spinning Swimbaits

Postby ash » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:05 pm

Rig them strait slow down.

The wired angler has a great article on rigging basstrix swimbaits

http://www.thewiredangler.com/wiredangl ... o-rig.html

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Re: Spinning Swimbaits

Postby tunaman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:32 pm

Gotta make sure you rig them straight.... many baits will circle or not swim right if the hook/head isn't placed just right. I've used the Money Minnows, and they run pretty true when used with a lead head and rigged straight.

Also, as Ash says, be sure not to wind too fast.

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Re: Spinning Swimbaits

Postby Roboworm99 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:01 am

Try rigging one on a regular jig head...this will give you an idea of your retrieve speed.

But like everyone has said...it has to be rigged straight.

I use all of those and once you have the right hook and rigging the bait works.

What size baits are they?

What size hook and weights are you throwing?

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Re: Spinning Swimbaits

Postby Ron C » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:10 am

Try throwing the new Roboworm E-Z Shad swimbait. When rigged on a 1/4 oz weighted EWG hook, they run perfectly straight whether burned or slow-rolled.

This from Randy at Roboworm:
We recommend a 4/0 or 5/0 weighted EWG style hook. Full rigging instructions are included in every package. The best combination of hook, line and bait has been, 5/0 1/4 oz. Superline EWG hook by Falcon fished on 15 lb test. I hope this helps out. Randy

And, more importantly, this:
The Roboworm EZ-Shad is now available for purchase. We just completed the last color today. It will be available in the following five colors,

- Blue Back Minnow
- Prizm Perch
- Hologram Shad
- Stocker Trout
- SXE Shad

Your local dealers should have them soon. If you can't wait, call me at the shop and we'll send them out to you. They will retail for $7.99 per pack (3 baits).

Roboworm, Inc.

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