Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

It all started with the plastic worm and has now mutated into a huge array of specialized offerings. Whose is the best and which one is your favorite? Come share your thoughts and opinions here.
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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby BlaineFred » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:16 am

I heard from Roboworm. Turns out one of the posters here was correct in that the salt has to leech out before the worm floats.

Fred,

Our worms do in fact float. The first cast or two, the salt in the head of the worm holds the worm down, but the salt slowly leech's out of the worm causing it to rise and float. The 4.5" worm you tested is small, so you probably did not notice the tail floating and the head holding the worm down with the salt. Most hand pours do not contain salt so they will float easier. Our product is the best of both worlds. Salt in the bait for attraction and for the fish to hold on longer, and the salt release system causing the worm to be more buoyant than an all salt injected worm.

Thanks for your comments, and continued luck with our product.


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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby Heronimo » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:49 am

that makes no sense. So you have to lose the salty flavor, that is purported to be an attractant, in order for the worm to float? Why not buy a salty worm that actually floats from the first cast.

Check out the Squirrel Tail worm if you want a worm with a floating tail and taste from the first cast. One of the best shaky worms out there.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby drmanhattan445 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Did they quit producing the Basstrix Locamotion worms? I have not seen them available anywhere.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby smalljaw » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:28 am

drmanhattan445 wrote:Did they quit producing the Basstrix Locamotion worms? I have not seen them available anywhere.


Tackle Warehouse is the only place I've found them and it is where I get them.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby drmanhattan445 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:33 am

smalljaw wrote:
drmanhattan445 wrote:Did they quit producing the Basstrix Locamotion worms? I have not seen them available anywhere.


Tackle Warehouse is the only place I've found them and it is where I get them.


Thanks for the reply Smalljaw. I checked Tackle Warehouse before posting but they showed that pretty much everything was out. I didnt know if that meant they were out and not getting them back or that they didnt know when they would be getting a new supply. I will try shooting an email to TW and see what they saw. Thanks again!

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:02 pm

drmanhattan445 wrote:
smalljaw wrote:
drmanhattan445 wrote:Did they quit producing the Basstrix Locamotion worms? I have not seen them available anywhere.


Tackle Warehouse is the only place I've found them and it is where I get them.


Thanks for the reply Smalljaw. I checked Tackle Warehouse before posting but they showed that pretty much everything was out. I didnt know if that meant they were out and not getting them back or that they didnt know when they would be getting a new supply. I will try shooting an email to TW and see what they saw. Thanks again!


Rather than a personal e-mail to TW, I suggest that you post an inquiry in the TW Message Board, under Products Wanted, or whatever the title is. That way, all of us and others can read the TW reply.

Thanks

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby BlaineFred » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:52 am

An interesting topic. It been awhile since I posted my tests of Roboworms, so I am bumping so it gets more reads.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby jmb27 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:44 am

BlaineFred wrote:An interesting topic. It been awhile since I posted my tests of Roboworms, so I am bumping so it gets more reads.


I get the salt release system on roboworms. I've caught a lot of fish w/them--use the 4.5" on a drop shot quite a bit and the 6" fat has worked well on a shakey head for me. I also fish them texas rigged a lot.

A worm not mentioned is the Owner shaky worm, recently discontinued. It floats the tail up nicely and is nearly a perfect fit w/the awesome Owner Ultra head shaky head. I bought a bunch of the packs at like $2 or $3 per from TW as they were getting blown out.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby legendaryyaj » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:56 am

I loaded up on the Owner worms from TW.

With so many people claiming that Robo's float well, it's always made me curios because of the amount of salt used. Salt makes baits heavy and not float but so many people swear up and down about Robo's. I don't pour baits, but I think sale also allows for darker colors I believe. Robo has a nice mix of colors and the bottom of the worms are almost always the darker shade and that's where the salt content is usually. I would think the fat Robo's would float better.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby TFOUR » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:25 am

I've always had luck using zoom trick worms, the tattle tail worm by gene lard works pretty nice as well.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby wvbassin » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:31 pm

This was a good post. I have been using Uptons worms this season, and they are pure floaters. Not very durable, but I know every time I use one it will float. For me it's a confidence thing, but I can see where a worm with less buoyancy could work at times where the floater does not.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby Chode » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:01 am

i say use nonfloaters when t-rigging and floaters when shakey heading

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby Rippin-lips » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:28 am

Zoom trick worms on a megastrike shakE2 head
Sometimes the elaztech version of a trick worm if I want it to float.

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Re: Preferred Shaky Head Worm? Is Floating Necessary?

Postby BlaineFred » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:40 am

This thread from two years ago presents excellent info on floating worms.

I see that there is more recent interest into floating worms so I’m bumping to get more attention.

One major point is my posting of the message that I received from Roboworm concerning the floating of their worms.


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