Kietech 4" Swing Impact

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by jmb27 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:32 am

njbasscat wrote:Thanks for your insight. It seems like a bait that you can't rig wrong.
Pretty much this.

I have also had success using the Swing Impact on the back of a chatterbait or swim jig setup.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by slicksouthpaw » Sat May 09, 2015 5:44 am

these lil baits get bit no matter how you rig them. one of the best baits out there. too bad they get torn up easily.

i like them trigged with a 1/8 bullet and twist lock hook or a weight swimbait hook. always twist lock them or they wont last you a single bit let alone a fish

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by Drewski73 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:15 am

Falcon Lures makes a belly weighted hook on a gammy 2/0 ewg hook in 1/16 oz weight It is PERFECT for the 4" swing impacts. TW stocks them. I fish them on 6 or 8 lb flouro and spinning gear. Great baits.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by legendaryyaj » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:25 pm

I discovered the magic of these baits this past spring fishing for smallmouth. The fish would not hit the dropshot but they clobbered these things.

I have been having the hardest time finding a proper jig to fish these. When I tested them out, I used the Picasso FInesse A-Rig jig heads and while they worked, the keeper tore the baits because the lead keeper was simply too much. I was fishing them on a 1/8oz head.

I like them on a jig head with exposed hook as I only fish on Erie with these for Smallies and there isn't much weeds. The fish just suck these in and the rod gets heavy so no crazy hookset needed. I've been trying to find some jig heads but its been near impossible. The best is probably the Keitech heads, go figure, but they sure are pricey. I have the Owner saltwater jigs and they are too big. I just got in the Megabass Okashira screw heads and they are way too small. I'm thinking I might just have to get a straight shank worm hook and throw a weight on front and peg it.

I also use the Easy shiners but the slender profile of this bait just allows it to wag its tail really wide putting off more thump it seems. I fished the Easy Shiners after I ran out of my one pack of Swing Impacts and it just felt like they weren't getting bit as much. Maybe it's all mental but that's what matters.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by njbasscat » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:52 pm

I've been fishing these rigged on a 1/4 oz lead jig head with a stop and go retrieve with good results. Most fish inhale them. I've also been able to catch several fish off on bait.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by Bronzeye » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:02 am

legendaryyaj wrote: I have been having the hardest time finding a proper jig to fish these.
You might check out the LunkerGrip jigheads made by Lunker City. I haven't used the 1/4 oz size, but they should hold the plastic well and are less than one-fourth the price of Keitech jigs in that weight.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by jerrylo913 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:20 pm

fish them slow, it'll get bit

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by C_diesel2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:07 am

cndbasshunter wrote:I use them on drop shot sometimes.
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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by WannaGoFishing » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:18 pm

njbasscat wrote:I've read about these for years and finally got some to try out. I also purchased Kietech tungsten jig heads with a 3/0 hook to rig them. For those who use them, what's your favorite way to rig them? What's your favorite way to work them?
In super shallow water (<8’) on days with little/no wind, Texas rig weightless on a 3/0 EWG. Slow reel with intermittent pauses. Also throw them into submerged or stand timber and swim it through the branches.

Otherwise, I Texas rig it with 1/16 to 1/4 oz pegged bullet weight or weight belly hook. In areas where I’m not likely to get snagged, rig open hook on a ball head or swimbait head jig.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by njbasscat » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:45 am

Been a while since the original post. I did very well with the Easy Shiner on schooling smallies last year. I was catching them from 6 ft to 30 ft deep. I rig them on a jig head and pop them off the bottom. I got into one school and caught 50+ fish in about an hour. I usually find them with a jerkbait and mop them up with the Easy Shiner. Largies seem to like the Swing Impact over the ES, especially as a trailer on a bladed jig.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:27 pm

I like to fish the Keitech with an under spin around weed line and docks.

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Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

Post by smallies » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:43 pm

I like drop shotting them. Smallies love it

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