Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

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Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby nikbrewer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:38 am

I like to use small swim baits here in the creeks and ponds. I really like to use about 1/8" (Usually 2") pre rigger baits. I do this as i normally dont keep a lot of tackle in my car, so i can just put a few of these in my pocket and go.

I have tried every brand, berkley, storm, BPS brand, Cabela's brand. Sometimes they are OK, but others they track way off. Like i will cast, and the bait tracks so hard to one side it will be 10' to my side when it reaches me.

Are there any other ones, or any other recommendations? I know i should just use a jig head and baits, but i like the simplicity.

I did see this on Tackleware house, may give it a shot

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gitzit_S ... -GZSF.html

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Re: Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby Chicagoed » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:45 am

I have Storm paddle tails often and I've found they run true. Every now and then you'll get one out of the box that needs a little tweaking but usually they seem to perform very well. They are also pretty cheap and the quality is very good for the price. Just my two cents...

https://www.overstockbait.com/Storm-Wil ... wppt25.htm

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Re: Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby ccass » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:11 am

Chicagoed wrote:I have Storm paddle tails often and I've found they run true. Every now and then you'll get one out of the box that needs a little tweaking but usually they seem to perform very well. They are also pretty cheap and the quality is very good for the price. Just my two cents...

https://www.overstockbait.com/Storm-Wil ... wppt25.htm


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Re: Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby nikbrewer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:36 pm

the 3" storms work great, the smaller ones i have issues with. How do you tune them to run strait?

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Re: Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby nikbrewer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:50 pm

wow, being $1 each, i just ordered like 12 packs

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Re: Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby Chicagoed » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:42 pm

nikbrewer wrote:wow, being $1 each, i just ordered like 12 packs



Yeah they always have pretty good deals for these. They'll never have popular or new items but for the oldies you can't beat they're pricing.

You have to make sure your retrieve isnt too fast. otherwise they will come in sideways. I run mine on 8lb test and just sloooow reel them in with pauses in between. when I have them come in sideways or running at an angle it either means I rigged them off center or the eye needs to be bent in the opposite direction. Hope that helps.

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Re: Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby earthworm77 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:20 pm

Charlie Brewer makes a couple of very good bodies, so does Mister twister. Maybe not pre rigged though, but that might be the problem, they might be rigged not perfectly straight.

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Re: Looking for good 2" pre-rigged swimbaits

Postby timsford » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:47 pm

I had problems with the storm sunfish baits runniing on their side until i started inserting a piece of tungsten nail weight in the belly. Might be worth a try if you have that problem with your swimbaits


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