Favorite paddletails?

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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Favorite paddletails?

Postby Mothra » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:00 am

What do you like to use for a swim jig and/or just on the back of a ball jig head?

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby cndbasshunter » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:06 am

Jackall Rhythm Wave and Keitech Fat Swing Impact

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby smalljaw » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:38 am

River Rock Custom Baits RR Striker!!! Awesome colors and great action on super light jigs.

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby Hogsticker2 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:39 pm

I've used so many. I have more paddle tails in my bag than any one person should, including a butt load of JDM baits. Here's a short list of my favorites / most productive.
Jackall Rhythm Wave
Fish Arrow Airbag shad (hollow)
Sawamura one up shad
River rock baits Stryker (soft)
OSP Dolive shad (very soft)
These are in no particular order. All have incredible action at any speed. I throw paddle tails A LOT.

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby spencerinstl » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:23 am

My favorite paddletail is the Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper. My favorite swim jig is 4 x 4 Brandon McMillan Signature Series Swim Jig. If i'm going finesse I like the Pepper Custom Baits Micro Jig with a Lunker City Swimming Ribster.
Recently tried the Kietech Swing Impact Fat. Really like them.
The Jackall Rhythm Wave looks good, I will have to give them a try.
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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby DavidSA » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:15 am

Texas rigged paddletails with a very light slip sinker can be the deal in south Florida at times. Most of my success has come on the skinny dipper. This fall I bought some of the zoom paddletails and the action is very nice. I catch many bass on zoom uvibes so I know the smell of the zoom plastic is OK. Have yet to fish them in a serious environment. If they work, it will be great as they are a fraction of the cost of most paddletail swimbaits

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby Centipede » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:19 am

Keitech Fat Swing Impact. Once you see how slowly you can swim them and have the tail move the rest just don't cut it.

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:42 pm

Centipede wrote:Keitech Fat Swing Impact. Once you see how slowly you can swim them and have the tail move the rest just don't cut it.

There are some others as well - most of them being JDM

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby Brad in Texas » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:52 pm

I see Keitech mentioned several times . . . but not its Easy Shiner. Maybe I missed it in another post. I've never used anything with better tail action. I actually prefer to throw mine unweighted where I can run it at various heights in the water column more easily. Nearly weedless, this way, and a big asset where I fish.

I prefer it over the Swing Impacts, another fine paddle tail for sure.

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Re: Favorite paddletails?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:56 pm

Centipede wrote:Keitech Fat Swing Impact. Once you see how slowly you can swim them and have the tail move the rest just don't cut it.


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