Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

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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Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Finnz922 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:41 am

The obvious answer is both, but I am looking to stick with one brand. OCD thing ](*,) . I currently use the Cross-Tail Shad, but was wondering if anyone uses the Roboworm Alive Shad or FX Sculpins.

What are your opinions and if you had to pick one brand which would it be?

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by BlaineFred » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:53 pm

The Roboworm worm baits float, (after you get the salt off them in a few casts), but I'm not sure if their other plastics float. It's something to consider.

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by accodn2ryan » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:28 pm

If I HAD to choose one, it would be roboworms. Most of my drop shot bites have come on roboworms; if they're not liking the straight tail worm I'll switch over to the alive shad and vice versa. I've tried those FX Sculpins and have gotten bites, but I've gotten more bites on the straight tail. I've heard good things about the cross tail shad, but haven't a chance to try them out.

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by njbasscat » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:34 am

I use both and generally catch more fish on the Alive Shad vs the Cross Tail. Of course, there are some days when the reverse is true, which is why I carry both.

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Brad in Texas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:26 am

Just the small Roboworms for me, too.

But, I have had great luck, at times, on small Keitech shad-like baits when fish seem to have different "supper plans."

Just a bit of "OCD processing" and you will carry out at least two plastics and feel okay about it!

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Drew03cmc » Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 am

Roboworms are my favorite drop shot baits. They are just more alluring and I have more confidence in them.
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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by DirtyD64 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 am

I do pretty good on both the 3" and 4" Alive Shad, you can also use the 4.5"ST (not FAT's) worm in Hologram shad for a good substitute. A bite turned off for me not long ago, so I switched to the shad colored thin (ST) Roboworm and it turned the fish right back on.

The Robo Sculpins are okay... Just don't see them comparing to the Alive Shad or the ST 4.5". My personal best dropshot fish was on a 6" Bold Bluegill Roboworm FAT on a 3/0 Owner Downshot, just don't get as many bites on the bigger sizes and/or Robo Fat's.

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Pen3 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:12 am

Out of the choices, I would go with the robo. Personally, I use the Reins bubbling shaker.

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Hogsticker2 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:45 pm

Jackall simply because they come with resealable bags lol. Seriously though, I'm a Jackall fanatic. I catch more fish on Jackall products than anything else.... By a large margin

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Real Pudd legend » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:54 pm

Both brands have their standout products and it’s hard to have just one company. 4.5 inch straight tail and cross tail shad are money

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Reservoir » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 pm

I use robo, cheap in price and very effective

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by zodiak311 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:33 am

Roboworms, you can't beat the color selection.
But my personal favorites, are the Don Iovino plastics.
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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by HobeyBaker » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:29 am

It's hard to beat an original Roboworm in Morning Dawn. I'll switch to a goby imitator if in fishing the great lakes though.

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by scrapiron » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:16 pm

I'll put a vote in for Roboworms.. they just seem to catch me more fish than Jackall. Again, for me, in the lakes I fish. :)

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Re: Jackall or Robo plastics for drop shot

Post by Impreza619 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 pm

both! but if you wanna spend less Robo is more economical

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