Your top 3 soft plastics

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: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby Basspastor » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:42 pm

Zoom Super Fluke
Havoc Grass Pig
Lake Fork Craw Tube

The truth is I hardly throw Flukes anymore except for fishing docks in tournaments. I've been catching more fish on a Zoom Horny Toad the last few years, but I don't consider a surface lure as a traditional plastic bait.

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby fishingandfords » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:35 am

5" GYM senko
5.5" keitech salty stick
4.25 yum vibra tube

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby cumara » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:34 am

- Netbait Paca Punch
- Berkley Powerbait Hollow Belly Swimbait
- Havoc Craw Fatty

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby SankTheBoat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:24 pm

If I absolutely had to pick just three:

6.5" KutTail (Watermelon with red and green flakes)
SpeedCraw (Watermelon with red and green flakes)
Zoom Finesse Worm (black)

Honorable mention:

5" Senko (some kind of dark green or brown)
Honey Hole floating worm (Chameleon; looks like an earthworm with translucent purple around the edges)

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby BlaineFred » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:45 am

1. Zoom Finesse Worm in Watermelon Purple Glitter rigged on a 1/8 oz Charlie Brewer Slider Head, Spider Model

The color is deadly in some of the waters where I fish small club tournaments.

But the Brewer company has changed the metal in the Slider Head, now making it out of some blend of metals that require a larger size to get 1/8 oz. The larger size changes the fall and flutter, resulting in fewer strikes. I prefer the old model, but I heard that Bass Pro Shops has been giving directions to the Brewer company that resulted in the "new" version. The Spider model has a wire hook, and it will bend when you get it out of a snag, and then it will bounce back.

2. 3-inch Senko or Senko knock-off. Sometimes with the same Slider Head Spider model; and sometimes weightless using lighter tackle. Smallmouths love the lure, as do LM's. It's basically a "no-action" bait. Colors are the standard watermelon or green pumpkin with some specks. Will use black in heavily stained or middy waters.

I want to try the new Fat Senkos this year.

3, No clear # 3...maybe a Baby Brush Hog in GP or watermelon, or some color that includes blue when fishing the Potomac ; 5-inch Senko; Jackall FlickShake worm with a Zappu Inchy jig head.

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby Bronzeye » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:23 am

BlaineFred wrote:But the Brewer company has changed the metal in the Slider Head, now making it out of some blend of metals that require a larger size to get 1/8 oz.


Have you compared the weights of the new and old 1/8 oz. heads?

I ask because I think there might be a different explanation for the head size change: the new ones might be made of the same type of lead, but just contain more of it at the same rated weight.

More than a decade ago, I read that the original Brewer heads were intentionally underweighted (vs. their rated weights) because that was the only way Charlie could get Slider fishermen to buy heads light enough to allow sliding the worms along at the sloooow pace he found most effective. Maybe places like Bass Pro Shops got upset with getting returns from fishermen complaining about the lower-than-rated head weights and pressured the manufacturer to make them heavier.

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:53 pm

Bronzeye wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:But the Brewer company has changed the metal in the Slider Head, now making it out of some blend of metals that require a larger size to get 1/8 oz.


Have you compared the weights of the new and old 1/8 oz. heads?

I ask because I think there might be a different explanation for the head size change: the new ones might be made of the same type of lead, but just contain more of it at the same rated weight.

More than a decade ago, I read that the original Brewer heads were intentionally underweighted (vs. their rated weights) because that was the only way Charlie could get Slider fishermen to buy heads light enough to allow sliding the worms along at the sloooow pace he found most effective. Maybe places like Bass Pro Shops got upset with getting returns from fishermen complaining about the lower-than-rated head weights and pressured the manufacturer to make them heavier.


No, I personally have not compared the weights of the old and new. However, I can do this if an when I obtain some of the older version.

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby Montanaro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:53 am

Missile dbomb
Keitech swing impact
Rage structure bug

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby MTBF » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:19 pm

3.5" Texas Rig Jig(pitching craw, small compact claws that stand up at rest)
4.8" Swinging Hammer(Swim Jig Trailers/t-rigged in pads/open water)

3rd pic is hard. I'm going to list my top 2.

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby papadew » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:03 am

Get ready to laugh - Charlie Brewer 1.5" Crappie Grub. Everything, and bigguns also, will crush these things at times.

Brewer's 1.5 grub is the best bait I have ever used,My 3 biggest bass a 12 and 2 10's where caught on black chart 1.5 grub while bream fishing.

1 Brewer 1.5 grub
2 any 4 inch june bug worm
3 Zoom Banana Seed Finesse worm rigged wacky

I fish for numbers,but started catching more big fish on small baits.

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby lund40 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:54 am

Yum crawbug
Poor boy erie darter
Zoom fluke

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby fisherman012 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:02 am

in no particular order

big bite baits fighting frog

zoom trick worm

zoom fluke

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby mokujon » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:28 am

Senko
Jackall Crosstail Shad
Keitech Swing Impact Fat 4.8 inch

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby BucketHunter » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:31 am

Largemouth
Kinami Psychodad in Sprayed Grass T rig
Roboworm in Aarons Magic for DS
RI Beaver in Penetration with skirt Punch Rig

Smallmouth
Mizmo Tube in Purple Goby
X Zone Slammer for DS - RIP X Zone :(
KVD Caffeine Shad Baby Bass weightless

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Re: Your top 3 soft plastics

Postby JerryC » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:50 am

In no order:

Dimiki Stinger (kind of similar to a Senko but better IMO)
Canyon Plastics Tube (They just work!)
Reins Ring Craw (Killer in my area!)


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