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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Can't get Basstrix Paddle Tail Tubes?

Right now the Basstrix Paddle Tail Tube is the hottest thing around and hardly anyone can get their hands on any, I have heard they are going for $20 a pack on eBay right now. If you have not seen them, this is what they look like.

I have not used them myself, but have heard tons about them and they sound like the real deal. Recently I have come across a few other baits that look pretty similar and are much easier to get your hands on as well maybe a bit cheaper. Not too different then the original chatterbait, when they were impossible to get, many companies duplicated and in some cases came out with superior baits, so here is your chance to possibly be ahead of the curve and find maybe something better :)
First off, is the Money Lures Money Minnow, when I first saw it, I thought it was a BassTrix minnow. I am planning on ordering some of these for my trip to Clarks Hill ;) Check out the description and images below.

Buy this ProductMoney Lures Money Minnow
The money minnow are custom hand made swimbaits, using a 5 step process. Excellent colors, excellent finish. 5" long, 4 baits per pack.

Introducing Poor Boy’s ‘new age’ swim bait – The Silly Rabbit. Work it like a fluke using the light weighted hook (included) or swim like a fish using the heavier weighted hook (included). You will be impressed with its fish catching action!!!

Looks alot like the Bass Trix & Money Minnow.

Last but not least....... Looks a bit different, but is also the cheapest and most affordable and made by a company that makes great baits in general........

Buy this ProductReaction Innovations Skinny Dipper Series
New from RI, these shad style swimbaits feature the beaver style rib pattern on the back, and has a slit in the belly for the hook. The single paddle tail is 3/4" wide, which creates lots of action, water splashing and noise as you retrieve this bait.

Well for all of you that cannot get your hands on the BassTrix baits, I hope this helps you get your fix until production catches up with demand.
Tight Lines,

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Couple off new Soft Plastic Baits

Here are a couple of newly released soft plastic baits that may give you an edge out bass fishing with your buds or in your next tournament. The fist is the Stike King Coffee Tube which debuted at ICAST, but is just not hitting the shelves. The 2nd is the Yamamoto Flappin Hog, this is a sweet looking flippin' creature style bait.

Buy this ProductStrike King Coffee Tubes

Buy this ProductGary Yamamoto Flappin' Hog II
This bait has been the talk of the town since its debut in 2006. The redesigned flaps increase motion and vibration making it even more deadly on bass.

This heavy compact bait has great action when Texas or Carolina rigged. Use it with any jig head or add it to your favorite flippin jig and you have a winning fish catching combination!

Coffee scented tubes and soft plastics are a creative idea, who knows if they work, but that is what I first thought about garlic, and I am a firm believer that Garlic spray and scent is something that fish like.

And how can you go wrong with this funky looking pile of appendages???

If anyone has used either of these, drop a comment and let us know how they work.


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