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Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« on: October 16, 2017, 08:50:54 PM »

I have been fascinated with hollow body swim baits lately, and noticed the higher cost versus the number of them you get in the package and their limited durability.  Yes, I know...use mend-it. 

I am talking standard run of the mill ones, like shadalicious for example.  I am not talking a custom california hand painted 90 dollar one.....

Anyone know if there is a better buy on them as a whole?  I would be willing to buy in bulk, but even those deals are hard to find. 

I dont mind dropping the extra couple dollars but I would like to get a few more in each pack and bring the cost to somewhere around a buck a piece. 
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Re: Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 09:24:48 PM »

They can be quite expensive. This is the reason when I go to Bridgemasters in C FL, I will buy all they have in their bulk bins if it's the right ones. Last time I filled 4 gallon sized freezer bags with them, and walked out for $30. I'm still using them to this day, and am down to my last gallon bag after 2 years. Lol

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Re: Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 10:39:13 PM »

They can be quite expensive. This is the reason when I go to Bridgemasters in C FL, I will buy all they have in their bulk bins if it's the right ones. Last time I filled 4 gallon sized freezer bags with them, and walked out for $30. I'm still using them to this day, and am down to my last gallon bag after 2 years. Lol

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I just emailed them to see what they might have. 
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Re: Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 08:47:59 AM »

I have been fascinated with hollow body swim baits lately, and noticed the higher cost versus the number of them you get in the package and their limited durability.  Yes, I know...use mend-it. 

I am talking standard run of the mill ones, like shadalicious for example.  I am not talking a custom california hand painted 90 dollar one.....

Anyone know if there is a better buy on them as a whole?  I would be willing to buy in bulk, but even those deals are hard to find. 

I dont mind dropping the extra couple dollars but I would like to get a few more in each pack and bring the cost to somewhere around a buck a piece. 

Out of curiosity, what upside is there to a Hollow Body Paddle Tail vs Soft Plastic Swimbait?
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Re: Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 09:06:28 AM »

Out of curiosity, what upside is there to a Hollow Body Paddle Tail vs Soft Plastic Swimbait?

to me there are a few. The realism is definitely one that i find and it seems like the hook penetrates the fish a little better.  Perhaps less resistance? 

Also, it seems like they dont sink as fast and imitate a dying shad better IMO (or at least what i think a dying shad would look like). 

seems like they skip "quieter" as well, which is mostly what i use them for. Also, less of a splash. 

none of this is anything but my opinion so YMMV. 
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Re: Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 09:26:06 AM »

to me there are a few. The realism is definitely one that i find and it seems like the hook penetrates the fish a little better.  Perhaps less resistance? 

Also, it seems like they dont sink as fast and imitate a dying shad better IMO (or at least what i think a dying shad would look like). 

seems like they skip "quieter" as well, which is mostly what i use them for. Also, less of a splash. 

none of this is anything but my opinion so YMMV.

Cool, well your opinion is exactly what I was looking for. I personally have never used them or even looked into them because of the price.

I can see how a slower sinking swimbait could be useful. How is the cast distance compared to soft plastic? I am guessing they weigh less. I know I can launch a 5 inch soft plastic swimbait and a 1/8oz swimbait hook a mile.

Do you swim them fast or slow?
One thing I like about soft plastic swimbaits is I can fish them slow or I can burn them. I tend to stick with Gambler, Reaction Innovations and Bitters swimbaits because the tail action is great no matter what speed you swim them at.

Can you fish a hollow body weedless? Or is that completely a no go?
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Re: Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 07:53:44 PM »

Rick, I think the casting distance is not a mile lol but its not chump change either.  A smooth cast will net you 20 - 30 yards easy.  I am throwing mine on a SV103 H on an LSCR and have zero issues with distance and the SV is amazing for close in skipping work. 

Most of the time I swim them slow.  Sometimes I drag them on the bottom trying to maintain a nose down presentation like a feeding shad.  A lot of times I fish them just by lifting them a bit and then reeling a couple turns until they start dragging the bottom then lift and repeat. 

I have not tried them weedless because I dont have grass in my lake (but I wish i did).  I will be trying them at Gunt next week and I dont see why they wouldnt work with the right hook.  Speaking of hooks, I ordered some of the moaner hooks and I really like those. 
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Re: Hollow Body swimbaits -- Why so high $$?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 09:01:18 PM »

Rick, I think the casting distance is not a mile lol but its not chump change either.  A smooth cast will net you 20 - 30 yards easy.  I am throwing mine on a SV103 H on an LSCR and have zero issues with distance and the SV is amazing for close in skipping work. 

Most of the time I swim them slow.  Sometimes I drag them on the bottom trying to maintain a nose down presentation like a feeding shad.  A lot of times I fish them just by lifting them a bit and then reeling a couple turns until they start dragging the bottom then lift and repeat. 

I have not tried them weedless because I dont have grass in my lake (but I wish i did).  I will be trying them at Gunt next week and I dont see why they wouldnt work with the right hook.  Speaking of hooks, I ordered some of the moaner hooks and I really like those.

Thanks for the info. Sounds like you fish them like them Tacticalbassin guys fish the big Huddleston's.

Yeah I can almost unspool my SV when casting my soft plastic swimbaits with a 1/8 or 1/4oz weight. That is why I ask.
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