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yep, was out on sunday and they kept saying swim baits, I put 6' shads on white and charty chutes on....had some storm baits in the tackle box...didnt think to bring them out...I guess if I did I would have caught fish!!! So i drag them by themselves or more effective in tandem.:yawn:
 

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yeah those swim baits seem to be hot for some reason this year.....I'm sure that will change as soon as I go fishing:wacko:
 

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Here, this might help I just whipped it up in Paint real quick excuse the lack of quality. Since the storm shads are lighter (6'' storms are 2.1oz) they will go on the long leader and then put the heavier weighted parachute on the bottom. This way you get the best of both worlds using storm swim baits and the usual parachute type lure. On friday everything was hitting parachutes so why not put out both? Here is how to rig it incase you didn't know.

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Nice diagram spynet. Very helpful. I was not aware that you used such long leaders.
Mytime- you don't have to use that much leader. Its really a preference thing. Some people go 12' and 6' some go 15' and 9'. I have been on several boats where none of their tandems had the same leader length. They were all different just to mix it up a bit.
 

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here, this might help i just whipped it up in paint real quick excuse the lack of quality. Since the storm shads are lighter (6'' storms are 2.1oz) they will go on the long leader and then put the heavier weighted parachute on the bottom. This way you get the best of both worlds using storm swim baits and the usual parachute type lure. On friday everything was hitting parachutes so why not put out both? Here is how to rig it incase you didn't know.

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with inline weight ??
 

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It depends on how you want to run the bait. If you are running it on planer board or as a long line I would run it as is. If you want to run it deep then use an inline sinker in front of the 3-way swivel with a double snap swivel.

If you are running boards, I would put that rig as it is 60 - 80 off:thumbup: OR use it as the WWB line- 300- 325ft.
 

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9pearls... they are a little light to jig... would be a slow jig. They call them swim baits for a reason... look better swimming.
 

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The guys at the CBBT ( where I used to live) use 50 - 80 leaders and when you get to the 3 way you just hand line the fish to the net a heavy Chute or Mo-jo on the bottom and a swim bait or spoon on the longer top lead...the different lengths do two things it makes for different swim depths and it keep the two lines from twisting around each other...Just wait until you get two fifty pounders on at the same time you'll swear you hooked a southbound nuclear sub...
 
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