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Bored out of my mind here is another winter question. What style of head do you perfer the most for your chutes/bucktails, Ruby lip, alien, sphere point etc.... I happen to like the ruby lips, I think it's design gives the bait a "wobble" going through the water.



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No surprise here; I like the "slider" head parachutes. As I've said in the past, I think they pick up less trash (winter jellies, seeweed, plastic bags) than conventional heads where you have that "V" where you tie the leader to the head. If my 9 inch tail doesn't produce enough "wobble" then you can always add a glass/plastic set of beads to the tail for some added "noise". I have to give credit to Capt. Wayne Morgan for the rattle suggestion. Add a couple "sliders" to your spread and compare the way they look when you bring them in to check your lures. If they always come in cleaner than your other lures; then you won't have to check them as often. More lures in the water; for a longer time, equals more fish. 5th (Marty)
 

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Marty:

Who makes a good slider?

Also, I am curious how you them--singles and tandems?

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NOPE --- Not gonna say what I was thinkin!
Actually I run a combination of Ruby Lips and bullet style and the MOJO is a cannonball.
 

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Hans; I buy most of my slider lures from George Bentz (fishleader on this board). They will be available at the Pasadena Fishing Flea Market this February. However, you will notice them on a lot of dasiy chains and umbrella rigs at the other shows. Usually, the vendor will not sell the slider only. I run mine as both singles and tandums; but as I said above, they are great on umbrellas and chains.
The other thing I like about them is that since you tie to the hook, you have a swinging hook setup. If the fish "shakes" his head alot, you're not creating a big hole in it's mouth. Some prefer the solid hook on conventional lures, because they can grab the lure itself to lift the fish in the boat. I leader my fish to the side of the boat and lip it with a boga grip.
Keep an eye out for them at the upcoming shows or contact George through this website. Give me some feedback on your experience. 5th (Marty)
 

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I think ruby lips are more productive. Skip thinks they have to be missing one eye and some paint before they become productive.
 

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I dont really have a favorite... they all catch, some days, one style seems to do better, but based on my recollection and my logs- I havent noticed much of a head style that catches better. That said, I run a mix of bullet-head (spire point), and ruby lips. I even have alien heads, and those gargantuan Csapeake Bay lures with the 28 oz fish head... Given the right circumstances, they all catch fish... I mean, come on, these fish eat giant metal spoons! I think that profile, and action are the primary functions (color and shape secondary) for a lure, and with a parachute, the profile is dictated by the trailing bait and the skirt- and your action comes from the body and tail of your trailer. I have even caught fish on unpainted heads... but I will admit, thats never been the "hot lure":D:D
 

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Where can unfinished slider heads be had? I would love to make some up.
 

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I pay more attention to the hair and a top quality hook.
I troll a mix of heads - the Aliens are good, seem better once they lose one eye and get chipped up some :D.Often my better lures are so beat up that no paint remains.

The Ruby lips are said to push more water and this might help a Rock feel a lure in dirty water.Never hurts to have different shapes out there and once you catch a few with one shape- switch more rods to that head design.
 

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Rockfish will eat anything if'n ya put it in front of em................:D
Put'n it in front of em is the main thing..........;-)
 

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I like to buy different baits from people / shops all over the bay area. This way when something gets hit I can say that fish hit a warrens daisy chain, bluefins purple bomber, junebug smiley jack, JJ's coors light color:D etc. I think its cool to pull the unique baits from all over.
 

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