When would you use a soft dine instead of a 17mr?
The Paul Brown baits were originally developed for those gator trout in Texas and tend to not hold up well to getting crushed/bent by reds, they also don't hold up to bluefish(not a problem in Texas) lizard fish and puffers so being a cheapo I refuse to use them until the water cools down a good bit. If you need to repair one the following has some tips on how to.http://www.texassaltwaterfishingmagazine.com/fishing/fat-bottom-corkys/subpage945.htmlThey sink a little faster and due to them being softer the fish hit them harder than 17's. Not as important this time of year because they crush a 17 right now. They also wobble a little better on the fall. The negative of them is that after a few good redfish or large trout they'll actually get bent out of shape. I wouldn't use one instead of a 17 though as I feel both have their place in the tackle box.