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I stumbled across these a few seasons ago after much trial and error with other brands. The company may not have the latest and greatest bells and whistles but their 6" finesse worm fished weighless is a killer!!! Their products are fairly inexpensive but it is a very soft compound and after a few fish your worm or grub is looking rough. just curious to what NCAngler had to say about the company or plug your favorite soft plastic.....
 

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For zoom, there are three types of lures I live by from them.

Zoom Super Fluke
Zoom Baby Brush Hog, and normal brush hog but mainly use the baby.
Zoom Lizards

I would say I catch 75% of my bass off of these lures.
 

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How far are you able to cast out without a weight on it?
 

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Its not the distance you can cast but the accuracy within the cast.:eek: Most of the time fishing in rivers and woodladen waters you don't have to cast far to hit a specific target. Just be able to hit the zone, in a pocket, next to the stump, on a log or what ever there is to target. then the lure takes over and does its job, you just have to impart a little wrist action to make the lure tantalize in a zig-zag patteren back to the boat.

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I buy all kinds of Zoom products. Their salty chunks in black/blue are awesome when used as a trailer on a jig, there are a couple places I fish that the bass love the "dead ringer" style worms, and also the watermelon seed Centipede's used to be awesome during the summer at sharon harris...i love their products but you are right, they do tear up easily.
 

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Yea weightless soft plastics in my go-to-lure i may start out throwing something else but it is not long before i am back to the tried and true Zoom cotton candy finesse worm. like i said their products are a soft compond that tears up easy, but i think that is why i do so good on them if you watch their products move through the water especially on the drop the action is just amazing. and the casting distance depends on the type of rod when i throw weightless i use my 8' lite rod and with a fast tip like that i can really wing that thing and those lite action rods are UBER sensitive and way more fun with the 4lbs test!!!!!
 

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I Guess just sharp hooks, i don't think i miss that many fish because of the light action of the rod. but if i do miss a few because of the rod it is worth it because i would rather catch a nice bass on light weight tackle than heavy anyday. Don't get me wrong when i throw a fluke or a spinnerbait i will go heavy but when i can get away with it i will always go light action!
 

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I also like the Bass Assassian's same types of bait, and the 3X plastics, these are some tough baits but still soft.

A good spinning rod should sling that bait easily. I normally don't use any thing below 10 pound test, I fish so much stump filled waters, rivers, and the mill ponds that are cypress tree infested that I need the stronger lines.:cool:

Nothing like taking a fluke and casting past a group of cypress knees and shash chey it back thru the tangle waiting for the water to boil. Fishing at its finest.

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yea man, bass on top is a beautiful thing,there is nothibng like running a fluke over a grass bed just anticipating the strike. I only use 4lb test on my 2 light action rods, i usually rock 8lb. excel (Bass Pro Shops brand) that is some good stuff man!!! i like it better than anything stren or trilene has to offer and you get like 1000yards for like 8 bucks. very good line i have been really impressed with it!
 

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Caught some bass and bream on a super fluke, but didn't really know what I was doing. How do you guys rig them. I know you are supposed to fish them as a jerk bait, but when I throw them weightless they just skim the top of the water. Any suggestions.
 

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Evidentally the you were doing something right if you were catching fish, probably if you did anything different you would not have caught anything.:cool:

Using the whites or pinks allows you to see the lure just under the surface of the water, cast and just let it stay just below the water surface and work back to you.

would tell you how to walk it on top, but seems like you have that part down pat.:p

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Caught some bass and bream on a super fluke, but didn't really know what I was doing. How do you guys rig them. I know you are supposed to fish them as a jerk bait, but when I throw them weightless they just skim the top of the water. Any suggestions.
I have a conspiracy theory that they've gotten lighter over the last 10 years - I think they used to sink a little faster and make it easier to fish down around 2-3 feet below the surface. I hate it when they pop to the top.

Here are some options for getting them down off the surface:

1) keep them weightless and just work them slower - its painful, but it works. Line watching is important.

2) Heavier hook - you can get a little more depth by going to a big, superline hook

3) insert a finish nail or nail weight into the body of the bait - cheap way to add some depth

4) weighted soft-jerkbait hooks like the one below from Castaway - click the pic to go to this item in their online store
Shop Here - Terminal-Hooks, Weights, Jigheads - JP Jigs Bass Twitchers
 

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jeremyt, when I fish with them I usually use a 3 Wide Gap Gamagatzu rigged weedless. Depending on the depth I'm fishing I may put a small BB weight just in front of the fluke but most the time I fish it weightless. I know some people fish these things topwater by twitching them across the top, but the method I usually use most is cast it out let it sink for a while, then twitch it lightly one or two times then let it sink. Everytime you twitch it and let it sink it looks like an injured fish that is twitching to get away then slowly falls in a injured looking manner. Its a very slow method but very productive usually. Hope this helps.

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Thanks guys,

I guess I just didn't have the patience to let them sink. I think their fall rate is slower than a senko. The fish I have caught with them have all come off of grass, I love watching a fish blow up from underneath the grass. As soon as I get off of duty in the morning I am going to the pond to try them out.
 

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90% of my strikes from LM Bass on soft plastics happen when the bait is sinking. Weightless is the way to go for me for the fluke, and very light bullet weight, texas rigged for the worms and lizards. I like the pumpkinseed and the motoroil colors with chartruese tails when they can be found. However this is only opinion and what I have found works well for me. I never fish them topwater. when the water is warm enough for that, this is when i pull out the buzzbait. Then again i dont run that topwater either. I have my best success with it running chartreuse only inches below the surface. My brother in law has his best success running black on top the surface. Its a matter of finding your niche.
 
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