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Old 07-22-2015, 02:43 PM
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Default Straight Tail VS. Paddle Tail ...

Straight Tail VS. Paddle Tail ...

Is there a certain time of the year or situation that one out produces the other ?

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Old 07-22-2015, 02:47 PM
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Good question. This should be interesting.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:57 PM
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I have had better luck year round with paddle tail
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:37 AM
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I use both and catch on both. If I could only pick one, I would pick the paddle tail for the vibration. That having been said, there are lots of very popular straight tails out there.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:46 AM
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Paddle for slower presentation or dirty water. My dad doesn't really work plastics so paddle tail does the work for him.

Straight for reaction strikes. I prefer to work a lil john, but if I have Matrix Shad paddle tail I wouldn't hesitate to throw it.

For the most part IMO, which ever you are better at working and have more confidence in.
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:25 AM
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Paddle tail when not using popping cork. both when using cork.
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:32 PM
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Both type baits work well...... depending on what the fish want that day.

A while back we had a discussion on "older" style baits, and I took this picture of some old straight tail baits..... Slimy Slugs made by Mr. Twister. I took them on my next fishing trip and caught a couple of Specks with them.
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Thanks for taking the time to post guys ... Good to hear different opinions.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:35 PM
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Paddle tail has a more bait fish type motion straight tail is more of a shrimp imitator. I mostly fish straight tails deep also with a hard twitch. Better when shrimp are in lake. Fall and summer for. Straight tail. Just my finding not a science matter of fact answer.
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I have had better luck year round with paddle tail
me too, but sometimes they just want that hopping rat tail. also i use a swim bait hook with paddle tails and a jighead with rat tails.
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I have had better luck year round with paddle tail
me too, but sometimes they just want that hopping rat tail. also i use a swim bait hook with paddle tails and a jighead with rat tails.
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Paddle tail or curly tail on my Salt Shaker for salt water...

Straight tail when under my Speckanater Poppin Corks...

Straight tail with Salt Shaker for Bass and Curly tail or Swim bait paddle tail with my Louisiana Triple Threat
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Paddle tail or curly tail on my Salt Shaker for salt water...

Straight tail when under my Speckanater Poppin Corks...

Straight tail with Salt Shaker for Bass and Curly tail or Swim bait paddle tail with my Louisiana Triple Threat
so would it be acceptable to fish a sand eel under your corks?
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so would it be acceptable to fish a sand eel under your corks?
Sure would...Any soft plastic you like...we all have our own preferences
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