As I approach the BBT TOC this weekend I have found myself digging through boxes upon boxes of tackle trying to find something that could give me a leg up on the competition. Lucky for me I was able to come across a favorite of mine from this winter and spring. What was it that I found? None other than the Shwanger Baits 6 inch Whiptail. I picked up a pack of the baits and wondered to myself, “why am I the only one throwing these things?” The only thing I could come up with is that not many people have heard of this relatively new company yet. Well, here it is I’m spilling the beans.
The Whiptail is a unique straight tail worm with a ribbed body. The ribbed design is similar to a Zipper Worm or a Missile Baits D-Bomb. The Bait its self is extremely versatile and can be fished in a multitude of way. Some of my favorite way to rig the 6″ whiptail are …
1. Drop Shot
2. Shakey Head
3. Darter Head
4. Neko Rigged
5. Light Flipping
6. Carolina Rig/Split Shot
Not only is this bait extremely versatile but it has an outstanding hook up ratio and the bait is TOUGH! Some may say “how can it be tough and have an extremely high hook-up ratio?” It all comes down to the ribbed design and body shape created by the guys at Shwanger Baits. The ribs of the bait allow for your hook to not have to penetrate as much plastic in order to peg fish. The ribbing is complemented nicely by a tough but malleable core section that does not rip very easily and keeps hooks positioned perfectly for easy rigging.
The Shwanger Baits 6″ Whip Tail was first released to the public in the winter of 2017 and has become a bait that is always on board with me. The 6″ Whip tails comes in a handful of colors that will work in any and all bodies of water. The 6″ Whiptail and all other Shwanger Baits products can be found on their website www.shwangerbaits.com. Shwanger Baits also offers the “Doodad” which is another excellent finesse bait and a full line of multi-segmented swimbaits in fast and slow sink models. Make sure to go check them out and get some of these truly awesome baits.
Thank you everyone for reading and I hope this can help you put more and bigger fish in the boat! Follow Shwanger Baits on Facebook and Instagram (@shwangerbaits) for new releases and product info. Also please do not hesitate to message me through social media if you have any questions about these baits or just fishing in general. I am more than happy to help and provide some insight. If you just want to talk fishing that is just fine as well.
– Ryan Hall