One of the most overlooked baits in bass fishing, the tail spin (tail spinner) produces amazing fish catches during the Fall and Winter season. While simple in appearance, the bait is incredibly versatile when used with different retrieves. Bass can’t resist a well placed tail spinner fished around baitfish! In Today’s video Matt explains how to fish the lures, which retrieves work best for different situations, and even shows his confidence baits.
Most anglers consider tail spins to be a deep water lure for schooling bass. While they are incredibly effective in deep water, a tail spin is also at home in the shallows. These baits can be fished in as shallow as a few feet of water around visible cover with a fast, steady retrieve. If the bass are down deep, switching to a slow roll or a pumping retrieve will yield the best results.
Tail spins come in many shapes and sizes. Single treble hook, double hook, even line through offerings are available. Once you learn how to adapt the baits to your fishing conditions the tail spin will become a staple in your cold water bass fishing arsenal. Below is a breakdown of Matt’s confidence baits as well as the equipment he uses to consistently land his tail spin fish.
-Jackall Deracoup 1/2 – 1oz: http://bit.ly/2p8X4b0
(Clear Shad, Dera Shad, Silver)
-Damiki Axe Blade 3/4 – 1oz: http://bit.ly/2w2uB9t
(Black Holo, Bream, Holo Real Shad)
-Blade Runner Line Through Tail Spin: http://bit.ly/2UZaQXP
(Iris Shad, Chartreuse White, Pearl White)
-Duo Realis Spin: http://bit.ly/2QKeL9X
(Black Smokey Shad, Gill ND, Tanago 2)
-Revenge Tail Spinner 1/2 – 3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2tmR2lv
(Blue Shad, Silverside, Shad)
Matt’s Braid Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Shimano Bantam MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG
Line- 20 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Matt’s Fluoro Combo…
Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” M: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Upgrades and Storage…
Treble- Gamakatsu EWG Size 4 and 6: http://bit.ly/2DCOlmV
Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 2: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Box- Plano Waterproof 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
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