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Old 08-25-12, 09:23 PM   #26
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Joe, me like those. I've tried the single rubber rings but did not like the hook position. This device seems to resolve that issue. Thank you, sir, I shall have to give them a try.
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Old 08-25-12, 09:25 PM   #27
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Joe, me like those. I've tried the single rubber rings but did not like the hook position. This device seems to resolve that issue. Thank you, sir, I shall have to give them a try.
I don't fish wacky rigged senkos a ton but these looked way better than o-rings to me. Looks like it would be worth a try.
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Old 08-26-12, 07:08 AM   #28
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I've heard many break down price as the reason. Here's a good way to look at price. This is using my in store prices and not sales from big box stores.
GY- 6.99 10 in a pack= .69 per bait
Lake Fork Hyper Stick- 5.29 7 in a pack= .75 per bait
Yum Dinger- 4.99 12 in a pack= .42
El Grande Hatch Match- 4.29 7 in a pack= .61
Strike King Zero- 3.99 6 in a pack= .66
Just a different breakdown. Does show that the Dinger is the most cost effective but also shows that the Senko isn't outrageous per bait.
Don't know about the SK Zero, but the SK shim-e-stick is $2.49/8(7)pack...
=.31/.35 respectively.

As for the wacky rig "o-ring saddle harness", @ $6.99/25 pack, kinda cuts per bait savings no matter what "senko" you use, especially since o-rings at the plumbing supply store are $5/500 pack.
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Old 08-29-12, 12:06 PM   #29
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Here in northeren IN I like the senko 5" rainbow trout and then the 5" watermellon green.
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Old 08-30-12, 03:42 AM   #30
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Well, Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston talked me into trying the Yum Dingers. Instant success on first cast and for the next hour I fished that day. Plus it was my first cast using my new Pflueger President spinning reel. My favorite is 5 inch in junebug color. Don't spend 5-6 bucks though. Walmart has them for $3 a pack. That's a blessing right there.
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Old 08-30-12, 05:25 AM   #31
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Walmarts have fewer in pack though.
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Old 08-30-12, 08:14 AM   #32
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I'm only gonna show you guys this link one more time.....5 cents a piece and a great way to kill some cold winter nights.
http://youtu.be/ZmdMFGwK8KE

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Old 08-30-12, 02:44 PM   #33
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I don't fish wacky rigged senkos a ton but these looked way better than o-rings to me. Looks like it would be worth a try.
Go to any electrical supply shop, buy a $2.00 package of 3/8 black shrink wrap. Cut into 1/4" thick bands, slide on to middle of bait, hook through bait and both sides of the band. I have caught multiple fish on one wacky rigged Senko with that approach.
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Old 09-11-12, 11:48 PM   #34
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Ive used both. Had to throw the senkos away because the melted in the heat in my truck. I've had instant success with the yum dingers...literally. First cast caught a 3 pounder. If fish are there they usually take a bight of the dinger. I just cleaned Walmart out of the junebug color.
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Old 09-13-12, 12:53 AM   #35
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Walmarts have fewer in pack though.
Breaking News: last night I picked up a pack of BPS 5 3/8 stick-o-worms in the junebug color, same color I've been using for the yum dingers. Today i caught to of the biggest bass I've ever caught with them. And they come in packs of 16 for $5.
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Old 09-17-12, 09:49 AM   #36
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When it comes to stick baits like these, I use Yum Dingers almost exclusively. I think they give the best combination of price, action, and durability. While Senko's probably do have the best action, I just won't pay that price for a bait that only last 1-2 fish, if that.

For those who are a fan of t-rigged weightless senkos, give the Owner Twist-lock hooks a try. They consistently increase how long I can fish any senko type bait before it tears up. I do fish them weightless t-rigged much more often than I do wacky rigged.

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Old 10-03-12, 10:39 PM   #37
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Wow, you know THREE words in ENGLISH! Or are you just a copy & paste kinda guy?
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Old 10-30-12, 08:55 AM   #38
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I haven't try the Yum Dinger's but Senkos has been producing consistently for me when no other plastic/stick worked. My wife just landed her first bass(2.5lbs) on a 5" Senko Watermelon w/CPR/Orgn w/red (9-10-956). A lake in northern Virginia where the fishing pressure is high, so you can assume they have seeing it all! If budgets allows, I will always keep a couple of Senko bags at hand.
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Old 10-30-12, 10:23 PM   #39
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I resisted getting Senkos for years-just did not want to pay a premium. I started with BPS Stick-Os, and have used Wave Worm Tiki Sticks and Bamboo Sticks, Yum Dingers, and finally got the original. I have to admit it, the Senko does seem to catch more fish, although I have caught plenty on the other baits.

Colors? I have had the best success with baby bass/pearl swirl and watermelon/chartreuse swirl Tiki Sticks, watermelon, baby bass/pearl laminate and ozark smoke Yum Dingers, watermelon, watermelon red and green pumpkin Stick-Os and watermelon and watermelon/cream laminate Senkos. I've also done well on white ice and Christmas Tree regardless of brand.

For wacky rigging I use a wacky tool that puts an O-ring on the bait. I have not noticed a difference between using and not using an O-ring as far as catching bass so I always use one.

That said, I don't wacky rig them much anymore. I started using a Flick Shake on a weighted jighead that is really an amazing bait as far as it's fish catching abilities go.
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