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Has anyone read this article? It gives you a good idea on how effective and versatile this little bait can be. Not that I'm partial to SLIDERS . LOL!
 

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naaah...I bypassed the article....LOL......boriiingg....;)
 

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I haven't gotten mine yet....I always seem to get mine a few days after everyone else. I'm looking forward to that article. When did you get yours?- fishinut
 

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Can you throw a slider on a 20lb test line & a 7'6" flippin stick??

Hmmm.... did not think so....

So, what good is it?? :fishsmile
 

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comedians, nothing but comedians! LOL.......


slider KILLED this year, as always......
 
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Doc....You single handedly converted Hundreds of folks

I think one of the best ways to learn this technique...would be to spend the day with John G on his boat.
I still remember the first day he taught me on Upper Greenwood Lake...It has been too long my friend.
Tight Lines
Woody

Buy the book and READ it and REREAD it...
Alot of folks dislike the video... I happen to think it is a slice of Americana...
 

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yes, converts one and all, but how come my congregation doesn't give me any donations? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAh......

I know Wood, on the phone, yes, but on the water, it is so hard for us to connect now......

I spent a day with MikeD on Maho 2 years ago schoolin' him on slider and he was so good at it by the end of the day.....

the best of all was Anthony on our boat at the 2nd Maho get together.....Anthony was even a little green in the casting dept, but I brought a rod and reel just for him set up for "brewering" and again, by the end of the day he was flying with it......

there is nothing I like better than to see someone fish well on my boat, especially when I either show them a new technique or put them on a pattern......what it's all about.....

which is why even I did ever do a single tourney, it would have to be where my non boater was my partner....would NEVER under any circumstances, want to fish against my partner......

all that talk about the "old " Maho is enough to make you sick.....the place was one sweet ride.....may it come back again....
 

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Thunder officially stolen...

I came to work this morning intending to post on this very subject....

I read the Article last night, and have read the numerous threads/posts on this Board about sliders......and realize that I know nothing about the gear, rig, or the technique. For the areas I fish, I'm guessing that it would be killer indeed.

Dr. G., any pointers you might wish to share with a neophyte such as myself, and others who may have the fortitude to admit that they are clueless about this?????

you may make a fisherman out of me yet.

Zuke.
 

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Leigh - I read it last night. Good article -- Now i`ve got to buy more stuff!!!!!!

Pete
 

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Read the book once and you should get an award,read it twice and Sainthood for sure. I like the video better than the book.
 

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For those of you who are not familiar with this little "mega bait", it is a consistantly effective, all season method for catching fish, even the same ones you can catch on 20lb test using a 7'6" flipping stick. These unassuming 4" worms and 3" grubs are available in large variety of colors. They dont look like much, but they will catch fish. I have tutored a few of my fellow Outcast members on the use of this bait and those who have learned this technique will now SWEAR by its effectiveness. Wild Bill is still waiting for his personal SLIDER 101 course. (Bill, early next season--my promise).

There are 2 distinct methods for fishing these baits. They both work well.
Our beloved "Evil Tyrant" and Gregg fish this bait in the more traditional manner, which involves a SLOW steady swimming retreive on light spinning gear. I am not certain if they rig their baits Texas or Texposed. The lighter tackle involves more of a sweeping hook set. In this manner the bait will imitate a small swimming baitfish. I will occasionally fish them this way.

I prefer to fish this bait in a slow hopping or darting manner. I use 6lb test (religiously) on an Aero Stradic 1000. My rod of choice is a 6'6" BPS Bionic Blade in Med-Heavy action. I ALWAYS rig the bait Texas rigged with hook embedded into the worm body. This rod has the back bone of an oak tree with a VERY fast tip. When fished in this manner, you are giving the bait the look of a small bait fish that is "darting" in and out of cover as opposed to the steady swim. The Med-Heavy rod negates the need for the sweeping hook set as the bait will "snap" off of the bottom, thus driving these sharp little hooks through the toughest of lunker lips. Anyone interested in learning this bait and either of these techniques can contact me as I will be glad to take them out when school is in session next season.:D
 

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We have been using sliders up in NH in the deep clear water for years.

They work well at times and closely resemble the small senko when you drop shot.

I remember a day on Winni ( no Bink I won't tell you the spot) ( hint = it's out in the Broads) when my partner and I found a large number of fish sitting on a hump that was about 40 feet down. We tried jigs, silver buddies, grubs, gitzits, etc. and only picked up 1 or 2 fish. We looked at the screen and it was full so I decided to downsize and tied on a 3" black slider on a 1/8 oz. slider head on 8 lb. test. It took several forever's to get to the bottom and nearly drove me nuts, but, the smallies must have been watching this thing fall and pounded it. After several smallies in a row, my partner tied on the same rig and we filled the boat.

Without a doubt the slider can be an excellent finesse bait.

John/NH
 

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Thanks for the "how-to's". Am I right that the "slider head" referred to is flat in countour as opposed to round?
 

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Zuke,

The answer is basically "Yes".

Try doing a search on Charlie Brewer Slider Worm and take a look at the product and fishing information.

If I ever have a complaint about sliders it's the light wire hooks. Don't use them on heavy line - you will straighten them out.

John/NH
 

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The light wire hooks were made specifically for light line use. They straighten out when snagged so you don't lose the rig. I use the Pro heads with the needle point hooks. I prefer them to the thin wire models, they both work fine though.
 

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Thanks as always.

It is a method which is real consistent with my strengths (such as they are). I am going to give it a legit try.

Zuke.
 

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hey Leigh, wouldn't you agree that the original slider worm is a very soft worm and that when you imbed the hook into the plastic, it is extremely easy for it to come out and hook the fish in the hookset?

you are right, Gregg and I texpose it, something about the shape of that jighead and the angle, even though texposed, it doesn't catch on to too much stuff and many times I will also imbed the hook into the plastic, again, that is it is very easy to penetrate upon hookset......

sometime next season, we have to get on the water together in a favorable slider period, in a favorable slider water and compare the two methods in action, trading off occasionally.....
 

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Yes John...the Slider is a very soft plastic and it does come through the worm very easily. Because of this you do need to check it frequently if you are fishing it with the hook embedded.

As far as next season goes...its ALWAYS a favorable slider period on almost any body of water. I will certainly look forward to going out with you (& Gregg too) to have as Earthy would put it............
A slider technique---SHOOT OUT!:D
 
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