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Who throws Gliders?

Discussion in 'Muskie & Pike Discussions' started by Muskyman, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. I want to start using some Gliders. Who makes a easy to use Glider? How do you guys work them? Fast, slow, long pulls, short pulls, etc.? Thanks
     
  2. esox62

    esox62 BORN TOO LATE

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    tuff shads are the easiest to use in my opinion. reef hawgs are alot harder but they catch nice fish..i have never raised a fish on a manta.
     

  3. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Livin' the moontime

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    speed/twitch/tug/pull are going to be lure specific. They all require a somewhat different cadence.

    I would have to say without a doubt that the Hellhound is the easiest to use....and it DOES catch fish.
     
  4. crittergitter

    crittergitter Multi Species Angler

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    I have heard this as well. I almost bought one at the Musky Show, but I got caught up in the Savage Gear baits. I hope I didn't get some baits that catch "fishermen" instead of fish. lol

    CG
     
  5. MuskieJim

    MuskieJim Trophy Tamer

    Esoxhunter, I believe that's what you were using in the D.River when you got hooked up in front of us? Hellhound?
     
  6. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Livin' the moontime

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    yep, actually hooked two on it that day. Lost the first one at boatside.
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    I should also note that this lure was a Christmas gift from BITE-ME. He also landed a Hellhound fish the previous day and had a monster pummell a hound twice and not get hooked, plus the torpedo fish that snapped his braid was hooked on a hound.
    thanks again for the lure GW !
     
  7. MuskieJim

    MuskieJim Trophy Tamer

    NICE! With teeth marks and everything!
     
  8. Esoxhunter, How are the old ones compared to the new ones made by Drifter Tackle? Do I need to look for some older ones, or do the new ones work fine? Thanks
     
  9. MuskieJim

    MuskieJim Trophy Tamer

    The old ones are better (in my opinion), but the new ones seem to have the same action as well. I'm partial to wood baits. Keeping it old school.
     
  10. I'm the same way.
     
  11. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Livin' the moontime

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    The new ones work just like the old ones as far as I can tell. I don't believe that Drifter changed anything except the paint jobs. I think this thread has been hi-jacked by the hound :eek:

    What other gliders are easy to use ? I like the Ace Baits lures a lot.
    I have thrown Reef Hawgs too, but they are a pain in the butt. Both the ones I have cracked down the belly after about 20 casts and neither worked very well IMO. Slammer's "Drop Belly" was a disappointment too....and man does it look pretty. Manta is the next one I want to try, but nobody sells them anymore. They command a pretty good price on ebay.
     
  12. esox62

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    never tried a hellhound..those little fins on the back are cool, they must help it glide easily..? heck, now i gotta look for a wood one...:D
     
  13. BITE-ME

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    Other than the paint jobs, the only difference beetween the Drifter version and the ERC Version of the Hellhound is that the original ERC version came with a belly hook that was one size larger. If you buy one of the newer Drifter ones, I'd suggest upsizing the belly hook.
     
  14. & based on the strong buzz, Hellhound is @ the top of my shopping list this year.

    I like plastic baits because the action is consistent from bait to bait, but when you get a really good wood bait, it'll keep you searching for the next....

    Manta is my favorite glider - easy to work, consistent action & really durable finish - but also have 2 old 6" Reef Hawgs that REALLY have good action. Glide, dart, twitch, dive, suspend.... The profile of the bait changed several years ago & have not been satisfied w/any purchased since.

    Also like the Slammer Dropbelly which IMO is really more a walk-the-dog "twitcher" than a glider, when compared to torpedo shaped baits.
     
  15. Esoxhunter I have a manta and have never really got the hang of throwing it I would be willing to trade for a Hellhound.
     
  16. crittergitter

    crittergitter Multi Species Angler

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    Hmmm......so now I gotta get a Hellhound! lol

    Also, this subject was brought up on MH board and there are a lot of guys that seem to like the Nitro by H2O Tackle as I guess it has a real erratic action. I checked their website and the color options are impressive!

    Geez, now that's 2 more baits I gotta buy? lol

    CG