Buyer's Guide: Which Swimbaits Catch Fish?

Interested in throwing swimbaits? Need insights into which baits actually work and are worth the money? This buyer's guide is designed to take the guess work out of swimbaits and swimbait gear. 

Swimbaits can be a serious investment but purchasing during the sales helps. Its no accident this video lands on Cyber Monday. Below is a break down of the baits and gear that we recommend for effectively fishing swimbaits anywhere in the Country. 

The Baits...
Slide Swimmer 250:
Gan Craft 303:
Gan Craft 230:
Gan Craft 178:
DRT Klash:
Bull Shad Swimbait:
S-Waver 200 and 178:
Huddleston Deluxe 10" Trout:
Huddleston Deluxe 8" Trout:
Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special:
Keitech Fat Swing Impact 6.8 and 7.8:
JSJ Hitch 6:
Smith Baits Jig and Swim:
Osprey Tournament Talon 6" and 7":
MS Slammer 7" or 9":

Budget Swimbait Gear...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806H or 795:
(806 for larger baits, 795 for smaller baits)
Reel- Shimano Cardiff:
Line- 65 lb Maxcuattro:
Leader- 20-30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

BIG Swimbait Combo...
Rod-Dobyns 807, 867 and 908:
(807 for 8" Softbaits, 867 for glide baits, 908 for 10"+ Baits)
Reel- Tranx 300:
Alternate Reel- Calcutta 400B:
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

High-End Swimbait Combo...
Rod- Megabass Onager:
Reel- Shimano Conquest 300:
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Swimbait Storage...
Eye Surrender Bait Wraps:
Bass Mafia Coffin Deep:
Bass Mafia Casket Deep:
Plano Waterproof Deep:

Swimbait Hooks for Paddletail Style Baits...
Weighted Beast Hooks (8/0 for 6.8 and 10/0 for 7.8):
Matt Allen Swimbait Head 3/4 oz:

What colors should you fish? We try to keep our swimbait colors extremely simple. If you're in trout/Kokanee lakes any of the trout colors will work, blue or green backs are both fine. 
If you're in a baitfish lake we focus on the Charteuse Shad/Shad colors. The only exception is if you're on a bluegill fishery, the only color you need to throw is Bluegill. 

Swimbait Videos to help you throw these baits...
Huddleston Retrieves:
Glide Bait Retrieves:
How To Rig Swimbaits:

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Below is a list of standard equipment that we use in the making of all our videos as well as in our personal fishing. These are items that we have tried and tested over time and are confident in recommending to you. 

Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
Anhydrous Rain Jacket:
Anhydrous Rain Bib:

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