Last year I tried a lot of new baits.
Well… they were new for me, at least.
The 2021 season was all about hammering along using what worked, and while this can be a productive fishing strategy, a big part of the fun of fishing is trying new stuff!
Now… the tricky part… is finding things that are better than what you are already using, and then discarding the gear that you know you will never reach for again.
This is a big part of Minimalist Fishing.
In that regard… the Grandebass Airtail Wiggler is a worm that I could go either way on…
The Airtail Wiggler brings a lot more to the table than the standard worm. The hollow tail – as the name suggests – floats, causing the plastic worm to stand upright while at rest. This opens up a world of rigging options, but it’s still a plastic worm… and plastic worms tear when you set the hook. They are also loaded up with MEGA 3+ scent (strong hints of garlic), so no need to juice ’em… unless you just really wanna… (juice away – I won’t judge).
Still, when you’re looking for a worm to rig up a shaky head, or even a Carolina rig that will pop up off the bottom a bit – this can be a solid option. The big question these days is whether or not the low price offsets the lack of durability when you compare the Wiggler to, say, something made from ElaZtech.
Jury is still out… I think more testing is required.
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