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Really enjoying this overpriced hunk of soft plastic…

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In my experience…a 1/4 oz “Rock Crawler” ball head is the ticket with this bait. Buoyancy and action is spot on for a slow, creeping crawl across the bottom, while also staying on top of rocky terrain effectively. Bait has been VERY productive for me since I started tossing it a year+ ago. Anyone else finding success with it? If so, what’s been your favorite way to rig it? 


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The Finke is one of my all-time favorite top plastics.  My first time fishing it was on the Susquehanna River for Smallmouth. I rigged it with a weighted Owner Beast hook 4/0 - 1/8.   the position of the weight makes the bait fall slow, especially in current. The bait falls straight down like a Crawfish does after its scooted over a rock. I basically fish it like a Senko and if it doesn't get bit on the fall, I drag it up over a rock then let it drop.  I have not found a more lifelike crawfish imitation. The spicey part of it, is it never gets snagged, because the weight on bottom keeps the bait itself from wedging into a rock. The weight doesn't easily snag and if it wedges in, just pop the bait up from a different angle and it comes right out.  I caught 12 fish on 1 bait. lost only 1 leg, and Mend-It it back together and its back in the bag for next trip. 

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Where and how does one procure this Fink?

 

TIA.


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The Finke is one of my all-time favorite top plastics.  My first time fishing it was on the Susquehanna River for Smallmouth. I rigged it with a weighted Owner Beast hook 4/0 - 1/8.   the position of the weight makes the bait fall slow, especially in current. The bait falls straight down like a Crawfish does after its scooted over a rock. I basically fish it like a Senko and if it doesn't get bit on the fall, I drag it up over a rock then let it drop.  I have not found a more lifelike crawfish imitation. The spicey part of it, is it never gets snagged, because the weight on bottom keeps the bait itself from wedging into a rock. The weight doesn't easily snag and if it wedges in, just pop the bait up from a different angle and it comes right out.  I caught 12 fish on 1 bait. lost only 1 leg, and Mend-It it back together and its back in the bag for next trip. 

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That's good stuff. After watching a bunch of underwater footage, the the ball head offered the best action/fall, IMO, but...I'll have to try out your suggested rig, too. 


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Where and how does one procure this Fink?

 

TIA.

Check some of the overseas shops, brother. Or....hit me up and ill see what I can find for you. 


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