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Zeebaars,
From what Duo say about their lures I would guess the plug with the strongest swimming action would be the Surf, under a straight retrieve. For wildest action the Heretic worked hard as a jerk bait would take some beating, it flits side to side and dives as it does.
Now the hard part, I still catch more bass on the SLD-F 125/145, steady retrieve with some action from the rod.
 

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Tunny said:
Zeebaars,
From what Duo say about their lures I would guess the plug with the strongest swimming action would be the Surf, under a straight retrieve. For wildest action the Heretic worked hard as a jerk bait would take some beating, it flits side to side and dives as it does.
Now the hard part, I still catch more bass on the SLD-F 125/145, steady retrieve with some action from the rod.
Thanks a lot Tunny,

I ask it because the tides are less stronger here than in the channel.
Slim lures don,t give mutch action here, lures as the Tide Minnow or Shore Line Shiner give a weak action in calm water.
I use the Tide Minnow Slim 105 RS but i want a model whith more action.
 

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Zeebaars,
Please forgive me asking a silly question, but are you working the lure with rod while you are retrieving?
I fish quite a few areas that don't have strong currents, and catch well on SLD and Slims, but I do twitch and jerk the lure during the retrieve, causing it to dart side to side and pause/speed up. Works well for me here.
If you want a stronger action, on a straight retrieve my choice would be a Feed Shallow or Maria Chase BW. Both give a stronger action than any of my Duo's

Tunny
 

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Tunny said:
Zeebaars,
Please forgive me asking a silly question, but are you working the lure with rod while you are retrieving?
I fish quite a few areas that don't have strong currents, and catch well on SLD and Slims, but I do twitch and jerk the lure during the retrieve, causing it to dart side to side and pause/speed up. Works well for me here.
If you want a stronger action, on a straight retrieve my choice would be a Feed Shallow or Maria Chase BW. Both give a stronger action than any of my Duo's

Tunny
Yes i twitch/jerk it aswell, but the Tide Minnow,s don,t work the way a Vision or a Pointer will do.
Only whith a very fast retreve the give some results.
 

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I don't know what you guys walking the dog retrieve is like, but I use mine with diving plugs. The Tide Minnow Surfs tend to have a small dart and big roll with this style. I also seem to get a better roll on the SLDs as weel using the aformentioned style. If you are looking at making 175 SLD tide Minnows (floating, a the sinking version has a different bib) roll more on a "nomal" retrieve try changing the bib to a wider one, although you do seem to lose the waggle.

Chris
 

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IMHO:

The tideminnow has little or subtle action.
I mainly use mine to swing over hard current as they don't over vibrate due to the small bib.

On another forum you'll read about how critical or how weak these lures are..

What utter c**p that is.

A very good lure, quick straight retrieves with the finger tapping i mentioned in another post
is deadly with a TM.

However...

I'm wanting a new tide minnow with the sinking style bib on an already 'suspending' bait.
In proper colours...

will be awesome.
 

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myfish said:
IMHO:

On another forum you'll read about how critical or how weak these lures are..

What utter c**p that is.

I saw that comment and the ensuing "debate". All very sad.

You and I were also criticised about our comments on Trot Lines in Jersey from UK posters on said site.

I received a PM from someone who I do not know on the said site today attacking someone on this The lure Forum (I have forwarded said PM to the attacked person).

I have today asked the said sites Administrator to remove me from their site.

I think that maybe we are all better of here. Its there elose is it not!
 

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The Squid said:
myfish said:
IMHO:

On another forum you'll read about how critical or how weak these lures are..

What utter c**p that is.

I saw that comment and the ensuing "debate". All very sad.

You and I were also criticised about our comments on Trot Lines in Jersey from UK posters on said site.

I received a PM from someone who I do not know on the said site today attacking someone on this The lure Forum (I have forwarded said PM to the attacked person).

I have today asked the said sites Administrator to remove me from their site.

I think that maybe we are all better of here. Its there elose is it not!
Now i wonder who that was from???
 

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Its a very good question Zeebars, I too found the Tide Minnows to have very little action when I moved from using lures like the Pointer, Flash Minnow, Saruna etc.The thing is the Tide Minnow is a subtle lure is retrieved with the flow of tide or sometimes if you are casting cross wind when there is even the slightest slack in your line. It confused me how some days the lure would seem to have a good action and yet on another day it was completely dead, stick like. In this situation now what I generally do now is give the Tide Minnow quite a violent jerk, but keep the speed of retrieve still slow, I think this is what Tunny was saying. What I do find strange though is you say the Surf range have a better wobble...strange as I find this range is the hardest (personally) on a normal day, great in stormy days though with a stop and then hard jerk and stop.
 

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mrfishjersey said:
Its a very good question Zeebars, I too found the Tide Minnows to have very little action when I moved from using lures like the Pointer, Flash Minnow, Saruna etc.The thing is the Tide Minnow is a subtle lure is retrieved with the flow of tide or sometimes if you are casting cross wind when there is even the slightest slack in your line. It confused me how some days the lure would seem to have a good action and yet on another day it was completely dead, stick like. In this situation now what I generally do now is give the Tide Minnow quite a violent jerk, but keep the speed of retrieve still slow, I think this is what Tunny was saying. What I do find strange though is you say the Surf range have a better wobble...strange as I find this range is the hardest (personally) on a normal day, great in stormy days though with a stop and then hard jerk and stop.
I would have to say that I find the action of the "surf" models to be far less than the normal tide minnows.
Maybee this is because of the extra bouyancy of the wider body etc.
Great plugs though.
 

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I prefer the 175, have worked out a slow retrieve with the ocassional twitch seems to entice takes, my own prefered colours are the orange/ sandeel. On my 3rd now.



This one has gone to the lure bin, de-hooked and awaiting help. Replaced with a new one, dont often go without one
 
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