southsidehunter

BEST METAL LIP SWIMMER

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GRS makes great quality plugs. I am a big fan of his slims. Great investment. Not sure what you're will to spend but they are pricey.

 

RM Smith has small great metal lips too. I like his no name swimmer and piglet. The piglet is a very versatile plug where you can toss it in a back bay or off a jetty with ripping current.

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Metal lips are like women.

 

There is no best size, shape, or action. The more you have the better off you are although the real pretty ones cost a lot. Choosing just one restricts what you can do quite a lot, but you get real good with the one you have. Most guys start with a medium sized one and eventually move up from there until they get tired of big stuff and eventually try the little ones. Color isn't as important as action, a good one will work for you regardless of color. You can adjust them a little, but most are going to do what they want. Be sure to rinse them after you use them or else they get ratty. If you get a lot of them they can be trouble to carry together. Even when you are not using them they are fun to look at.

 

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Metal lips are like women.

 

There is no best size, shape, or action. The more you have the better off you are although the real pretty ones cost a lot. Choosing just one restricts what you can do quite a lot, but you get real good with the one you have. Most guys start with a medium sized one and eventually move up from there until they get tired of big stuff and eventually try the little ones. Color isn't as important as action, a good one will work for you regardless of color. You can adjust them a little, but most are going to do what they want. Be sure to rinse them after you use them or else they get ratty. If you get a lot of them they can be trouble to carry together. Even when you are not using them they are fun to look at.

 

Hope this is helpful.

 

Well Put!! That being said presently one of my favorites is the Greenpoint Sharpeye Swimmer.

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Metal lips are like women.

 

There is no best size, shape, or action. The more you have the better off you are although the real pretty ones cost a lot. Choosing just one restricts what you can do quite a lot, but you get real good with the one you have. Most guys start with a medium sized one and eventually move up from there until they get tired of big stuff and eventually try the little ones. Color isn't as important as action, a good one will work for you regardless of color. You can adjust them a little, but most are going to do what they want. Be sure to rinse them after you use them or else they get ratty. If you get a lot of them they can be trouble to carry together. Even when you are not using them they are fun to look at.

 

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Plug Love!

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A big difference between metal lips and women, is that you can have a bunch of metal lips without the fear of being murdered, or worse, in your sleep. :D

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Metal lips are like women.

 

There is no best size, shape, or action. The more you have the better off you are although the real pretty ones cost a lot. Choosing just one restricts what you can do quite a lot, but you get real good with the one you have. Most guys start with a medium sized one and eventually move up from there until they get tired of big stuff and eventually try the little ones. Color isn't as important as action, a good one will work for you regardless of color. You can adjust them a little, but most are going to do what they want. Be sure to rinse them after you use them or else they get ratty. If you get a lot of them they can be trouble to carry together. Even when you are not using them they are fun to look at.

 

Hope this is helpful.

 

Awesome post

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This is my personal fav,love the dannys that ride the surface while the tail thrashes water while moving back and fourth

 

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Pikies and dannys around 6 inches with blue green metallic paint that stay on top. Early in season when herring are going back and forth to their runs are great anywhere along their routes.

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In the inlets at the tip next to pocket I love throwing a40s or deep divers,surface dannys and subsurface dannys on the ocean beach and slim needlefish style metal lips when sandeels make a showing.Its one of those things that the bait,tide,and time of year decide what metal lip might be the best option.Peanuts literally kill when peanut bunker are around ,everything has a situation where it will work,you just have to find out over time,its easy to lose confidence in metal lips and very hard for a lot of casters to gain confidence in them I've noticed over the years.You really need to have faith in them it really comes down to confidence

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....confidence, and learning not to cry when you can't throw it as far as that loaded SS popper . :D

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