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Who makes them? How can you tell? The Gibbs needlefish I have floats, the Habs shorties I have sink like stones. I find it almost impossilble to fish the Habs on top, slow, with a nice v-wake when I have to crank it at pretty moderate to quick speed just to keep it from sinking.

 

I can't always tell from online ads or the packaging (except here). (As an aside, was going to buy a lure from a tackle shop,the guy was sure that it floated, I was skeptical, we tested in his bait tank, and behold, it sank.cwm27.gif)

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sketzko needles float and work well

 

some gibbs float, some sink very slow

 

the small **** needles float

 

all habs sink, though I think he's working on a floater now

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try the afterhours needles, have the weight of a habs and are technically sinkers but thanks to some neat design tricks a slow retrieve keeps them right on top making not only a wake but a bad ass swaying action that has made them my number 1wink.gif

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Thanks, everbody, great info, just what I was looking for.

 

Hey wetsuit, I think that cow could swallow me whole! I'm ascared to use the afterhours needlefish now. Great fish! I can see why it's your go-to.

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I think the Choopy's float.

 

Choopy is an intermediate I'd say,they slowly sink when at rest,but swim very nicely with a slow retriveheart.gif

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Who makes them? How can you tell? The Gibbs needlefish I have floats, the Habs shorties I have sink like stones. I find it almost impossilble to fish the Habs on top, slow, with a nice v-wake when I have to crank it at pretty moderate to quick speed just to keep it from sinking.

 

I can't always tell from online ads or the packaging (except here). (As an aside, was going to buy a lure from a tackle shop,the guy was sure that it floated, I was skeptical, we tested in his bait tank, and behold, it sank.cwm27.gif)

 

 

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I fish the Habs all the time. It's my most productive plug. I dont seem to have any problem keeping them on top. But I do agree that the stubbies sink like rocks.

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Habs sink Where the Bigger Fish Are, But Were designed to be Versitle which means you can Fish all depths of the water colume,Cast out Reel in fast till line is tight then with rod held at 11 o clock reel Very Very SLOWWWWWWWW They will stay on top or just below the surface. ..................Floaters Coming. wink.gif In the Last Several years 2 over 60lbs. and Quite a Few over 50lbs stay with it . GOOD LUCK HABS

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try the afterhours needles, have the weight of a habs and are technically sinkers but thanks to some neat design tricks a slow retrieve keeps them right on top making not only a wake but a bad ass swaying action that has made them my number 1wink.gif

 

Wetsuit, what did that fish go? What a beauty!

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i like the habs and the 2oz beachmasters more for punching the wind and fishing steep bedrock dropoffswink.gif, for that matter anytime im fishing more then a few feet of water i prefer the SLIGHTLY faster sinking needles that fish was never weighed so ur guess is as good as mine...gots to be honest though i like ur pic more...looks like she swam awayclapping.gif

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