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I have already heard a lot about the redfins. They seem to run super shallow right on the surface for the most part or just under. Never used them and probably never will but considering carrying one just in case it’s the money plug on any given night. Would like to see how you guys fish them, under what conditions you fish them, and what your particular thoughts are concerning the plug. I know everyone does things differently and I always fish all my night plugs exactly the same but seeing how everyone else does things would be helpful

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One of my favorite lures for fishing inlets is the 5 inch Redfin stout it is a 2 hook lure instead of 3 hook lure.  It's the sinking version. Just cast out and let it work in the current killer lure. 

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I like the 7" ones for calm water. They're great for shallow areas too since they swim just under the surface, maybe a foot deep at the most. Stock, they cast like a potato chip. I have a few that I've loaded with water, and a few that I've through wired and weighted with bb's and then filled with foam. They seem to have the same action as a stock one does, but they cast much much better. There's a thread somewhere about modifying them. I'll look later to see if I can dig it up.

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Always carry a loaded 7” in my bag, preferably bone or blurple. Don’t overlook a 5” loaded either, killer little plug.

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I have almost every color in 7" loaded and hardware upgraded. However the 2-5 inch versions I have dont seem to swim all that well, although they're loaded correctly. But the big guys definitely catch.

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Loaded 7 inch and unloaded 5 inch are both deadly and in my bag. Seems like my biggest of every season comes on the 7 incher. Calm waters are when I usually fish them out front. I fish them achingly slow, really crawling them back. There’s a time and place for unloaded 7 inch as well. 

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1 hour ago, zenman said:

Loaded 7 inch and unloaded 5 inch are both deadly and in my bag. Seems like my biggest of every season comes on the 7 incher. Calm waters are when I usually fish them out front. I fish them achingly slow, really crawling them back. There’s a time and place for unloaded 7 inch as well. 

Would agree with this. I feel like one of the great benefits of these lures is that you can get great action (almost spastic) on a very slow retrieve. In my opinion, this is a great quality because they cause a stir in quiet waters, and also entice fish when they are being hesitant in general. Kinda like a nice lively meal made super easy on a silver platter for them. 

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Always carry one in the bag. 7" loaded with upgraded hardware most of the time, but will also carry a 5" as others have mentioned above. Great plugs!

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I'll preface this by saying that I'm a boat fisherman, so casting distance isn't important to me.

 

But my favorite use for a Redfin is fishing in marshes and around sod banks when the water is absolutely still.  Under those conditions, a painfully slow, steady retrieve with a high rod tip will let the lure swim right on the surface, leaving a wake, which can be extremely effective.  The fact that the Redfin is light, and doesn't make a lot of noise entering the water, seems to make a difference when everything is dead quiet and the water is thin.

 

The slow-twitch retrieve described by Cascade has also treated me very well in slightly deeper water around rocks, etc.  Almost like fishing a lure slowly for largemouth.

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The Redfin is proven and one of the best plugs out there. I rarely fish them stock though. Mine are loaded with either shot or bbs. There is always at least one of these in my bag, usually more than one. 

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I also always have a 7in in my bag.  I think people are making a mistake automatically loading all their 7in though.  I usually fish it unloaded about 15% of the time.  

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