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Finesse News Network’s Gear Guide: Lunker City’s four-inch Swimmin’ Ribster

by Ned Kehde   |  December 3rd, 2012 0

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Rich Zaleski of Stevenson, Connecticut, has written many insightful words about the manifold virtues of a paddle-tail grub for finesse presentations. In his masterful discourses, he has also explained how he employs a paddle-tail grub to allure scores of largemouth and smallmouth bass.

And Lunker City, where Zaleski used to work, ¬†has recently christened its four-inch Swimmin’ Ribster. It is a byproduct of the 4 1/2-inch Ribster worm that Lunker City and Zaleski created in 2011.

Its torso and tail is ringed with 31 ribs. Like its brother, the Ribster worm, its belly is rather corpulent while the core of its tail is slender.

The bulkiness of its torso improves its durability, and the slenderness of it tail helps extenuate the action of the paddle, which some anglers call a boot.

The paddle portion of the tail is rounded and endowed with what Lunker City calls an “action pocket.” ¬†This unique paddle configuration, which is affixed to the ¬†slender-ribbed tail, allows the entire tail to rotate ¬†and swing¬†tempestuously from side to side.

Anglers can rig it on either a jig or  weighted swimbait hook.

It is available in 25 colors. A package of 10 can be purchased for $4.19.

For more information about this soft-plastic bait, please see www.lunkercity.com and www.richz.com/fishing/blog/?p=2980

 

About Ned Kehde

Field Editor Ned Kehde has been writing for In-Fisherman since the 1980s. His recent finesse bass tactics and findings have been influential throughout the Midwest and beyond. He writes the online column Midwest Finesse for In-Fisherman.com

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