Today we go head-to-head with a weedless swimbait and an underspin! Matt is throwing a Beast Hook paired with a variety of paddle tail swimbaits while Tim is using a Flashy Swimmer weedless underspin. Which one will catch the most? Which one will catch the biggest bass? Come along for the fun and a bonus BIG catch!

Both hook styles can be incredibly effective. The Beast Hook has a deep gap, resulting in an amazing hook up ratio. The gap also allows the hook to pair with a variety of baits. The Flashy Swimmer has a narrower gap but is offered in heavier weights and includes a fish attracting blade. The flashy swimmer has incredible drawing power for its size and is a great option around baitfish.

Today the fish were clearly favoring the Beast hook. The natural presentation proved irresistible to fish of all sizes. Below is a break down of the hooks, baits, and tackle we were using.

The hooks…

Beast Hook 4/0 with 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2ancP66
Flashy Swimmer 5/0 with 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

The baits…

Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn
Strike King 4.75 Rage Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2evZF8j
Little Creeper Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP

Tim’s Combo…

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894 JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Curado DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
Line- 40 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Matt’s Combo…

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’2″ Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs
Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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31 Comments

  1. Chris Duffy

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Some running commentary would help. How deep you fishin'? Looks like you're fighting the wind. What about boat control? Water temp? Not a criticism. Just need help to understand what is going on. Love your stuff. Very inspiring to a 75 year old bass angler who sometime needs some inspiration to get out there.

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  2. Jack Semar

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Owner Beast vs Gamakatsu's version?

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  3. Michael Johnson

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I keep waiting for one of you to knock the other one out of the boat on a hook set.

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  4. Marc Hopson

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I really enjoyed this video. Thank you. You have shown me that the details matter. I like the challenges where the bait is slightly modified and see who boats more fish. Your you tube channel is one of the best.

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  5. LeatherNeck 1833

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Here's what I learned from this video:
    Being on the deck of the boat with Matt when he sets a hook is a very dangerous place to be. LOL!

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  6. Ryan Borges

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Which bait stood out?

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  7. Bite Me Yak Fishing

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks!!

    Reply

  8. froto93

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    When I throw Keitech rigs like this, I mostly use my spinning gear. Am I missing something big by doing this? I haven't noticed any issues with it.

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  9. Jon Bivens

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hi tactical! I’m a smoker, i smoke a lot of ciggerettes. I love to fish while smoking, I never see any pros smoking? Can you do a ciggerette video?

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  10. Richie 03

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    What knot was that?

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  11. Ted McCarthy

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    What a giant @ 10:00 mark!!!!!!

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  12. nARLES theman

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Please do electronics review for begginers!

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  13. kobe rodriguez

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Try out some doomsday tackle co rods plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Tell me what ya think of them

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  14. Nonstop Bassin

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    @tacticalbassin can you guys do a seminar style video on how different lure types and colors typically correspond with different weather types? That would be a huge help to me because I have a lot of trouble putting a pattern together. Most of my outings are just hit or miss. And I'm really trying to up my game and start competing in some entry level tournaments. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide. Im addicted to watching your videos. You guys are awesome

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  15. Steven Jackson

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hey guys…how would you recommend using the underspin on a pond that is clear, fairly deep and has grass on the bottom?

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  16. Albert Stro

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    What size beast are you using with the 4.8 inch? 4/0 or 6/0? Good work guys.

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  17. Logan Everly

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hey dudes! Would you run the Maxima Ultragreen as a main line, not just as a leader? Is the copolymer heavy as fluro? Will it sink for jigs/Texas rigs?

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  18. Mike Schultz

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Stuart little for the win

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  19. ufcguru official

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    We need longer videos of #TB!

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  20. Bruce Simmons

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Im an avid user of both rigs. Underspin being my favorite. I fish gin clear water in AZ. The gold blade underspin catches literally 2x's compared to silver. I assume the reason is it resembles what's on the daily menu more closely. Could there be any other reason why?

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  21. mario kelsay

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    What knot is that starting at 1:07?

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  22. FishNFoolLures

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Matt, You should learn to tie the Fish-N-Fool knot it is way stronger and faster to tie than the knot you use now.

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  23. Sean Curtis

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Thank goodness no one was speared… That seized up pedestal post looks dangerous lol. Great vid guys

    Reply

  24. Anthony Ganczewski

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Can you guys do a prespawn seminar type video?

    Reply

  25. Dan Dosreis

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I don't like the word hate but the side to side power drive foot control. It is even painful to watch someone else use it .

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  26. Larry Moffatt

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hey Matt: The Beast doesn't come smaller than 4/0, so when fishing the 3.8" instead of the 4.8" Keitechs, does it make sense to use a bullet weight with one of these …? https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Wide_Gap_Plus_Black_Chrome_Hooks/descpage-O5139.html

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  27. 0017Bulldog

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Please, have mercy on me. Let me win the Matt Allen sweep stakes and get me out of this frozen hell called western PA. I can't take it anymore. I'm pitching lures in the bathtub…the kids don't mind much especially when I don't use hooks. Send me to central CA to fish with yins guys. Please, save me, yours truly, da Bulldog.

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  28. Jim Warden

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks guys. Still south of the border I see.

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  29. Crawford515

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hey Matt and Tim would see you guys come down little south and fish DVL and Perris Lake

    Reply

  30. Glenn Rawson

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hey Guys! I would love to see a few baits for imitating forage bait fish especially shiners!

    Reply

  31. Arek Legarra

    March 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    @tacticalbassin you ever throw the Cheater swimbaits?

    Reply

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