View Full Version : The evolution of the swimbait

matt duarte
01-13-2009, 10:32 PM
since all this swim bait jazz is going around i thought everyone would like to read a lil history of how this big bait evolution came around..


01-14-2009, 08:10 AM
thats pretty cool. started in the 80's huh? i thought big baits just came around a few years ago... people really thought that guy was crazy i bet!

matt duarte
01-14-2009, 08:18 AM
haha for sure! proplr proly said to him what they say to me when they see my big baits..."damn what you trying to catch with that thing, a shark" hahaha

01-14-2009, 08:39 AM
right on matt d. that was a good artical. thanks for sharing!!!

01-14-2009, 12:19 PM
I love when I'm throwing a Hudd and a trout fishermen comes over,cause he thinks I'm using live bait........:)

01-14-2009, 12:33 PM
That was a good artical. I remember buying the AC plug at our local Battery and air filter shop many years ago. I know, crazy place to buy lures but I think he knew the creator of the AC plug and helped him sell them. At the time that was the only place I knew that sold them here in Lancaster.


01-14-2009, 04:10 PM
When I lived in Ventura, Castias was at its peak. Aside from all the regulars fishing with live trout or salamandors, it really gave most the opportunity to catch a double digit fish (legally). Most, began making their own lures out of ends of broom sticks and tail ends of Worm Kings. However, the two biggest companys for hard baits were AC Cole and TNT lures. Very soon afterword, the plastics started to come on line. Worm King had been producing various versions of salt water plastics, then started producing their freshwater line of products in the mid 80's. And of course, neither product looks like what they are today, not even close!


01-14-2009, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the article it was a killer read, Keep tossing those big baits and you will hook up..

01-14-2009, 04:25 PM
Pretty cool! I have one of the original castiac trout swimbaits they sold. Bought it at the fred hall show in 1995 and paid 100.00 for it along with an original lmb they were carving at the time. They are no longer being used but sit in the hutch,im to afraid of losing them. Very cool stuff!!

01-14-2009, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the post!

Little Bass Mike
01-15-2009, 09:50 AM
Great article Matt, ty..

matt duarte
01-15-2009, 08:44 PM
no problem guys! i read this and found it really intersting..has some info in there as well glad everyon like it!

Senor Rambone
01-24-2009, 10:39 PM
Go big or go home!!!!!