The Slam Series Bomber Paddletail Lure Mini-Course


Welcome to the mini-course for the Slam Series BOMBER paddletail lures!

The video lessons below will show you everything you need to know in order to maximize your results when using these excellent lures to catch redfish, seatrout, snook, and a wide variety of other species.

You’ll see detailed video lessons showing the following:

  1. How To Retrieve
  2. How To Rig
  3. Setting The Hook
  4. Essential Equipment (rods, reels, & line)
  5. Skip Casting Tips
  6. Getting Out Of Mangroves
  7. When To NOT Use The Bomber
  8. Storing Tips/Recommendations

And at the bottom of this page is a Comments section in which you can ask questions and get answers to anything relating to these Slam Series BOMBER paddletails.

Here are the lessons:

How To Retrieve

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➡ Click here to see the Slam Series BOMBER lures

How To Rig

➡ Get these weighted hooks

➡ Get these jig heads

➡ Get these Texas Eye jig heads

Setting The Hook

Essential Equipment (rods, reels, & line)

➡ Get this braid line

➡ Get this leader line

➡ Get a rod that works great with the Bomber here

➡ Get a reel that works great with the Bomber here

Skip Casting Tips

Getting Out Of Mangroves

When To NOT Use The BOMBER

These Slam Series BOMBER lures are at their best when fishing expansive shallow areas with 5 inch+ baitfish because it casts a mile so you can to cover a lot of water with minimal effort.

Their big paddletail design puts off a lot of vibration in the water which enables these lures to attract fish by both sight and feel from a good distance.

The situation where this lure design is at its worse is when fishing smaller zones of structure in calm shallow water when you don’t need to cover an expansive area…

In that situation, the Alabama Leprechaun jerk rigged on a weighted hook is the way to go.

Also, this BOMBER lure can be too big to use during periods where only small baitfish are in the area (winter and early spring)…

When fishing areas with smaller baitfish, you’ll need to use a smaller paddletail like the Slam Shady 2.0.

Storing Tips

Just like all soft plastics, it’s important to not mix them with other brands when you’re storing them.

Most importantly, do NOT store these SS Bombers with any lures made by ZMan (even the original Slam Shady lures due to them being made from Zman’s Elaztech material).

This is because some materials have a chemical reaction when exposed to different materials from other soft plastics.

I personally recommend storing them in their packages they come in to make sure that aren’t any accidental touches against other soft plastics.

If you want to store them in a tackle tray, you of course can do that as long as they are isolated into their own section.

This material does not require that you keep it wet, so you can store it for long periods of time while rigged on your rod and you can even store them pre-rigged in your tackle tray as well.


This new lure is an excellent choice if you’re fishing for redfish, seatrout, snook, and flounder in shallow water.

It can help you cover a lot of water with very little effort which will enable you to more consistently find the top feeding zones because of how much water you can fish.

Best of all, it’s easy to retrieve so your wrist won’t be tired from having to retrieve this lure even if you fish it all day long.

Guarantee: Just like all of our Salt Strong products, we fully stand behind their performance with a 100% satisfaction guarantee… so if you get them and find that you somehow aren’t catching a lot of fish with them, all you have to do is let us know and we’ll process a refund for what you paid for them.

➡ Slam Series BOMBER lures

If you have any questions about the Bombers, please do not hesitate to let us know using the comment box below.

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Loyed Ezzell
1 month ago

Great mini course on the slam shady! I would like to see the same course on the jerk shad.

Donald Baxter
1 month ago

Good stuff Luke

Dennis Kelly
1 month ago

I’m sure that the rod selection would be updated since 2021 when this video posted but the skipping and mangrove retrieval were enlightening.

George Lowry
1 month ago

The essential equipment video did not touch on leader length. Any recommendations for leader length?

Christopher Trybun
5 months ago

Great videos, thanks! BOMBER is a great soft bait. I catch many snappers and smaller groupers in 10ft of water. SLAM SHADY and ALABAMA LEPRECHAUN my favorite colors with 1/2oz jig head!

Corey Deloach
8 months ago

Awesome pointers Luke! Fall is right around the corner here in SC so I can’t wait for these bad boys to come in the mail!! You guys need to come up this way and show these boys in Charleston how it’s done!

Donny Buchholz
8 months ago

Luke great coarse!
How do you find the size of the baitfish for an area?

Ronald Scott
9 months ago

I was hesitant to joining SS being that I am in NY a for most of the year but it is definitely worth the investment. I have been learning from day one and implement what I have learned in to my NY fishing and it is working out. I had a school of Albies that were finicky on the tins I broke out the slam shady and they loved it. Great info from the boys at Salt Strong

9 months ago

Enjoyed the videos. Learned a lot thanks.

Steve Shaneyfelt
9 months ago

Come to Fort Morgan Ala!


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