How To Keep Catching Fish Even If You Lose The Tail On Your Paddletail


Who hasn’t been frustrated when the tail on your paddletail gets bitten off?

Most anglers would probably toss it and put on a new lure.

But you can actually keep using that tailless paddletail and catch a ton of fish.

So in this video, you’ll learn the one thing you need to do if you want to stop wasting paddletails.

Check it out below!

How To Use A Tailless Paddletail [VIDEO]

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Recently, I lost the tail off my Slam Shady paddletail mid-retrieve but decided to see if I could still use the lure to catch fish.

I felt textbook pinfish taps while retrieving but instead of just reeling in, I changed up the retrieve and caught a nice redfish.

If you’ve noticed that your tail has been bitten off, all it requires to keep using your lure is a slight adjustment to your retrieve and understanding how your bait is going to move differently in the water now.

You would normally be working your paddletail with a straight, constant retrieve adding in pauses and twitches while you cover ground.

But now you’ll need to slow down your retrieve.

The new action should be twitch, twitch, pause with your wrist (similar to how you should retrieve a Lil John Twitchbait).

This more erratic movement will allow fish to key in on your bait and then strike on the pause.

See the full tutorial on how to use a Lil John Twitchbait here and start using this tactic with your tailless paddletails!


how to catch fish with a paddletail without a tail

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting your paddletail tails bitten off by pinfish, pufferfish, and even ladyfish.

But instead of throwing out your damaged paddletail, just change up your retrieve and you’ll be surprised at how many fish you’ll catch!

Have you tried this before?

Let me know down in the comments!

And if you know someone who stops using paddletails as soon as the tail is bitten off, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

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