All I can think of are maybe the Heddon Torpedo's but I don't even know if they will walk?
I am guessing that it would have to be a single prop bait. I had a bunch of success with both walking and prop baits this past year and was wondering if there are a few baits that do both??
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Listen to the Zen man. It is THE one !zenbassr wrote:try the Heddon Wounded Spook...biggs wrote:All I can think of are maybe the Heddon Torpedo's but I don't even know if they will walk?
Lucky Craft Waketail 85 does not walk as much as it submerges with it's tip into water, and then the tail follows with a sexy splash. Not that it was not likeable, but I prefer more walking ones, so I sold it.
Shimano Triple Impact is another option. I have 120 size, and it is not mush of a walker. Again, that is more of those, that go with the nose down. Much like described Waketail. But if I remember correctly it might had more of walking action than Waketail did. Not sure though.
Megabass Prop Darter is probably the greatest prop-walker that comes to my mind. But keep in mind, that it would be a very erratic walker, and it also submerges nose down. Try to imagine those both things together - darting with nose down and going to sides kind a walker style. (And splashing with propeller, of course.) "Walks" are irregular - you never know which side or how far they would be. But fish does not seem to mind. Quite contrary.
Then there is also Megabass Scream-X, which is another of those ultra-sexy baits. It is a tad heavier. More in the direction of full sized Buzzjet. But unlike Buzzjet you can play it at whatever speed. It has a feature of walking almost on the same spot (much like turning from side to side). Another bait that can be made to roll during pause.
Although I am more inclined toward Scream-X Orca - it is not a prop-bait properly, but that tail behind it works in a very similar fashion. The sexyness of the sound of that tail is just godly.
FLT Garrison Prop version is another adorable prop-bait, that just makes you want to jump for it, if you put yourself into fish's shoes. It has the famos FLT gracious movement (which qualifies as walking of a sort) + splash. Also requires pauses, you cannot work it really fast.
I am a big Tsunekichi fan, so I have tried to twitch their Betta minnow propeller version (whatever the full hame was - which is one of the longest in hardbait world). It also darts to sides erratically, splashes like there is a predator fish chasing baitfish at the surface. But have not been very successful with this.
So after all these experiments MB PropDarter and both sizes of Buzzjet are my personal favorites.