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Often customers ask, is it a good idea to glue swimbaits to the leadheads...
 
Plastics Without Glue - Your plastics tend to slide down the leadhead on a regular basis, sometimes with each cast.  This equals far fewer stirkes and fewer fish caught for the day.  Before glue became popular, we would just slide the bait back up, cast it out again, reel it in, and push it up again.... (never ending story).
 
Why the plastics slide without glue - This movement is from normal water drag, fish strikes, structure, etc...  Most of the time, when you plastic slides down, fish will not strike.  If a fish comes off, you usually will not get that second strike with a plastic that has slid (it just doesn't look natural).  So, basically you are wasting a lot of time and casts reeling in a non-natural looking bait. 
 
Reasons Why To Use Glue:
Your bait will last much longer
Your bait will look natural and not slide down the leadhead
You can throw it in/near structure without loosing the natural look of your bait
Your bait will continue to swim naturally after that first strike & hopefully get the fish on the 2nd strike!
Remember - the bigger the bait, the more likely your bait will slide.
Most importantly, fishing with a "natural" looking bait certainly beats fishing with a plastic that instantly slides down your leadheads...
 
We recommend and stock Zap-A-Gap.  One bottle will last you a very long time... This is a great & cheap investment for anyone that uses plastics.