Rago Soft Tool 11" Swimbait
The Rago Soft Tool is a soft plastic, jointed swimbait designed to mimic large forage species big bass often feed upon. From the mind of legendary swimbait maker, Jerry Rago, comes one of the most highly sought after swimbaits of all time: the soft tool. The prowess of this bait can not be overstated, it is the go to swimmer for the dedicated big bass hunters; responsible for hundreds of bass over 10lbs and many teen fish. The baits action is best described as a slow, narrow S-motion with the secondary action of the side to side roll. It's swimming motion is incredibly realistic and calls bass from great distances to come investigate. The Soft Tool has undergone some slight revisions since its first release, the bait now features an even more realistic appearance due to its premium soft plastic construction. As seen on TV:The Rago Soft Tool 11" is one of the main featured baits in the DVD Big Bass Dreams Vol. 1. The Jerry Rago 11" Soft Tool is a truly large bait weighing in at 8.7oz. This kind of size requires dedicated swimbait gear - only the heaviest swimbait rods can handle it. The bait sinks at a fairly rapid rate of fall and is designed to be fished with a steady retrieve.
We also carry the Rago Soft Tool 9" Swimbait
Fishing the Rago Soft Tool Swimbait
The Soft Tool was designed by Jerry Rago to be retrieved in a similar fashion to a crankbait displaying the wobbling action and deflection off structure that causes big bass to strike. Rago recommends to make really long casts with the bait and reel with a medium-fast retrieve. The bait sinks down slowly on it its own, however, he believes it best to begin your retrieve immediately after it splashes down. This use will get the bait down to 12-15 feet of depth at its deepest point. Peak season for this bait typically starts in October and ends in early March when bass start concentrating their efforts on spawning. Recommended tackle includes 30lb monofilament, a G.Loomis 956 Swimbait Rod and a Shimano Calcutta 300D reel. The bait comes with an unconnected 3/0 Owner needlepoint treble hook, but anglers may choose to rig up a stinger hook as well. If you do plan to add a stinger hook, it is best to run a wire or heavy monofilament leader from the front hook ring to the back half of the bait and attach a 2/0 treble along with the stock treble.