Plop Plop Gulp

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Plop Plop Gulp

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This is my latest top-water. I am sending it to my brother in Indiana to test this spring. I have been very happy with the action of the spoon bills from janns netcraft. I want rattles in the next one I make.


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I like the shape of this one , how big is it ,............ is the lip of steel or aluminium ?

What kinda rattles you're planning on ?

If you make sucha lure in two parts , cutting the tail straight off(at 1/3 to 1/4 body length from the nose) without any angled relief cuts at the two opposing planes of the joint and just one single centered joint (interconnected screw eyes or wire harness), the two body parts would constantly hit one another on retrieve thus generating added noise and commotion .

Did this on winged creepers before , worked fine !

greetz , Dieter :yay:

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I like the shape of this one , how big is it ,............ is the lip of steel or aluminium ?

What kinda rattles you're planning on ?

If you make sucha lure in two parts , cutting the tail straight off(at 1/3 to 1/4 body length from the nose) without any angled relief cuts at the two opposing planes of the joint and just one single centered joint (interconnected screw eyes or wire harness), the two body parts would constantly hit one another on retrieve thus generating added noise and commotion .

Did this on winged creepers before , worked fine !

greetz , Dieter yay.gif

thanks Dieter,

the lip is Stainless steel. It adds a bit weight , aluminum would be a better match. I might try to find a local machine shop to stamp out a batch in aluminum for me. I am looking at glass rattle pods from janns netcraft , i should be able to drill a hole in the rear of the bait and insert it no problem. wood putty and a drop of epoxy will keep it in and give a finished look. htis one is about 3 inches long i make a musky sized version too. i will have to try to make a jointed model .

-Brett

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Hi , Brett ,

I've also found out that steel lips are somewhat too heavy causing the jitterbug lures to float up head down a bit , switched to aluminium ones soon .

I am using jig rattles of plastic on smaller lures , I buy these athttp://www.mooreslures.com

Just cut off that "mushroom" shaped attaching portion and insert them into crosswise bores through the lure blank .

On bigger , more buoyant lures I assemble homemade rattle chambers made from brass tubing 8 X 0,5 millimetres .

good luck , Dieter

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