Jeff Hahn

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  1. Painting Chatter Bait Blades

    I also use fingernail polish. It might chip now and then, but it's easily touched up.
  2. Chatterbait jig heads

    The Sparkie head is wider. That allows the edges of the blade to bang on the jighead during the retrieve. Some folks use a football head, which is even wider. But, I have never tried that style. The Sparkie is about as close as you can get to the same head shape as on the original RAD Chatterbait. I have made a few using the Arkie head. They vibrate just fine, but the blade doesn't hit the head.
  3. Stupid and Easy

    That's a heck of an idea. Gonna have to try that!
  4. Chatterbait jig heads

    I think that the Sparkie head is far superior to the Arkie head for bladed jigs.
  5. Chatterbait blade thickness

    The original RAD Chatterbait had a much thinner blade than the blades that you can buy through Barlows, Jann's, or LPO. Those blades are even a tad thinner (and solid metal rather than plated) than the blades on the original Z-Man baits. I thought about buying a sheet of thin steel and cutting my own blades. But, it looked like more trouble than it was worth. I did make a few blades from tin can lids. They worked OK. I have also wondered if a thinner blade would make a different noise when banging the jighead, compared to a thicker blade.
  6. Large 30 degree Swim Jig hook

    I don't know of any larger than 5/0. But, I would think that 5/0 would be plenty large enough for pike.
  7. Stupid and Easy

    Do you have a link from their website so I can take a look?
  8. Canada spinnerbait help

    Just make sure to use a steel leader with the vibrating jig. I make my own. But, you can also cut off the snap on a standard steel leader. Then, take the snap that comes with the vibrating jig and open the top, slip it on to the loop on the steel leader, and close the top of the snap.
  9. Chatterbait blades...bend or no??

    I always bend my blades.
  10. Canada spinnerbait help

    THIS^^^. If you're going to use a steel leader, which is standard when pike fishing, use the closed/twisted loop type of spinnerbait. Also, do yourself a favor and take some 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4 ounce vibrating jigs. The choice of trailer is up to you, as pike are not particularly picky. When the pike are aggressive, which is a lot of the time, throw the vibrating jig a mile and wind it back as fast as you can. But, hold on, because a decent pike will try to rip the rod out of your hands!
  11. Jig Hanging Rack For Curing

    Zane: You made some beautiful jigs there!
  12. Do-It Swimbait Head Jig Mold SBH-5-A Question

    I get the same tiny ridge on many of the jigs I pour. I believe it is a result of a less than perfect match where the two mold halves meet. I don't think you can do anything to fix the mold and prevent this. But, you can remove the tiny ridge from the baits you have poured using a flat edge.
  13. Do-It Swimbait Head Jig Mold SBH-5-A Question I also found it on Amazon for $9.99.
  14. Where to buy jig molds

    Lure Parts Online, Barlow's, Jann's Netcraft
  15. Skirts Under Control

    Good thinking!