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Work in progress: 'Twisterjerks'
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:40 AM
I've been watching all the beautiful stuff you people make and now it's time for me to post something!
I've been building these 'twisterjerks' for 1 1/2 year now and the have proven to be excellent jerks for pike on shallow water!
I still have to coat these with E-tex and finish them with a twistertail.
I'll post another pic when they're finished....
They're 4 inches long and weight 1.5 oz. (a bit small for your standards I believe, but ideal for shallow Dutch ditches)
Let me hear what you think of them!?
Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:14 AM
Very well done. My only recommendation would be to move the front hook hangers back a little on the next batch because it looks like the hook would be able to catch the line.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:33 AM
Great looking baits. I want to see that hollowed out area at the back of the bait.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:28 AM
That problem doesn't occur in actual practice..... I have put them as far from eachother as possible, to be able to put the weight on the spots I want.
I have tested and tested the jerk and now it's perfect.
Why are you interested in that hole? Nothing more than a drilled out hole with a nail in the middle! There will be a twister attached to it.
The result is this.... the jerk needs a few layers of coating, I just assembled the tail for the pic.
The twister will be assembled by putting superglue on the nail and cut-off side of the twister.
Before assembly, I pierce the twister so that it can be put on the nail without using to much force...
Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:29 AM
Those look great. I would also like to see the back of the bait. Is there a hook for the Twister?
Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:29 AM
Thanks for the follow up photos.
It was just my curiosity that wanted to see back. If I would have been holding it I would have turned it over to check it out so I just asked. Nice pics and great bait.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:33 AM
Those look nice and "toothy" if you know what I mean. I can see myself on the Jersey City Flowage on 6 foot of water or less, hammering the weed line hunting pike and maybe a musky or two.
Those look great - who will be selling them???
Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:39 AM
I sell them in small quantities in the Netherlands.... to anyone that's interested in my jerks.
It's almost the only kind of jerk I use these days. They have proven to be great catchers!
Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:43 PM
Those look great! If you dont mind me asking, what type of wood did you use?
Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:29 PM
I used to do a lot of pike fishing and that size bait would have been just the right size.
Post some pictures of your fish too.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:09 AM
Dick. They all look very professional.
How are you attaching the tails? Looks like a nail head just showing at the rear end. Pushed on with a spot of glue may be?
Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:16 AM
I always use Mahogany wood for my jerkbaits.
Yes, a bit of superglue on the nail and the cut-off end of the twister.
Thank you all for your kind replies!!!
I'll try and post a pic or two later....
Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:26 AM
A picture of a nice pike caught on one of my twisterjerks by my best friend:
Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:39 AM
My friend is 'hooked' on my twisterjerks and they are (almost) the only jerks he fishes with. I can't be proud everytime he catches something!
However, I was proud when I caught the first fish on my twisterjerk.... (Although I knew they were pretty good, just by looking at the action of the jerk.) Confidence is everything....
Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:39 AM
Dick, your lures look great. I have not made such a lure yet, but I intend to. Can you tell me how are they weighted? Do they float, or do you like them to be slightly heavier than water? After all, a twister has a better action in the water than at the surface.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:34 AM
Familiar faces and lures you got there
Just like everybody, I like them as well!
Keep it up!