DickMac2000

Work in progress: 'Twisterjerks'

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Hi there,

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!?

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Greetz,

Dick

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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.

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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.

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.

Great looking baits. I want to see that hollowed out area at the back of the bait.

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.

Like this:

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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...

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Greetz,

Dick

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Very nice,

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.

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Dick,

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???

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Those look great - who will be selling them???

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!

Greetz,

Dick

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Very nice!

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.

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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?

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Those look great! If you dont mind me asking, what type of wood did you use?

I always use Mahogany wood for my jerkbaits.

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?

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....

Greetz,

Dick

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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! :lol:

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....

Greetz,

Dick

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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.

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I finished a serie of 20 twisterjerks, the four colors:

Blue Beast

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Porn Pike

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Silver Strike

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Pimped Perch

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I'm working on some new ones... also a twisterjerk that's a bit bigger. (5" or so)

Greetz,

Dick

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