mouldybits

how to make a jerkbait??

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Do you want to build a wood bait or a molded bait?

If you want a wood bait do you want to build a one piece or wire through two piece?

What type of Jerkbait are you talking about?

http://www.tackleunderground.com/forum/hard-baits/13537-jerk-bait-vs-minnow-crank.html?highlight=jerkbait

Depending on your location a glider might be called a jerkbait, so we need to know a little more information to be able to help you.

Tell us a name of a jerkbait that you have in mind.

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it'll be a wood one i'm wanting to have a bash at, it'll be one piece, the type with two flat sides and perhaps weighing between 2 and 3oz in some sort of shad shape if that makes sense?

cheers

phil

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nope, the plan was to have something with two trebles thats it, just to try and keep it simple on my first go. or do you reckon i should just bandsaw the shape/shapes out and try them first to see if the pattern actually works??

cheers

phil

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What type of fish are you after? What part of the World/States are you from?

Sounds like you are wanting to build a glider and fishing for Musky or saltwater game fish.

Edited by Palmetto Balsa

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i'm from the uk, its for pike fishing, i've gotta few to get ideas from but not overly sure what the starting point is for them? ie what type of wood to use thicknesses, different curves for actions etc etc.

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Choose the shape you want, trace it out on a piece of 3/4" wood....not any narrower. Cut it ou with a scroll saw or band saw. Router the edges with a roundover bit or a flat wood file, sand. Decide where the hooks will go, mark and drill a pilot hole. Use two weights, one an inch from the front, one an inch or so from the back. Melt the lead in with a propane torch, be careful, wear eye protection and don't get the hot lead anywhere near water. put the hooks in, drop the lure in a bucket of water. The lure should sink stead and level. Once you get the right amount of lead let dry overnight. Fill the weight holes with plaster, woodfiller, epoxy putty, or bondo, sand smooth. Dip the lure in a sealer, I like sanding sealer or polycrylic...let dry overnight. Dip in a white primer, dry overnight. Paint, let dry overnight. Two coats of clear. Done deal.

Jed V.

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thanks guys, much appreciated. thats some nice baits you got there bezyb, looks like you gotta nice finish on them. do you buy the beech by the plank?

cheers

phil

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@ mouldybits

Check that site , that BEZYB mentioned , there should be somewhere an instruction for a lure called "The Roach" there .

I'd strictly recommend this one to start out , it's easy to build and easy to balance(requires only one lead weight in its belly) .

Also easy to fish , pull it , twitch it , jerk it or just reel it , it always provides swimming action at 1 to 15 feet approx. , depending on built-in sink rate .

You may read more about it here in the hardbait gallery , I posted some there under their original name "Heiddy" jerkbait .

greetz and good success , diemai

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