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Hot N Tot Lure Bodies
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:53 AM
Does any body make the hot n tot lure bodies??? I have looked cant locate
Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:30 PM
I've have seen lot's of 20 on ebay for around $25 you will have to prep them for repaint
Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:04 PM
have you found what you are looking for? i would be interested in them too.please email me at email@example.com thanks chris
Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:22 PM
I've been looking as well. Those bad boys have been good for me on the Missouri River the last few years. I've been itching to paint some of my own patterns on blanks. Any info appreciated.
Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:35 AM
Maybe I'm not seeing something, but they look to me like the only ballast is the trebles, and the metal lip, which extends back into the bait.
Is that the case?
Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:33 AM
Nope. I'm pretty sure you're right with that assumption. At least I've never found any with anything else to them. They are one of the few store bought baits I've always had consistent success with on multiple species. Bass, walleye, pike, freshwater drum, love them around here. They dig deep, have a great wobble and I''ve never had a fish throw one. I went to Rapala/Storms website and in the FAQ they state quite clearly they don't sell blanks so that option is off the table.
Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:03 PM
The way the metal bill flashes when it X's, it reminds me of a chatterbait.
Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:37 PM
Those are great performining lures. A lot of people say that the original Storm Hot N Tot perform better than the new ones. Would you know if the clip that they use for the line tie, is available off the shelf. It reminds me of a leader component. Looks like a fun build.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:57 PM
The links are available here -
I'm sure other places sell them as well. If you guys make some of these please post pics. We use them to troll for salmon/steelhead so I'm interested in making a few myself.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:20 PM
I haven't had to look for that lip clip yet but I hope they are. I also thought those clips looked like some sort of leader component. Haven't had a chance to get through all my Hagens catalog but if recall, there were some larger snaps a person could modify a bit if the other clips are unavailable. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:40 PM
I love this video:
Is the two slot lip so you can adjust the slip wire attachment from the front slot to the rear slot to vary it's diving depth?
Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:34 PM
I seem to remember seeing some pre-Rapala Hot-N-Tot lures on Ebay a day or two ago. The price wasn't bad either.
Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:08 PM
thanks for the link barr5150. If I get some made I'll post some pics!
Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:17 PM
Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:19 PM
I'm guessing you could change the lie tie location to the forward holes but we never did it either. We just bend the lip to change the depth.
Posted 06 March 2015 - 01:44 PM
Still no response from the Producers website. I'm just going to assume that they aren't interested in selling blanks. No biggie. I'll get around to making some blanks of my own when I get some more equipment for my shop. Figure I can use the Hot n Tot body as inspiration and maybe come up with something a bit different. I know I wouldn't mind having some with rattles,