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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:31 PM
I wonder if you can cast a mini-throw net over big bedding bass with a flipping stick........sight fishing at it's finest!
Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:07 PM
As long as you can hook it in the mouth sure why not
Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:37 PM
Vic, I like your bait. one end to the other. I think the 035 wire will do fine. I build spinner baits with it and they stand up very well.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:36 PM
here is one of the ones im working on sorry for the bad pic
Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:26 PM
not so useless if the other two arms had willow leaf blades on them ?it would be like pulling two spinnerbaits?
Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:52 PM
as i see it its a money bait where legal to catch alot of fish (bass) fast(the more fish the faster the weight in the livewell gos up) using one for anything bigger then about 6lbs the fish will tear it apart or rip off fighting each other then you both lose as you lose fish and the fish may die from
ripping off the hooks or breaking your line with the rig attached),the rig has been around a long time umbrella rigs are used to fish in the ocean alot for everything from tuna to striped bass
but the rigs used there only use one bait with a hook in it the rest are teasers to get the fish interested in the bait with the hook becouse you would have no chance with more then one fish of there size(think of two or more 40 lb tuna on one rig????)so use is up to the user 1 hook or 5 what more fun to you???
Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:55 PM
haha... there's some rig on ebay that looks like a Styrofoam bobber attached to 5 leaders, and others that have 1.5oz lead fronts... all called alabama rigs, or carolina or texas or coosa or tennesse or a combination of all these rigs... dip :censored:s.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:15 PM
well after looking at some pics i think my wire is too long but i was lucky my epoxy hadnt set up so i pulled the wire out and trimmed some off
Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:49 AM
John, thank you. When I worked for the Air Force(87-91) we used to twist wire like this all the time. Everything on a plane is safety wired. The lure will be tested soon.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:51 PM
That looks great. i would buy that.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:36 PM
Yeah I think I might sell a few and I got to look at a real one today and its a lot smaller than I thought it would be and the original uses .041 wire and the guy told me its piano wire and I think it might rust eventually
Edited by Juice780, 28 October 2011 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:05 PM
How are the wires being attached inside the head from pulling loose most of what ive seen the heads have been plastic just cant figure out how to attach them properly without pulling out unless they are cased in lead anyone know
Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:18 PM
Vic, Thanks again for this info. If I read it right mine will be legal. My son-in-law is taking it for a workout tomorrow on Ft Loudon. I have another one on the dryer right now. Will post a pic wnen I get it off the wheel.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 05:56 AM
Your welcome John
Just trying to keep my fellow Tennesseans out of trouble. It would be something called an Alabama rig to get me into trouble with water police. My friends would never let me forget it.
Ft Loudon, your close. I live in Alcoa and am a Walland native.
Look forward to seeing your lure.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:46 AM
here is one i made used a crappie float and sand paper
Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:48 AM
Made of 3/4 inch PVC Trim Board, 1/8oz weight in belly, foiled with aluminum duct tape, colored with sharpies, cleared with D2T, .035 spring temper stainless wires, 2/0 Gamakatsu wide gap, 3in. Kalins Grubs. Total Weight 1.17 0z.
Edited by JBlaze, 29 October 2011 - 10:49 AM.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:44 PM
looks good how did you attach your wires inside your bait
Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:36 PM
John the lure looks great! I have similar shape in the process to becoming a lure soon.
My next build will be three wires too now I know the law. Those grubs are killer . Hope your son in law saves a few fish for me.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:53 PM
Juice780 on the body end of the wire, I did a hay wire twist then flattened the round eye drilled three holes just slightly larger than the twisted wire A snug fit. and pushed them in about 1½ inches secured with super glue. think of it as a long hook hanger that has been installed backward. I can't pull them out so I don't think a couple of fish could either.
Hope this helps John
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