Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
johnnytheboy

rattles

4 posts in this topic

hi there,

i'm planning to make a few lures along the lines of the bill lewis ratt-l-traps, also some jake type crankbaits, i was planning to put rattles in them but can't seem to come up with any ideas as to how, i supose its gonna have to involve ball bearings and some sort of metal inner pipe with covers on each end, just dunno how to go about it

any ideas?

tightlines john

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey John,

I'm expecting a tutorial to come in soon on rattles. You can drill a hole thru a wood bait, trim a jig rattle and wood putty it into the hole. You can also cut wood plugs to press into the holes and tap them flush with a few bb's inside.

Tight lines,

Shawn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is what I do on otherwise silent wooden cranks. Go 3/4 to the rear of the lure, drill a hole completely thru the body. Make the hole just slightly larger than the rattle (typically use a glass rattle)...I fill the hole with some epoxy and tap the rattle in. I fill the remainder of the hole with wood filler, let it dry, sand to the original body shape...seal, paint, and clearcoat as usual. Hope this helps.

KL

www.customluresunlimited.com

Quality Handpainted Lures

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0