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rattles in baits
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:05 PM
I've got 6, 8"grandma lures (muskie baits) they are a flat bait about 1/2 inches thick. I want to put rattles in them but not sure what route to go. the height on them is about 1@1/4 high, would drilling a large hole to drop the beads into work with a wood plug or should i go with the rattle tubes I see at janns be better.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:25 PM
Use a glass and steel bearing type of rattle. They are the best to use. The click is much sharper and louder. I have some good ones. If you are interested send me a PM.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 09:17 PM
While I agree with Skeeter about the rattles having a good sound. I'm not so sure they're loud enough for grannies. I've used similar (and other) rattles and found the size of a muskie bait tends to deaden the sound too much.
Try them by all means they just might work, but another thing to try might be drilling a 5/16" hole (on an angle) and adding 1/4" steel ball bearings. To get a better "clack", epoxy in a washer at each end of the hole so the BB's have something (other than each other) to make noise against.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 12:18 PM
Out2llungs is right, use the steel ball bearings it works the best. Something I will do if I need a rattle is I will add a jig rattle collar on the leader snap before I put on the lure.