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mark berrisford

MAKING WOODEN RATTLE TRAP STYLE BAITS

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Hi,was thinking of making a rattletrap style bait around 4inches long out of wood wanted to make it slow sinking is this possible?does it just need to be weighted towards the nose with the line tie on the back?or is there something else to know.any comments much appreciated

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I would say you should keep the weight directly under the front line tie or maybe just slightly forward of the belly hook hanger for best results.

The axis point of the bait will be at the line tie and the further you move the ballast weight away from this pivot point the more it will tend to kill the action. You might be able to find a "cutaway" drawing of a similar vibration type bait for referance

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THANKS FOR THE REPLIES .HAD A GO AT WEIGHTING A BLANK I HAD AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED 8O THE BLANK WAS SHAD SHAPED AND ABOUT 3 INCHES LONG WEIGHTED IT AT THE NOSE WITH A COUPLE OF RATTLE CHAMBERS AND A BIT OF LEAD SO IT SANK SLOWLY AND FIXED THE LINE TIE ABOUT AN INCH FROM THE NOSE AND IT WORKS OK,WILL HAVE TO MAKE A BIGGER VERSION NOW AS ORIGINALY PLANNED

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