finlander

rattle location

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Did a search and came up empty. Might have been lost after the coup.;) There was a discusion on the spot in a bait that moves around the most, that wood be a good location to put some rattles in. Anyone remember where that spot was??? Bow, midships or transom??? Thanks, Bruce

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I agree. I place my rattles in Cedar baits above the center hook location. Here's a tip for ya.........don't forget to weigh the rattle(s) you are using. It is a critical part of the position, as most guys like me, are also placing the weight here as well. This will definitely affect the performance of the bait.

Oldthunder

www.eaglelures.com

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If you are using a cylindrical rattle in a crankbait that rolls side to side, you should consider putting the rattle in cross ways. This should create a ticking sound as the bait shimmies on retrieve.

In jerk baits I guess it could go either way if you have room to fit it in the bait. If you inserted the rattle front to back with a slight downward pitch (toward the front as the bait would rest on the water), it should make a thump when you jerk it and a tick as the bait comes to a stop.

Rattles in wooden baits seem about 3x as loud, once you get them sealed into place.

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I found I have 3 glass ones left. I may try them between the eyes. There was a post on how to make your own, bb's or gun pellets maybe in a small tube. Maybe that post wasn't lost.:nuhuh:

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