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Vodkaman, January 28, 2007
above is a link to making glass rattles that I submitted. The photos were lost during the last server crash we had so I re-sent them and they should be back in a few weeks.
I acknowledge your tutorial on the glass rattle, Excellent job. I am also aware that some use spent 022 cartridges.
I suspect that 'rattle cans' are potentially a very important method for catching fish and apart from an excelent article by Mr Sissons that I read a few weeks ago, I feel that the subject has not been given the air that it deserves.
I also suspect that their are a few more construction methods going on out there that other members might like to share. Experience with cans, theories, new ideas, facts. I am hoping that this small contribution might get some knowledge sharing going on.
I use 10mm brass tubes and for the rattles steel bb airgun amo,2 per tube seem's to give the best result's.I seal the ends with thin metal cut to size and held in place with foil tape these are then epoxied into the lures body
another method is to drill a hole completely through you bait. Insert some shot and glue metal caps over the holes.
This is how i make my rattle cans
They sound very loud
Lazaro- Thats great!! Do you make your own "rattle traps", or are those just halves that you've bought?
I make my own.
And proudly with info from TU.
Wow amazing work, what method do you use?
Yes, I'd like to see the whole process, not just the rattle.
I have a lot of trouble writing in english, so please try to do you're best effort will you're reading.
All the info you can find it in the tutorial, or in post's in TU.
I haven't done it before, but it's a good time to say tanks to all for your help. The first thing I do in the mornig, is read TU.
SS wire bending
This are my first "mini" mold
I made them with liquid silicon, and you mix it with a catalizer so it can get hard.
I use plastic disketts (3.5) box's to hold then together
The lure I make are made from 2 part resin (it's almost like epoxy). Mix 50% part A + 50% part B.
That's an ingenius rattle box, and the whole lure is very impressive.
For those of you pouring stick baits, minnows, and any other longer than tall baits, you can make a rattle by cutting a section of brass tube, putting in BBs, and then pinching the ends shut. You can place the tube in the lure so that it's at an angle, lower in the lure toward the front, and higher toward the rear. I would start at the front hook hanger, and end somewhere near the tail.
By angling the tube upward toward tail, the shot moves to the tail on the cast, and then runs back down to the belly on the retrieve, for proper weight distribution.
The Japanese luremakers Yozuri and Zip do this with a wire, sliding weight, and magnet.
It is too difficulf for me to do, since I carve my lures from wood or PVC, but it lends itself well to lures that are poured from foam.
It's tricky to get the weight, length of tube, and angle right, but, once you do, you can kill two birds with one stone, or rattle chamber.
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