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tally whaker problem
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:30 PM
just made my first tally whaker, i just tested it in the sink and it sits super low and slightly tail down ! will this work ? i think i might get a waterski effect that gets i to surface when i start retreving it?
Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:44 PM
Hi- I just made some of my own also, I tested mine in the bath tub (much to my wifes amusement) . Mine also sit a little low in the rear but once I start the retrieve it pulls up and make a nice sputter. I made a final test on my proto at a duck pond that that has not froze over yet. The only real good way to tell if it will work is to try it .
Posted 01 February 2007 - 05:00 PM
thanks but the ice is thick here so will not be abel to test for a while will try to get to my local indoors swiming pool some time next week!
Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:49 PM
I don't know how things are where you boys are from, but for us Southern boys, a tally whacker is NOT a fishing lure. Any questions??
Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:42 AM
I tried to look the lure up on the web, to get an idea of what you were all talking about, ended up in a bunch of porn sites and got a warning from my boss!
If you could be so kind, could you post a picture for us beginners.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:16 AM
Up here in the northland, a TALLYWHACKER is a segmented lure with a prop blade on one or both segments that spins and creates a commotion in the water as it is retrieved. Now I know you southern boys and British are known to come up a little on the short side in certain areas but I didn't think it was intellectually also. JK:lol:
Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:47 AM
Steady on Mr Bone!
I'm so intellectually challenged, I can't think of an amusing reply.
Actually, I am staring out of the window at a pea souper as I write. Hopefully, it will protect us Brits from the 'neukulor' fall out.
So, how about a picture of the 'tallywhancker' then?
Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:53 AM
sorry Vodkaman, i don't have the knowledge to post a picture. I do prefer to call that style of lure a prop bait, just sounds better.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:59 AM
Don't feel too bad about it, Haven't worked it out myself yet.
Hopefully, another more knowledgeable member will be able to help us out with an image of the 'prop bait'.
Have a nice day!
Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:09 AM
There's a member here by name of Tally, perhaps he'd known what a whacker is, errr, now how do u spell that exactly????
Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:23 AM
Mr LaPala, I rember this Mr Tally as being a student of your carving techniques. After seeing picture of both his and your work I agree that he may well be a whacker
Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:38 AM
Wow, this threads really going down. My wife and I were in the Mall of America a few weeks ago and I was telling her about my new Tallywhacker bait that I'm trying to perfect and the next thing you know I'm getting cuffed and stuffed by mall security,now I have to wear a funny collar on my ankle, I can't go within 1 mile of any schools and I have to give a DNA sample. I just don't get it!
Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:45 AM
Sorry LaPala, typing with my boxing gloves on.
Maybe we should get back to discussing the lure?
Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:18 AM
This thread is killing me. It has to be a regional thing because what I grew up knowing what a tally wacker is would not be anything I want to fish with. It must be a California or Mass. bait only to be found in a liberal's tacklebox.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:47 AM
Come on guys, we all know Minnesota is the center of intellect and higher learning.
Posted 03 February 2007 - 05:59 PM
they float flat or nose dwon a little to get a plop plop the sound . try changeing the back hook to smaller sige or you have to much weigh in the back it takes alittle mokey around to get them right
Posted 03 February 2007 - 06:48 PM
I can't speak for the Brit, but us southern boys are not physically or mentally challenged.