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  1. Welcome to TU. You are looking for a unicorn that most of us searched for at one time or another. I tried a lot, and I mean a lot of ball bearing swivels over the years. What I found was there are two brands that are great and the rest not so much. Worth ball bearing swivels and Sampo, the Sampo are the most expensive but you can get the Worth for half that, even less if you order in bulk. If you aren't going to use one of those options then you may want to try roller swivels. They are a step below the ball bearing swivel but way better than crane and barrel swivels. The best part is you can g
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  2. If one person was always right he/she would own the fishing industry, but that is not the case!! We all have had great years followed by not so great years.... as conditions change from year to year so does the fishing.
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  3. Like most opinion pieces put out by fisherman I believe some of it holds merit but a lot of it is just opinion biased on his fishing style My opinion attraction is based on flicker/flash, noise/vibration and overall visibility true triggering traits are that show weakness/opportunity or create the fish to fear a loss of opportunity. Weakness is a pause, fall, or small twitch showing struggles to move. Drawing on a now or never response is a long pull/jerk, variation in speed and veering to the side Above is the main factors I consider when creating a lure and what I choose to
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  4. I’m replying to this post because I have a few hundred titanium spinner bait wires from when I used to manufacture baits. I’m looking to sell all of my components and materials due to lack of time. These are almost impossible to find as when I bought them they soon disappeared. They are amazing!! Anyone that is interested can email me at ccblures@yahoo.com my name is Justin. Thanks for your time.
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  5. It might be fun to take some white silicone caulk and apply it with that crunched up paper. That might provide the texture, the look, and the caulk should stick well to Plastisol.
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  6. To me the mottled finish looks like a different product. Not plastisol. How about just a little latex on a sponge and roll your plastic ball on the sponge to transfer and mottle.
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  8. You can add hardener to hot plastisol if you thin it with frresh plastisol and mix well before adding.I would also add a squirt of temp stabilizer when you do.
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  9. Smalljaw hit the nail on the head, I have about 250 ball bearings left that I bought 12 years ago and since then the price has gone up tremendously. I have been using roller swivels as well on my personal spinnerbaits and underspins. Never had an issue with them. They aren't ball bearing swivels, however they do work well and don't break the bank. If you 're going to buy bulk, I would go with Worth. Good Luck and welcome to TU.
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  10. FM Bait CO. in Leitchfield, KY. They don't have a website that I know of. I'm pretty sure they do the same 1000ct. per color minimum. This is their phone # that I found on google (270) 230-8815
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  11. Im sure woman can cast just as men can.
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  12. Watched this old Doug Hannon video the other day. In particular the first part where he is talking about attraction and triggering qualities of lures and what he prefers and why. Curious what others here who build lures think of this and do you apply the methodology and if so how to the baits you build. Doug Hannon - The Bass Professor - Catching Big Bass (1986) Youtube wont allow me to embed the video but this is what it is titled if you wish to check it out.
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  13. its interesting. i have experienced attraction and triggering in several fishing situations, couple examples... 1. jig fishing - the jig is both an attraction and trigger lure that can be manipulated by the user. specifically talking vertical jigging here. large aggressive movements to attract, and small jiggly movements to trigger 2. musky glide baits - these are great attractors, fish love to come and check them out. if you are not moving fish a glide bait is a great way to see a fish. and they do trigger and catch fish as well but attracting is their specialty. This all got m
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  14. I did not watch the video, but Mr. Hannon was known as a pretty smart feller. The terms attraction and trigger are not new for sure and I do believe that they have a great deal of merit. Larry Dahlberg was known to use the terms frequently on his show "Hunt for Big Fish", and his presence in the Salt Water Hall of Fame, and the Freshwater Hall of fame lend him credence. Still, opinion is opinion and until we can hold a conversation with fish, we will never know. Hillbilly has explained the various attractions and triggers pretty much like I view them. Anecdotal observations
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  15. Im starting to make some Cheburashka Lead Sinker molds and got the ide: freeze the soft clay down before i take it off..and yes it comes clean off. (the red ball mold was a mess so I stuck the clay back on and after a freeze comes clean off too.)
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