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  1. I've been using watermelon/red zoom speedworm bodies minus the tails as a slow fall and deadsticking presentation bait for a loong time. I rig weightless, texposed on a 2/0 worm hook. They fall nice and s l o w l y .........
  2. If you crimp on number 7 clamshot split shots from Bass Pro on jig hooks, they come out around a 20th ounce or so.....I pinch them on and powder paint them....locks them on nicely.
  3. In support of King Bait Co., My buddy just got the Humminbird Pirahna 220 wide angle for under 100, nice looking and really like the 60 degree cone angle. Great for locating cover, structure......otherwise possibly missed with the smaller cones.
  4. Humminbird 535 is a wide angle black and white....60 degree cone....nice for picking up structure and cover otherwise missed with a narrow cone.
  5. If I take the body of a zoom speedworm, minus the tail (looks like a senko knock off)....and dip it in melted plastic, will it , coat the wormbody evenly or will it tend to run down and make the ends fatter..... What I am trying to do is make the whole worm body fatter without changing its specific shape. Thanks for the help and Good Fishing, Mac
  6. I have a Humminbird 535. It's a black and white model with a cone within a cone making it a 60 degree wide angle as opposed to a normal 18 to 20 degree cone angle. Excellent for picking up structure and cover which other narrower cones may miss.
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    Zoom Baits makes a Speedworm in two models, the regular speedworm and the ultra vibe speedworm. If you have the regular paddle tail speedworm in watermelon/red, clip off the tail at the narrow spot. If you have the ultra vibe model, cut the body a quarter inch up from the hooktail. For whatever the reason, watermelon red works the best of all the colors offered in the speedworm line. Texpose the "Zoomie" body with a 2/0 worm hook and fish it weightless in the following manner. Use a skipping sidearm cast at all times, even when casting to relatively open waters such as those approaching weed
  8. I dip up to three colors with the same heating using an alcohol burner.....I count the heat time on each side, dip in the first color (usually black for example) then touch the bottom half in the jar of white and then tip up the jig and touch the nose in red. If the red doesn't stick, I wave the nose over the flame just a couple of times and dip in red again. I then cure.
  9. In East Tennessee Green pumpkin, watermelon/red, black are probably the best. In flukes it's pearl and bubblegum.... Grubs for crappie....pearl chartreuse, white pearl. Jig trailers...amber with green glitter, blue, black and green pumpkin.
  10. I use the 280 Ultra Thread for jig tying....holds very well.
  11. You can get a variety of greens by mixing black with chartreuse.....if you get a color close to watermelon, you may want to use that. I'm mixing an off olive and it works well.
  12. Ricam, Just be careful what soft plastic you use, some will still react with the finish on the crank, and some will still eat the plastic itself....you'll just have to find a soft plastic that doesn't. Sounds like a great plan......good luck, Mac
  13. Good flies, Jake....also you apparently have a flair for the use of materials. There are two books out by Jay "Fishy" Fullum you may enjoy looking through at the bookstore. I happen to have them both, they are called FISHY'S FLIES, and FISHY'S FAVORITES. It's a real variety of approaches and also a variety of materials....for example, he makes a helgrammite body using electrician's tape, a pencil sharpener to form a balsa popper body, and a coffee stir stick to make a Damselfly. Some of the flies use standard materials, others are very creative. They are soft bound books, 8 1/2 by 11 inch
  14. PDF Tutorial Attached. Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf Making Swim Jigs.pdf
  15. I use a thread collar to tie it off as being the standard way of doing it.....tying the back on first, running the thread by wrapping it forward and catching the chenille when it comes forward and then making a thread collar over it for about 1/8 to 3/16 inch.... Chenille wraps are great for holding scent if you use scent at all. Instead of using the same color, you may want to use red thread.....adding a little red to the overall tie is a good idea in my book....my opinion. Sometimes just a contrasting color sets it off nicely as well, for example a black collar on a light colored chenill
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