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Message Subject: Creature Spins
jdsplasher
Posted 4/10/2021 10:04 PM (#977888 - in reply to #977829)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.
Thanks for the likes...NO8.... Steve.

Interested to see  how effective the larger Creatures  will be in Spring?

 That would be Cool to bring back the swimmer head. Hopefully a nice collar would be Ideal!

 JD 



Edited by jdsplasher 4/10/2021 10:08 PM
sworrall
Posted 4/11/2021 8:44 AM (#977901 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





Posts: 32825


Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
That's what he's going to do. I wonder what happened to Repka's molds.
Pa Tigers n trout
Posted 4/12/2021 10:38 AM (#977949 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: RE: Creature Spins




Posts: 267


Location: Central Pennsylvania
Can't wait to fish those frogs I got from you last year, there isn't quite weed beds grown yet so I'm just waiting for that or to start seeing fish!
jdsplasher
Posted 4/12/2021 10:57 AM (#977951 - in reply to #977949)
Subject: RE: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.
Brendan; no need to wait for weeds. I use these for our opener here in WI. Very few green weeds at opener. 
Besides, hear of many reports where pike and Walleyes have frogs in Stomachs late ice. Frogs start climbing out of the mud as Ice goes out!
 
JD 
jdsplasher
Posted 3/23/2022 8:03 AM (#1003788 - in reply to #977951)
Subject: RE: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Made a dozen Spins for a upcoming Swap.

Can't seem to find the 6/0 Brute hook once used in my 3/4 oz. swimmer head mold. SO; Transitioning over To a 3/4 oz. Stand UP Jig Head for the creature spins. The 7/0 swimmer hook fits perfectly in this mold, and think its an improvement from the 6/0 brute hook.

Going to still search for a hook that works in my swimmer head mold. Going to try a 8/0, or 9/0 . I did get the 7/0 swimmer hook to work in the swimmer head mold, just thought the shaft was a tad short. I still have about 20 jigs left of the swimmer heads. After that....WELL...who knows what I find :

 JD




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Pa Tigers n trout
Posted 3/27/2022 7:27 PM (#1003898 - in reply to #1003788)
Subject: RE: Creature Spins




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Location: Central Pennsylvania
Beautiful work! I need to force myself to fish that swimmer jig and the other frog type plastic, can't seem to goat myself into fishing it over my beloved glidebaits or big bass jerkbaits. Do you pour any smaller plastics for musky?
jdsplasher
Posted 3/27/2022 9:19 PM (#1003900 - in reply to #1003898)
Subject: RE: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Yes, thanks for asking. There are a few guys fishing these creature spins in river systems in PA. Also a couple Guides using them in Northern WI. 

 I pour about 40 different patterns of paddle tails , twin tails,  worms, and lizards. Along with the small BAT’s, and large twin tails(BAT’s) The twin tails for spinnerbaits, and bucktails R game changers. Got a few friends fishing these twin tails, and they can’t get enough of them. Constantly getting bit, and going through them like French Fries;) Pics of these bat’s R also in my Winter project post on spinnerbaits ,&  blades along with video of the trailers in action.

 Several patterns R on page 1. If there is something your interested in seeing, let me know. Many patterns I haven’t posted.

 I even pour 2” straight tails for perch, and eyes. I use them for cohos and trout.

 JD 



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jdsplasher
Posted 5/15/2022 9:45 AM (#1006369 - in reply to #1003900)
Subject: RE: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Few post up, I talked about looking into a different hook for my swimmer head. Picked up a few 8/0, and 9/0 swimbait hooks , Did a bit of milling on Mold and got an 8/0 and 9/0 to work with minimal trimming.

Hopefully you can make out the difference Between the 8 and the 9. Nine seems to extend further  away from jig, about a 1/4 inch . SO, Id like to extend the colar a bit, and the 9/0 lets me do that. It may also ad a tad of weight to the already 3/4 oz. size. BUT, the 8/0 seems to be similar length to my last hook, just a bit more bite.

Both seem to be a Nice improvement, and LOOKING for a few Opinions from you expert Creature fishers:). The 9/0 with a bit of orange is on the Left.  Hopefully this pic lets you do that...….I may even send out a sample or 2;)

Thanks,

JD 



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sworrall
Posted 5/16/2022 3:49 PM (#1006390 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Looking good....
jdsplasher
Posted 5/16/2022 11:02 PM (#1006402 - in reply to #1006390)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

sworrall - 5/16/2022 3:49 PM Looking good....

 thanks 

 Sign up for a Sample, and leave feedback;)

 JD 

kap
Posted 5/23/2022 12:47 PM (#1006558 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins




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Location: deephaven mn
Swimmer jigs are hard to find. I do like that you are producing. Is 3/4 standard weight? or can you make them a little lighter?
jdsplasher
Posted 5/23/2022 7:05 PM (#1006562 - in reply to #1006558)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.
Greg; My 3/4 oz mold is the only swimmer head I pour. I, and others that wanted something lighter, just have them Not Painted until they take several strokes on this jig from a file. You can lighten up fairly quick. And sometimes cut a design to really get this thing to Hellicopter, with a glide descend;) What’s nice is now I can pour a 8/0 and 9/0 swimmer hook in mold!!!

I’ve even taken a chain saw file and cut grooved cylinders on each side of hook eye, to cut, slice weeds.

If I can find someone to cut a 1 ounce or larger Swimmer Is my next jig. 

Most guys that confront me on this jig, want something 1 ounce or 1 1/8 oz.

 JD 



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kap
Posted 5/24/2022 6:40 AM (#1006565 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins




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Location: deephaven mn
Like the big hooks. I could file them down. I would be interested in try a few out.
thanks
jdsplasher
Posted 5/24/2022 7:09 AM (#1006566 - in reply to #1006565)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

KAP, sent U a PM.  Thanks 

 JD 

musky513
Posted 5/24/2022 9:39 AM (#1006571 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins




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I like the looks of the 9/0. That's a mean looking jig! If you're wanting another tester, I'm in! Paint or no paint, makes no difference to me. I rarely paint the jigs I pour.
Solitario Lupo
Posted 11/13/2022 12:21 PM (#1014569 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





Location: PA Angler
They look great. Seeing your into your own plastics basstackle has a good sale right now. Might find something good. I got myself the snake eye shad mold. Thinking that be a good one. Also got myself the twinjector getting tired of cutting and doing it all over again. If you ever got some creature spins laying around and wanna trade let me know.
jdsplasher
Posted 11/13/2022 4:18 PM (#1014572 - in reply to #1014569)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Solitario Lupo - 11/13/2022 12:21 PM They look great. Seeing your into your own plastics basstackle has a good sale right now. Might find something good. I got myself the snake eye shad mold. Thinking that be a good one. Also got myself the twinjector getting tired of cutting and doing it all over again. If you ever got some creature spins laying around and wanna trade let me know.
LUPO

Here's a recent Creature spin Fish from Vilas county. We casted most of the day with zero follows. Pulled out the Creature Spins. Immediately had action, and salvaged the day with a hand full of largemouth, and a dandy low 40's Musky. Had a couple other hits that missed the Jig.

 

I always Have creature Spins available in My creature Tupperware. Excellent lure  when tough conditions present themselves. Usually bring to lure Swaps. Not looking for much. Maybe 10" Jakes in certain colors. Thanks for the post and interest in the spins!

JD 



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jdsplasher
Posted 2/24/2023 2:12 PM (#1018351 - in reply to #1014572)
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Location: SE, WI.

Several Guys are liking this Flowage Green Creature spin......U like?

 JD

 




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North of 8
Posted 2/24/2023 4:00 PM (#1018355 - in reply to #1018351)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins




Like that a lot. Could see fishing that with a lift of the rod while reeling, let it flutter back down, repeat.
jdsplasher
Posted 2/24/2023 5:28 PM (#1018362 - in reply to #1018355)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

North of 8 - 2/24/2023 4:00 PM Like that a lot. Could see fishing that with a lift of the rod while reeling, let it flutter back down, repeat.

 NO8; thanks for the likes!     Plastic is Motor oil color W/ green/ orange fleck! Green glitter head.

 JD



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jdsplasher
Posted 4/1/2023 7:47 AM (#1019413 - in reply to #1018362)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Freshly Made spins, Copper body/orange crayfish skirt/W/ Mirage strands...

 And Gold body/ Yellow/ Brown skirting/,  W/ Mirage Strands......Love the Mirage Tinsel!

 You Like colors?

JD

 



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Solitario Lupo
Posted 4/1/2023 9:09 AM (#1019415 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





Location: PA Angler
Not bad. Thinking those colors will definitely get hit.
ToddM
Posted 4/1/2023 9:48 AM (#1019420 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: oswego, il
Those look great!
jdsplasher
Posted 4/1/2023 9:32 PM (#1019435 - in reply to #1019420)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Thanks, Mike and ToddM….Copper kinda looks like a Rusty…

 JD

Solitario Lupo
Posted 4/2/2023 9:35 AM (#1019439 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





Location: PA Angler
Got a phantom softail that’s both copper ontop and gold on the sides that works great. Did a couple plastic in those colors going to give them a try this year. My golden rainbow fly worked great last year.
jdsplasher
Posted 9/27/2023 7:50 AM (#1023876 - in reply to #1019439)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Did a small batch of Glow Paddles and Lizards. Couple guys are using these Glows for Lakers Down Deep.

 Your thoughts?

 JD

 



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Solitario Lupo
Posted 9/27/2023 10:23 AM (#1023883 - in reply to #908428)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





Location: PA Angler
Been using some glow myself. Nothing yet.
jdsplasher
Posted 9/27/2023 11:36 AM (#1023884 - in reply to #1023883)
Subject: Re: Creature Spins





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Location: SE, WI.

Solitario Lupo - 9/27/2023 10:23 AM Been using some glow myself. Nothing yet.

 Caught a few Eyes fishing glow lizards at night. Guys are jigging these 50-90’ down. Not much light penetration that deep. Except the glow of a paddle;)

 JD

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