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Message Subject: Winter Project
jdsplasher
Posted 2/9/2019 4:47 PM (#930416 - in reply to #930282)
Subject: RE: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.
Thanks E! You been laying in the Weeds? ;)Bradley, glad you like. Give that Flaptail some serious H2O time in 2019!!JD

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jdsplasher
Posted 6/28/2019 1:27 PM (#941481 - in reply to #930416)
Subject: RE: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Made a Couple Bou-Ancy Bucktails for a upcoming trip. Tinsel/Bucktail combo. The Bucktail hair really seems to control the tinsel, and conform Nicely covering the  wood body underneath during retrieve.... YET, very good pulsation from the tinsel. No Problem keeping this Puppy up Top!!!

JD

 You Like? Need to do a Vid!!!



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jdsplasher
Posted 4/29/2020 7:53 AM (#959048 - in reply to #941481)
Subject: RE: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Logging lots of Basement time with this Covid Crud

Finished a bakers dozen of Spinnerbaits / W/ BATS .

 

 




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North of 8
Posted 4/29/2020 10:12 AM (#959065 - in reply to #959048)
Subject: Re: Winter Project




Those are great looking spinner baits! Looks like you put a small amount of tinsel in with the bucktail?
jdsplasher
Posted 4/29/2020 12:02 PM (#959078 - in reply to #959065)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Thank you NO8.... yes, incorporate hackle, accent, and or Tinsel in all my spinnerbait ties   Heads  also R all custom painted.

 JD 



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North of 8
Posted 4/29/2020 12:28 PM (#959080 - in reply to #959078)
Subject: Re: Winter Project




Well, they say the first purpose of any musky lure is to catch a fisherman and those surely do that! But, I am guessing they look great in the water as well. I like the flash of tinsel but don't like the tangled mess it becomes on a bucktail. And hackle I am guessing also gives it not only a look but a slightly different movement in the water. Very clever.
jdsplasher
Posted 4/29/2020 4:04 PM (#959092 - in reply to #959080)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

No guessing on action NO8....... a utube clip on page one, you can view them in action:)

 JD 

jdsplasher
Posted 6/4/2020 4:13 PM (#960811 - in reply to #959092)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Made up a half dozen keel weighted front & back bucktails/W/ junior BAT,  I call Littl-Dynamite.   Need-less to say, they Worked...…. Well...….Dynamite this week!!!

Work well on deep weedlines as well , cast out, let hit bottom, Jump start, slow roll back! 

 

 



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jdsplasher
Posted 9/5/2020 4:13 PM (#965958 - in reply to #960811)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Did up a 4 pack of Heavy weights, Built on 5 ounce heads, W/ Leverage Free 3551 7/0 treble. Someone is catching Fish on these!!! Thanks,

JD 




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RJ_692
Posted 9/11/2020 7:44 AM (#966142 - in reply to #845787)
Subject: Re: Winter Project




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what do you use to do the line tie loops on the spinnerbaits?
jdsplasher
Posted 9/11/2020 8:13 AM (#966145 - in reply to #966142)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

I have a Hagen's wire bending Apparatus for R bends and wrapping Wire. 

BUT, not necessary as you can just bend a Nail, , the diameter of the size loop U want. Bend the nail at a 45 degree angle. Put nail in vise and pinch vise right at the bend, and simply make your Wrap with a vise grip around the nail.

 JD 



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jdsplasher
Posted 9/10/2021 4:12 PM (#989771 - in reply to #966145)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

So; This bucktail I built 3 years ago (which I Named "Little Dynamite"), has accounted for over 40 Skis, and over 20 pike. I debated whether to just build another...….or dress  Skirting for the 3rd time?  You can see the solid bead has Mushroomed under the Clevis, and the plastic bead under that also is mushroomed.

So, YES, I reskirted:) + built a backup :)…..That Wire has got to be weak:(

 



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jdsplasher
Posted 1/9/2022 3:20 PM (#1000222 - in reply to #989771)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Poured up a Batch of Swimmerhead Spinnerbait Heads. These work great W/ Tandem blades Trolled  early in Spring, And a Go To Spinnerbait when the Lights go out:).

Tandem Blades Keep this bait Riding high at slow speeds. A go to bait for Night fishin! Single hook or Leverage free treble Model. Plenty of room to tie Dressing.

JD 



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jdsplasher
Posted 9/4/2022 12:47 PM (#1011388 - in reply to #1000222)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Tied up My own Beaver Bait...….U Like? 

 I'm calling it the Mud Hen!

 U can add and subtract your own weights. Rattles. Hand poured BAT Trailer...

JD 



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7.62xJay
Posted 9/5/2022 4:06 PM (#1011414 - in reply to #845787)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: NW WI
I assume your 3-4 joints? How did you go about making it so it doesn't foul on itself. Almost all my angry dragons are terrible with this, tried different casting form,tried stopping the bait in flight, doesn't matter. Electric trape ended up being the solution, but doesn't last long, thinking I'm gunna try a few layers of liquid rubber next.
jdsplasher
Posted 9/5/2022 10:39 PM (#1011430 - in reply to #1011414)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Jay, this is Not an angry dragon.

3 joints. Really 2 joints. Trailer I guess makes 3.  Shrink tube works fine. Just controlling your cast, a bit heavier on thumb keeps joints from swinging . Forgot to plop ruler down. This mud Hen extends 14”. Plenty big/ long enough for me.

 JD 



Edited by jdsplasher 9/5/2022 10:42 PM
7.62xJay
Posted 9/7/2022 3:53 AM (#1011474 - in reply to #845787)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: NW WI
Lol I'm aware it's not an angry dragon. Similar body construction though, so I was just curious how you went about your connecting joints; if you were shrink wrapping em, directly tieing the wires to each for a less flex, or something different. Dragons do just classic wire loops joined by a split ring and split ring hook hanger, which is fine, but all that flexibility leads to fouling.
jdsplasher
Posted 9/15/2022 5:10 AM (#1011794 - in reply to #1011474)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Jay; I think the rubber tail, treble, and a small bell sinker split ringed helps keep back end heavier, thus keeping the back end traveling first. Angry dragon a bit front heavy contributing to swinging/ fouling.

I haven’t had too many issues with the dragon. Though, I add a BAT trailer which offers weight again in back!

JD  



Edited by jdsplasher 9/15/2022 5:11 AM
7.62xJay
Posted 9/15/2022 8:04 PM (#1011831 - in reply to #845787)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: NW WI
Roger that, thanks, I'll add some extra Nass to the rear and see if that helps.
jdsplasher
Posted 12/10/2022 3:34 PM (#1016346 - in reply to #1011831)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Winter Projects have Begun:)…...Did a Small batch of Bouancy Bucktails. All have the wood Body under the Hair/Tinsel. .059 Wire....Which Pattern you Like??? The purple a bit hard to make out.

JD 




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North of 8
Posted 12/10/2022 9:23 PM (#1016353 - in reply to #1016346)
Subject: Re: Winter Project




Wow, JD, that is like asking a grandpa like me which grandkid he likes best! Like the way you have blended the hair and tinsel. Bet they look great in the water. The wood body, is the broad or narrow end forward? I assume the narrow end.
jdsplasher
Posted 12/11/2022 5:06 AM (#1016358 - in reply to #1016353)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

NO8, you are correct. Tapered end toward line tie….Thanks for your likes…..tinsel is your trailer!

 JD 

Solitario Lupo
Posted 12/11/2022 11:07 AM (#1016371 - in reply to #845787)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





Location: PA Angler
They look great. If I had to pick I’ll stick with the yellows.

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7.62xJay
Posted 12/11/2022 1:14 PM (#1016391 - in reply to #845787)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: NW WI
I like the copper blade with black and red. But I think I'd throw the frog green blade the most.
jdsplasher
Posted 12/11/2022 1:45 PM (#1016394 - in reply to #1016391)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

That’s a purple left of Blue. Kinda hiding. I’ll try to get a close up on the purple. The tinsel is called royalty. It is brilliant looking;).

 JD 

jdsplasher
Posted 12/11/2022 5:43 PM (#1016403 - in reply to #1016394)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

Still not to much justice with this Purple pic:)

JD 




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7.62xJay
Posted 12/11/2022 8:15 PM (#1016410 - in reply to #845787)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: NW WI
That tinsel is right up my alley. JD, what kinda of depth are those going at their slowest?
jdsplasher
Posted 12/11/2022 9:17 PM (#1016413 - in reply to #1016410)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.
Jay, it’s pretty much where you place your rod tip.+ speed plays a factor. Lots of variables. You can still maintain lure depth  just under surface with very low speeds.

 I trolled spinnerbaits a lot in the past, but really there where times, I needed them to run higher, at slower speeds. These bouancy bucks have been money $$ the past several years. Where I put rod in the water, is pretty much where baits run in the water column! Actually, if you let out more line, the baits rise up even shallower! It’s really an advantage, because you can spread baits out at different line lengths, to keep  Sonics spread out from confusing fish!

 As I stated in the past, the hair controls the tinsel from a lot of tangles and tinsel knotting up, and acts as a trailer that fish seem to focus on and grab!

 JD 

 In contrast to this, the 5,6, and 8 ounce spinnerbaits I build, allow one to troll quick  speeds either over deep weeds, or to deep depths, slowing down and reaching depths 10-20 feet down. Fish don’t see too many spinners reaching 15-20’ down!



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North of 8
Posted 12/12/2022 11:30 AM (#1016433 - in reply to #1016413)
Subject: Re: Winter Project




That idea of shallow running at slow speeds is intriguing. I don't troll a lot but do troll going done the river between the lake I live on and the next lake in the chain. Have got fish on Jake baits, believers, all run no more than 10' back to keep them shallow enough not to foul in the river. I think a bucktail running just under the surface would be very effective running a little to the side out along the weed edge.
jdsplasher
Posted 5/28/2023 11:09 AM (#1021117 - in reply to #1016433)
Subject: Re: Winter Project





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Location: SE, WI.

I stay away from the Holiday Bussel, So I dwelled in Basement and Built some Buzzin Bucktails! Some Hair/tinsel, 2 Lower R silicone/tinsel. The black blade has 4 wings, Chartreuse Blade 3...

 Your Thoughts?

 JD

 




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