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jdsplasher
Posted 11/17/2014 9:03 PM (#740611)
Subject: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

A video of my 3 custom topwaters. Turn up the volume. Some unique sounds!

Headbanger ran first.

Flaptail 2nd.

And 3rd: custom dbl flaptail I revisited after originally built back in "92" . Caught some nice fish on this bait, but looks were alot to be desired. The blades don't really flip out of the water like the single, but clash into each other to put out some strange sonics.

The 3 baits I used in the video:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl-vEUBEjPQ

 You Like?    Your thoughts?



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Capt bigfish
Posted 11/17/2014 10:10 PM (#740618 - in reply to #740611)
Subject: RE: Sights and Sonics...Topwater




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JD, is that a rubber bumper on the hook of the double flap tail?
jdsplasher
Posted 11/17/2014 10:17 PM (#740621 - in reply to #740618)
Subject: RE: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

capt, Yes, it's a rubber tab that keeps the hook from wear on the body,+ it exposes all three hooks for better hookups.

JD 



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Johnsonu571
Posted 11/19/2014 6:49 PM (#740850 - in reply to #740611)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: new berlin
Love all of my headbangers I've ever gotten from you run great and somthing not found every where which I like more fish haven't ever heard one of those before. But have you ever made a double headbanger?
And I personally dont use flaptails but I like the double clicker one I'd use that lol
jdsplasher
Posted 11/20/2014 6:18 PM (#740961 - in reply to #740850)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

Justin, Yes, been building the dbl headbanger since "92" also. If you think the single is loud, the dbl is just downright obnoxious . Just a bit more maintenance.

If you enjoy topwater like most, you should try a flaptail. Not the most exciting as far as water motion and sound, But will move some beasts on them !!! I go on trips with 4 flaptails in my box...that good!

Just finished clearcoating  and water testing  a dozen baits...ready to rock in "15".  Get one before their gone! Good stocking stuffer:)

 JD

 



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lund guy
Posted 11/22/2014 7:28 PM (#741249 - in reply to #740611)
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me likey how much are they I want to buy some
FAT-SKI
Posted 11/25/2014 2:46 PM (#741658 - in reply to #741249)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater




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Location: Lake "y" cause lake"x" got over fished
lund guy - 11/22/2014 7:28 PM

me likey how much are they I want to buy some


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Nell
Posted 12/9/2014 1:44 PM (#743421 - in reply to #740611)
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Hmmmm... interesting. I like them.
jdsplasher
Posted 1/25/2015 5:50 PM (#750294 - in reply to #743421)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

Finished my last batch of flaptails for the winter. If I have some left, I'll bring a few to the Milwaukee lure swap...If there is a Milwaukee lure swap???

JD 

 




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jdsplasher
Posted 9/17/2015 4:29 PM (#784896 - in reply to #750294)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

Finished a pre Winter batch of Splashtails. Had a request for a Acid frog, and a flaptail with a Glow top. Also, Did a Black With copper Dots...How They Look?  

Thanks !

JD

 

 



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bigbite
Posted 9/17/2015 7:27 PM (#784911 - in reply to #784896)
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Location: Pewaukee, WI
Those look great JD! Love those patterns.
greenhyena
Posted 9/19/2015 8:57 AM (#785106 - in reply to #740611)
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Location: Oconomowc, WI
Great job Jim! I'm loving the flaptail I got from you a few weeks ago!
bigbite
Posted 9/19/2015 10:17 AM (#785113 - in reply to #740611)
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Location: Pewaukee, WI
That headbanger really makes a noisy fuss Jim. Love the metal sounds in the others as well. Nicely done.
jdsplasher
Posted 9/21/2015 6:58 PM (#785427 - in reply to #785113)
Subject: RE: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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 Thanks Gerry and Nick......JUST:

Finished a half dozen Headbangers. The 2 in the middle are a smaller diameter, which should result in better hookups. Same great POP as the original size. I will call them the Mini's, but are very similar in length.

IMO, many topwater baits today are way too FAT, and hookups are reduced due to,  too large of a body diameter.

 

JD 



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FISHFINDER101
Posted 9/22/2015 9:19 AM (#785516 - in reply to #740611)
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Location: Poynette WI.
Awesome! How did I miss this post the entire year?
newmuskyz
Posted 6/19/2016 8:49 PM (#821094 - in reply to #785516)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater




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Nice baits! Very unique sounds, I can see one of these in my future very soon!
bigbite
Posted 6/21/2016 4:28 PM (#821337 - in reply to #740611)
Subject: RE: Sights and Sonics...Topwater




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Location: Pewaukee, WI
The "plop-plop" from that head banger is out of sight JD! Great job on all of them.
Abe Lang
Posted 3/26/2017 4:10 PM (#854999 - in reply to #740611)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: Menomonee Falls, WI
Jim
Do you have any Headbangers available? Caught a few on it last season and would like a back-up. Also looking for a flap tail. Mostly black or a black with a bit of orange is good too. Great looking AND sounding topwater... they work! ??PM me with what you have or just to the post. Thanks!

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jdsplasher
Posted 3/27/2017 6:01 AM (#855041 - in reply to #854999)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.
I'll probably get 50 lashes for this post....or deletion...;)

 Have about half dozen left of Each! Usually run out somewhere between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

 Thanks for asking...

 JD



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hooked
Posted 7/9/2017 5:33 PM (#869344 - in reply to #740611)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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I picked up one of Jim's flap tails this spring. Friday night right at moonrise I clipped it on for the first time...boom! A very healthy Vilas County 46"er absolutely slammed it! Next morning I tried the flap tail in a new spot and almost immediately had a nice follow from another mid 40's fish. What a fantastic bait!


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jdsplasher
Posted 7/9/2017 11:28 PM (#869413 - in reply to #869344)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

Very nice fish &....Big head!    Great job!!!    Stick another pig Eric.

 JD 

T3clay
Posted 7/10/2017 8:39 AM (#869430 - in reply to #740611)
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Im curious on prices as well
14ledo81
Posted 7/10/2017 10:59 AM (#869455 - in reply to #740611)
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Location: Ashland WI
Very nice markings on that fish. She is a beauty for sure.
T3clay
Posted 7/11/2017 1:09 AM (#869567 - in reply to #740611)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Am i seeing this wrong or does that bottom flaptail only have a double hook in the back?
jdsplasher
Posted 7/11/2017 6:29 AM (#869585 - in reply to #869567)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

Tanner, two treble hooks, the mid body, then trailer treble.

 JD

jdsplasher
Posted 12/9/2017 1:42 PM (#886489 - in reply to #869585)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

A very Smart Teacher, thanks Pat, requested this Black/Orange combination .......I am calling it Diaper Rash

Also painted this White Perch color which I really like in a crank bait.

JD

 



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greenhyena
Posted 12/12/2017 12:55 PM (#886819 - in reply to #740611)
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Location: Oconomowc, WI
Those look amazing JD!!
jdsplasher
Posted 3/25/2018 9:04 AM (#899984 - in reply to #886819)
Subject: Re: Sights and Sonics...Topwater





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Location: SE, WI.

Made a Father/son, Big/little, Senior/junior, Musky/Bass, Size Flaptails.

Don't be misunderstood...the "Lil Fat Boy" moves some nice fish:)

JD  

 




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supertrollr
Posted 3/25/2018 4:03 PM (#900022 - in reply to #899984)
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#*^@ good pict hooked ,it look a lot bigger than that
jdsplasher
Posted 8/26/2018 9:32 AM (#916644 - in reply to #900022)
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Location: SE, WI.

Mad a Few Father/Son Flaptails. The Mrs, Questioned me on the Purple/Chartreuse. Gave me the Evil Eye. You Know, its Football season, and She loves her Green/Gold...Go Pack Go!!!

JD  



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