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Feb 21, 2024 - 5:08:54 PM
40892 posts since 3/5/2008

Do you ever try to create yer own lures..?
Or..only use store bought ones?

How bout spinners n wobblers fer fish too..

I am common up with a bass plug that i hope works out well..outa wine bottle corks...

Feb 22, 2024 - 5:16:29 AM
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760 posts since 11/9/2021

THe bass around here, on Long Island, NY, are too smart. Seems when a new type lure comes out, everyone uses it, and as a result the bass get too used to it. THey basically come up to it, look at it for a few seconds and merrily swim away. There is incredible fishing pressure here. Now trout on the other hand... I live near a state fish hatchery, and I trout fish the out flow from there (perfectly legal). Trout seem to be far less picky, once you know what they want and will gladly gobble up their favorites over and over.

I do like the idea of making your own custom bass lures though! One way to make sure they haven't seen it a thousand times before! Good fishin'!

Feb 22, 2024 - 5:33:03 AM
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8553 posts since 9/5/2006

i have taken some apart and made creations from the pieces before that worked very well.

Feb 22, 2024 - 7:21:48 AM

40892 posts since 3/5/2008

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Originally posted by wrench13

THe bass around here, on Long Island, NY, are too smart. Seems when a new type lure comes out, everyone uses it, and as a result the bass get too used to it. THey basically come up to it, look at it for a few seconds and merrily swim away. There is incredible fishing pressure here. Now trout on the other hand... I live near a state fish hatchery, and I trout fish the out flow from there (perfectly legal). Trout seem to be far less picky, once you know what they want and will gladly gobble up their favorites over and over.

I do like the idea of making your own custom bass lures though! One way to make sure they haven't seen it a thousand times before! Good fishin'!


Dude..!

 

A great post..thanks..

 

On a side note...

This post is a great anology..

Of...

Many..many..folks useing..

The internet..too.. ;0)

 

Thanks..

Feb 22, 2024 - 8:13:47 AM
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heavy5

USA

2998 posts since 11/3/2016

One of my favorite types of bass fishing is w/ a fly rod & surface lures . Bass from my experience are very finicky fish & may hit on just about anything if they are in the mood . I've fished so many places , usually out of a boat where one evening they are hitting like crazy & the next , same area & weather --- nothing ? Biggest problem is getting a hooked one out of the lily pads w/o breaking the leader . A used to be favorite place is the Chenango river nearby but trying to get a place to park anymore since they've redone the roads is difficult !

Feb 22, 2024 - 9:13:32 AM
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12696 posts since 8/22/2006

Never made my own but have tweaked store bought lures and made them a little bit better. Like the tiny torpedo I would loosen up the screw holding the propeller just enough to make the prop spin better and made it rattle. Then I would bend the blades a bit more to make it spit more water when retrieved. Caught more fish.

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 02/22/2024 09:20:35

Feb 22, 2024 - 11:40:06 AM
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760 posts since 11/9/2021

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Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

Never made my own but have tweaked store bought lures and made them a little bit better. Like the tiny torpedo I would loosen up the screw holding the propeller just enough to make the prop spin better and made it rattle. Then I would bend the blades a bit more to make it spit more water when retrieved. Caught more fish.


Friggin banjo players!! Can't resist trying to tweak everything to make it work better. 

BTW I have a pre-war ball bearing Rapala,  in near mint condition,  only fished a few times.  Comes with hang tags and hard shell case, a steal at $4000.  wink

Feb 22, 2024 - 12:22:34 PM
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6180 posts since 12/20/2005

I made one couple years ago. I was going to use it for surf fishing along the Texas coast.
I wanted one with some weight to it, to get some distance. But I wanted it to be mostly top water. And it needed to be able to pop.
I wanted it to have some swimming action.
I also wanted it to cause a helluva commotion and throw up a rooster tail.
I hollowed out a piece of walnut and put a ball bearing in it, then glued another piece to it to seal in the ball bearing.
I took a big propeller from another lure and put it on the back.
I don’t like treble hooks so I went with single hooks.
It does everything I wanted, except catching fish!

Feb 22, 2024 - 12:26:38 PM

40892 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Leslie R

I made one couple years ago. I was going to use it for surf fishing along the Texas coast.
I wanted one with some weight to it, to get some distance. But I wanted it to be mostly top water. And it needed to be able to pop.
I wanted it to have some swimming action.
I also wanted it to cause a helluva commotion and throw up a rooster tail.
I hollowed out a piece of walnut and put a ball bearing in it, then glued another piece to it to seal in the ball bearing.
I took a big propeller from another lure and put it on the back.
I don’t like treble hooks so I went with single hooks.
It does everything I wanted, except catching fish!


I just might be in the same boat..Bud... :0/

Plus 1..on the single hook..

Might even go weedless..too..

Feb 22, 2024 - 4:37:55 PM
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12696 posts since 8/22/2006

I like tweaking my telecasters. That’s fun. You think banjo players search for tone have you sat down and talked to a tele player he’s always looking for his sound.

Feb 22, 2024 - 5:36:06 PM
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slammer

USA

4509 posts since 12/30/2008

Dude , I don’t have time for that BS, I’m too busy fishin!!! LOL!!!
Slammer!!!

Feb 22, 2024 - 10:39:48 PM

raybob

USA

14099 posts since 12/11/2003

I tie flies for trout but have never messed with lures, crank baits, etc that are intended to be used with spinning rods for bass. Just something I never got around to.

Feb 23, 2024 - 3:59:56 AM

40892 posts since 3/5/2008

Fly fishing is another whole breed..

I never could bring meself..to pay the taxahdermist fer a whole mount ..
Just the wings ..good'nuf fer me..

I have tied flys.. n made a fly rod.. still have it.. might'ah used it ..twice..mebee..
Just not me thing..i guess.. :0/

Feb 23, 2024 - 5:50:56 AM
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40892 posts since 3/5/2008

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Originally posted by slammer

Dude , I don’t have time for that BS, I’m too busy fishin!!! LOL!!!
Slammer!!!


You mean ...

You waisted ..all that time with no ice this year... ! :0o

 

You could'ah come up with ah pontoon ice house...

OR...SUMPTHIN... ;0)

Feb 23, 2024 - 8:46:59 AM

slammer

USA

4509 posts since 12/30/2008

Saddest year of ice fishing in my 62 years!!! Just lost a 15 year old through the ice 2 days ago near here. 2 kids on a snowmobile and went through, and only one made it out. Damn shame and the kids family saw it happen and ran out onto the lake to rescue and they ended up breaking through too!!! I can’t imagine their anguish!!!
Common sense and my gut feeling is keeping me off the ice this year even though I know plenty of guys out there. Normally I would, but I just have a bad vibe this year and don’t need any more surprises!!!
Slammer!!!

Feb 23, 2024 - 10:40:52 AM
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3734 posts since 4/5/2006

When I was a kid, one of my favorite bass lures was a Johnson's Silver Minnow, a single hook spoon that swam, hook up. Add a pork rind, and it was deadly. Hardly ever got hung up in lily pads. I had those things in chrome, gold, & black. My tackle box contained every variety of pork rind known to man. laugh For a while, they were all I fished.

When I got serious about fly-fishing, & of course, tying my own bass flies, I also discovered float tubes. That's a whole nuther world from conventional tackle, treble hook lures, & mega buck bass boats. My go-to fly eventually became a huge Rabbit Fur snake/night crawler/whatever. Simple easy to tie, inexpensive materials, even more effective & versatile than the spoon! smiley

Edited by - monstertone on 02/23/2024 10:43:51

Feb 23, 2024 - 3:02:55 PM
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40892 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

Saddest year of ice fishing in my 62 years!!! Just lost a 15 year old through the ice 2 days ago near here. 2 kids on a snowmobile and went through, and only one made it out. Damn shame and the kids family saw it happen and ran out onto the lake to rescue and they ended up breaking through too!!! I can’t imagine their anguish!!!
Common sense and my gut feeling is keeping me off the ice this year even though I know plenty of guys out there. Normally I would, but I just have a bad vibe this year and don’t need any more surprises!!!
Slammer!!!


That is a horrahble thing to have happened..

Feb 24, 2024 - 4:36:23 AM
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slammer

USA

4509 posts since 12/30/2008

JD, you brought back some old memories. My grandfather was an avid fisherman and my father wanted nothing to do with it. When my grandfather died I was only 4 yrs old and only have 2 memories of him. My father gave away all of his dads fishing and hunting gear not knowing I would love fishing and hunting. When I was older and my grandmother passed, we were cleaning out the house and garage and I found a box filled with jars of every color pork rind possible. The lids were so corroded I cut myself pretty damn bad trying to open one. He also had a old velvet bag in the box filled with Johnson minnows . I still have the bag and a few Johnson’s left that I cherish!!!
Slammer!!!

Feb 24, 2024 - 4:46:28 AM

40892 posts since 3/5/2008

Feb 24, 2024 - 4:53:45 AM

slammer

USA

4509 posts since 12/30/2008

Yup!!!
Slammer!!!

Feb 24, 2024 - 3:40:07 PM
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3734 posts since 4/5/2006

Save your hands, turn those corroded jars of pork rinds upside down & spray around the threads with Kano Aerokroil. Let it soak overnight, & spray again. Make sure the jars are free of oil, turn the jars upright & take a couple strap wrenches to those corroded jar lids. smiley 

I also have quite a bit of Grandpa's fishing tackle, ranging from multi piece cane poles to stainless steel bait casting rods with s.s. windings on the guides, & s.s. level wind casting reels.

Edited by - monstertone on 02/24/2024 15:45:24

Feb 27, 2024 - 10:38:25 AM

8553 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by wrench13
quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

Never made my own but have tweaked store bought lures and made them a little bit better. Like the tiny torpedo I would loosen up the screw holding the propeller just enough to make the prop spin better and made it rattle. Then I would bend the blades a bit more to make it spit more water when retrieved. Caught more fish.


Friggin banjo players!! Can't resist trying to tweak everything to make it work better. 

BTW I have a pre-war ball bearing Rapala,  in near mint condition,  only fished a few times.  Comes with hang tags and hard shell case, a steal at $4000.  wink


its almost impossible to find those ball bearing rapalas with the original case ,,,thats a bargin

Feb 28, 2024 - 11:32:39 AM
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3734 posts since 4/5/2006

I just found a Johnny Oneils Weed Wing propeller spoon that I forgot I had.

A large mouth bass will eat anything it can get in its mouth. Somewhere in all my paraphernalia, I have a baby bird fly. It only works around flooded trees, & then only in early spring. But it's a blast to fish that thing. laugh

Edited by - monstertone on 02/28/2024 11:51:27

Feb 28, 2024 - 11:36:48 AM

40892 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by monstertone

I just found a Johnny Oneils Weed Wing propeller spoon that I forgot I had.


Post ah pic.

Please..

Feb 28, 2024 - 11:49 AM
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6918 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by STUD figmo Al

Do you ever try to create yer own lures..?
Or..only use store bought ones?

How bout spinners n wobblers fer fish too..

I am common up with a bass plug that i hope works out well..outa wine bottle corks...


That is such a great idea that I would like to help you/be your apprentice. I will empty the wine bottles for you!wink


Feb 28, 2024 - 12:39:20 PM

3734 posts since 4/5/2006

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