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Mar-17-2011, 09:27 AM #1
I like fishing buzzbaits in saltwater, especially for calico bass, and kelp paddy yellows and dorado (sometimes yft!). Most FW buzz baits get destroyed pretty quickly, or are made with hooks not suitable for sw.
So I started making my own, about ten years ago.
Here in Japan, they are my go-to lure for bringing up fish off a weedline, or floating log--especially shira (mahi).
I have posted some of these lures before on BD--he is my latest design.
Learning to work with single strand wire can up your game in SW....wire , IMO, should never be cut....
bend a tag end 90 degrees, and it will break off cleanly. Wire can not be cut this clean with side cutters, and even a little tag will catch and cut your hands (ouch...when baitpole / squidpole tuna fishing), or catch and possibly cut your line.
This is #300 wire--which is a good thickness for these SW buzzbaits.
I slid on a glass bead, then a metal stopper bead, then the 4-blade, then two more stopper metal beads.
Slide the wire through a 3 oz. weighted squid, and wire up a 7/0 Southern Tuna Hook (the strongest hook I have ever seen--used by the commercial guys here), and you are good to go.
I like to use a gay (spinning) high speed Stella to get this thing up and racing across the surface...and 8K is a bit large for dorado, but my smaller spinners do not have the per-turn of handle line retrieve that the 8000HG has.
Mar-17-2011, 10:15 AM #2
Mar-17-2011, 11:58 AM #3
thats cool.... i should try that on the ahi's
Mar-17-2011, 12:05 PM #4
Mar-17-2011, 12:39 PM #5
Cool thanks G.
Mar-17-2011, 05:07 PM #6Captain
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Looks awesome vato G. Thanks for sharing. Later homeboy.
Mar-18-2011, 08:11 AM #7
Hey Capt. G. have you ever trolled it? Lokks like it should work for that too.
Cool - again.
Mar-18-2011, 08:58 AM #8
Mar-18-2011, 06:24 PM #9Captain
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That's a pretty sweet idea. Me likey!
Mar-20-2011, 08:34 AM #10
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