Micro Bait Jig

Discussion in 'Home Built Fishing Lures' started by ripped, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. ripped

    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Gary
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    These are 1/2 once chrome torpedo sinkers from back in the albacore days. I got to thinking that maybe I could pound one side flat to possibly give it some action. I thumped it with a big hammer on a 2X4 to cushion the other side and used needle nose pliers to hold it steady. I tried it with 1 ounce chromies I had but the plating popped off. I'm going to use a Cast O' Bubble with birdshot in it filled with water that weighs out at 2.5 ounces bringing the total weight to over 3 ounces. I'll be running a 5' 100# fluorocarbon leader from the bubble to the jig.

    I hung the altered jig from a 50# bucket of lead for 4 hours with no sign of deformation. We'll see if this exercise was worth it or a big waste of time.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Could have just used a 1/2oz megabait/Kroc and swap out the hook, but that wouldn't be nearly as much fun. Right? Looks good tho
     
  3. richardblufin

    richardblufin Member

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    Can you make my horse some new shoes?
     
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  4. stuman

    stuman Brawndo the thirst mutilator

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    Maybe a 2-3 ounce chrome torpedo would work as well. My concern was the brass eyes in the lead. But you have addressed that issue with the 50 lb bucket test.

    Another idea is to add some type of flotation or feathers (to create drag) to the hook. The sinker could be worked back to the boat in an up and down pattern. Like the old torpedo sinker / rocket jig combo for barracuda.

    How about connecting two 1 ounce chrome sinkers with a ring? Give the sinkers some action - like a jointed Rapala.
     
  5. Pangamaster

    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    This is what I did.
     
  6. Derby

    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    Tiny megabait, split ring, swivel and assist hook.
     
  7. onehottip

    onehottip Member

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    Kastmaster, coasters., switch out hooks. Why not? It should work. Just have confidence to stick with it and you’ll be rewarded.
    Gary btw those lures look trick.
     
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