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Offline Nathan77

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Swim bait head
« on: 08/24/17 22:18 UTC »
Anybody on here know when Do it is suppose to release that swimbait head mold to the public that they showed at icast? It looked great

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #1 on: 08/24/17 22:48 UTC »
Sometime after October 1st....or thereabouts.

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #2 on: 08/25/17 08:26 UTC »
Sometime after October 1st....or thereabouts.

That is correct.  October 1st is our Target Date.  Forum members will be the first to know when they are available. 

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #3 on: 08/25/17 18:18 UTC »
Thanks guys! Can't wait!!! Ready to see more detailed pics on it

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #4 on: 08/25/17 18:36 UTC »
That's soooo long away! Hopefully us forum guys can get it a little earlier.   ;D

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #5 on: 08/29/17 15:43 UTC »
What hooks will be used with it and does it use 2 wire keepers or is there a special one with 2 barbs?  I'm looking forward to this myself, it will be a good way to run swimbaits along the bottom in cold water. BTW, I still thing the Shad head rig jig is a killer mold as well and i've made a bunch of those and it works with most swimbaits on the market.

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #6 on: 08/29/17 16:14 UTC »
What hooks will be used with it and does it use 2 wire keepers or is there a special one with 2 barbs?  I'm looking forward to this myself, it will be a good way to run swimbaits along the bottom in cold water. BTW, I still thing the Shad head rig jig is a killer mold as well and i've made a bunch of those and it works with most swimbaits on the market.

It will be built on the Mustad 32746 platform so most all 90 degree aberdeens will fit in the 4/0-6/0 range and will have a recessed eye for size 2-5 stick on lure eyes.  The wire form for the wire keeper is a new 1 piece double-barbed wire form (WDB1000) 5 Cavities 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #7 on: 08/29/17 20:18 UTC »
Any pics anywhere?

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« Reply #8 on: 08/29/17 20:30 UTC »
Can't wait.

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #9 on: 08/30/17 08:59 UTC »

Offline efishnc

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #10 on: 08/30/17 21:26 UTC »
I know it was largely designed with bass in mind, but that will be a clear water musky killer!

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #11 on: 08/30/17 21:38 UTC »
Love It!! I will be getting that mold for Sure!! Oct 1st is too long to wait  :'( :D

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #12 on: 08/31/17 04:59 UTC »
I would love to see that plastic keeper up close. The part in the lead. Is it a straight shaft or does it have a bend inside the mold?

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #13 on: 08/31/17 08:21 UTC »
I would love to see that plastic keeper up close. The part in the lead. Is it a straight shaft or does it have a bend inside the mold?

Hey Gary, there will be a bend in the wire form that will be inside of the mold, like you mentioned.

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Re: Swim bait head
« Reply #14 on: 09/01/17 11:52 UTC »
It will be built on the Mustad 32746 platform so most all 90 degree aberdeens will fit in the 4/0-6/0 range and will have a recessed eye for size 2-5 stick on lure eyes.  The wire form for the wire keeper is a new 1 piece double-barbed wire form (WDB1000) 5 Cavities 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4

I'll probably still get this mold but I thought they would use a little heavier hook like an EC 635BP or even a Gamakatsu 604. The Mustad 32746 will be ok for the smaller 1/4oz but I can already hear the complaints about bent hooks as most guys throw 1/2oz and heavier heads with 30lb braid or 15lb fluorocarbon, that hook, which I use in small ball head and like, isn't going to hold up. What was the thinking behind the hook choice for a swimbait head that goes up to 3/4oz?