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Offline Rex

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Two new molds
« on: 12/04/18 10:19 UTC »

The cricket might be a bit bigger than what I want for most ice fishing presentations but I think will be great late season and open water. The nymph one will be dynamite.

 


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Re: Two new molds
« Reply #1 on: 12/04/18 10:57 UTC »
I think I'd snip that split tail off the cricket just where it starts to get wide in the body and use the tail portion.

Offline Lines

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Re: Two new molds
« Reply #2 on: 12/04/18 19:08 UTC »
That crickett should be awesome for spring and summer. The purple is also a killer I think. Nice job Rex!

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Re: Two new molds
« Reply #3 on: 12/04/18 23:14 UTC »
Put it on a orange jig and it’s money.

Offline Rex

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Re: Two new molds
« Reply #4 on: 12/05/18 10:26 UTC »
Thanks guys; was worth the wait, been experimenting with different color legs and trying to get that right.

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Re: Two new molds
« Reply #5 on: 12/05/18 17:46 UTC »
Very nice  Rex.  I  have  that cricket  mold also but after I bought it I noticed  the body's pretty thin so what size hook is best and  rigging  this thing?  I have not used it yet because  never  figured out what  lead jig would  work  for these? Anyone have a link to a lead jig head would  work for these? I have  the #6 lead jig mold that splits the  bait if i try to rig it so obviously  that is not going to work so I'm thinking I just need to use a jig with the round ball only? Or just  a hook only?
« Last Edit: 12/05/18 18:23 UTC by Shaunm81 »

Offline billygee

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Re: Two new molds
« Reply #6 on: 12/06/18 08:59 UTC »
Don't underestimate these baits they have a lot of potential

I have had requests already for these during ice fishing season

Rex,
you are on the right path on color combination for different waters

Most clear water lakes in my area use white body, blk. or red legs for ice fishing the nymph

During spring, black and some with red legs, work well using a #10 plain hook using a clear bubble float
I also have heard some fly fishermen use these on trout streams

I found out these baits work well in deeper waters using just a plain #12 to #8 hook with micro split shot,
depending on how you want it for fall

Hope this helps
billygee



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Re: Two new molds
« Reply #7 on: 12/06/18 22:33 UTC »
Thanks billygee for the pointers.

I plan to fish them on 3 and 4 mm with 2x hooks to give me a larger gap and longer shank.

Otherwise I’ve painted up some collarless jigheads. Hoping to use them tomorrow if the wife will let me out of the house haha.