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Offline basscatlildave

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Rattles
« on: 03/17/23 06:28 UTC »
I know a lot of folks don't use them much but I love the Strike King Denny Brauer jig that has the rattle pod where it holds the trailer on too. I've used different  rattle holders and don't really like any of them. I do y'all use?

Offline Lamar

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Re: Rattles
« Reply #1 on: 03/17/23 08:38 UTC »
 Here is Ohio our lakes can be pretty muddy and rattles seem to help the fish find the bait better. That's another thing I like about the poison tail jig is it has that extra collar on it to hold a rattle. And to be honest with you I haven't bought a store made jig in so long I have no idea what a Strike King jig look like.

Offline Les Young

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Re: Rattles
« Reply #2 on: 03/18/23 10:45 UTC »
Cloudy rainy days i like them. Bright sun with extremely muddy water i like a black/blue jig wisapphire blue chunk & a rattle. Night time i always use a rattle. I buy them 200 at a time.  ;D

Offline basscatlildave

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Re: Rattles
« Reply #3 on: 03/18/23 12:07 UTC »
What rattles do you use?
Cloudy rainy days i like them. Bright sun with extremely muddy water i like a black/blue jig wisapphire blue chunk & a rattle. Night time i always use a rattle. I buy them 200 at a time.  ;D

Offline bigjim5589

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Re: Rattles
« Reply #4 on: 03/18/23 13:50 UTC »
I've used rattles more in flies than in jigs, but they can certainly improve a jig in some situations. I also don't care for the typical ways to add them to jigs, as I've lost rattles too easily with them. Even with super glue, they fall off eventually.

I tie on the skirts on all my jigs, spinnerbaits & buzzbaits, and have been trying to figure out a better way to add a rattle that won't easily cause them to fall off, and won't dull the sound. For adding them to flies, I insert the rattle into mylar tubing and/or products like EZ body and epoxy over the whole thing after it's tied on the hook. I think something like that will work for jigs too, but want to test it more.

I'll drill holes in fly rod popper bodies too & add rattles, which I feel really improves them a lot, especially big poppers.  ;D

I just bought a used Collins Tube Jig mold that pours a rattle into the jig head. Rattles in tubes work well, but again they tend to fall out & get lost. I've bought the jigs before and like them, so now will try pouring some.  ;)

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Re: Rattles
« Reply #5 on: 03/18/23 14:16 UTC »
Just thinking out loud.  It might be easier to add rattles to a trailer.  Something along the lines of hand pouring the bottom half of the bait.  Place the rattle in an area where it won't get in the way.  Then close it up and shooting the top half.  Might work.
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Offline basscatlildave

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Re: Rattles
« Reply #6 on: 03/18/23 21:24 UTC »
I have some of these and added under the skirt band but going try to tie with wire or thread soon and see https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Add-A-Rattle

Offline Les Young

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Re: Rattles
« Reply #7 on: 03/19/23 17:19 UTC »
What rattles do you use?
Dave i order the mickey mouse style collars &  large clear jig skirt  rattles from either lurepartsonline. On jigs i add rattle to the collar & slide up against the skirt where one normally goes.  The last collars i ordered the clear was a lot better than the black ones but i called them & they sent me some new black ones that worked great. I rarely lose a rattle  but have had some that take on water after a while of catching a lot of fish with them. At night i just hang the collar with rattle on the hook when fishing tubes, brush hog & super hogs & push them up as far as i can. Rattles at night can make a huge difference on some of the lakes here when it comes to getting bit. I have saw one time on a different lake that i had to take it off then started getting bit just like my buddy was.
« Last Edit: 03/19/23 17:33 UTC by Les Young »