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These in the picture Mike have been weighted so they sink sort of slow. I used #5 shot, three per bait to weight them. Plenty of rattle in them. Today I was counting them down over 16 feet of water then retrieving so I could get an idea of how the action was and came away happy. These guys in this picture are 7/10", just under 3/4". Instead of tying them on I used a Qwik Clip, similar to the tiny clips fly anglers use, so the full range of action could be seen and felt.
The water temp this morning was "just" 50 degrees, way cool for expecting any real success with the tiny cranks but I had to give them a try. I have like 7 new cranks that are micro in size, some with short bills, some longer. None are longer than 1 1/2" in the body. I have another 50 in two sizes, just like these in this picture with 20 being just under an inch in size, ordered already.
I'm planning to clip the bills and the hook hangers off leaving the line tie in place on a half dozen of the smallest bodies and do them in three different patterns of two each and make ear rings out of them. I have some requests so what the heck. Maybe find a new market, who knows.