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Offline bigjim5589

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Something a Bit Different!
« on: 12/11/20 23:03 UTC »
I've been making some like this for years, primarily used to target Striped Bass. I had been making them on the Ultra Minnow Spinnerbait heads, but got this mold out and poured a few. It's still a good one!  ;D


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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #1 on: 12/12/20 08:45 UTC »
Nice spinnerbait and good clean tie job. Got to love white it gets everything that swims.
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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #2 on: 12/12/20 11:42 UTC »
Nice. Around here if a guy could find open water I could see a mega pike hanging on that.

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #3 on: 12/12/20 14:29 UTC »
Really nice tie. Very clean.

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #4 on: 12/12/20 16:24 UTC »
Got to love white it gets everything that swims.

Yup, it will forever be a go-to color... a longtime fishing buddy (as he would tie on anything in white) used to always say, "everybody loves beatin' on whitey".

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #5 on: 12/12/20 17:32 UTC »
Nice lure bigjim.

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #6 on: 12/12/20 18:05 UTC »
Thanks for the comments!   ;D

I had caught Stripers in the past on spinnerbaits while fishing for bass and many on white bucktail jigs, so combining them just made sense.

ctom, I'm in SC, right next to Santee Cooper, and it was up into the 70's here today. I haven't seen ice on the water since I moved away from MD 5 years ago, so having open water has not a problem for me.

I've have made smaller versions of these too and caught Pickerel on them, but wasn't necessarily targeting them. I've never caught a Pike.


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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #7 on: 12/13/20 07:14 UTC »
Nice tie! Do you put a plastic trailer on them when you fish them?

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #8 on: 12/13/20 16:05 UTC »
Nice tie! Do you put a plastic trailer on them when you fish them?

Thank you! Yes, sometimes. Mostly a curltail grub or ribbontail worm, but I've used various trailers, including pork strips. Pork used to be what I used most, but since it's not as easily obtained now, I started using plastics more. I still have several jars of pork strips, so just depends on the situation if I'll use them or plastic.

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #9 on: 12/14/20 06:53 UTC »
That does look neat.

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #10 on: 12/14/20 18:20 UTC »
Thank you! I've always liked this head style. I have the jig molds too and they've been a good head for tying bucktails.  :D

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 19:46 »
Very nice!!!!
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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 20:00 »
Thank you sir!

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #13 on: Today at 06:44 »
 Nice bait. If it was me I would take the loop where the swivel is on and wrap it around the shaft instead of butting up against it. You'll lose less swivels and blades.

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Re: Something a Bit Different!
« Reply #14 on: Today at 08:54 »
Thank you! I've always liked this head style. I have the jig molds too and they've been a good head for tying bucktails.  :D
What mold do you use for that bigjim?