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Old 10-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Will it be a slayer or scare them away.
I have always got a lot of injoyment out of making a lot of my own tackle.
This will be on the end of my line for my first casts tomorrow. Nothing like putting the pressure on me for it's maiden swim. I hope to add a picture of it in the mouth of an angry Chinook. I probably should tie up a backup in case I lose this one.

I did catch a Chinook recently out in the Ocean on one of my own creations.
To all you tackle crafters out there tight lines this fall.



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Old 10-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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It looks good to me. The only thing I don't like about the barbell jig heads is that they tend to lay on their sides if your line isn't 90 degrees to the eye of the jig. However, I did catch a 40+ pounder in tidewater with one I made that was very similiar to yours! Good luck out there. Its a very exciting time to be fishing right now.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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Would fit nicely in a coho's mouth!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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Perfect! I need 1 or 2 or......

And how about a couple of those in-line Spinners to go along with the others?


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Old 10-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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looks good. Where did you get those eyes?
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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Perfect! I need 1 or 2 or......

And how about a couple of those in-line Spinners to go along with the others?


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Seriously with tomorrow posible being an Epic day at the coast I figured I better spend a little more time at the workbench.

The larger Inline got me a nice Chinook in the Ocean on the only time I was able to get out there so far. Thanks Jim for the opertunity.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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Michaels Craft store in OC
A big bag of several different colors for a few bucks. Lots of inexpensive fishing supplies at craft stores.
I glue them on with super glue.

Here's a close up of some on a spinner that will see some action tomorrow.

The Barbels I made from worm weights superglued on a piece of wire then glued on the eyes.





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Old 10-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #8
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How much does it cost you to make one of those spinners?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
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Yea, you better tie up another for a spare. Those are fish killers. Some of my best Fall Chinook days have been on large barbell jigs.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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How much does it cost you to make one of those spinners?
That's hard to say because I havn't purchased many supplies recently.
I picked up most of my supplies when the price was right (Cheap). I have several hundred of the old inline blades in three sizes that I'm not sure you can get anymore.
I did buy the skirts for 3.99 for a 5 pac at fishermans and the eyes at Michaels for about 3 or 4 bucks for a couple hundred.
I would think you should be able to build it for 3 to 4 bucks
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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Yea, you better tie up another for a spare. Those are fish killers. Some of my best Fall Chinook days have been on large barbell jigs.
I did tie up a few more today. Mark you are the one that taught me at a Steelheaders jig tieing get together years ago. I caught a nice winter steel on the barbell jig I tied that day. And if I remember right it was on my first cast with it.
Thanks again Mark
And if mine dosn't get the job done I have your Quad jig as a backup.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:44 AM   #12
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Dude, that thing's staring at me.
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