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Russian Jigging Spoons

Jigging Rod Spring Bobbers

CONNECT a bladewith a plain snap instead of a snap-swivel. The hooks swing up when the lure sinks and Tay foul on a longer swivel. CLIP your line to the front attachment hole of a vibrating blade to produce the tightest vibration and make the lure run deepest on the retrieve top . Connect the line to the rear hole to produce the widest wobble and make the lure run sha1lowest bottom . HOP a vibrating blade along bottom by first casting beyond the fish zone, then 1 paying out line as it sinks....

Fly Tying Gold Head Daddy

Pearly Daddy Fly

This is more a generic style of tying than an individual pattern. Goldhead Bugs can be tied in a variety of colors, although they all have a metal gold bead at the head to give weight and a fish-attracting sparkle. Being well weighted, Goldhead Bugs are designed to fish deep, and they work well both in lakes and rivers. When using a gold bead, it is important to find a hook that will accept it. The shape of some hooks prevents the bead slipping around the bend, so it is always worth checking...

Weightforward Spinners

Tipped With Worm For Walleye

Charter-boat captains on Lake Erie rely almost exclusively on weight-forward spinners to locate walleye schools in the vast expanses of open water. The lures excel whenever fish are scattered over a large area or suspended at a certain depth. Most weight-forward spinners also work well for fishing in deep water or fast current. They have narrow bodies which cause them to sink rapidly and hold their depth. Others are better suited to sha1-lower water because their wider bodies give them aplaning...

Stainless Steel Wire Solid and Stranded

Wire is wire, right Wrong There are several types of wire and many different diameters. Each has its own use in lure making. There is single strand stainless steel wire which is used for virtually all spinners built around a wire shaft. Many anglers fishing for pike and musky make their wire leaders out of single strand wire. The advantage is the wire is smaller in diameter than equal strength nylon coated wire. Nylon Coa,in9 There are a few different brands of stranded stainless steel wire is...

Weighted Forward Spinners

Weight Forward Spinners

Weight forward spinners are popular spinners for walleye on lake Erie and many other walleye lakes. The advantage with these spinners is that they are one of the best lures for suspended fish. They take many thousands of walleye, bass, pike and many other game fish each year. They also troll extremely well and don't twist line. These spinners consist of a straight wire shaft looped , a molded on lead head, a spinner blade usually a French blade several beads and a hook. You can mold your own...

Making Wooden Crankbaits

Making your own CRANKBAITS from scratch or painting Real Pro's CRANKBAIT BODIES is much easier than most anglers think. Requires few tools, just follow these simple instructions and you'll be well on your way to becoming a much better angler. Follow the painting instructions for both wood and plastic crankbaits. Each wood has a unique action. Softer woods tend to give the finished lure a more darting faster action when retrieved. Softwoods are more buoyant and thus may dive less than a similar...

Plywood Side And Bottom

Determine the depth of the cutout in the frames for the bottom battens in the same way as for planked construction, however it is very important that the straightedge is placed In the same angle to the hog as shown on the previous page. 2. Fasten the bottom battens with stainless steel screws 5 x 63. X Cut from If required because of twist and bend forward, make this t 68 x 143 part with two lominqfions 15 x 44 scorfed to the oft bqtten. 3. Check qgqin bevel at hog and chine by using a sheet...

Caulking Planking Rubbing Strips

Paint For Cotton Caulk Boat

1, Clean sawdust out of the planking seams with a small brush. 2. Use a caulking iron or a caulking wheel to press the cotton hard into the planking seams. This work Is very important to achieve a watertight boat 3 The best cotton for caulking is the twisted type that often comes like a rope with several strands which must be separated to fit into the seam, 4. Follow the procedure shown for caulking, painting and applying mastic in the seam. 5. Nail on the rubbing strip wormshoe on the keel and...

Lifelike Soft Plastics

Slip Sinker Rig For Walleye

The amazingly lifelike look of many soft plastics can be easily explained they are made from molds of the real thing. Live-bait fishermen would argue that even the best imitation can never be as effective as the genuine food item. But most would agree that soft plastics offer some advantages over live bait. The major advantage is durability. Live bait often tears away from the hook when you cast, and a short-striking fish can easily steal your bait. lmitations stay on the hook much better,...

Plywood Boat M Timber including waste

Plywood Boat

FOR THE OTHER BOATS MULTIPLY THE LENGTHS WITH THE FACTOR F 6.3 M BOAT. F 1.2. 7.4 M BOAT F 1.4. 8.5 M BOAT F 1.6. NOTE The keel for the 7.4 m and 8.5 m boats is 68 x 68 sawn from 75 x 150 Marine plywood 9 mm in sheets 1.2 m x 2.4 m Total 7 sheets Optional floorboards not included except forward. 7.4 m Boat 10 sheets 8.4 m Boat 13 sheets MARINE PLYWOOD , 9 mm,, sheet of 1,2x2.4 m Barbed ringnail, flat head, 2.0 x 25 14 SWG x 1 in countersunk head, hot dip galvanized Buoyancy material,...

Knots for Use With Artificial Lures

Knot Attach The Fly

Yon can improve your success with artificials by learning the best knots for tying on lures, attaching leaders and splicing various types of lioes. Many of the best knots have beeon shown in previous volumes of The Hunting and Fishing Library, so they will not be repeated here. Some of the strongest knots for tying on lures include the Trilene knot, also called the double clinch the palomar knot and the World's Fair knot. These knots all test from 90 to 95 percent of the line streogth. But...

How To Tie Jig Using A Rabbit Strip

Best Artificial Bass Bait

The way a jig performs depends not only on its weight, but on its head design, the type of dressing , and the hook style. HEAD DESIGN. The head shape and position of the hook eye affect a jig's sink rate, action, and resistance to snagging or tangling in weeds. Follow ing are the most popular head designs Ball- This common, fast-sinking head works well in most situations. But the hook eye, which is on top, tends to catch weeds. Keel - Flattened vertically, this thin head slices through the...

Mepps See Best Spinners

Steelhead Spinners

Originally designed for steelhead and salmon fishermen in the Northwest rivers, the Mepps See Best now has broad acclaim in many North American fisheries. It incorporates Mepps Color Technology to provide maximum spinner visibility under all seasonal weather and water conditions. Its unique body construction allows the spinner to be viewed from the front, side and rear, and it is balanced for quarter casting, and bottom ticking retrieve. When ordering single hook...

Artificial Stonefly Crankbaits

Best Artificial Bluegill Bait

Most f1ies imitate some stage of an aquatic or tenes-trial insect. Because insects are an important food at some time in the lives of virtually all gamefish, it is easy to understand why t1ies are so effective. The majority of flies appeal to a fish's sense of sight, so they work best in relatively clear water. Some flies make popping or gurgling sounds, so fish can locate them even in murky water. Flies are divided into the following classes based on the type of organism they imitate Dry flies...

Of planked plywood construction

Liftable Propulsion System

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