Looking For A Silent Suspending Jerkbait
Posted October 03 2012 - 11:12 PM
What are some of your favorites?
Posted October 03 2012 - 11:44 PM
Posted October 04 2012 - 02:02 AM
If it were a project that I dove into, my initial theory on how to accomplish this would be to get access to each individual chamber in the bait, and pull out any kind of metal ball(s) it may have in it. DO NOT throw away those metal balls. If you can, weigh the balls on a small scale. This will tell us the weight that each chamber needs to make sure when you put it back together, it will still be weighted right. My next step would be to SLOWLY put 2-part epoxy into the chambers. The goal of this is just to get the metal balls to stop rolling around and making noise. I say slowly on the epoxy pour because your looking to put just enough in to lock down the metal balls, not to fill the entire extra space with the exoxy. I would be worried that even the addition of the epoxy could throw off the baits balance. If you start to see this, maybe try taking on ball out at a time until you see that the bait's action has returned to normal
Posted October 04 2012 - 03:05 AM
Posted October 04 2012 - 06:58 AM
Posted October 04 2012 - 07:10 AM
Thanks for the suggestions so far guys.
Posted October 04 2012 - 09:41 AM
This lure floats at rear, but does go under water with the right rod sweeping motion about 1 to 2 feet.
PS; you can modify a Rogue by drilling a 3/32D hole in the center of the belly under the rattle chamber. Squirt a drop of super gel glue in the chamber, shake the bb's to coat them, tape over the hole and hold the lure in the vice softly so it is upright and slightly nose down, let dry. This is trail and error and you may need to add suspend dots to balance the Rogue to have the action you want.
Posted October 04 2012 - 10:52 AM
Posted October 04 2012 - 10:55 AM
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Posted October 04 2012 - 12:15 PM
Rapala makes the Sub-walk which is essentially a silent suspending jerkbait.
It certainly has a different profile than the classic minnow bait but does produce some decent fish for me.
Sub-walk comes in three sizes. The mid-sized bait comes in at 5/8 oz and the next size up is considerably larger than that. I used the big one for plus size pike in the late fall.
Posted October 04 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted October 04 2012 - 03:00 PM
Posted October 04 2012 - 05:12 PM
Dwight: I have a Pointer 128 and a 127; and I've caught a fair number of bass on them. I fish a couple of pretty clear reservoirs, and one super clear one. Lately I've been thinking if the fish I catch are in spite of the rattles.