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When I use Yamamoto Fat Ikas fishing I catch a lot of bass (as I'm sure many of you do). One of the colors I have the most success with is the green pumpkin w/red (color #318). I went online to order some from GYCB but that color was no longer listed. So I checked all over the Interner but could not find that color anywhere. So I contacted Yamamoto and was told that color was only made for a few select stores and will no longer be made. When I told the person that I bought that color directly from the Yamamoto store online, the answer I got was if I wanted to buy that color as a special order, I'd have to order 1,000 bags. I told them I couldn't afford buying anywhere near that quantity, Yamamoto said that was the best offer they could make. So I'm asking all of you out there that buy and use Fat Ikas...is there anyone willing to sell me 10 bags of green pumpkin w/red #318? Thanks

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Get them custom poured. 

 

He stated they would custom pour them for a 1,000 bag order.  :beer1: 

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Yup. My buddy has a stash left and brags about it. I have to trade two bags of whatever he wants for one bag of the 5 pack palm trees. Don't know why GYCB wouldn't just keep making this color. It's would easily be one of the most popular.

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He stated they would custom pour them for a 1,000 bag order.  :beer1: 

 

 

By a custom lure mfg.... lol

 

Dozens of them out there that pour ikas, I used to. The hand poured version (dels mold) is deadly close to the fat ika and flat out catches fish. If I threw one to you in the boat I'd bet you couldnt tell it wasnt the real deal. 

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Try 4" in 301

Make some phone calls. Cooch (Andy Cuccia) is a sponsored by Yamamoto and uses that color in the CA Delta...go online and give him a call.

Tom

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4/0 EWG Offset Worm Hook, thin wire.

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4/0 EWG gama. Pretty thick body on them, I wouldnt feel comfortable with a worm hook. I used 3/0 EWG a few times but the 4/0 gave better hook-ups. 

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4/0 Owner Rig-N hook. Same gap as a 4/0 EWG, but a shorter hook. Puts the hook point at the top of the bulge instead of behind. Much better hook-up ratio.

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By a custom lure mfg.... lol

 

Dozens of them out there that pour ikas, I used to. The hand poured version (dels mold) is deadly close to the fat ika and flat out catches fish. If I threw one to you in the boat I'd bet you couldnt tell it wasnt the real deal. 

 

Yeah but then it's not a REAL GYCB! ;)

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This forum must have read my mind.  I just bought a pack and was literally was going to search for Ika information when I saw this post.  There seems to be a bunch of ways to rig this thing.  Here's one that I found on youtube which I like.  Does anyone else do this?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUdWSiv66w4

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This one is like a weedless Neko rig.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb7xQh_RnNo

 

I rig mine like this vid but dont add any weight. The knot he uses I put the line through the eye twice then that 7 turn UNI knot, works great. I use 15# braid and it holds little past 20#.

 

Oh depending on your wants for distance this rigged weightless easily flies past 100' and yes have caught many past that range.

 

 

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I use ikas to skip under docks and fish them like a solid tube.

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Are there any baits that are similar to Fat Ikas? I cannot find them locally and want some for this weekend. I dont want to order off ebay/online. Thanks for the help.

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Are there any baits that are similar to Fat Ikas? I cannot find them locally and want some for this weekend. I dont want to order off ebay/online. Thanks for the help.

Also cannot find the Kinami Palm trees either..so just looking for something I could try that is simliar to these baits. Thanks again

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Do you have a Dsg around somewhere? There is one here that carries Ikas.

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Also cannot find the Kinami Palm trees either..so just looking for something I could try that is simliar to these baits. Thanks again

Jackall cover craw

Keitech salty core tube (siiiiiiiiiiick!)

Lots of custom pour guys (doc Irving)

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Maybe you need to plan ahead.

 

When I get down to a couple of bags of the colors I particularly like,

it's time to get a couple more. If you only have a spare bag of Green

Pumpkin, you'll be fine.

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/lake-guntersville-2012.html

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Yeah that keitech salty core is one killer lure. Flares out so crazy looking but this is how i rig my ika's with a delmart mold.  I remelt all my used plastic into the body mold and use any kind of punch skirt with a peg.  Save me alot of money on ika's or else just go buy them at outlet tackle when they have deals going on, make sure to subscribe to there newsletter so they'll notify you everytime when they have discounts.00v0v_feBqyZfbbby_600x450.jpg

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Owner twistlock 4/0 will save you alot of baits from ripping.

 

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I'll have to try it .I can go through a lot of fat ikas.

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