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Tried this senko with blade rig this past weekend and destroyed bass until I lost the screw lock/spinner.  It wasn't planned so I didn't bring extra.  Has anyone tried this setup with a Zoom Fluke?  Should be deadly.  

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I'd never heard of it....figured I'd be afraid of losing spinners left and right......but after just minimal googling, I think this is something that I NEED to try.  Thanks.

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If you like senkos its a NEED.  I had a 1/16th jig head with an exposed hook and a larger willow blade on mine.  The norm is a smaller Colorado and weightless Texas rigged hook, but I only can see that running at the very top of the water column.  

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Swimming Hornets/ Superflukes = Fun Fishing, to be sure. I use those on Cumberland & in Fl. 3/4 Chartruse heads & 5/0 Gammys.. They come in different sizes as well.

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What is this rig? I am not familiar of what you are talking about. Could you post a picture or a link so I could see it. Thank You.

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You screw a hitchhiker into the tail end of a senko.  Attached to the hitchhiker is a swivel and spinnerbait blade.

 

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That sounds pretty neat. Just a little added attraction for the old senko. I will have to try this. Thanks.

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I have them but have not used them.

 

Plan to do so next year.

 

Pros love the set up and thanks to Timmy Horton for letting the cat out of the bag regarding the setup.

 

Sam

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I'm in! I have no idea what it is but looks very intresting. How many different ways can you catch a bass? I love this place!

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I use the 5" Yum Dingers (cut off a small piece of the tail to insert the centerpin) since they are a little more durable as well as an 1/8-3/16 oz tungsten worm weight pegged rigged weedless and seems to work well especially in scattered weeds and use a #3 willow.  Think the most expensive part of the rig is the owner twistlock center pins.  The swivels, blades, split rings are pretty cheap though.  Works really well though with either the senko or dinger.

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Just came back from BPS and bought my Twist locks, ball bearing swivels, and XPS Indiana blades.  Plan on trying this with a super fluke Sunday.  We shall see.  Works really well on a senko.

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I tried it on the fluke and unless you are fishing it on a scrounger head or something similar then it doesn't do a good job. For those wanting to make their own MJ rigs, buy some size #10 crane swivels, medium size hitch hikers and size #3 willow leaf blades or size #3 Indiana blades and a pack of split rings and you can make a bunch in no time.

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I remember reading about something like this in an old issue of Bassin'. He'd bite the tail of a lizard and replace it by screwing a colorodo blade into the body. I remember the spinner that he use was made by Mesu Baits and was called the Dingle Berry. I really want to buy some just so I can say I caught a bass on a dingle berry…

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Every time I rig up a senko with a willow blade to swim through Hydrilla, I am temped to dig deep into my box and pull out a few packs of the old school creme midget crawler pre rigged worms with the helicopter blades like on a spy bait. I think that was the first plastic worm I used when I was a kid and caught hundreds of bass on that rig to go along with the Mepps Comet Minnow and Countdown Rapala, lures I never use anymore....

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Rego Tackle is making the front spinner/bead rigs (like the old Creme) with an EWG hook. Very well made with the majority of the bites for me coming on the fall.

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Thanks for the info I have never heard of Rego Tackle but I will check them out. I am thinking about throwing the Creme worm rigs on my next trip since I used to catch fish on that rig when I was first into freshwater fishing at the age of probably 7-8 and for 2-3 years, I don't think I used much of anything else and I remember doing really well with that rig even though it does look a bit silly, but then again, who would have thought we would be looking at $15 spy baits which are kind of the same look/vibration which may be why they work well at times. Once I learned how to fish a Culprit with a Keeper hook and it never caught weeds that then became my favorite worm for the next few years until the Power worm came onto the market and that was a gamechanger for sure....Tough to beat a power worm to this day for a ribbon tail....

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This is all you need to know : Talon Custom Lures - Worm Blades available at TW .

They offer Colorado , Indiana and Willow blades - all good for a 5 inch Senko (or similar) stick worm.

This is the definitive MJ Rig .

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Thanks, JF.   I'd never seen that.  I'd considered buying the Talon mj's when this thread started.  But, since I was placing an order to Barlows to start making stuff this winter, I added on the mj pieces.  Very glad I did.

 

BTW, I spent a fair amount of time last night putting some together.  Did it outside since I wanted to have a cigar while I did it.  Even with my clumsy fumblefingers in the near darkness I was able to put a half dozen together without bending or losing more than 3 or 4 split rings....lol.  I plan to try and throw one this weekend...if it isn't snowing, anyway  :)

 

 

 

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 I got:

Split Rings - Standard (Size 3 - 100 Count Pack)  $4.59

Nickel Willow Spinner Blades Smooth Finish (Size 3 - 10 Count Pack)  $1.39

Barrel Swivels (Size 10 - 24 Count Pack, Black)  $1.59

Lok-On Coil Keeper (25 Count Pack)  $2.95

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But, since I was placing an order to Barlows to start making stuff this winter, I added on the mj pieces.  Very glad I did

 

Good move! You can make your own with better quality parts, as well.  Plus, I already have hitchhikers and BB swivels in my box, and probably a few dozen wasted spinnerbaits that I scavenge blades from.

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I was just cleaning out my tackle and found a few spinnerbaits missing blades and realzized it was because I wanted a smaller colorodo or Indiana blades and I used to only carry willow blades for some reason (I think that is how I saw Timmy Horton do it) but I started to buy Hitchikers in bulk and also swivels and blades, and I have had some success with using colored blades kind of like how Jimmy Houston would always use that orange blade on his spinnerbaits.

 

I use this rig more than I realize, it is great for covering water especially shallow water filled with hydrilla or Millfoil, as I love chucking a 6" senko or Dinger with a blade attached and also a few Nail weights to modify tail action and swining based on how active the fish are, but I don't mind losing a blade or two every other fish since it can go where spinnerbaits can't.

 

I would never spend the money to pay for Owner centering pins or pre rigged MJ rigs, I find a standard Hitchiker works fine with the same swivels they use for spinnerbaits, and for blades, they are actually cheap in packs of 25 or 100. I have started trying larger Hammered Colorodo blades but have not had success yet, also tried the hatchet blades as well but not done experimenting....Tackle Warehouse sells some Jigheads with willow blades underneath them or underspins which I like even though they are expensive for also rigging a senko, and sometimes I put the blade on the gap of the hook when texas rigging instead of having it behind, but it picks up more weesds imo when under the worm....I like a worm that is way too soft with too much salt, and tears after one fish for this rig, they swim so much better and a nail weight in the right place can give it a crazy whipping action.

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Thanks, that was some good reading right there. LOL!

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