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I use them on topwaters when I'm working them slowly and was wondering if they wouldn't also be a benefit when working jerk baits with long pauses. Any of you work one with the addition of one?

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If you are pausing your Jerkbait for an extended period of time, the feather will flare and entice fish to strike.. So I say, why not!?!?

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I'm with you as I generally use feathered trebles on just topwater lures when I am trying to slow them down. I have thrown the x-rap with a feathered treble though, but I didn't feel like it made much of a difference

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I use them on topwaters when I'm working them slowly and was wondering if they wouldn't also be a benefit when working jerk baits with long pauses. Any of you work one with the addition of one?

 

Yes, I occasionally throw a jerkbait with a dressed treble, but the feathers will increase the profile size.

 

 

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Those little x-raps with the dressed trebels are one of my favorite lures for little fish below the slot. Dont know if the feather helps or not but when they become crankbait shy its time to pull out the x-rap.

 

 

 My best jerkbait day last year I accidentally left a yellow bobber stop on my line. What the heck, I slid it about six inches in front of the X-rap it looked like the little lure was chasing a small something. Dont know if that actually helped get more bites or not just know I caught a lot of fish .

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The only way I add a feather treble to a jerkbait is if the bait came with one originally or if it is a floating bait. I tied my own to replace the one that was destroyed on my X-Rap and found the 210 denier thread gave it too much weight and it pull the back on the bait down during the pause which kept it from getting down unless I was working it fast. Now I tie those using 140 denier thread with a few less strands of Krystal flash so the bait balances it out, so if adding a feather treble to a bait that doesn't have one originally might have a negative affect on the balance and suspending properties of the bait.

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Those little x-raps with the dressed trebels are one of my favorite lures for little fish below the slot. Dont know if the feather helps or not but when they become crankbait shy its time to pull out the x-rap.

 

 

 My best jerkbait day last year I accidentally left a yellow bobber stop on my line. What the heck, I slid it about six inches in front of the X-rap it looked like the little lure was chasing a small something. Dont know if that actually helped get more bites or not just know I caught a lot of fish .

that sounds really cool, but I gotta know what were you using the bobber stop for originally, a Bobber or a Texas rig or something else?

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I used it to peg a Texas rigged weight in place .

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I'm tying my feathers to short shank trebles one size smaller than the original to help compensate for the additional weight. I never thought to use 140 denier to tie them. Thanks for the tip smalljaw. I only use long pauses when I'm working smaller baits and plan on adding a SuspenDot near the nose to maintain a nose down attitude.

Tinkering with baits and such helps me get through the 'hard water' season. Not too many of the ideas I come

up with turn out to be fruitful, but maintaining some resemblance to sanity becomes a major priority for the next eight weeks or so.

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I'm tying my feathers to short shank trebles one size smaller than the original to help compensate for the additional weight. I never thought to use 140 denier to tie them. Thanks for the tip smalljaw. I only use long pauses when I'm working smaller baits and plan on adding a SuspenDot near the nose to maintain a nose down attitude.

Tinkering with baits and such helps me get through the 'hard water' season. Not too many of the ideas I come

up with turn out to be fruitful, but maintaining some resemblance to sanity becomes a major priority for the next eight weeks or so.

 

I hear you, that is whay I make tackle, it really helps get through the winter. So far I've tied about 1000 hair jigs, poured 2000 or more heads, some get painted and made into bass jigs while others stay unpainted and are used for things like the ned rig. It is during this time when I learn a lot, like feathered trebles on suspending jerkbaits, I got a few X-raps and really liked them so I decided I'll tie a bunch of trebles up and replace the stock ones when they get beat up, well everyone I replaced messed the bait up, that is when it dawned on me that the weight on a suspending bait is critical. So I dropped back on thread size and instead of using 2 strands of Krystal flash, I only used 1, that little bit of weight, which was probably 1 gram or less, made a big difference.

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Has any one tried tying a featherd treble to their line a foot in front of their jerkbait?

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Has any one tried tying a featherd treble to their line a foot in front of their jerkbait?

Similar to a FrontRunner for top water baits? Haven't tried it, but I don't know why it wouldn't work, if it's legal. Some states would consider it multiple lures. It could be tied on the same as a drop-shot with the jerk bait tied to the tag.

I like your thinking.

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