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Anyone else make their own chatterbaits with shakee blades and jigs and/or spinnerbaits?

 

ive discovered cheap spinnerbaits make amazing chatters. I Just cut the wire down to about an inch, put it straight through the blade and finish off with a 5x haywire twist. 

 

Jigs, I use a split ring. Slightly less effective but works fairly well still. 

 

Next I might try on 4” storm wild eyes...

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I’ve never tried using spinnerbaits as chatterbaits, but it definitely looks interesting. I’ve build a bunch buying the components and assembling them. They work well enough and are cheap to put together. I fish a lot of swift rocky water and I don’t mind if I lose a few per day. 

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Spinnerbaits work really well surprisingly. I get 30% or so more bites with the blade stuck out an inch or two ahead. 

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The spinnerbait idea is great!

 

I would love to try out some really small 1/8oz chatterbaits but the Z-man ones are mostly garbage and I’ve never found anyone else who makes them that small.  Starting with a tiny spinnerbait seems like a super easy way to give them a try. 

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3 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

The spinnerbait idea is great!

 

I would love to try out some really small 1/8oz chatterbaits but the Z-man ones are mostly garbage and I’ve never found anyone else who makes them that small.  Starting with a tiny spinnerbait seems like a super easy way to give them a try. 

Once it freaking stops raining every other day I will pour you some with the small blades. The only thing is I have not tried to find any snap swivels small enough.

 

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Allen

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Those look amazing, I would love a couple!  Thanks. 

 

I have been buying up a few different types of tiny snaps to use on my UL casting combo and wanna say I came across some very small snap swivels from one of the jdm brands? Decoy maybe?  I will root around ebay tomorrow and see if I can find them again.  

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22 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

Those look amazing, I would love a couple!  Thanks. 

 

I have been buying up a few different types of tiny snaps to use on my UL casting combo and wanna say I came across some very small snap swivels from one of the jdm brands? Decoy maybe?  I will root around ebay tomorrow and see if I can find them again.  

The jighead in the pic without a skirt is a 3/16oz with a 2/0 VMC hook that I made with the small chatterbait blade.

 

Allen

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On 5/21/2019 at 11:45 PM, Munkin said:

Once it freaking stops raining every other day I will pour you some with the small blades. The only thing is I have not tried to find any snap swivels small enough.

 

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Allen

Nice. I like that yellow perchie  skirt. 

On 5/21/2019 at 11:53 PM, fishwizzard said:

Those look amazing, I would love a couple!  Thanks. 

 

I have been buying up a few different types of tiny snaps to use on my UL casting combo and wanna say I came across some very small snap swivels from one of the jdm brands? Decoy maybe?  I will root around ebay tomorrow and see if I can find them again.  

Decoy makes good small ones for sure. The 34lb size would work perfectly 

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On 5/20/2019 at 11:08 PM, Joshua Vandamm said:

Spinnerbaits work really well surprisingly. I get 30% or so more bites with the blade stuck out an inch or two ahead. 

Nice.

I am definitely going to try this.  I have plenty of retired spinnerbaits I'd like to re purpose.   What blade do you prefer?

Thank for sharing this.

A-Jay 

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4 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Nice.

I am definitely going to try this.  I have plenty  of retired spinnerbaits I like to repurpose.   What blade do you prefer?

Thank for sharing this.

A-Jay 

 

NP happy to share. The spinners I got one of those 5 packs for $3 on ebay. LOL works perfectly well. 

 

Blades I’ve only tried 2 or 3 kinds. So far the hexagonal “shakee” blades with bubbler holes from jans Netcraft were marginally better than an eBay 50 pk.

The lighter the blade the better. They all work tho. 

4 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Nice.

I am definitely going to try this.  I have plenty of retired spinnerbaits I'd like to re purpose.   What blade do you prefer?

Thank for sharing this.

A-Jay 

Very versatile ;) ...I was surprised this one actually works well. Finally found a use for the 4” storms. LOL 

 

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