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one screw is up and one down its a visual trick actaully lay it flat on a table yall will see what i mean. Measure the lip from one side to the other from the middle its slightly smaller

No visual trick here...

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Hey Dawg I have a few extras, PM me with your addy and they are on their way

Man, that's extremely nice of you, and I really do appreciate it, but I've already fixed mine. I took the cup off, centered it on the body, redrilled the 5/64" holes in the cup and 1/16" pilot holes in the body, and remounted the cup with a dab of superglue under each screw for good measure. Problem solved. :D

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one screw is up and one down its a visual trick actaully lay it flat on a table yall will see what i mean. Measure the lip from one side to the other from the middle its slightly smaller

No visual trick here...

jitterbug_1.jpg

Hey Dawg I have a few extras, PM me with your addy and they are on their way

Man, that's extremely nice of you, and I really do appreciate it, but I've already fixed mine. I took the cup off, centered it on the body, redrilled the 5/64" holes in the cup and 1/16" pilot holes in the body, and remounted the cup with a dab of superglue under each screw for good measure. Problem solved. :o

Stasher1 im sorry  i just looked at all of my bugs and all of them are like yours  even my 20 yr old ones man i musta missed that long time ago i never noticed but i sure caught a lot of fish >maybe you should contact arbogast ?? that slight offset sure made them bugs gurgle though imma miss that if they make um straight :D

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The other day Bill Dance talked about buying his first Jitterbug in 1948 for 85 cents and catching his first bass on it. Sixty years of success is very outstanding.

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The other day Bill Dance talked about buying his first Jitterbug in 1948 for 85 cents and catching his first bass on it. Sixty years of success is very outstanding.

I saw that show too. Now those things are $5.69, but worth it.

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Youre Kidding , RIGHT???????

the 5/8 ounce casts like a rocket

and the Musky Jitterbug is 1 and 1/4 ounces

neither of these are light :-?

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the musky one cast extremely far as do the 5/8, the smaller ones are alil on the light side but they still cast good on my older procaster s rod

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I am looking forward to your responses to my position, because I think jitterbugs have a great action, but other topwaters I use are way more productive, so the only time I will use a jitterbug is on a heavily pressured body of water.

Also, if the buzzbait was as old as the jitterbug, we would still be using it more consistently than the jitterbug because it is a better lure.

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Jitterbugs work great at bringing in big bass : ON PRESSURED LAKES, UNPRESSURED LAKES, AT NIGHT, IN THE DAY,ON STILL WATER AND CHOPPY WATER. I guess that article you read about pressured water is not really on the money!!!

Truth is you will not find a more effective or versatile top water bait, including those 19 dollar Sammy's and you can't argue with 50 plus years of great success.

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FYI

By the late 1800s most of the major tackle stores carried several spinners that could be successfully buzzed, if the angler so desired. The bass spinners shown to the left have blades that are quite similar to some of the lures being manufactured today. These spinners were advertised in the 1890 Abbey & Imbrie catalog .

1934: Fred Arbogast carves his first Jitterbug.

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Hey Catt, wasn't the first Lure made out of bone, or was it a spoon. I figured you are old enough to remember

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I had no idea that it has been on the market for that long. I wonder if any other lure has been offered for sale for that many years?

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I figured you are old enough to remember

Yeah, right, look who 's talkin '.  ::D

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bloop-blop-bloop-blop-bloop-blop-bloop-blop-bloop-blop-BLAM !!!!

I love this at night.  Had them blast it a foot away from my rod tip. Hooks do suck,  I always replace with triple grips.  A lot of these fish come right on the bank.

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What I really love about the Jitterbug is that it lets you know when you are working it right.  When you get it going at that slow pace and it starts making that midrangish blub blub blub sound, you know its just a matter of time before it gets annihilated.

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I was introduced to jitterbugs last year my uncle gave me some of his old tackle and I tried the jitterbug that night and absolutely loved it. Now its my #1 producing bait at night, always have one tied at night, like others have said if you're fishing in a quiet area it definately keeps you awake blub..blub..blub..BAM

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I started using the black 5/8 size last year in the fall after reading what everyone on the site was saying about them.

Muddy

Thanks for the tip with the split rings.

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I got that from Marty , so thank him, just passing it on 8-)

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