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#1 denduke

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:21 PM

Gotta get away from "The Monthly Bench". I think if I see another parachute hackle/quill body I'm gonna scream. Those guys are good so I leave them alone.
Anyway this stuff is fun and not trying to run anybody down.
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#2 mikechell

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:12 PM

Air spinner !!!  But if the line doesn't twist too bad, you should get plenty of hits on those.


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#3 Philly

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:06 PM

Nice.  I agree with Mike that it's going to spin when you cast it.   What size hook did you use?  


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#4 denduke

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

4 or 6 ? Let em spin and unwind in the water for added action....The 357cal bodies were quite large so the whole thing is huge but "playing with foam." The others that I used the packing film for wings got mangled quickly. More of a novelty. Need to get the 223 cartiges and make more realistic versions. Fibers or hair would be better for wings. Got a rise outa my FB family with these....they got a kick outa these too. Prolly never try em but bud said he found them in the stomachs of redfish too.
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#5 denduke

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

Down sized more natural
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#6 ksevigny

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 01:24 PM

I like them! Nice job.

#7 fshng2

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:09 PM

Nice ones Denduke... those should get bit.
I'm liking the flounder fry too, very realistic.

#8 fshng2

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:21 PM

Denduke try repurposing a used dryer sheet for the wings. Plenty strong.

#9 denduke

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the tip. fshg2
Maybe you can suggest better than thin leather backed with felt for crabs
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