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    You could possably find the wire your looking for at a hobby shop.
    you can make your own mold out of plaster a paris. google how to make molds.
    so you should be able to get the design of the jig head you want.
    pour it in lead, then powder paint it.
    Jannsnettscrafts should have the hooks and blades you are looking for.
    If non of this will work for you. then you need to contact
    Sir Toadie. If you can think it he sure can build it. You would be surprised and amazed at his work.
    there are also other members who make lures. Just ask around good luck with your project.
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    Vito , Thinking on it . Need to know the maximum weight of the target fish . That determines wire , weight , hook size and if It is built twin spin style closed eye or open eye . Off hand I suggest closed eye wire . Haven't been keeping up with posts as much as I like . Dugger put a bug in my ear so I jumped over to check . I can pick up a P.m. faster seems like .
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    Hey guys, thanks for all the replys...The more I looked around on the internet, I didnt really find anything that my mind was picturing..Mo had sent me this website www.bigwoodmuskylures.com I think for now, thats in the ballpark. They make really big spinnerbaits, some in the 3.5 -5 oz., 11 inches long. Thats kinda what I had in mind. If it can stand up to a giant Musky, it should be able to stand a bluefish hit at well.




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    I figure for now I'll buy one or two and test it out this spring. Stripers feed on bunker in the back of the bay in the spring time, water depth ranges from 20-30 ft in most places and the current is moderately strong. This way I actually have something to modify or to create my own...Thanks again for everyone's help and input!




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    Default The Menhaden Project

    This is only a 1.5 oz . Just a little something to resemble a menhaden bait fish . One of my friends requested it .
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    Looks good toadfrog, what is the total length on that spinner? I'm looking for something in the 3-5 oz range and about 10 inches in length. I'm interested if u can build something like that. Do u know if your friend had any luck with the one you built .




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    I'm working on a big model for him now . It will be ten to 12 '' long . He has been jumping up and down like a kid at a candy store . Says the thing caught everything swimming . Going to have to epoxy coat them . Toothy critters play heck with the paint . I also worry about the ball bearing swivels giving out on a shark or something .
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    Cool toadfrog, that's the length I'm looking at...maybe an ounce or 2 heavier.




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    Default Here we go again

    It's big it's bad . Needed larger Blades and larger clevice . The thing has a 9/o hook and weighs 6.6 oz.
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    Now that's a Spinner! Another FINE Job by Mr. Toadfrog.
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