Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Making Jointed Sand Eel Lures



Making Jointed Sand Eel Lures, The Movie.

This is what I get up to when honest folk are in bed.

13 comments:

  1. How much does the lure weigh?

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  2. about 1/4oz 7grams but each one varies a little from the next. I rig them a foot behind a swivel and a drilled barrel weight for casting.

    Thanks for visiting

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  3. I am going to give making these a go. One more question for you, when you bake them do you lay them flat or do you suspend the clay in the air. If that question make since.

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  4. I used to bake them as you suggest with the ends of the wire resting on the rim of a bowl so the lure was in the air. Then I got lazy and just laid them on a tray, then I got very lazy and laid them on a not very clean tray, so I have some that taste a little of bacon fat; I don’t know whether this adds to their attraction. It is great that you are going to make some, the one thing I forgot to stress is that the joints should be a bit uneven between the pieces. When you jerk on the retrieve the resistance of the pieces causes them to slide back toward the hook and uneven joints cause the eel to wriggle. You don’t need hard jerks just an uneven turn of the reel handle should do it.
    One evening I spent fishing with these was the most fun I had, had while holding a fishing rod in a long time. Let me know how you get on, I won’t be going fishing for a while as a storm with hurricane force winds is expected to land in the next few days.

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  5. Great job thinking this up, and I'll be making a few of these as soon as I can get some clay. Plus a few other things that I can think up.

    Does the hardened clay sink or float?

    Joe

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    1. it sinks but not like a stone, have fun let me know how you get on.

      Cheers Paul Adams

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  6. how would these work for salmon...

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    1. i have never fished for salmon with them so i couldn't say.

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  7. I could not hear your audio very well. how long are the sand eels?

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  8. Hi Paul. Can this technique be applied to needlefish lure like this one? http://www.jerseybassguides.com/images/brfa-hd/5.jpg

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    1. sorry, for the delay, i think you could use it to make a jointed needle fish lure, fishermen from Europe used to carve jointed toy fish out of bone and tusk with a string through them on long journeys to the grand banks, these would be very early swim baits.

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