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 Post subject: Rubber toys as lures
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Hi guys,
The other day i was browsing through a toy store when i came across a set of rubber toys.This set contained miniature replicas of sharks ,each one is about 10-12cm in length, i am no lure expert,but i was thinking like can these toys be made into lures(by adding 2 treble hooks and a slip ring)? these things would act as surface lures...i need ur advice guys...btw this set costs Rs275...
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Jayakrishnan
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:45 pm 
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You could try it, but doubt it would have balance or action as you would intend it to.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:25 am 
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I once made a lure with a key chain fish made of many links.

The trick was as Bobby says getting them to swim properly.

Use Mseal to add weight on the bottom and drop them into a bucket of water. They should float upright or should sink head first.

Or just keep trying them as is. You never know what might happen.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:50 am 
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Mahaseerken wrote:
I once made a lure with a key chain fish made of many links.

The trick was as Bobby says getting them to swim properly.

Use Mseal to add weight on the bottom and drop them into a bucket of water. They should float upright or should sink head first.

Or just keep trying them as is. You never know what might happen.


Did you catch anything with that lure Ken?

I once filed down a broken brass handle from my aunts door, drilled holes and used it as a spoon, several times I had Terns dive at the lure from above only to make a correction when they were just withing a few feet from striking distance. I cannot remember if I ever caught a fish with that lure but watching the Terns dive at it was fun enough.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:25 am 
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i would try things that you guys suggested and let u know,


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:31 am 
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Bobby!

The lure was a 2/3 inches long. We used to fish for mulley, cheetul, sol and the likes around Delhi. The lure worked off and on. It was not a sure shot. I finally lost it to a mahseer on the Ganga. This I remember clearly!


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