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#1 Mudskipper

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:51 PM

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I was test bedded a few of my Yamashita jigs down at Many boat harbour yesterday as I'm a newbie to squid jigging. I wasn't happy with the 3.0 size balance and sink rate for local conditions (its the only one of that size I have), so got to work with the file and then tested it in my fish tank. All good so far but - Unfortunately I clipped the squid jig "cloth" with the file.

Anyone got any ideas on how to fix my mistake and extend the life of the cloth? I don't want the cloth to go kakked like some of my earlier cheapie lures did.

I'msa thinking that a bit of Araldite mixed and a few dabbes on the damaged section will do the trick?

Its a fairly new jig.

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Edited by Mudskipper, 15 June 2010 - 04:54 PM.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:34 PM

The Araldite will be a bit hard. I am guessing a more flexible glue would be better :)
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:45 PM

super glu works fine.
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or just rip it all off and hit it with red and black nikko pens
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:24 PM

super glu works fine.
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or just rip it all off and hit it with red and black nikko pens


Yeh that's what I did to one of my older cheapie ones. Just ripped the cloth off from tail through to eyes. There is a geen/yellow glow type plastic underneath the cloth on that one (have not a clue what brand it was).

Well I picked up my new stocks of jigs this arvy. Man you can buy a lot of squid for the price of a few quality brand jigs. :rolleyes:

I had six jigs set aside to buy; but as always when I went to pick em up I ended coming away with eight. Mainly Yamashita and a couple of Norry. Oh well ya need the amunition to play the game. :(

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Edited by Mudskipper, 16 June 2010 - 03:26 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:36 PM

more jigs catch more fishermen hahahahahaha
I carry about a dozen with me but only use 2 of them...orange in daytime and pinkish at night....works fine for me.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:05 PM

more jigs catch more fishermen hahahahahaha
I carry about a dozen with me but only use 2 of them...orange in daytime and pinkish at night....works fine for me.
Paul


Yeh Paul, it's the same with lure fishing hard body and plastics.

It peeved me off when I was down at Manly last time and some big mother fish with teeth at the boat ramp decided my jig was better than real food - a quick pull, snip and the jig was gawwn. If that wasn't humbling enough I snagged a jig and couldn't get it loose, so two jigs in one night. Man as a newbie I was running out to good gun ammo fast!! Hence why I rekken a reasonable stock is paramount to any session.

I rekken what I have now is a reasonable baseline - ten or so of various size,typrd and weights.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

I have found that my jig with the best catch rate (Little orange Yo-Zuri) has had it's cloth torn to shreds by the Squid!

I haven't repaired it, as it seems to still be doing a good job, but curious to know what others do. I thought maybe the fact it doesn't look like it came of a production line anymore might make it more realistic, rather than less.

BTW - It is probably my best catch rate because it was my first one and worked really well, so tends to be the one I persevere with the most!
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:37 PM

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dont worry about the cloth being torn to bits , you can stick it back on where you can with supa glu or just leave it to the squid...they dont mind either way.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

dont worry about it.
the squid will tear it anyway, good way to tell a good squid fisherman is to look at all the bites in his squid jigs....

there beaks cut the s*** out of jigs.
i rcon it could help as it will create a injured look.
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