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Homemade Marabou Bucktail
January 25, 2009
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Well, after fooling around with different materials, I think I finally realized that tying marabou , was much better looking and easier to work with. I'm certainly not in the same category as some of you guys, but nevertheless, here is my latest effort. Give me your honest opinion... Thanks

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January 25, 2009
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sorry

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January 25, 2009
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George, I think that looks good! I tried taking a skirt off a black/nickle lungen tail and adding a purple flashabou skirt just for kicks, hey it's fun to experiment with bucktails. How do you keep the skirt on, and what rubber bands do you use? Is there a tool out there to fix the rubber band? thanks, Tim

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January 25, 2009
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Tim,
I tied the marabou on with thread, and then used head cement. I've never tried using the rubber bands, but would like to learn. I really like the purple flashabou...looks great! I tried tying on the flashabou, but it doesn't look good...not full, like the marabou, if that makes sense. How did you put yours on?
Might as well do something while the waters are frozen...

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January 26, 2009
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I had to cut off the rubber band holding on the old one then I just put on a small zip tie to hold on the new skirt and gave it a trim with some scissors. Tying and using cement would probably be a better fix (I was just being lazy at the time).

George, please keep posting your lure modifications and ideas, it's always interesting hearing what everyone is up to...

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January 27, 2009
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thoughs are both excellent! how long did you choose to make them? i was messin with one and i used old 1'' tip winch rope, when i figure out how to put a photo on here ill post it. mine was about 8''. white

January 27, 2009
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Pineyfishmagnet, if you want to email any pics to rotht1@gmail.com I'll gladly put them up

I just made the "new" bucktail the same length as the one out of the box, probably an 1 inch or so behind the trebile hook.

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January 27, 2009
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Piney...first off I don't mean to rude, but what is your name? I'm George. I think making buckys, is sort of personal preference. I don't think there's any real right or wrong. All "your decision"...go wild!!! Thanks for the encouraging remarks . Gives you something to do when everything's frozen!

How many days "til Spring?

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January 27, 2009
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Both are nice.. I have been playing around making some spinner bait and have been using round rubber for the skirts. I will post a pic when I can.

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January 27, 2009
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my bad! im new to this stuff, i didnt know if we could use our real names??!!ha ha guys its RON. thanks. also thanks for the e mail address! how can i put my picture under my name? thanks again.

January 27, 2009
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Seb,
Do you have some sort of "spreader" for the rubber bands? I have seen tools for sale, that supposedly does just that. I'd like to try that method. I tied some flashabou buckys, and I guess, looked OK, but not totally satisfied with the results. If I get a chance, I'll post a pic...

Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big
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January 27, 2009
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George, I personally just lay out the skirts and use a zip tie instead of a rubber band. I know the tool you are talking about, but I have never used it. I am still new to it so I am learning everyone I tie.. Good luck and let me know how that tool works if you decide to get one. You can probably find one on eBay too.

Here is the link to skirt tools..

http://www.barlowstackle.com/s.....tools.html

January 27, 2009
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Here's a Flashabou I just finished recently. Not sure if I like Skirt. Not enough flare. :-
Tim, you're right, it is fun fooling around with different stuff!

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Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big
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         TEAM BLACKBERRY

January 28, 2009
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George, I agree that marabou would be a better fit for that particular type of bucktail. My 2 cents would be to use an all black skirt with the nickle (or silver) double willow leaf blades. What kind of bucktail is that or did you make the whole thing from scratch?

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February 1, 2009
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Tim,
that is my "concoction"...it's a 8" bucktail with black and silver flashabou skirting with 2 nickel "diamond chipped" willow blades. I chose the willow blades, because I wanted to be able to keep my baits down deeper in the water column. In theory it all sounds good, but unless you hook up...it don't mean a thing...

Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big
"jerk"
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February 1, 2009
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George is there a certain size treb you stick with or do you base it on how long the buck is? #6, #7? its nice out over here! 35, i think going to 40s.

February 1, 2009
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generally I go with either a 4/0 .. or 5/0 treble.. just personal pref. Those two I posted were 5/0 trebles

Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big
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February 1, 2009
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thanks!

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