New Chatterbait

Jig it, spin it, buzz it, if it's got a wire or a lead head, it can and will be discussed in here.
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Re: New Chatterbait

Postby toddmc » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:47 am

Taxin That Bass wrote:
toddmc wrote:
Taxin That Bass wrote:
toddmc wrote:I threw that first picture of the cut up Barlow's head in to show how they did their original heads. "Smalljaw" is a lure builder that uses this forum and he suggested a few years ago on one of our threads that it is from a Do-It Sparkie jig mold. They use a 4/0 Mustad spinner bait hook and a double ended clip like this http://www.barlowstackle.com/Connector-Links-P835.aspx. The Dremmel blade that I was using was dull and I cut one end of the clip off. The clip is left slightly open in the mold and the blade is inserted and then the clip is clamped shut. "Mike and Pike" is right about the .051 diameter wire being right. You can see that the clips are .053 wire.


Nice work, i have a vertical line tie arkie jig mold, think that would work?

It should work. I'm probably going to get sued by Chatterbait! :lol: I think this will help anyone that wants to build their own. I'm going to cut up the Jack Hammer when the hook gets dull to see how they do their blade attachment.


How do you bend your blade on the oval type? do you put it in a vice? Do you have a jig or something to control the bend? Are they sensitive to having the blade be perfect or can you get a rough swag and its close?

A vice works best, but they can even be bent with needle nose pliers. You should bend the blades before you paint them if possible because bending them can cause the paint to crack/scratch.

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Re: New Chatterbait

Postby Mike and Pike » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:30 am

There are round nosed pliers made for the bends where jigs and machines are not usable.

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Re: New Chatterbait

Postby Taxin That Bass » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:31 pm

So i ended up trying to pour my own chatterbait heads last night. I ordered up some owner spinnerbait hooks, connector links, wire keepers and blades from barlows. I had to do some modifying of my arkie head mold to fit the large connector link in, but i did pour a couple semi successful chatterbait heads last night. I say semi successful because i am having trouble getting a good pour with the wire keeper. I think there is so much material in the mold that by the time the lead gets down there is has really cooled off. I'm going to keep plugging away at it and will update as i go. Also, i'm making a jig to modify the oval blades to match the coffin style zman blade.

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Re: New Chatterbait

Postby Taxin That Bass » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:44 pm

I tried to post a pic but i'm having all kinds of trouble, keeps saying the file and needs to be less than 100 kb, the file i'm trying to load is only 50 so whatever.

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Re: New Chatterbait

Postby toddmc » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:39 am

Taxin That Bass wrote:I tried to post a pic but i'm having all kinds of trouble, keeps saying the file and needs to be less than 100 kb, the file i'm trying to load is only 50 so whatever.

I use my I-phone to take pictures. It gives you a choice of "small, medium, or large size" when I send them by e-mail to my laptop (I hate typing on my phone). You have to choose the small size if you aren't using other aps/links to manage your pictures because that is all that seems to work on TT and other sites. The quality is not great, but it is fairly quick. There are a few forums on TT that show other methods.


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