Whitebait.

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Johnno
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Whitebait.

Post by Johnno » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:45 pm

Been using this for a couple of years now early season. The head has the eye area covered in UV resin. The body is some clear mylar stuff called Flexicord I found with a black lateral line through it, much like the real thing. Anyway, it seems to work...

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Andy W
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Re: Whitebait.

Post by Andy W » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:13 pm

Nice - obvious question, where did you find that cord? Its much better looking than the mylar cord I have for the same purpose.

Also have you coated the cord in something to stop it unraveling?



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Re: Whitebait.

Post by Johnno » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:34 pm

Hey Andy. I think it was the Fishermans Loft. It was a while ago now. I just cut the end on an angle and give it a quick burn to seal the end strands. Seems to work ok.



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Re: Whitebait.

Post by Andy W » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:28 pm

Cheers for that Johnno. I am thinking that I can easily thread something dark through the mylar I have to make it look the same.



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fraser hocks
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Re: Whitebait.

Post by fraser hocks » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:24 pm

Reviving an old thread, due to an searunners trip coming up in a couple of weeks.

Looks like a great pattern Johnno. Will have to rummage through my tying kit and see if I can find anything similar to use?


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Johnno
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Re: Whitebait.

Post by Johnno » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:59 pm

Ive tutu’ed with it a bit. The rear is shorter and has two strands of clear black-banded rubber legs and a waft of white marabou out the back for more movement...

But to be brutally honest, a silver bodied chinchilla rabbit is just as good, but it’s nice to play around...



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fraser hocks
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Re: Whitebait.

Post by fraser hocks » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:38 pm

HEHE always fun to have a play at the vice. Will tie up a few of each mate. Thanks for that.


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Re: Whitebait.

Post by joynhappiness » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:39 pm

That bait looks cute, I am pretty sure a lot of fish will be fascinated on that hook.



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