Bugs in a plug

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Bugs in a plug

Post by fishaholiclures » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:54 pm

Not to be confused with snakes on a plane lol lol I love Franks jokes crazysmilie
Some unusual lures from the states (where else lol) featuring a small 'bug' trapped inside a clear plastic body, no idea if it makes a difference, but they caught my eye for the 'quirkiness'
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Post by MXB » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:28 pm

Classic idea thumbsupsmilie

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Post by diemai » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:59 am

...............reminds me a bit to "Jurassic Park" lol !

I have seen pictures of vintage US lures consisting of a kinda test tube with hooks rigged to it , ....the angler was supposed to put a freshly killed minnow into the tube to render that thing "armed" .

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Re: Bugs in a plug

Post by SkyeWarrior » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:12 pm

Good idea there - would it pass comp rules for lure and fly only crazysmilie

I think I saw a japanese minnow recently where the actual lure has a decent sized clear body (for casting), but a relatively small fish in it? Maybe a Norries?
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Re: Bugs in a plug

Post by fishaholiclures » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:10 pm

Dieter said "have seen pictures of vintage US lures consisting of a kinda test tube with hooks rigged to it , ....the angler was supposed to put a freshly killed minnow into the tube to render that thing "armed" .

You mean like these
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I do know the ones you are referring to though, made of glass with a stopper in one end, wire frame around the ends and trebles hang off the frame.. thumbsupsmilie


@ Skye, I should point out the BUGS are in fact plastic, not real insects...

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Post by diemai » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:25 pm

@ fishaholiclures

Yep , mate , ........just like these , though they look a bit more modern , ...........I wonder , whether they would really work(in terms of having an appeal to the predators) , ..........but if I'd take up the headaches of catching some minnows for cast-and-retrieve-fishing , I'd rather stick these onto a wire harness , ........don't see big advantages in such transparent "minnow casings" other than the minnows would last longer cast for cast , ....but on the other hand might not move as natural and also not emit that certain fish scent as much .

Often happened to me that when lures won't get a respond , dead minnows on a harness(preferable the famous "Drachkovitch harness") still made my day !

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Post by Marrakai » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:12 pm

I believe at least some of those clear 'minnow tubes' were intended to contain a live minnow, and were vented to allow flow-through to keep the bait alive indefinitely.
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Post by diemai » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:26 pm

Marrakai wrote:I believe at least some of those clear 'minnow tubes' were intended to contain a live minnow, and were vented to allow flow-through to keep the bait alive indefinitely.

..............hhmm, .....another option , mate , .....haven't thought about that before !

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Re: Bugs in a plug

Post by fishaholiclures » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:44 pm

Tony Marrakai, all the plastic Live Minnow tubes I have do have several holes to allow water flow in...1 to keep the minnow alive, 2 to let the natural scents out thumbsupsmilie

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Re: Bugs in a plug

Post by diemai » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:26 pm

fishaholiclures wrote:Tony Marrakai, all the plastic Live Minnow tubes I have do have several holes to allow water flow in...1 to keep the minnow alive, 2 to let the natural scents out thumbsupsmilie

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