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XL Jitterbug modifications

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Howdy bass nuts,

Just got an XL Jitterbug for esox fishing and got to thinking it might be a great way to convince the local largemouth hawg into a photo session. Anyways, I'm thinking of two modifications to the lure: the first to cut the side hooks off and then add split rings and replace the trebles. Second, can I get rid of the factory line tie connection and just use a snap through the hole in the metal lip? Will either ruin the action? Thanks, later.

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Cooter thanks for addressing us bass nuts properly. In my little experience with jitterbugs i have found that your hooking percentage and you action will get better with those hooks hanging from split rings rather then to the hook keepers. And although i have not replaced that goofy little tie eye i don't see any harm in it and should probably work well for ya. let us know how it goes as we are always looking for ways to tweek stuff. O and by the way jitterbugs don't catch fish smirk.gifwink.gifgrin.gifwink.gifike

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I love throwing Jitterbugs with a partner. One of you throws the big monster size one and then your partner throws right behind you with a 1/4 oz. Some fish will go after the big one but the little one trailing in the wake really takes big hits. One of the few lures that two guys fishing at the same time works well.

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Cool, I'll try both mods and report back once I can find some open water! Another question, if I eyeball the Jitterbug I have down the back, the lip is not quite in line with the body. Big deal or not? Also, they still make the hula-popper? When I was little my old man would pound the bass on that baby! Talk about a unique sound.

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Cool, Also, they still make the hula-popper? When I was little my old man would pound the bass on that baby! Talk about a unique sound.


Yup they sure do. A lot of the old school lures still produce. Just like music and straight leg jeans they just get rediscovered ...

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i've wondered about those side hooks too.

the line tie i would leave alone. by going to a snap,i wonder if you would loose having the line just that little bit above the face/blade of the lure, and effect the balance?

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Yep, I wonder about the line tie. It might provide some tension on the lure and help provide the action. For me, I don't like the looks of it, guess I have my doubts about it holding up to a big fish. Probably just extreme esox paranoia. I'm gonna get rid of it though and if it screws things up I can rig up a similar line tie.

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