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Old 01-19-2014, 04:09 PM
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These where around in the same time frame as the mcmurray ants

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The wooly worm doesn't look too wooly or wormy...
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:07 AM
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i didnt know fish would hit the "transistors"
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Are those all painted wood????
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Most of them look a lot like ice fishing panfish spoons.
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I remember those well.

I used to get balsa wood from the local hobby shop and craft my own -- cut / sand the balsa wood to shape, lash it to the hook, and then paint using "Testors" model paint.

They actually work pretty well during terrestrial season. Have a very distinctive "plop" hitting the water which attracts aggressive fish.

Another similar material approach is to use section of feather quill lashed to a hook. Take a duck wing feather, remove the fibers and cut the quill into short sections. Part of the quill will have lots of tiny air chambers and will float well.

Like everyone else, I gave the practice up with the advent of foam.
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i didnt know fish would hit the "transistors"
cigarette butts, sometimes found in the fish stomach
guys who smoke, put your butts in matches box! Th)
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Are those all painted wood????
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cork

hence the name "corkers"

but they could be made from balsa wood dowels
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Cool! I remember those too! First time I saw them was in a magazine article, Outdoor Life I believe. If I recall correctly, the guy who "designed" them was from PA.

I made a lot of them out of balsa & even some from styrofoam. I recall that article indicated that chartreuse & black worked well for trout. Dark Green worked good too for me. I tried all kinds of colors.

Bluegills & Pumpkinseeds in the local tidal creek & lake ate them readily! Never did try them for trout I don't think. I might even have a few of them still around here somewhere.

Flytire, thanks for the memories!
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