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    Default corkers

    These where around in the same time frame as the mcmurray ants

    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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    The wooly worm doesn't look too wooly or wormy...

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    i didnt know fish would hit the "transistors"
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

    Norm

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    Default Re: corkers

    Are those all painted wood????
    Thanks Paul

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    Default Re: corkers

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by flytire View Post
    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)
    "Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have at work on it, and man can only mar it." Theodore Roosevelt
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm287 View Post
    Are those all painted wood????
    Thanks Paul
    cork

    hence the name "corkers"

    but they could be made from balsa wood dowels
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

    Norm

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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!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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