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Wiggly size

Postby Phishface » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:59 pm

Is there a size restriction to how small a Mr.Wiggly can be made.
I'm making pattern's for two Wiggly's, one at 6 inches and another at 7 inches in length. Have any of you guys tried this before?
Larry, do you think a lower durometer mix of Alumisol will be required to get action out of a smaller scale wiggly?
Also have any of you fellow lure makers ever added a lot of weight to your wiggles, like in the neighborhood of 2 to 4 ounces?
Sorry for all the questions, first time posting.

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Re: Wiggly size

Postby dahlberg » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:22 pm

The first ones I made are about 6 inches and they work fine. We often put an egg sinker directly in front of or directly under, like between the hook and the lure, when fishing whiggly. No need to apologize in regards to the question, that's why the forum is here!
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Phishface » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:50 pm

Thanks for the reply Larry, I'll proceed with these two patterns and post some images when there ready to mold.

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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Big Dave » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:56 pm

how did your molds look?
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Phishface » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:27 pm

Believe it or not, I'm still working no the patterns, too many projects, not enough time.

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Re: Wiggly size

Postby FishermanTom81 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:05 pm

What size egg sinker did you use?
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Mike - Alumilite » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:59 am

Here is a video on Makelure.com that shows making a 5" whiggley I designed. Also shows how weighting it using BBs. I vary the fall rate by how many BBs I put in them. If they were already made and I needed to get them down, I'd use Larry's egg sinker trick. For small whiggleys like this one ... it takes a very small amount of weight ... I'd start with a drop shot weight of 1/16-1/8 oz.

Go to this page and it is the 3rd video down called: Lure Making Utilizing 3D Printing
https://www.makelure.com/store/pg/54-Ho ... rettyPhoto

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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Phishface » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:19 pm

Hi Mike:

What an outstanding resource that video library is, I've looked at it before but I've never looked at the 3D printer segment, fantastic.

I've made some progress on my smaller Wiggly's have a look everybody please let me know if you think these might work, or what I can do to make them better.

Thanks.

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/Users/jer/Desktop/Dropbox/Photos/Minny Wiggly making/Minny Wiggly 7.8.2016.jpg
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby dahlberg » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:23 am

So glad you are getting some benefit from the library. A word of advice about whiggley,; making them soft and swimmy or really hitting the belly with weight to keep them stable is great for sure, but stiffer ones that only whiggle (ha ha) when burned, and fished with short sharp erratic twitches and hangs alternated with various length burns is sometimes the magic ticket.
One of my seven immutable laws of angling is, ..Let the fish decide!!
Looking great to me!!
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby bennie » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:03 pm

Jerome, The link for the pictures seems to be broken.I could n see your pictures.Thank`s.
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Phishface » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:04 pm

Thanks bennie, hopefully this will work.

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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Phishface » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:54 pm

Thanks for the heads up bennie, I hope this one shows up.

https://photos-1.dropbox.com/t/2/AABwWZ ... =2048x1536
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Phishface » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:23 pm

Know it's been a long time but can you see this picture?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ttfoehaqip5cz ... 6.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby dahlberg » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:05 am

Hey Phish!
That looks spectacular! Great work! Congrats on a job well done!
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Re: Wiggly size

Postby Mike - Alumilite » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:29 am

Very nice.

How does it swim? How do you rig it? How long is it?

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