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Offline lundin-loading

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Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« on: Jan 13, 2020, 07:08 PM »
I built some auto hook setters a few years back, not really my cup of tea. They work great for trout, but I really wanted to figure out how to use them as a tip up to catch walleyes. I stumbled across the Finicky Fooler when looking at ifish pros and decided to "reverse engineer" it and add a trigger and flag to my jacker rig. I can run these either as a jacker, a tip up, or a jacker with a flag. Turned out well, and added about 2$ to each of my 4$ homemade jackers










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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2020, 08:10 PM »
Nice, looking to make some myself.

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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2020, 08:27 PM »
Thanks for posting the closeup pictures.  Not that I'm looking to rip off your idea, or anything...   

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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:33 AM »
be careful not to wack yourself in the face building those things. I had a few close calls inside while working on the trigger when I built one.

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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:24 PM »
Nice ideas. I too am uninterested in auto-hookset rigs but prefer playing fish on a rod so I picked up a couple of the HT Ice Riggers. They improved their newer model by making the angle of the rod holder adjustable (to simplify using rods of a variety of lengths) but in the process made the diameter of the holder so small it prevents the use of all but the smallest handled rods. Weird. But your trigger design has inspired me to modify the biggest failure of the HT. Finding the sweet spot for placing the line in their coated alligator clip is aggravating even on a warm day. I like the simplicity of your bare wire trigger.

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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2020, 01:22 PM »
But your trigger design has inspired me to modify the biggest failure of the HT. Finding the sweet spot for placing the line in their coated alligator clip is aggravating even on a warm day. I like the simplicity of your bare wire trigger.

I based my design off if the finicky fooler they have really good reviews when compared to the ifish pros, ice riggers or clams Arctic warrior. It is super simple. The biggest build issue is getting the trigger perfectly lined up with the clip on the flag. Especially when your trying to repeat results on 5 setups!


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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #6 on: Jan 15, 2020, 03:03 PM »
Made a gif



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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2020, 10:03 AM »
Awesome post and good pics Lundin. By the way the giph is BA!  @)
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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #8 on: Jan 21, 2020, 07:22 PM »
Lundin, great to meet you, thanks again!

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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2020, 07:47 PM »
Lundin, great to meet you, thanks again!

Nice meeting you as well 207. Good luck out there!

Version 2.0 in progress


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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #10 on: Jan 22, 2020, 12:57 AM »



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Re: Homemade jaw jacker conversion
« Reply #11 on: Jan 22, 2020, 10:57 AM »
That’s pretty sweet lundin
So many fish, so little time.

 



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