Author Topic: Clam Rattlin' Blade Spoon?  (Read 157 times)

Offline markinohio

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Clam Rattlin' Blade Spoon?
« on: Feb 22, 2021, 10:08 AM »
Iíve had really good luck using the 1/16oz Clam Rattlin' Blade Spoon. Iím primarily a crappie guy, and other rattle spoons just have not been as effective for me. They all seem to call in the fish, but Iíve had the best luck with crappie actually biting the Clam spoon. I just seem to be able to get them to commit to the Clam more than the Buck-Shot or VMC spoons .

However, Iíve had a real problem with the rattle falling off the spoons. Iíve been through about 10 in the last two years, and all have had the same issue. A few have lost their rattle in the jig box, and the others have lost the rattle after a few fish.

Iím thinking about trying a coat of 2 part epoxy to keep the rattle attached. Any better ideas?

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Mark

Offline cwavs1982

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Re: Clam Rattlin' Blade Spoon?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2021, 11:07 AM »
Have had the same issue with some of these.  I used superglue to attach the rattle back to the jig.  So far, this has held the rattle in place.  Kind of frustrating to look in your jig box and see the rattle sitting there. 

I have purchased some new jigs and these seem to be holding, or at least the rattle hasn't fallen off yet.
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Offline tj_cubin

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Re: Clam Rattlin' Blade Spoon?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2021, 11:45 AM »
I wonder why they work better than a buckshot?

I was going to suggest trying them instead.


Offline markinohio

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Re: Clam Rattlin' Blade Spoon?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2021, 12:13 PM »
Iím not really sure. The 1/16oz buck-shot is very close to the same size, plenty of people have great success with the Buck-shot, but it is fairly rare for me to be able to get the fish to actually bite. It is so rare that I normally will use the buck-shot just to call-in the fish, and then quickly drop down something like a slender spoon or pimple. For me, crappie, gills, and perch happily eat the Clam spoon. Only the most aggressive fish seem to actually eat a buck-shot or VMC spoon for me.

It might be color or just confidence?
 
Either way, if I can solve the rattle problem (going to hit them with some super glue), I will just stick with what has worked for me.

Offline jimhaney08

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Re: Clam Rattlin' Blade Spoon?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2021, 12:15 PM »
I've had the same issue with mine.  I would think an epoxy would work.  Super glue probably a lot cleaner though.
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