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Author Topic: [Wire Baits ] Bird Dog Lure  (Read 267 times)

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[Wire Baits ] Bird Dog Lure
« on: March 14, 2017, 12:33:37 PM »
I've been using this design for a few years now and it has proven to be a great bird dog lure. I just cleaned this up.

I dig this out on those days where I just can't seem to locate fish. It's a hybrid musky/bass lure in that it uses the double cowgirl blade configuration, an inline component concept - as a matter of fact I was making a bass version of the double cowgirl at the time - and a safety pin spinnerbait.

If you're ever tinkering around and want to try something different, you won't be disappointed with the performance of this one.

I bet it turns out to be your bird dog lure.

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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 12:39:07 PM »
Very interesting.  Can you show a different angle or a close up of the way the blades are attached.  I can't quite figure it out from the pic.
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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 12:53:03 PM »
Very interesting.  Can you show a different angle or a close up of the way the blades are attached.  I can't quite figure it out from the pic.
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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 06:01:07 PM »
I've never seen anything like that before in my life.  Do the blades actually spin or just wobble?  Have you done this with willows?

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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 06:23:49 PM »
I've never seen anything like that before in my life.  Do the blades actually spin or just wobble?  Have you done this with willows?
They spin like any other spinnerbait. The blades will spin in the same direction opposing each other. In other words, if the gold blade is at 12:00 then the silver blade will be at 6:00.

You can use any blade style you want. I haven't tried using 2 different blades, although I can imagine what that would produce and it's a great idea.

I would recommend going 1 size smaller than your biggest blade you would put on a bait, that way its not over torqueing it on the retrieve.

A single blade will have a "chopping" sound to it, a double blade will cancel each other out and give it more of a "whir" sound to it.

Get an old spinnerbait and cut the "P" bend off, install the blades and give it a whirl! I've been using it for 3 or 4 years now and will not leave home without it.

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Here's a vid of a double cowgirl musky lure, The blades on this lure share the same characteristics of the one I posted. If you study the clevis' in the vid, you'll see that the blades will be opposed to each other,

double cowgirl lure - Bing video

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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 10:35:14 AM »
I did some tinkering a while ago.  I am fishing Thursday and I'll give it a try.


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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 10:37:55 AM »
I did some tinkering a while ago.  I am fishing Thursday and I'll give it a try.


Looks good let us know how it works for you and don't forget to take some of the Big fish you catch on it.  :D

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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 11:56:04 AM »
I did some tinkering a while ago.  I am fishing Thursday and I'll give it a try.



Looks sweet!

You know, I have yet to try this on a spinnerbait head? I've had so much luck with what I have that I just never tried it. I wish you the best of luck! Let me know how you make out with it.

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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 01:59:22 PM »
A spinnerbait was the closest thing that I had.  We'll see how it works tomorrow.

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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 03:17:59 PM »
That seems  to be a very interesting bait!  (y)

Now, I'm gonna have to do some tinkering and make one too lol

Looking forward to hearing how yours works for you, too, Jig Man
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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 05:06:59 PM »
A spinnerbait was the closest thing that I had.  We'll see how it works tomorrow.

Can't wait to find out, it would be a heck of a lot faster to build one!

That seems  to be a very interesting bait!  (y)

Now, I'm gonna have to do some tinkering and make one too lol

Looking forward to hearing how yours works for you, too, Jig Man
Can't wait to see your creation!  (y)

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Re: Bird Dog Lure
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 08:10:33 PM »
I threw it for a while today.  I believe it would be a very good night bait as it can really be cranked slowly and the blades really thump.  I had to put It down as my pard was catching them on jerk baits.

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