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    Posted: 13 Jul 2016 at 10:03am
Had a bit of challenge with a fellow site member to create a pair of lures for a trip to Jindy in November targeting big browns over the Yabby beds and a smaller lure for electric trolling around the edges.

So came up with this pair of Tonk Trout lures, the first is tiny i.e. crickhopper size and utilises a set of Decoy Dancing Jack singles, the second a nice medium size shrimp that will get down about 5-6' on the troll.


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Rob




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Far out. I concede defeat. Unreal Rob, they are going to get annihilated.

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Where is the like button? Pair of these Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jul 2016 at 10:54am
They look awesome Rob, nice work!

Originally posted by Bigriver Bigriver wrote:

Where is the like button? Pair of these Thumbs Up


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and it's there along with share, tweet, etc Paul. Just about the only thing not down there is a Pokemon LOL
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Are they for sale Rob?

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Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

They look awesome Rob, nice work!

Originally posted by Bigriver Bigriver wrote:

Where is the like button? Pair of these Thumbs Up

. Just about the only thing not down there is a Pokemon LOL
and thank God for that!Stern Smile. Great little trout lures Rob ,i can see that crickhopper fished around the edges of  Eucumbeme early evening when the snow starts to melt and the dam starts to rise,it'd be a killerThumbs Up
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These look great!
Any chance that you'll be doing more mate?
I also do a bit of fishing up eucy but mostly the river here in QBN. This is where I've cuaght my biggest trout going 62cm on one of my divers.
Let me know if you'll have some ready for when the rivers open again. Cheers!
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Originally posted by Raffey Raffey wrote:

Far out. I concede defeat. Unreal Rob, they are going to get annihilated.

Cheers,

Danny.

Mate, defeat .... rubbish, can't wait to see your pair TongueThumbs Up


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Rob
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Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback Thumbs Up


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Originally posted by Lure-Nut Lure-Nut wrote:

[QUOTE=MadDogLures]Are they for sale Rob?

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Mate, to tell the truth I've never sold a Tonk, have mostly given them away to mates for fish pics, good cause funds raising or traded them for Deceptions.

Soon however I'm going to need to justify the time in the shed to the missus, so yes, I will shortly have a some Tonks available and for sale.



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Great colour Rob, should be dynamite. Thumbs Up   Thumbs Up
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They won't work...........MUCH !!
Nice lures , love the shimmer of the green back.ClapClapClap
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Awesomeness yet again.... Love that popper

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What trout wouldn't feast upon thoseClap
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They will work Thumbs Up

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I like the idea of the hook arrangement.

Paint work is outstanding

Thanks for posting

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Originally posted by Screamingreel Screamingreel wrote:

I like the idea of the hook arrangement.

Paint work is outstanding

Thanks for posting

Regards  John
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John, I played around with the hook location on the prototype and found that situating it in the 'fulcrum' of the action worked on such a tiny lure - a rear positioned treble was overbearing. 

The Decoys were recommended to me by some Trout Trollers from Vic who use them on winged trout lures to great effect .... the outcome was just what I was looking for, a trailing hook that didn't inhibit the action.


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What a great looking lure
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