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#10973566 - 07/13/15 10:03 AM Chatterbait Help
Hotrodjrd Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 4548
Loc: Irving, TX
When I use a chatterbait, I like to use a fluke as the tail instead of the small tail it comes with. Problem is that after 6-7 casts, the fluke wont stay up on the hook and slides down every time. It's a hassle to have to fix it after every cast. Is there a way to get the fluke to stay in place? I'm assuming I could put superglue on the base of the chatterbait but then I'd never get it off to change colors of flukes I use as a trailer.

#10973575 - 07/13/15 10:06 AM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
fouzman Online   content

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 47158
Loc: Houston, TX
Super glue and changing trailers is no problem.
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#10973589 - 07/13/15 10:11 AM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
CrankBait1007 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 1878
Loc: North carolina
i've been thinking about this also. I was thinking about a piece of rubber like you use for a trailer hook on a spinner bait. what i have been doing is putting a dab of silicone....yeah i know....right after the bend on my hook. works but you have to go through and do it before you're on the water.
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#10973591 - 07/13/15 10:12 AM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
GoArmy Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 5471
Loc: Dallas, TX.
If it's a chatterbait that does not have a hook keeper, try a very small tie wrap. Glue or epoxy in place on the hook. The tie wrap has a small enough hump to help keep the bait in place much better.
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#10975162 - 07/13/15 09:10 PM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
machinist Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1857
Loc: Lake Graham, Lot 30
Here are the things you need to do.
1. throw all the trailers away and get you a Lake Fork Magic shad in 3 or 4"
2. go to Autozone or somewhere like that and buy some small heat shrink tubing
get it just big enough to go over the hook
3. cut you a piece about a 1/2" or so long at a 45 deg. on one end
4. slip the piece over the hook with the 45 toward the front
5. as you heat the heat shrink pull the point up on the heat shrink

that way when you slide the trailer over the hook and the heat shrink, where you
pulled up the tip will bite into the trailer. Keeping it from sliding down
I fish on the edge and stay out of the middle

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#10975486 - 07/14/15 01:23 AM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
pYr8 Offline

Registered: 08/18/10
Posts: 372
Loc: Lake Livingston/Trinity River
Keep it simple, superglue! I prefer gel. Easy to remove the bait & change. Try not to over think things...

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#10975505 - 07/14/15 02:22 AM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1967
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
zip tie
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#10975507 - 07/14/15 02:58 AM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
Timbass Offline

Registered: 11/04/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Anytown, USA
For chatterbaits that don't have a trailer keeper on them, I take either a piece of wire or straight piece of paperclip about 3/4 of an inch, bend one end into a "V" like other wire keepers and then wrap it on the hook shank with braid and a drop of glue. Its not perfect and will tear up a trailer if you change colors a lot, but it does hold it on the bait really well if you are fishing heavy grass and getting your trailer fouled a lot.

#10975521 - 07/14/15 04:36 AM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 7367
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
Get the Project Z chatter bait. They have a keeper on them.
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#10977010 - 07/14/15 04:53 PM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
L a r r y Offline

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 246
I use the ZMan Elite Chatterbaits. I've not had a problem with them and using a 4" LF Live Magic Shad. Like others have said, to have a little bit of insurance, put a dab of superglue right under where the skirt meets the head, and push your trailer on. Within a few seconds, it will be secured and you can chunk it all day long.

#10977073 - 07/14/15 05:26 PM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
Zach Attack! Offline

Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 211
Loc: Stephenville TX
give this a shot! works great with chatterbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits whatever you can find to put it on!

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#10977121 - 07/14/15 05:45 PM Re: Chatterbait Help [Re: Hotrodjrd]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 692
Loc: Nebraska
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