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Making jugs #12756916
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Alright guys got to make some jugs . Never done it . What’s the go to formula . Length of string , hooks , weighted ? Ready go !

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What are you after Channel or Blue?

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Originally Posted By: taterpop
What are you after Channel or Blue?
particular lake only holds channel as of my knowledge so that’s what we’re going for

Re: Making jugs [Re: Nickbyrd] #12757716
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Well I'm experimenting with a new jug, but I'm targeting blues big enough to sink a noodle jug like it was a banana or something. I'm adding a base to act as a parachute making for a lot more drag when the fish pull it.



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Re: Making jugs [Re: WillieRip] #12757730
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Originally Posted By: WillieRip
Well I'm experimenting with a new jug, but I'm targeting blues big enough to sink a noodle jug like it was a banana or something. I'm adding a base to act as a parachute making for a lot more drag when the fish pull it.



Nice!!! When are you gonna try them out?


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If they are going to be anchored, you want about twice the length of line as the depth.

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I hope to try them out this week if I can get caught up on product orders, lol.


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Re: Making jugs [Re: spazm09] #12758318
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Originally Posted By: spazm09
Originally Posted By: WillieRip
Well I'm experimenting with a new jug, but I'm targeting blues big enough to sink a noodle jug like it was a banana or something. I'm adding a base to act as a parachute making for a lot more drag when the fish pull it.



Nice!!! When are you gonna try them out?

This is going to be great! popcorn


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Re: Making jugs [Re: Nickbyrd] #12758439
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For free floating jugs, I used to use 3 inch thin walled pvc with spray foam as a float but it is a lot of work and don't think I would do it that way if I need to build . I would recommend 3/4 inch pvc which should fit into a swim noodle. Cut them about 10 inches long or so which should give you 5 jugs per noodle. Slide the pvc into the noodle and wrap them with white duck tape as tight as possible to give the noodle strength, make it white which is a legal requirement, right name and number and address and date on them. Drill a hole through the width of the noodle/pvc about three inches from one end. Thread a 100 pound black tarred string (you get it from walmart or academy but has to be the black tarred string not white nylon or non tarred). Tape the string to a small rod and thread it through the hole you drilled through the pvc/noodle. The pvc gives it strength which is why i add it plus cheap. Once string is threaded through the noodle/pvc, tie it directly to a trotline clip. Pull tight and start wrapping it and put a good 50 feet on it or way more than you need. If the string every comes off you will not use your jug because it is tied directly to a trotline clip and cannot come off. You can tie one or two hooks to the end of the jug and I do not recommend using any swivles or any three way rigs. Just put the top hook and loop the string with a 4-6 inch loop. Every once in a while a fish will twist but it rarely effects it and you can retie it in a minute. Swivles always made a bigger mess than it saved me on free floating jugs. Add a 1 ounce round weight above bottom hook. This system allows you to adjust your depth on the fly by letting out X amount of feet and then using the trotline clip to clip back to the string and set the depth. I eventually want to make a youtube video over this but haven't found time. This system works awesome and catches fish! I have made the flagging juglines and I honestly can not recommend them. The delayed reaction seems to cost me fish versus the fish grabbing a jug and pulling the whole float down. Just my two cents but hope it helps. You can fit about 10 of these jugs in a milk crate sized container. I'll try to make a video in the next few days to help give you a visual.


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