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    Default Hoochies

    Cant remember if it was on this site or another but I read where some plastic beads and hoochies were almost melting together, I went to re-tie a few of my abused hoochies and noticed this. So do you guys only tie with glass beads or do you re-tie your hoochies every year if this happens?

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    Sometimes I can salvage the hoochie and sometimes I have to toss the whole thing. It is in part why I don't pre-tie a lot of lures. I have my 100+ pre-tied leaders and tie every evening while at the lake for the next day. Carry a bead & blade box and it makes lure storage management a lot easier.
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    Thanks Dave, so you don't specifically use glass beads then?
    Last edited by Twanger; 02-12-2019 at 03:58 PM.

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    Just my opinion, glass beads are heavier and risk reducing the action of the hoochie.
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    Dave do you think that glass beads make more noise or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twanger View Post
    Dave do you think that glass beads make more noise or not?
    In a hootchie application, I donít. The primary purpose of beads in a hootchie is simply as a spacer. Bass guys really like them because they are hoping or jigging baits to give the beads the clacking noise.
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    Try a bobber stop and a single bead.

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    On occasion, I like using a stacker bead with the fat bead at the back to flare the tentacles.
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    you can buy the correct beads from the lure making companies , i just get them from RMT

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    This is a bit off the subject about hoochies but I do use glass beads on some of my spinner rigs and I do think they make a difference. I think they refract the light different more than make noise but that just my opinion.

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    Default Twanger

    I had some issues with a certain brand were the hoochies would melt from the UV from the sun and heat. I was never a big fan of hoochies after that. I then with experience didn't like there size to big. I then went to a micro hoochies and had my best results. I felt the right wobbled was more affective given the hoochies the action these days. I design my own tube flys with great success. Where color really matters.

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    I also prefer glass beads I think it's the noise the colors are brighter. I'm lucky here in my home town we have two bead shops that got some assume stuff. These days I go small.I also use smiley blades there designed to spin at very low speeds like 1.2 or so they work.. Just food for thought
    Last edited by mrmike; 02-17-2019 at 11:16 PM.

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