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Crappiefisherman 02-12-2019 09:21 AM

Flounder Rig Making Help
 
Hey Everyone,

I have a question on making flounder rigs. I've been assembling my own for years, but I've always just bought the flounder/fluke teaser skirts. I'm thinking about tying my own, but for my life I cannot figure out what the small brass tube is, and where I can purchase them. I'm an avid fly tyer, so I have the bucktail, flash, thread, ect, but I cannot figure out the tube. Any help you could give to set me on the right path would be awesome!

Btw, I know the teaser skirts are not that expensive, but I don't live near any stores that carry them, and I'd prefer to make some customized skirts to my preference (going to add a few feathers ect).

Thanks again.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...335fdb89ae.jpg
close up of the metal tube



https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...7a45533610.jpg
example of flounder teaser tube

spotshot 02-12-2019 10:08 AM

Look at Jannís Netcraft you can order a catalog online. You might be able to find them at your local bait shop.

Crappiefisherman 02-12-2019 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by spotshot (Post 12236682)
Look at Jannís Netcraft you can order a catalog online. You might be able to find them at your local bait shop.

Thanks for the suggestion. I have been on this site multiple times, but I see nothing that resembles the metal tube. Do you know what it is called? I see they sell pre-made tinsel skirts, but I cannot find the actual part I need.

SquidsDusky 02-12-2019 10:40 AM


Brass Eyelets | GS (Graduated Size) Eyelets In Brass

richinct 02-12-2019 10:50 AM

https://www.terminaltackleco.com/prod_detail_list/544

Crappiefisherman 02-12-2019 11:10 AM

SquidsDusky and richinct, you rock!

GoneNdoneit 02-12-2019 11:12 AM

hell of a good idea. Can be had anywhere and extremely inexpensive.

Stumpknocker 02-12-2019 11:16 AM

I stopped tying teasers and now use plastic squids. So much easier and they look great and catch fish. More color varieties, and brighter too.

If your interested I will post pics later.

Crappiefisherman 02-12-2019 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by Stumpknocker (Post 12236954)
I stopped tying teasers and now use plastic squids. So much easier and they look great and catch fish. More color varieties, and brighter too.

If your interested I will post pics later.

I'm always interested in new ideas.

Crappiefisherman 02-12-2019 02:51 PM

Thanks again. I was able to pick up some aluminum rivets, and make it work. Granted, this is only my first, and it is a work in progress, but this is exactly what I was looking for.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...f7978fdd0a.jpg

slovenianfisher 02-12-2019 04:58 PM

Try Barlows tackle.they'll send you a catalog.
It's always nice to catch on something you make .
Always tie different stuff it pays off.
Good luck

Finfever21 02-12-2019 07:08 PM

Terminal tackle should have everything you need

REZ 02-13-2019 06:15 AM

I have used alum rivets with the stem pulled out.

Bon Ami 02-13-2019 07:24 AM

I have been using aluminum rivets for a year now and they hold up good. Nice looking skirt you tied.

TurdFerguson 02-14-2019 10:48 AM

don't fish for flounder much anymore, but I started having success jigging with 4oz bucktail with gulp mullet like they do up north. Its something fun to jig on a light rod while you drift the skirt rigs.

Crappiefisherman 02-14-2019 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by Bon Ami (Post 12239765)
I have been using aluminum rivets for a year now and they hold up good. Nice looking skirt you tied.

Thanks. I've since tied a few more, and I'm convinced this is the way to go

muskrattown 02-15-2019 05:22 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...39115dba9f.jpg
This it?

muskrattown 02-15-2019 05:25 AM

They came from Stimpson Co. Bayport NY 11705
516-472 2000

Been a while ago though. I used them at the rear of cedar plugs I made.

Crappiefisherman 02-15-2019 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by muskrattown (Post 12246582)
They came from Stimpson Co. Bayport NY 11705
516-472 2000

Been a while ago though. I used them at the rear of cedar plugs I made.

Those are a bit big. The alluminum right vets are working well.

Mud Runner 02-15-2019 07:04 PM

100 brass slider grommets for $8.95 @ Terminal Tackle.

Slider Grommets


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