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Old 02-12-2019, 09:21 AM
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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).

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example of flounder teaser tube
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Look at Jann’s Netcraft you can order a catalog online. You might be able to find them at your local bait shop.
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Originally Posted by spotshot View Post
Look at Jann’s 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.
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hell of a good idea. Can be had anywhere and extremely inexpensive.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Stumpknocker View Post
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.
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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.


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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.
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Terminal tackle should have everything you need
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I have used alum rivets with the stem pulled out.
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I have been using aluminum rivets for a year now and they hold up good. Nice looking skirt you tied.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Bon Ami View Post
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
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This it?
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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.
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Originally Posted by muskrattown View Post
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.
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100 brass slider grommets for $8.95 @ Terminal Tackle.

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