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Sea witch lure (the ones by C&H) tangle up?? Just started using them

Old 03-02-2019, 07:57 AM
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Default Sea witch lure (the ones by C&H) tangle up?? Just started using them

I never really got into the whole sea witch thing but I just started using them rigged with mono or single stand and a strip and they're a pain in the ass to reuse from the tangling of the hair. Are other brands just as popular or are the C&H "the ones"? The heavier weighted ones are like $10 bucks so I assume these aren't supposed to be disposable or only used a few trips??
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...and they're a pain in the ass to reuse from the tangling of the hair. Are other brands just as popular or are the C&H "the ones"? ?
With any "hair type" lures I always fresh water rinse after using. Makes a huge difference.

I also carefully comb them if need be as in bigger Wahoo lures we used to use.

FYI, the C&H "Sea Witch" is the original Sea Witch
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:29 AM
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If you search for previous threads you’ll see a lot of people fresh water rinse, then put them in
a bucket with some hair conditioner and use a hair brush to de tangle them before they dry. It works on illanders too.
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Never had that problem.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:49 AM
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We sell the rubber Sea Witches and they don't tangle up and have great action.
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Joe shutes and the C&H are both about the best witch's out there. The rubber ones are junk IMHO!!!!! The whole idea behind the witch is to flicker of the hair and the light head allowing nautral movement of the bait. The hair makes the witch!!!! in reality you should be retying new hair on a sea witch every year or other year of use to keep them fresh. The fresh water rinse really helps out and the conditioner helps also but as soon as the hair gets wet again it will soften up.
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Get some heads and tie your own. Easy and when they get messy you and re-tie.
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I like the Carolina lure ones if I’m buying them, home made/hand tied ones otherwise. For the $5-7, they are disposable after 2-3 trips.

Sadly, islanders are about the same. You can take the best care you can and they still look like shit after a few trips.

And I swear a new one catches better than one that’s been trolled a hundred miles.
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When buying or making sea witchs make sure the hair is straight, not the kinked style. The straight hair tangles far less and looks new longer.
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I rinse all my "hair" type lures in a bucket with water and hair conditioner. Just don't let your wife see you grab her expensive stuff and tell her what your doing.....
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