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Old 05-11-2021, 08:17 PM   #1
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I didnt like the way rattle traps were built. See below pics. Also, offshore lures are crazy expensive. And lastly, just cause its fun...

See pics below. The factory rattle trap has little metal clips that halfway wrap around a plastic stud. I wanted something fully captive. You can see the cutaway of both.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:20 PM   #2
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Heres a few more...
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:25 PM   #3
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...and a fewer close ups. I didnt want to spend too much time on each one so I rushed them through. Gonna hopefully get teeth marks and will prob lose a bunch.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:44 PM   #4
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That's friggin sweet
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:48 PM   #5
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That is very cool!
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:49 PM   #6
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That's cool stuff there. I'd love to see one all tore up after wrestling a big toothy monster. Jod well done. How do the molds hold up to injecting?
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:53 PM   #7
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Thanks yall. No long term data on the molds holding up. But honestly you cant tell it's ever been used. I can see them lasting a very long time.

Heres hoping to lots of teeth marks...
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:01 PM   #8
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I have a shelf with several tore up lures on it. They help me to remember how they got that way. Good luck.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:34 AM   #9
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Thats awesome man!
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:42 AM   #10
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now that is talent! let us know how many fish fall for your baits, very well done sir.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:46 AM   #11
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Very cool
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:05 AM   #12
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So are you making two pieces on the printer and gluing them together?
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:07 AM   #13
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How do the traps swim or have you not tested them out yet?
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:09 AM   #14
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No, all single piece now. The half one was an illustration. I do the wire a little different now depending on the lure and hook and eye locations, but all are captive loops of wire so even if the lure broke the wire would still hold the fish.
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:09 AM   #15
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They swim like a normal rattle trap. Shake and rattle. All lures were tested before painting with a set of hooks on them.

The blue runner was my design, it has the best slow seductive style swim. Really cant wait to fling that one out. The smallest two on the bottom right also have a real neat hunt and swim action when slow cranked and look like a skittish bait when fast cranked.

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Old 05-12-2021, 10:23 AM   #16
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My son had the same idea, the problem came when couldn't find anything tough enough to glue the two halfs together. I'll have to show him this. He also tried to make molds out of JB weld. That was before he had access to the 3D printer.
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:30 AM   #17
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Yes, not a fan of gluing halves together.

Dont use jb weld for molds. Use high temp silicone. Theres also some stuff you can buy that's redish orange just for that.

Look up tackleunderground forum.

Feel free to have him or you contact me if theres anything I might be able to help with.
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:48 AM   #18
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Were you able to put rattles in them?
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Old 05-12-2021, 11:45 AM   #19
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Were you able to put rattles in them?
Yes, absolutely.
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Old 05-12-2021, 11:57 AM   #20
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Awesome! Need someone to do some product testing on the rattle traps?
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:30 PM   #21
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Great work
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:28 PM   #22
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Pretty dang cool !!
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:32 PM   #23
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If you’re willing to make more, I would gladly buy them and test them. I have a Tuna trip next week, and I offshore fish 2-3 times a month.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:49 PM   #24
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Great job !
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Old 05-12-2021, 04:28 PM   #25
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Did you do the CAD work yourself?
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Old 05-12-2021, 04:40 PM   #26
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I do. Heres from a picture to a 3d printed jointed blue runner. You can see the wire passages. Weight chambers. And rattle chambers.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:43 PM   #27
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Jeremy, you sir are an artist, just outstanding colors and shapes on those lures.

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Old 05-12-2021, 07:05 PM   #28
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Jeremy, you sir are an artist, just outstanding colors and shapes on those lures.

Lol thanks, let's hope our finned friends agree!

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Old 05-13-2021, 11:56 AM   #29
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wow, great job!
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:37 PM   #30
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Very cool.

So I am guessing that you print half the lure, add the wire and the rattles/weights and then finish printing making it one solid piece?
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:40 PM   #31
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Just depends. Most of the times I print, then put the wire in after on the easier lures. But it depends.
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Old 05-16-2021, 04:31 PM   #32
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Those look great! What's the weight on the rattle traps? Should be a tuna killer if you can get the distance with it. Were you thinking like a 1/0 st66 hook?
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Old 05-16-2021, 05:19 PM   #33
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I’ve thought about having my students build me poppers. I worry the durability of the poppers. I’d like to see how well they handle being hit. I also wonder if you could get them heavy enough to load the rod. What is the mass of the poppers without hooks and swivels?
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:34 PM   #34
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Thanks yall. Rattle trap is 1.25oz. Have not made a larger heavier one yet. Wanted to be able to compare to factory size first. Currently have 5/0 Mustads for them.

Popper is 4.25oz. I'll report back on durability if I can get out on a tuna trip.
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Thanks yall. Rattle trap is 1.25oz. Have not made a larger heavier one yet. Wanted to be able to compare to factory size first. Currently have 5/0 Mustads for them.

Popper is 4.25oz. I'll report back on durability if I can get out on a tuna trip.
That is about right for the mass of a popper at that length. If no weight is in the tail, putting a 3X mustad as a rear hook will give it a better chance at popping as well as prevent it from tumbling on a cast. Good job.
What have you got the material cost at per popper?
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:42 PM   #36
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The one thing you may have trouble with is fixed positions for hooks and not having recessed swivels to attach rings for hooks. The torque of a fixed eye for mounting hooks could blow them up under pressure. I would either find a way to mount swivels in the body or go split ring->swivel->split ring-> hook. The later would be a solution for the design as is.
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:47 PM   #37
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Swivels are super easy to add to the body. PLA is cheap. It's more the time in CAD and finishing them.
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Thanks yall. Rattle trap is 1.25oz. Have not made a larger heavier one yet. Wanted to be able to compare to factory size first. Currently have 5/0 Mustads for them.

Popper is 4.25oz. I'll report back on durability if I can get out on a tuna trip.
Size can matter as much as weight for tuna casting. My favorite tuna lure is a tackle house flitz 75g. A little over 2.5 ounces but its small and dense and cast like a lead weight compared to the bigger and heavier shibuki style baits.

Ive tried the super traps that look to be what yours is modeled off of. Also 1.5 ounce. Theyre just not heavy enough to cast well on a 40-60 popping rod. If you could get them up over 2 maybe 2.5 ounces, Id think youd be good. There's a small niche there for something that might be able to be sold. If it works, people would have no problem paying $20 a piece for them.

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Size can matter as much as weight for tuna casting. My favorite tuna lure is a tackle house flitz 75g. A little over 2.5 ounces but its small and dense and cast like a lead weight compared to the bigger and heavier shibuki style baits.

Ive tried the super traps that look to be what yours is modeled off of. Also 1.5 ounce. Theyre just not heavy enough to cast well on a 40-60 popping rod. If you could get them up over 2 maybe 2.5 ounces, Id think youd be good. There's a small niche there for something that might be able to be sold. If it works, people would have no problem paying $20 a piece for them.

https://billlewisfishingaustralia.co...super-trap.jpg

Good info. Thanks. Yeah I plan on sizing up a rattletrap, lots of folks talk about wanting a bigger and heavier one. Do you go offshore much?
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Old 05-28-2021, 06:46 AM   #40
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Some glow in the dark squid and shrimp...
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Old 05-28-2021, 07:17 AM   #41
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Wow, this is awesome, great job! Look forward to hearing the test results!

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