Wiggle Froggy

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  1. Brad Niemeyer

    Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

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    Foam makes great bass bugs!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Been wanting to make a wiggle fly for a while but I never had a cylinder of foam. Didn't strike me to stack foam sheets. One look at this and I said out loud...... I want to do this.

    Joe
     
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    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    iagree yes it does
     
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  5. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    What glue?
     
  6. Brad Niemeyer

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    Super 77 spray glue works well. Any strong spray adhesive should work. I spray, stack desired colors of foam, and leave it overnight with a heavy book on it. Then cut in strips with an exacto or utility knife and a strait edge. I have not had these "de-laminate" after fishing them yet...
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Have you fished that? Does that flip upside down most of the time?

    Looks good if it works!
     
  9. Brad Niemeyer

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    1.Yes I've fished it... see attached pic;)
    2.No it rides upright and wiggles very seductively

    Fished on a sinking line or sinktip the wiggle minnow wiggle/dives on retrieve then floats back to the surface with a pause. Works really well fished along weedlines or lily pads
    The smallest size snap swivel helps reduce leader twist.
     
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    Made my version (poor equivalent) and took it to a local lake with bass. It worked very well. As you said, I could take it through the lilies without much snagging. It didn't tip over but dove and wiggled on retrieve. Caught about 15 small bass, 2 stocked rainbows, and one nice size bass.

    What a great change up to have fish smack the hell out of it on the surface.

    Joe
     
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    Glad to hear you had good results! I've yet to get a trout to slam one but I know its just a matter of time...

    The wiggle minnow really beats the dahlberg diver in my opinion. Better action, easier to tie, deeper dives, more durable, easy to get colors, etc.

    Fly fishing now has its version of the rapala stick lure!
     

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