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Nov 20, 2012 3:22PM Post #1
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WOW!
All I can say is I wish I had them at the beginning of the season for beach fishing . I have always wondered why no one has been able to create a life like lure to our needle fish on the East and West Coast of Vancouver Island. Yes I know there are allot of lures mimicking needle fish but none is as close to what's been in development with The Original CJ Special Salmon trolling lure. I have been given the opportunity to be part of the field testing thanks to Robert , Making Tackle who has been their right hand man in development of this lure for the last 5 years . The 3/12, 5 1/2, 7 inch production versions should be in the market place this coming season. I will be getting sample for testing soon. As for the ones in the photos they are the smaller versions still in development and as a shore caster for salmon I am very excited to try these out and have input on their development . These I have in my possession are the trolling version , still cast able . To late for 2012 salmon beach fishing season . I bet though drifting one down a river will get aggressive strikes from steelheads.


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Now to get a buddy with a boat to test them out when I get the larger versions.

treblig





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Nov 21, 2012 4:41PM Post #2
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I don't have the the needlefish versions that you show ....they look darn good.

I've tried the regular version ones in your pics.

I found the factory colors didn't work very well for me off ECVI.....so I stripped a couple down and repainted them in a CopCar motif (I'll post pics) plus holo tape. That did the trick.......worked very well after that.......smile I just trolled them 6ft behind a HotSpot flasher with a big beadchain where it connects to the flasher.

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Nov 22, 2012 5:51PM Post #3
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SeaFever wrote:


I don't have the the needlefish versions that you show ....they look darn good.

I've tried the regular version ones in your pics.

I found the factory colors didn't work very well for me off ECVI.....so I stripped a couple down and repainted them in a CopCar motif (I'll post pics) plus holo tape. That did the trick.......worked very well after that.......smile I just trolled them 6ft behind a HotSpot flasher with a big beadchain where it connects to the flasher.



Hey Ian,

Great to hear that you have had some success in testing the CJ's - It would be cool to catch a picture or two from your successful excurtions. Thanks for hanging in and playing with color modification on the lure. I'd love to see what you have done to make them work better for you.

R.
Nov 23, 2012 11:43AM Post #4
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I have had the chance to fish some of the bigger one's in your picture and did produce som fish!!!!!

I also tested a needle fish with no flasher and what great action it did have, the coho went nuts over it didn't get anysprings on it tho...

I also shortened the leader and trolled it behind the old metal dodgers and it was a great spring killer with the bigger spoons.

Great product to have in your takle box.
Nov 24, 2012 6:59AM Post #5
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deeds wrote:
I have had the chance to fish some of the bigger one's in your picture and did produce som fish!!!!!

I also tested a needle fish with no flasher and what great action it did have, the coho went nuts over it didn't get anysprings on it tho...

I also shortened the leader and trolled it behind the old metal dodgers and it was a great spring killer with the bigger spoons.

Great product to have in your takle box.


Sounds like CJ has a proven winner here . Lets here more from others who have tried with success and see some photos . Go visit Roberts , MakingTackle's CJ gallery . Salmon isn't the only fish that has fallen for these .

http://makingtackle.com/2011/03/nice-work-charlie-a-new-trolling-lure/

For those that aren't computer savy . Highlight url then right click and it should ask to go to address

Thanks guy's for the pm to share the experience on the West Coast of Vancouver Island . Now for some buddies on the Port Alberni side. Winter chinook is tough though the weather often is not co operating.

The 2 1/2 and 3 '' are going to the Stamp river, and the Great central lake soon . Lets hope I have some fantastic under water photos with some summers and winter steelies.

treblig
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Nov 24, 2012 1:25PM Post #6
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Hey Rob (Making Tackle):-

Here's some pics of the re-paints on the CJ......haven't fished the green-yellow one yet....and I didn't pinch the barb on it yet.
Other colors in pic have been fished and produce.


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Nov 24, 2012 5:49PM Post #7
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Wow! SeaFever,

Them there re-finished lures look awesome...nice job man!

I can hardly wait to see some pics from some of your excursions with these versions that you have produced. Nice work!

We are now working on a new Tuna lure that will tow the duo pronged hooks that the commercial fisherman favor. They should troll up to around 7 knots. I hope to have a few of the local Tuna Hedz give'em a go in the coming season.

As promised to trebling, I have asked Charlie to also look at a few sizes for beach fishing that are closer to the weight that trebling likes to cast from the beach.

Keep us all posted guys...I am truly looking forward to reading your reports.smile

R.
Feb 4, 2013 6:30PM Post #8
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And so it begins. Full assortment of the C J trolling lures have arrived. Sizes range from 2'' to 7'' for the rivers, lakes , and the salt chuck .
Pro tem date for testing in the field has been arranged with my buddy Scouse . Now before anyone says anything about the trebles . First as a tester I do not change or alter anything that is in development . They are trolling lures for the salt and as long as they are de barbed it is allowed. So those of you , be nice to me
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Now so I don't chum the water when in the boat I have to remember the patch that goes behind the ear . Anybody remeber the name for it.
Stay tune
treblig
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Feb 5, 2013 11:23AM Post #9
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Treblig:- the burning question:- where do you get them from?
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Feb 5, 2013 7:54PM Post #10
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SeaFever wrote:


Treblig:- the burning question:- where do you get them from?


Hi Ian,

Gil got his CJ's from the same place that you got yours(Me)...have you had any luck with fish pictures yet? I would really like to hear how you are making out catching fish on your custom finishes. The first run of 3.5 inch CJ Specials are now in the final stages of approval along with the packaging. The first official production run, containing one size, with four distinct colors will be available very soon. They should be ready to buy in, or before May 2013. Other sizes are still being developed and will start to follow this initial run, similar to the launch pattern of the TKO spoon, of which there are now three fish catching sizes and 10 colors.

Robert
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Feb 6, 2013 12:49PM Post #11
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Cheers Rob......I like the look of those needlefish versions.....they look pretty hot.....cool
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Feb 6, 2013 3:37PM Post #12
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treblig wrote:
Now so I don't chum the water when in the boat I have to remember the patch that goes behind the ear . Anybody remeber the name for it.
treblig


Transderm Scop aka scopalamine

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Feb 7, 2013 7:35AM Post #13
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cory wrote:
treblig wrote:
Now so I don't chum the water when in the boat I have to remember the patch that goes behind the ear . Anybody remeber the name for it.
treblig


Transderm Scop aka scopalamine



thanks Cory

treblig

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Feb 14, 2013 12:11PM Post #14
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I have been catching more than ever this winter on the 3-3.5'' CJ Specials in the herring and glow squid imitations. 6 fish over 15lbs and up to 20lbs off of Galiano in the last month. Learn how to catch fish on these fish killers and you will more than likely be out fishing the other boats around you!
Feb 14, 2013 5:55PM Post #15
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The morning started at 4 degrees and a sw wind 4 kmh overcast and the surface of the water were small rollers . The barometric pressure was 103 kpa
I met Steve aka Scouse at his house around 7:30 ands we ventured to French creek to launch the boat.

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As we exited the marina we were met with small rollers but from a distance it looked like they were building. Using 15 lb. ball on the down rigger One side we used the green/ silver needle fish 4'' lure. Using a flasher on the down rigger ( a dummy flasher set up ) the CJ lure was 8 feet above and 10' farther above ,back from the flasher . We trolled between 2 to 3 miles per hour .
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It was 8:25 am when the down rigger finally reached there the goal of 160' . After 32 minutes were readjusted the down rigger to 200' . The waves now have changed to white caps and continued to increase . The winds were now 15 kmh and gust getting stronger. We were thinking we would not want to stay out to long . Gusts now increasing to 27 kmh . At 9:20 am we thought we would change the lure when my rod released from the down rigger and was bouncing as the salmon hit hard and took off.

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After a good fight we forgot about the weather and thought maybe a little while longer we can fish . The other rod had steves favourite hootchie and we removed it and put another CJ lure down .

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We tried to stay fishing but the weather decided for us .We were being tossed dramatically. It got very dangerous . So better safe the sorry we packed it in. Thank good ness for the patch for sea sickness.
I personally believe we would have been into more salmon if we had the condition in our favour . So for one hour and one lure a beautiful 15 lb spring to hand . When we clean the spring there was a very large herring in its stomach .
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Stay tune as we plan another trip

treblig

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Feb 14, 2013 10:03PM Post #16
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The link above didn't work for. Is there anywhere online where I can purchase these? Thanks
Feb 15, 2013 6:51AM Post #17
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salishsea wrote:
I have been catching more than ever this winter on the 3-3.5'' CJ Specials in the herring and glow squid imitations. 6 fish over 15lbs and up to 20lbs off of Galiano in the last month. Learn how to catch fish on these fish killers and you will more than likely be out fishing the other boats around you!


Sounds exciting . Do you have any photos to share . I am sure Cj will be arranging a gallery album to display the success .

treblig

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Feb 15, 2013 6:54AM Post #18
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Jamill45 wrote:
The link above didn't work for. Is there anywhere online where I can purchase these? Thanks


Quote Making tackle '' The first run of 3.5 inch CJ Specials are now in the final stages of approval along with the packaging. The first official production run, containing one size, with four distinct colors will be available very soon. They should be ready to buy in, or before May 2013. Other sizes are still being developed and will start to follow this initial run, similar to the launch pattern of the TKO spoon, of which there are now three fish catching sizes and 10 colors.''

We will tell you once they reach the retailers.

treblig
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Feb 16, 2013 7:36AM Post #19
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can you buy them before they are in there packages like 10 or 12 at a time
Feb 16, 2013 5:02PM Post #20
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Jamill45 wrote:
The link above didn't work for. Is there anywhere online where I can purchase these? Thanks


This link will share with you a new gallery...as Treblig has already stated, these lures are not in stores or online for sale yet. We expect them to be ready for sale some time in late April or early May 2013.
http://start.k4u.ca/index.php/albums/view/7/The-Original-C-J-Special

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@Treblig - nice job, looks like a fun day you had...

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