Dan Tinman

New! Forward balanced Ultra Minnows!

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I've had requests for these before and figure it's time to make them readily available.  Ultra Minnows (Spro Type bucktails) are a popular jig for a lot of different fish but because they're usually center balanced they're best used from a boat. They're made for a vertical presentation.  When cast and retrieved from the beach or in shallow water a center balanced head comes back in a nose down manner.  Moving the pull point forward corrects this.  It then comes back in a much more level and normal looking attitude.  

Making Ultra Minnows with a forward pull point is more involved and requires more hardware than the conventional lure.  Result is a bit of an increase in price but you get a better lure for the money.  For fluke in the surf or anything in the back bays where the water is shallow these are a great selection.  

Here's a picture with pricing below that.

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Pricing:

1/2 oz = 4.00 ea

3/4 oz = 4.25 ea

1 oz = 4.75 ea

1 1/2 oz = 5.50 ea

Shipping is extra.

As always they have Mustad forged and plated, 2x strong hooks, epoxy coated wraps and generous quantities of deer hair.  In addition the eye is stainless steel.

Thanks for looking and good luck fishing!

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1 hour ago, FyshhTrap said:

Dan ,are you still selling just the Heads,? Best stuff out there !!!

Very interested 

5/8oz , 1 oz, 1 1/2oz-2oz

Yes I am.  I assume you mean the Ultra Minnow type?  Either painted or bare lead, your choice.

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Hi Dan, what's the hook size on the 1/2 oz Ultra Minnow, please? 

And would you post lures to New Zealand (i'm not sure if this is a silly question)?

 

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8 hours ago, Steg said:

Hi Dan, what's the hook size on the 1/2 oz Ultra Minnow, please? 

And would you post lures to New Zealand (i'm not sure if this is a silly question)?

 

Hi

     The 1/2 oz uses a 3/0 hook but larger or smaller sizes can be used if requested.  Shipping to New Zealand is no problem outside of the cost.  I'll have to research that for you.

     dan

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Dan PM me for 1/2,  3/4, 1, & 1.5 oz - one of each of the 5 colors - assume $65 + shipping ...

 

Thanks 

Edited by frazerp
Getting it right !!!

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Hi Dan,

 

Nice looking bucktails.  Can you tell me the size hooks on the 3/4, 1 and 1.5oz and also if they are short or long shank hooks?  Thanks

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Hi Yak

     The 3/4 and 1 oz are 4/0 and the 1 1/2 oz are 5/0.  I use long shank hooks to make these but the amount of shank exposed is more or less flexible.  The controlling factor is usually the location of the tying eye but with these that's not the case.  That also makes it easier to use smaller or larger hooks.

      dan

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On 13/08/2018 at 7:50 AM, Dan Tinman said:

Hi

     The 1/2 oz uses a 3/0 hook but larger or smaller sizes can be used if requested.  Shipping to New Zealand is no problem outside of the cost.  I'll have to research that for you.

     dan

Thanks Dan.

I'd be interested in trying just a few to start with. This kind of lure is not widely used here in NZ but surely they will work on our fish.

Am not sure about hook size - 2/0 might be better for fish with smaller mouths. Will get back to you in a little bit when I've thought about it a little more.

Cheers

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Hi Dan, Could I have 1 x 1/2 oz Sea robin; 1 x 1/2 oz Green back; 1 x 1/2 oz Chartreuse back.

I'm sorry it's a small order - I just want to know what the lures are like, and how they work over here.  I'll try them with the standard 3/0 hook to start with.

Cheers

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1 hour ago, Steg said:

Hi Dan, Could I have 1 x 1/2 oz Sea robin; 1 x 1/2 oz Green back; 1 x 1/2 oz Chartreuse back.

I'm sorry it's a small order - I just want to know what the lures are like, and how they work over here.  I'll try them with the standard 3/0 hook to start with.

Cheers

PM on the way.

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Dan,

I would like on these Forward balance

2 x1/2 oz all chartreuse hair/chart head

2 x 3/4 oz all chartreuse hair/ chart head

2x 1 oz all chartreuse hair/ chart head

 

again forward balance 

2x 1/2 oz white

2 x 3/4 oz white

2 x 1 oz white

2x 1.5 oz white

Dan on the whites could you do white head, red thread and white hair?

 

also would like some bullet heads 

Again on these if you could white head, red thread, white hair

2 x 2 oz

2 x 2.5 oz

2 x 3 oz 

 

 

wine colored bullet heads 

2 x2.5 oz

2 x 3 oz

 

let me know if my requests are doable

Thx

Brian

 

 

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3 hours ago, fishinthedark said:

Dan,

I would like on these Forward balance

2 x1/2 oz all chartreuse hair/chart head

2 x 3/4 oz all chartreuse hair/ chart head

2x 1 oz all chartreuse hair/ chart head

 

again forward balance 

2x 1/2 oz white

2 x 3/4 oz white

2 x 1 oz white

2x 1.5 oz white

Dan on the whites could you do white head, red thread and white hair?

 

also would like some bullet heads 

Again on these if you could white head, red thread, white hair

2 x 2 oz

2 x 2.5 oz

2 x 3 oz 

 

 

wine colored bullet heads 

2 x2.5 oz

2 x 3 oz

 

let me know if my requests are doable

Thx

Brian

 

 

It's all doable.  PM on the way.

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