Eaker Shaker on a swim jig - anyone else tried it? (Fish Atlanta?) Eaker Shaker on a swim jig - anyone else tried it? (Fish Atlanta?)
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    Eaker Shaker on a swim jig - anyone else tried it? (Fish Atlanta?)
from Cajun Release (  
4/12/2006 10:03:00 AM


 I tried an Eaker Shaker attached to a 7/16ths oz Monsoor swim jig yesterday and it worked great with what appeared to be much the same action as a Chatterbait. (I haven't had a chance to try an actual Chatterbait yet so all I have to go by is the Chatterbait video on the Rad Lures site.)

Is there anyone out there that has tried both that can point out any differences, advantages, disadvantages?

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   forgot to mention.... from Cajun Release (  4/12/2006 11:22:00 AM
 I have the Eaker Shaker rigged (vertically) as per instructions on the package. (not with an extra hole and a split ring.)

   eaker shakers from poe/IL (  4/12/2006 4:39:00 PM
 Cajun Release I've tried Eaker Shakers rigged both ways... Vertical and horizontal as your doing. I too have only watched the video of the Chatterbaits. Sorry.. Can't help you there. But I will tell you that you can get more vibration than your getting if you drill your Eaker Shaker. You can crawl it and it will shake your rod tip to pieces. I did mine as per Fish Atlanta Guide Service instructions and found a few tricks he didn't mention.

Here is what worked for me:

#1 I found it best to drill a 5/16 inch hole near the bottom (approximately 3/16 of an inch from the bottom) of your Eaker Shaker blade.. Be sure to use a center punch before drilling or it slides all over the place.

#2 Next attach a your snap so the blade will be vertical when you attach it to the jig.

#3 Then attach a #3 split ring on 3/8oz jigs and up. I used some #1's on a couple of Eakins jigs but their line tie is small. Thick-eyed jigs stretch small split rings out of proportion. IMPORTANT! Be sure you match the size of the blade to the size of the jig used. I've only tried 3/16 oz jigs and up to a 3/4oz. Jigs. If the blade is to much bigger than the jig it will have a tendency to want to surface. Thatís not all bad though at times. You can make them wake like a SB if you want.. You can still do that with a faster retrieve on bigger jigs.

Moving on. To assemble the blade to the jig, do the following.

#4. Face the CUP part of the blade to your right (away from the jig). I'm right handed.. I hold the Jig in my left hand, the plierís blade and split ring in my right hand. Insert your split ring pliers through the hole in the newly installed split ring.. Split part to be inserted into the jig eye at the top and away from you. Hold the jig in the upright position and install.

Sorry about the detailed instructions but I ruined about four split rings and went through several periods of frustration figuring this out. I put several blades on backwards to begin with. LOL Guess I had a mental block or something.

Takes about 15 minutes or less to make 2 of these and much cheaper than the Chatterbaits. Eaker Shakers $1.69 per package of two. (Premium price) One Chatterbait approximately $7. You do the math LOL

Good luck. Any questions Holler

   Difference from Fish Atlanta Guide Service  4/12/2006 10:46:00 PM
  With just the regular Eaker Shaker with out the hole it just shakes side to side. When you drill it it adds a rolling action which the Chatterbait has and more vibration. I have used them for a long time over grass with out the hole drilled but once I saw and fished a Chatterbait I could tell the difference so I drilled the hole and had better results. I havent had time to try them on a swim jig yet but I am sure it will work.

Fish Atlanta Guide Service
3691 Ben Hill Road
Douglasville, GA 30134

   About the hole... from Bassbaron (  4/13/2006 11:13:00 AM
 Which "bottom" do you drill the hole on, the veritcal (long), or the horizontal (short) side? This seems like an excellent way to try out a "chatterbait", especially since I just happen to have a couple Eaker Shaker blades in my tackle box.

   Bassbaron from poe/IL (  4/14/2006 3:54:00 AM
 Sorry I guess I didn't make that clear. You drill your hole on the long side for more vibration. Haven't tried drilling a hole in the short side but I did hook the Eaker Shaker up as recommended on there sheet both vertical and horizontal. There was much more vibration vertical. After I drilled the hole on the vertical (long side) and attached the split ring there was at least twice as much vibration as a regular Eaker Shaker puts out. If you want a deeper running knock off you need to keep your blades small.

Hope this helps, Brian

   Bassbaron from poe/IL (  4/15/2006 7:04:00 PM
 Drill the vertical (long side).. 5/16's inch hole.

GL, Brian

   Sorry for the double post.. n/m from poe/IL (  4/15/2006 7:05:00 PM



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