Mackerel Gurdy

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  1. Jay c

    Jay c Senior Member

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    Looking for one of the hand cranked mackerel jigging rigs.
    Want one that doesn't require the outrigger, rather the plastic strip that cranks onto the reel to keep the hooks separated.

    All the ones I find on line are in Europe. Any local leads would be appreciated.
     
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    I believe LD Marine was talking about making them.
     
  4. Jay c

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    Haven't been able to get ahold of Louis, so I'm looking for other options.

    His machine is what I want.
     
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    Louis makes one. It's about $600
     
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    I want one! Where do i get it..
     
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    I am building one for myself this weekend. Would you like one???
     
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    You might get a cottage industry going with fishing related welding products! We know you do good welding, good luck.
     
  9. Jay c

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    Hey John - can I stop over and check it out?
    This could work out well.
     
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    John sent u pm
     
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    Jwalka51,Do you have a picture....sounds very interesting
     
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    Basically what I am going to build will be very very close to what you see in the video that was posted earlier. Please shoot me a pm with any interest in one and I will forward my phone # to you.
     
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    I too would love to see what t he final product looked like.....and what do you think you would sell them for??
     
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    after watching that video....how the hell do those hooks not get tangled when you reel it in???
     
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    Every day last week you could look over the side of my boat and see the doggies stacked up under the boat like jets in a holding pattern over JFK airport. I bet if you put some 6/0 Limerick hooks on that thing and baited them with something tough like conch, you could do some serious damage in short order.
     
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    Any updates? I made two gurdies this year, and both worked extremely well. However, I wouldn't mind having one made out of aluminum or stainless. Easier to clean and more durable.
     
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    Or better yet, can anyone tell me where i can buy these orange/red rollers? I have heard canada and that they are expensive, but could never get exact contact info.[​IMG]
     
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    I havnt started making them yet. But the design I am gonna make will be much more robust than that one that you posted. They are gonna be more like the ones that were posted in the video earlier.
     
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    has anyone built a working unit yet? My old man is looking for one now.
     
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    Any news on building a mackeral gurdy or where to buy the plastic/stainless rollers for the rail?
     

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