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Hole location tips for trout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49z6Xwj8Euc

When using set lines you have to put them in the right location in order to trigger bites. Since your lure is usually small and not moving the fish need to be swimming through the location where you will set your line. If you have your Jaw Jacker set in a high traffic area you will increase you hook ups. I hope you can increase your odds with a few of these tips your next trip out on the ice!
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Nice going! Got to get me one of those doohickeys.
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(This post was edited by willami on Feb 9, 2018, 12:25 AM)
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The flaw jacker is interesting but I returned it when I saw what it was. It would of set my skills back a few years and caused unnecessary wear on the pole (if you had the exact action/weight to start with), I figured.
You can tune the bite the best you can for a specific species of a certain size if they happen to run down with the bait in the mouth it could work but I saw my self working harder for less fish and never seeing any big walleye. All but a couple of my good fish wanted zero resistance before they would move an inch with the bait.
All I see it as is a plastic pole holder that costs $50 and comes with one 25 cent jig.
I don't have experience with it but I wouldn't use one unless I wanted to run back and fourth for trout that either seem to be impossible not to get hooked or they just play with the bait and need to be finessed onto the hook.
This is all specific to how I fish so if its working for you then you spent your money wisely. Just seems to me these are the people who eventually only go for panfish with wax/meal worms, ( a circle of hell for me).
All this thing needs is a hour long infomercial at 2 am with a couple big fish to wave around with exciting music and graphics.

We've caught walleye, northern pike, perch, whitefish, lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, grayling, brook trout and burbot on the jaw jacker. Pretty much everything we fish for. I have lots of videos catching all sorts of fish on them. Great addition to the line up since we can use more than one line while ice fishing. I have a lot of fun fishing with them and works great for the kids and family who don't want to hold a rod all day.
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Just being over critical, I changed my wording a little but it conveys the same message.
My only honest fear of it is what happens when you get a big fish and you're not right next to it, seems to create a drag dilemma. I have something I use for catfishing in summer, it went off one night and instantly took the pole and holder off a cliff into the water, it was hard climbing back up with the fish.
Also, where are they made? Can't find out online, can someone look for markings or stickers for me?
Made in America (or maybe japan) has a pretty strong significance to fisherman, morally and functionally speaking.
"what we need now is more wires on our devices to tether us unto earth, where our minds belong" -Fransis Bacon
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Also, where are they made? Can't find out online, can someone look for markings or stickers for me?
Made in America (or maybe japan) has a pretty strong significance to fisherman, morally and functionally speaking.

They are made in Idaho. Give Matt a call if you are interested, Matt Dungan 208-274-3810


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(This post was edited by wiperhunter2 on Feb 9, 2018, 5:22 PM)
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I just never saw anything that was made or even just assembled in America that doesn't mention that.
Really feel like its a mistake not to associate it with American made in any online adverts or on the web site. I'm not looking for a factory tour or someones word, just a link or picture, something..
You can't buy a pillow or a floor mat without "Made in America" basically as the only selling point. Its a little strange unless they're just being put together and shipped here. I see its association with one person but I didn't see any factory job offers American pride logos.
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(This post was edited by willami on Feb 10, 2018, 7:09 AM)
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willami wrote:
Just being over critical, I changed my wording a little but it conveys the same message.
My only honest fear of it is what happens when you get a big fish and you're not right next to it, seems to create a drag dilemma. I have something I use for catfishing in summer, it went off one night and instantly took the pole and holder off a cliff into the water, it was hard climbing back up with the fish.
Also, where are they made? Can't find out online, can someone look for markings or stickers for me?
Made in America (or maybe japan) has a pretty strong significance to fisherman, morally and functionally speaking.

There is no drag dilemma. The reel on every rod has a drag system built into it. You set the drag when you put the rod in the holder. I pull the line so that drag can slip without breaking the rod or flipping the unit over so the fish can run if needed. A well set drag helps you catch more fish on this unit.

http://www.jawjackerfishing.com/
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Just watched a video that I think you (calicanuck) made with underwater walleye in 2015 on youtube. It was really good, thanks for all the work on those, top quality.
Too cold to fish today so I set up a challenge for myself. I made 4 different holders and setters all articulated, spring and lever based systems. Also a jigging robot with a speed dial. They're rough prototypes but they should be ready to test.
If I can't get any of them to work better than just the plain holders and hook more fish, I'll give in to the jacker side and apologize for my assumptions. If I can get one to double my hookups then I'm sticking to the DIY side.
The systems work on slow release, spring loaded actions, more like setting the hook by hand. Most are supposed to act like a AAD parachute and deploy before its to late, preferring to set the hook by hand.
One doesn't have a mechanical action but is a rod/reel with a built in holder that can swivel in any direction and might create a slip effect.
The jigging robot isn't something I'm going to describe but it was made a couple years ago and had a couple fish caught on it, just redesigned it a little.
The most original one is for handlines and incorporates a breakaway system for big fish.
The beta testing is the tricky part but we got an extension on the season so hopefully there's an extra week of good ice. All were made in one day out of random parts with no money spent and are expected to fail or need tuning. Never watched Macgyver but I assume these look like something he'd make with a bad hangover.
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(This post was edited by willami on Feb 11, 2018, 4:17 AM)