PBA Home Peacock Bass Fishing Forum Forum Index Register FAQ Memberlist Search

Peacock Bass Fishing Forum Forum Index » Fishing Tactics and Tackle » Question on Dual Props on Woodchoppers
Post new topic  Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic 
Question on Dual Props on Woodchoppers 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:18 pm Reply with quote
Art Weston
Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 238
Location: United States
I have been working on a few woodchopper designs that include the use of dual propellers.

Few benefits I have noticed ...
- A second propeller, when both are tuned correctly, make a terrible amount of noise and throw up a lot of water.
- The additional drag of the second propeller has straightened out some chopper lure darting (to one side or another) and therefore run very very straight.

Few consequences:
- The additional weight makes a tail drop problematic when coupled with a tail hook. This is especially true with smaller slimmer choppers.
- Depending on the tail hook size, brand, and connection type, it can cause more hook/tail tangles.

Resolution:
- For the smaller / mid-sized choppers, you can move the tail hook to the lower belly (making for two total belly hooks) and forego the tail hook all together. This will still allow for two hooks, and eliminate the tail hook snags and drop in the tail due to weight.

Question I have is why dual props are not more popular ... or any other pros/cons that people are aware of?

-Art
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Dual Prop choppers 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:27 am Reply with quote
Bob Daly
Joined: 09 Apr 2006
Posts: 255
Location: Whiting, Indiana
For what my opinion is worth, it is not the amount of noise the choppers put out, but getting "THE" noise. In the early days of peacock fishing we only had available lures such as bass agitators, jerk-n-sams, Ozark Mountain woodchoppers plus a few others. All of these were with single props mostly small except for the woodchopper. I constantly would bend the tips of the blades to achieve the "whoosh whoosh" sound I wanted which you cannot get out of dual props. Later on the larger size choppers came out along with dual bladed peacock bass specials, amazon rippers, etc.. I think these lures got more action later in the years as the peacocks started to get use to the "whoosh whoosh" sound and in my opinon stayed away from them. From what I have read here on the forum many guys have their best luck with jigs which were unheard of in the early days. Back then, we would follow up missed chopper strikes with minnow type lures such as a redfin. Just my opinions and observations. I think it would be great reading if Larry could put out in a newsletter issue the evolution of chopper type lures in the peacock bass fishing industry! How about it Larry? Cool
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:35 am Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
Executive Director
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 608
Location: Lakeland, FL
Bob,

Just back from 20 days overseas. A lot of catching up to do now, but let me give it some thought. Maybe I'll address topwater "attractions" in an upcoming eZine. I agree with you that the key is is not just how much spray is tossed or how much sound is emitted by each "jerk", in my humble opinion. You can probably have too much of each that would make the persentation less effective. Stay tuned.

_________________
Larry Larsen
Executive Director
Peacock Bass Association
www.peacockbassassociation
www.larsenoutdoors.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Dual props 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:22 am Reply with quote
William Alexander
Joined: 28 Jan 2007
Posts: 26
Location: Crystal River, Florida
I recall that the previous 27 lb world record of a few years ago was taken on a dual prop (?) Amazon Ripper? Not sure what this means except to think that being at the right place at the right time may be just as important as sound, type of lure, color, etc. ???
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Question on Dual Props on Woodchoppers 
  Peacock Bass Fishing Forum Forum Index » Fishing Tactics and Tackle
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT - 5 Hours  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic  


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2004 phpBB Group |© 2004 Trushkin.net