Bait Needle

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by crappieguy, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. crappieguy

    crappieguy New Member

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    Does anyone know where I can purchase a bait needle or how to make one for loading a hair rig?
     
  2. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Read somewhere,maybe here, about a guy making one from a bicycle spoke.
    Sharpen one end and hammer the other end flat and drill a small hole.
    Now if I can just get the neighbor kid... just kidding.:wink:
     

  3. Light

    Light New Member

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    What do you mean by bait needle?
     
  4. Klag

    Klag New Member

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  5. x575599

    x575599 New Member

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    I'm not sure how the needle is supposed to work but maybe a turkey injector will work. Just a thought.
     
  6. jim

    jim New Member

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    You can purchase bait needles from Cabelas or Basspro's Saltwater catalogs.:smile2:
     
  7. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    I just take a large sewing needle with a large enough eye and cut a segment out of the eye with a Dremel cut off wheel.
     
  8. godsglad8tor

    godsglad8tor New Member

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    what is the purpose of the bait needle? the only thing i can think of that is compared to a bait needle is a worm threader?
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    What is Bait Needle?
     
  10. crappieguy

    crappieguy New Member

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    It's a needle specifiaclly made to thread doughballs , corn onto a hair rig setup. Used mostly for catching carp. Some of the carp websites show what a hair rig looks like but not how to make a bait needle or wher to get one. Thanks to all the contributors for ideas on making one..also didn't realize cabellas salt water had one. I only have the cabella freshwater catalog.Now I know.. Once again many thanks
     
  11. crappieguy

    crappieguy New Member

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    Looked at KAGS reply called my wife over she said hey..you can get that at any craft shop or Walmart( Rug Hook).Thx
     
  12. duckriverdave

    duckriverdave New Member

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    I have to admit, this is the first time I have ever heard of a bait needle.

    drd
     
  13. jim

    jim New Member

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    For those of you that asked ;a bait needle is very common in saltwater fishing and essentially as you can imagine ,it is a very long needle with an eye so that you can thread a leader through the bait fish and then tie it to a hook.When I drift fish I thread blueback herring on my hook but have found a bait needle makes a neater rig.SOmetimes they are called rigging needles and if you go to page 156 of the current OFFSHORE ANGLER catalog you can see them.:big_smile:
     
  14. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Does Offshore Angler have a online catalog?