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speed trap copy

Someone asked me to try and copy a Luhr Jenson speed trap, and here's my version, along with an original in a redish craw for comparison.

I've included a schematic (at least, my version of a schematic) and I built mine out of Azek PVC trim.  They swim really well, even when burned back on a fast retrieve.

I built one out of the med weight balsa that Rayburn Ben gave me, and it's so lively I had to increase the belly hanger weight to 3.7 grams, with not rattles.   I'm going to try and make a balsa bait with rattles tomorrow.



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Nice work mark! I saw your hook hanger placement and was wondering if horizontal tail placement on the tail hook hanger and east to west belly hanger placement gives one more room for error in tuning a bait; or just personal preference?

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On 2/6/2017 at 4:26 AM, stumpjumper16 said:

Nice work mark! I saw your hook hanger placement and was wondering if horizontal tail placement on the tail hook hanger and east to west belly hanger placement gives one more room for error in tuning a bait; or just personal preference?

 

I turn the hook hangers for treble orientation.  It keeps the hook rash down on the belly hanger, and let's me put the odd hook up on the tail, which I think makes the tail hook a little more snagless.

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