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These baits are essentially the same pattern. Both baits are Norman repaints. One is a DD-22 and the other is a DLN. The colors are a little different and played around with the striping on the sides as well.


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Great baits in great colors for sure! You're next challenge will be to really improve on a Norman color, or make a bait that improves on those baits: Hey nobody said this stuff is easy!

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Dean

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Thanks Dean. Right now I'm happy with having one bait in every four or five turn out well enough to even take a picture of. Your right about this not being easy. It can sure get frustrating at times. A friend told me the one good thing about paint is that they haven't stopped making it. I think he was telling me to keep trying. lol

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Your airbrush skills are very good and the color mix you have chosen is very nice as well.

But I have something else to point out. As I understand, this is an original lure. The tow point is situated more towards the tip of the lip, than towards the body of the lure. The general idea on this forum is that in order to achieve a deep diving lure, the tow point should be situated at about 1/3

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There have been no changes made to the baits I'm repainting other than the paint. As far how deep they swim there are several things that have to be taken into account. Type of line and diameter, length of cast, and speed of retrieve all effect the depth a bait will run. The Deep Little N will usually run anywhere from 9 to 12 feet and the DD-22 will get down to around 15 or 16 feet with the way I fished them. I usually threw these baits on 15 lb. P-line monofilament with a 7' 6" rod and a medium to slow retrieve. I used the longer rod to increase the length of my cast and used a line conditioner to ease friction on the line for the same reason. Two different lines with the same stated pound test will run at different depths if they aren't the same diameter. Fluorocarbon will run a little deeper than monofilament because it sinks. You have to take all these things into account when trying to figure out how deep a lure runs. The only surefire way I know of to tell how deep a lure will run is to fish it over a bottom that you already know the depth of. A good way to do this is to mark different depths of a lake point with your depth finder and then make casts across this point to see at which depth the lure touches bottom. The action of the baits is something I'm not sure how to describe. As I understand it rounded baits, such as these, will have a wider wobble than flat sided baits. I'm sure there are folks here that can explain that part of it much better than I can. Hope this helps.

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I knew the depth a lure can reach will depend on many factors, sorry I forgot to mention that. I was interested in the tow eye location only. Thanks.

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