littleriver

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About littleriver

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  1. crankbait bills

    Thanks to Gene, I have been safely making exact duplicates in seconds this way for years now.
  2. Wake me to the Bone

    Yes sir, my friend. Good to see some familiar faces are still around as well. It has been a long spell but slowly working my way back to some hobbies. Family keeps me pretty busy for the most part but starting to find some time to play.
  3. Wake me to the Bone

    Carved this wake from paulownia, then sealed with superglue, brush painted with acrylics and finally ,covered with a tabletop epoxy.
  4. Proto Type Action Input

    All good points here in this discusion. I would like to point out Dave's point about this bait being more sensitive to this change because of design is exactly right. The bait I made in the moment of inertia topic is way less sensitive to these types of changes. For example ,I experimented some with the bill length on that bait and found it's action did not change so much no matter the bib length. I concluded the bait design was much more stable than this one and therefore had a much larger margin for error too thanks in large part to a little bit of engineering. I'll do some video of the this lures action with just split ring but it will be a couple of weeks before I get a chance. Vic
  5. Proto Type Action Input

    Mark Your giving me all kinds of ideas. One might take wide wobbler and quickly turn it into a tight one with a bit of split shot or glass beads.
  6. Proto Type Action Input

    Hi Jeremy It is an interesting result and not what i expected either. But I have learned to keep an open mind. In the video, I am using a Eagle Claw size 5 barrel swivel. Big sucker! I bough these for Alabama rigs and just threw it on because it was available and thought it would make this process easier. Vic
  7. Proto Type Action Input

    Hi Mark I took the lure out for another run tonight. Much better conditions and I had time to really test the lure. Two thumps up!! The action did change and I'd say it changed a lot. It went from a wandering top to a Texas two stepping fool. Really was doing a two step too. The bait would make a couple stutter steps to the right then a couple the left over and then do it over and over again. Almost like i have two baits in one here now. And I have to really rethink how i test the baits while in construction. I never fish with a swivel clip . I usually install a split ring on the line tie and tie strait to split ring. I think I will be testing like i fish from now on . I was using the swivel clip to save time but now looks more like a waste of time. Thank you !!! Vic
  8. Proto Type Action Input

    Hi Mark I added a split ring and removed the swivel clip. I tried the lure briefly and I mean breafly with this configuration in bad conditions . I need to get the bait back to the water with better conditions and more time to do your suggestion justice. Maybe later tonight ill get a chance. Vic
  9. Tail Dancer

    LOL All true ..... was hoping to get the kids involved on this one but it did not work out. Maybe next time .
  10. Small Fry

    Hi bling.crosby Glad you like the bait! the paint usually gives my baits that feel but on this one the shape too. Thank you !
  11. Proto Type Action Input

    Hi Jeremy I' m with you. If it ain't broke don't fix it. At least that is what the fish are telling me. I did go back and watch the original video and have to say I do like the wide swag of the original shorter bill version. I may have to make another with a shorter bill for cooler water. Thank you sharing your thoughts. Vic
  12. Proto Type Action Input

    Hi Dave Great points ! Really appreciate the input from an engineering persecutive. I find it very helpful. Thank you! I wish I had a diagram to go along with your first point. That one is hard for me to see mentally for some reason but I believe I follow you well enough. Thanks Vic
  13. Proto Type Action Input

    Hi Mark No, I haven't tried either of those things but willing to give it try. I'll take it out tomorrow for another swim with just a split ring and let you know. Thank you for the suggestions. HI Travis You may be right. I believe there are many things i could have done different to make the bait more user friendly but I was pretty happy with this action before I finished the bait. So, I decided to keep it as is. That was one of the things I hoped others might get from this exercise. The unfinished proto will display the same action as the finished lure if done properly. This unusual action stayed pretty much the same through the whole process and as far as I am concerned, this was a complete success. Vic
  14. Tail Dancer

    Try this one Ben. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an_QBbiTISo
  15. Tail Dancer

    Let me see what I can do Ben .