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  1. Best wood for neutral buoyancy

    Agree on the mahogany, makes very good swimbaits.
  2. Jointed swimbait question

    Anybody got any input on the gap size between the sections? Seems like if that gap is say .5 cm it’s going to need to be impacted by a larger force to make it move as opposed to a gap of say 1 cm. Wrong?
  3. Different ways to attach a tail joint

    Yeah I do that too. Just looking for some different thoughts on vibration and motion. Nothing at all against the same old ways, but baits like scroungers and chatterbaits came around when people just wanted something different.
  4. Different ways to attach a tail joint

    any thoughts on any unusual or unique ways to attach a tail joint or a tail within a joint? I've seen small metal hinges, like door hinge. I've never seen springs involved, curious why. anybody think it would be possible to get a chatterbait type action out of a tail or feet on a bait using a snap? Just throwing some thoughts around and seeing what you guys have to offer out of the box. Thanks
  5. Physics of vibration and motion

    Spectacular info. Thank you!
  6. Physics of vibration and motion

    This may have been addressed previously but I could not find it. Looking for some explaination and interpretation regarding the physics of some of the more common vibration/ motion creation surfaces such as jitterbug lips, scroungers, chatterbait blades, and back joints on multi jointed swimbaits. Also, on the jitterbug lip, if you made a back section of a swimbait the shape of a jitterbug lip, would the action be similar or would there be too much deflection of the flow. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
  7. Frog problem

    That is too cool. Thank you for sharing. That’s the best part of reading and seeing what you guys have on here, being able to see all the hours put in to testing, research, adjustment, and finally after all that having an idea come alive. That’s definitely a possibility to the puzzle that i haven’t considered. The bigger one I made last had an action similar to yours on the leg kicks. I’m really looking for something I can reel very slow and get the good toad profile with the water disturbance to break up the profile. I thought the huddle jack action would do that, but so would a Rapala bx minnow type action, or probably some other types of movement. So there seem to be multiple possibilities.
  8. Frog problem

    I did try that with the last one. Didn’t seem to make any difference. Thought maybe if I kept the first leg joint rigid it would help the feet move, but I understand why it’s a very uphill battle. Thank you for the input. The bigger frog definitely will have an impact in the spring. I tested it in 50 degree water temps ans had several small followers. Just looking for another way to attack a niche. Had a ton of followers on a soft frog last spring, that I felt maybe could be better approached with a slow waking or paused bait. Maybe I’ll figure out something along the way.
  9. Frog problem

    So the back end of the frog didn’t have much action, but the legs do close and spread apart on the pause which is nice. Working on another now, and wanted some input. If I make the first section of the legs rigid- any input on If I should see more action on the feet?
  10. Frog problem

    Threw some paint on the frog so I can test when I get the fins in. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
  11. Frog problem

    Thank you for the input. I've been doing glides and a few other baits for a few years now, but always have trouble with getting the movement I need out of the back joints, whether a frog or a 4 piece fish. Love the process though.
  12. Frog problem

    So even on this the body rigidity is what makes the tail go back and forth?
  13. Frog problem

    Hey guys. Happy Thanksgiving. I am looking for some help on my frog. I thought the design of the feet would give me some movement on them- kind of like a huddle jack type bait. I'm getting nothing. Any input? Thank you
  14. Frog feet brain freeze

    Just got what you are saying about a hook hanger and Texas rig- very interesting. I like it. Any suggestions or clarification on how to secure the hooks?
  15. Frog feet brain freeze

    The hook will be in that spot on the belly. I have not tried stainless keepers. Interesting thought. To be clear, what I had in mind if I could secure the keepers is putting something like a rage tail on there. But as I said in the past, just drilling a hole and running the wire of a keeper into the hole and epoxying the wire in has not held well. I did consider the screws, that generally works ok. I just wondered if there was an option or an idea I had missed that would keep from adding the weight of the screws. I basically want the bait to be a hard bait version of a zoom horny toad. Thx guys.