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Circuit board crankbait bills.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:44 PM
The lures are actually packaged with a yellow "disclaimer" with instructions on how to secure the lip to the bait. I would ask to talk with someone else if that is the info they gave you. Ask specifically about the unpainted FS Medium Diver, that is the one with the circuit board lip.
Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:30 AM
That is the model I asked about. When did you order yours. Maybe it is something that they just started doing...I dunno??? Ill get back to ya when they come. If they arent secure then maybe you can give me pointers on how to. Thanks for the info either way!
Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:39 AM
I have ordered them twice. Once late last year, and once a few weeks ago. Each order had the yellow instruction note included in the packaging which basically said the lip comes pegged, not glued/epoxied, and the paint and/or clear coat should secure it. I wish I kept the note so I could say exactly what it said. I clear coated with DNs and the lips appear secure, but we'll see how they hold up when they are actually fished.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:05 PM
I got the lures today and the weird thing is that they did come with the yellow disclaimer but all of them are solid as a rock. :?They are pretty nice, so ill paint them and see how well they work. Then d2t and they should be set.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 02:35 PM
I bought a couple of the flat sided Jann's baits with circuit board lips and one's lip was slightly askew. It was easy to Plaster of Paris the lip out of the slot with finger pressure, and a no-brainer to epoxy it back in. Unless it's expensive and I'm P.O.'ed, I say FIX it and FORGET it.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 02:59 PM
I have a couple that are harder to shift than others, but each lip has had side-to-side movement, just like the instructions say. Once they are painted and clearcoated though, it doesn't seem to be a problem. You just have to make sure they are lined up straight when they dry.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:04 AM
I have ordered a ton of those baits from Jann's and every single one of them have a loose bill. I use a loctite super glue to set them in place and than the top coat will seal the deal. I have never had a problem doing it this way. The bait has a nice action to it and has caught fish. Another thing that I have done is take the standard bill out and replace it with one of the other circuit bills. Go to the next size up and it makes for a nice bait.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:49 PM
That is a good idea, after I started to push on the baits they started to move. A couple didnt though. That is a great idea on replacing the lip! I will have to try that. How do you know if the bait is centered? Do you line it up with the middle of the line tie?
Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:50 PM
Can you paint these baits without primer since they are already white ish?
Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:05 AM
I use calipers to find the center of the bill and mark it. Then I line that up with the line tie. Just mess around with it and have fun. Let me know how this goes. I came up with some good ones. Also I would water sand the bait with 600 and then you can paint.