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my 3d model of a swim bait
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:43 PM
Hey folks here is my next design project, It will be a mold of a jointed swimbait, you can see from the rendering its already been modeled in 3d-cad and is ready to be cnc'd. Before I cut , can someone give some info on width x height of a swimbait. I am planning on this one being around 8 inches in length and around 1.75" in height,and 5/8" in width, Is that close to what some of you all have fished with? Also any ideas is appreciated.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:27 PM
I only know how by copying other people's stuff, or making one myself and trying it. I don't think anyone can tell you more than making it and trying it will tell you.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:49 PM
What kind of fish are you hoping to catch? I would be using something that size for either Northern Pike or Musky. A big bass might also hit on a lure that size. Looking forward to seeing what develops.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:15 PM
Hey spike a pike, Going toward the direction of a large/ big bucket, mouth bass. I live in the state of the world record largemouth, LOL. Hope they will bite it. Plus it looks neat going thru the water, if I get bored I can just cast it, and pretend I have a fish on, right. No, seriously someone asked If I could design one, and I said I would try it. No idea where the use something like that to fish with. You know you just gave me a tournment gag idea, I should make one about 24" cast that and fight it in front of a on looker,boy that would be a conservation piece.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:36 PM
Here is my advice to you. If it was me, I would make some protos out of wood first to see if all is right. Otherwise, you may find yourself machining several molds of duds that won't swim right before you get it right. It all comes down to what is easier for you though I guess. Making molds of prototypes, or carving them out of wood. I wish you luck and can't wait to see the results.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:41 PM
Spot on Borderbasser. Prototype first. You may have to experiment with the cut lines to make room for ballast distribution. Experiment with the eye location. Also, experiment with the head shape, depth etc, I think it is this that determines how it swims, just my opinion.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:12 PM
Ditto on profile of head, Yes I will for sure do one of balsa wood before going the mold route.I will probally add a plastic tail also but thats a ways out.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:32 AM
If I were you, I would take a look at some of the successful jointed swimbaits on the market for ideas. Can't hurt, and it may help you with general ideas about shape, segment lenghts, and hook placements.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:35 PM
Exactly. I have learned the hard way that coming up with an effective design usually happens after a long period of playing copy-cat. Take a carefull look at weight and hook placement, as well as hydrodynamics of similar baits (BBZ-1).