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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:24 AM
I am trying to quote from multiple responses and am having trouble. Can someone point me in the right direction? Helpful information here as I ponder my next move.
Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:10 PM
Sagacious, thanks for the PM. A US gallon is of course around 8lbs, as Tacklejunky correctly informed us, a fact that completely eluded me. This also explained why a gallon of beer didn't do the job I was expecting on my last trip to the states. I blamed the beer! Sorry.
Diemai, I agree, the damping effect of the rod and the elasticity in the line, greatly reduces the load on the eye.
The highest load that a lure is going to take, is when a lure gets irretrievably snagged up and the angler attempts to break the line. The line, rated at say 10lbs may take several pounds more to break. If the line failed at less than 10lbs imagine the complaints! But should we have to design for such abuse? In my opinion, YES. If for no other reason than, if you hook into the 'monster of a lifetime', you don't want to spoil the moment by having to worry whether the lure is going to hold up. Better safe than sobbing uncontrollably in front of the kids.
Posted 16 May 2008 - 02:53 PM
I hear your concerns about that kinked aluminium lip . I got this design from a Swedish book about crankbait making , that came out in German language a couple of years ago .
The author Hans Nordin seems to be quite famous in Sweden , he even has his own TV shows about fishing over there .
He stated in that book , that after some thousands of pike he never had failures with his lures made like that , and I really have the impression , that he knows , what he is talking about !
Nevertheless , I see point in your statement about getting snagged up , I just don't hope for it , but in one way you made me eager to find out , wether this construction would withstand this abuse as well:wink: !
Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:23 PM
It wasn't so much the lip, but the body. Don't get me wrong, this bending is probably not significant enough, but it is there. It was on my mind because I dropped one of my bodies on to a tile floor and it snapped along the line of the lip slot. This is not relevant to this discussion as the fault was the very brittle polyester resin. I was thinking more of balsa bodies under bending, but I have never heard of a failure such as this.
Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:59 PM
Man diemai what a fat girl your holding 47 incher, great fish