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how to make a lipless swimbait?
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:58 PM
man, it's pretty expensive, is there any other place that sells it smaller?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:59 PM
man, you make swimbaits as good as jerry rago, and did you just glue the picture on to the bait? or did you use the tissue foil technique?
Edited by summitlures, 20 July 2008 - 06:04 PM.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:16 PM
I use an old typewriter paper called " eatons corrasable bond" and spray on adhesive.
You dont have to buy the whole sheet, they have a partial sheet that you can have them cut you a piece off of.
Edited by carpholeo, 20 July 2008 - 06:20 PM.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:20 PM
oh, but could you use normal paper, or tissue paper without foil?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:29 PM
regular printer paper can expand if you dont totally saturate it with epoxy, I've never tried the tissue/foil thing, but I wanna try the printing on fabric backed with freezer paper technique.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:38 PM
oh, how much do you think my bait will weigh? But, I need to know how to weight my bait, without cutting it in half.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:17 PM
I just go ahead and make my bait, put it together hooks and all, then i worry about weighting it. if you find you have a section that doesnt have enough room for a lead weight, then use tungston worm weights .
Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:57 AM
He means he makes his lure, then float tests it and hangs weight on it until it sits in the water the way he wants, then he drills holes in the lure and adds the weight to the lure. There really is no way to get around either drilling holes in the lure or making the lure in halves to get the right amount of ballast in it. You don't have to cut a lure in half, however, to do it that way. Take two boards that are each roughly half the thickness of what you want the finished lure to be, stack them, then cut out your lure outline. Seperate the halves, put in weight and hook hangers or thru-wire, glue and clamp, then carve to final shape and seal the lure.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:59 AM
oh, can you just drill through the bait, and use eyescrews as hook hangers?
Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:22 AM
yeah, a lot of guys make them that way. Just be careful of using screw eyes in soft woods such as balsa because they MAY pull out.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:49 AM
I think guys use screw eyes in basswood. I haven't made one with screw eyes, so I am not sure what the preferred methods are, but it seems alot of guys drill holes, fill with epoxy and shove the screw eye in instead of just screwing the eyes. Like I said, I don't use this method, so maybe someone who does could chime in, or you could use the search function and search for other methods.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:46 PM
I epoxy my screw eyes in basswood, but with expanded pvc I just screw them in without pilot holes or epoxy.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:27 PM
i hae carved out my body then split it and make a wire form to inlay inside of bait then epoxy the two half together on the softer woods. works very well