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2mm Closed Cell Foam Tail
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:24 AM
i just made a tail for my swimbait out of 2mm closed cell craft foam. i used it beceause its cheap, flexible, pretty durable, i have a lot of it, it fits perfectly in the slot, and it can be easily replaced if the fish tear it up too bad.
my only question is, do you think having such a large piece of foam on the end of the small tail section will affect the action of the bait. im afraid that the foam will want to lay flat on the waters surface instead of being vertical like the tail should be.
i guess if it does affect the action too much, i will just rip the tail out and either go tail-less or find a new material.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:28 AM
I think as long as the tail section is bottom-heavy enough you shouldn't have a problem. If it is a problem,you might try moving the weight backward a little, though it'd affect action.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:58 AM
its too late to move the weights now. im beginning my final coat of clear coat.
i guess if it is a problem, i will try adding some weight to the bottom edge of the foam, and if that doesnt work i'll just take it out like i said before.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:08 AM
Except for my floating lures, all of my jointed lures seem to swim "heads up" a little, so a more buoyant tail wouldn't be a bad thing. That's if you're making a jointed lure.