My New Swimbait!!! Z Series
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:52 PM
Here are some pictures!
The new Z6 Trout is 12" and is a surface and sub-surface swimmer!
Thanks to Capsully and to Matt for sending me some TT tails that they molded. I actually needed the large tail.
Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:14 PM
Good looking baits........I'm guessing that with all those joints these lures should have a very nice sinuous motion.
Posted 27 October 2008 - 05:37 PM
Threw it today at Skinner, and had some big...10+ fish follow and play under it, but nothing would get them to bit!
I will post video as soon as I can get someone to film it!
Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:18 PM
I see a little Orso inspiration....post a vid when you get a chance
Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:16 AM
I know both the Orso boys, Dave Roberson and Rob Cummings, and watched them develop their split tail baits over a couple of years at Casitas.
It is definately a fish catcher.
The tail is unique.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:34 AM
Here is a short video I did tonight with the Z6 Trout, I needed someone else to help video, but my wife was asleep. This is a sample for now!
MOV03370.flv - Video - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:25 AM
Use heavy line, because that thing is going to be attacked!
Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:51 AM
how did you make it keep such a tight swimming action? when i have a lot of joints it swims all over the place
Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:19 AM
The lip makes that swimbait have tight action... lipless baits will give you a bigger S or wider swim.......... that is my guess... because that is what my baits do when I add a lip to my lipless design... I dont have a math formula to support my theory.. so DAVE (VOKAMAN) have fun giving us the real reason! I hated math in school!!
Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:35 AM
The speed of the oscillations is proportional to the lip width. A narrow lip has a faster action than a wide lip. On a lipless swimbait, the vortices are generated along the back of the front section, this is much longer than a lip, hense the action is slower.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:11 AM
Thank you all for your nice comments.
IMHO and not to take anything away from The Rook and Vodka, but the tightness of the lure action was achieved by reducing the space between segments. When the segments where spaced further apart, the bait did a more snake like action, and was more erratic, but that is not representative of the actual swimming motion of a true fish. This was achieved through much trial and error.
Here is a video of lipless:
YouTube - Z Billy Bass
Here is the Z6
YouTube - Z6 Trout Swimbait Video
Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:06 AM
By the way I never mentioned that the bait only has two eye screws in the whole bait!
Hey Rookie - My good buddy is Tim, from www.swim-bait.com!!!