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Slowing Rise Rate?
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:10 PM
What is a good way to slow the rise rate of plastic crankbaits?
Currently using Bandit 200 series that I have repainted to colors I like to use. Problem is the things rise very quickly and I need to get them to rise just a little slower. I merely just want to keep them closer to the cover that I am banging them on when I stop my retrieve.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:57 PM
Before repainting, I would experiment with a few by drilling a small hole in the bottom of one of the rattle chambers. I would probably work with the middle main chamber. After drilling a small hole, I would insert X number of lead shot. Slap a piece of electrical tape over the hole and experiment in a bath tub until you get the desired rise rate. Once you get the desired rate, I would get some 1 minute epoxy and patch the hole. Sand once the epoxy has cured and you should be ready to paint. That is how I would go about it anyways.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:04 PM
A couple of extra top coats and/or next size hooks might work. But A-Macs suggestion is probably best.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:24 PM
Wrap "Suspend Strips", by Storm, one at a time around the shank of the front treble (just under the eye) and test it in a bucket until you have the rate of rise of suspension you desire. You will be suprised how few it will take. You can cut small pieces as needed to add.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:26 PM
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