Here's a look at my newest swimbait. This is a 10" Walleye replica. After MUCH tinkering with joint types the past several months i have settled on the ones seen here. I believe that Mark Poulson also uses this method which is just creating a small slot for the screw eyes to sit inside. The hinge pin passes through the two screw eyes and the flat faces of each section catch the water creating a great swimming motion.
The only thing I did as far as shaping the faces was to notch out a section on one end of each body segment where the screw eyes stick out from. This helps give the lure a better side profile with less space and allows for more freedom of motion. If I didn't do the notches, the screw eyes would need to be sticking out further thus making larger gaps between body sections. Whether or not that would effect the action or not I don't know but I like the look of tighter spacing.
Obviously the hooks and all hardware are not installed in the photo. I'm about to send this wooden body off to be made into the mold for my Featherlite models. Hope you like it.
Edited by Spike-A-Pike, 19 February 2009 - 01:56 PM.
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