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swimbait help- beware: a newbee question
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:59 AM
Hey guys....been having fun making plugs so far and want to tackle a swim bait. Any advise, posts, or pics for me to begin. I really want to take the easiest route to beginning and trying something proven as they look like much more work than the traditional bait.
thanks in advance,
Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:05 PM
look at the TU gallery and some tackle sites and see how the swimbaits are built as far as weight, number of segments, lip/no lip, and how the segments are proportioned. I recommend a 5-7" swimbait with 2 joints (3 segments) as a first product. It's a relatively small swimbait and light enough to throw without a special rod/reel. The simplest hinge uses interlocked screw eyes, two per joint. There are hinges that are much more complicated but IMO none that work better.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:30 PM
Bob is right on the money. I have already abandoned one swimbait project, because I got too technical with the hinges and I went too small.
Keep the first one simple and learn from it. Lots of people to help here, so report back with your progress, so I can learn some more.