Curved Twitch Bait
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:09 AM
I used that same twitch bait pictured on this thread to catch two nice smallies this morning-a three pounder on the second cast. Then I had it bitten off, possibly by a brown trout. That hurts but that's why they make paint, hardware and wood. Still I hadn't planned on sacrificing baits to the fish gods so early in the season.
So my dues are already paid. I'll get another half dozen made up by next weekend in the unlikely event the gods demand more tribute.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:17 PM
Sorry , .....this is many a lures destiny !
Though quite a nuisance !
Fingers crossed , that you would get those new ones , that you're planning on , equally good to the one lost.......and take revenge:flame: .
good luck , diemai:yay:
Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:20 PM
Diemai, I have only the pleasure of owning an UKKO original catalog . At the time when UKKO was still an independent company and the lure going for USD20++ was a bit too rich for me then. So I have no idea at all what the actual action and weighting is like but can only infer from what is in the catalog literature. I have always been intrigue by the UKKO designs. Could it be Rapala Tail Dancer "improved(?)" on the original Turus UKKO but that is another topic.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:21 PM
Guess , that the original "Turus Ukko" was out there prior to the "Rapala Tail Dancer" . In my opinion they do not have a lot in common , apart from a certain alikeness in their side view .
The "Tail Dancer" has a rather round cross section and a tapered , thin tail(top view) , whereas the "Ukko" has a more "square" cross section with rounded corners and a flat tail section , viewed from top its body keeps same width over entire length apart from head taper and the rounded tail end .
I own a 8" "Ukko" from Finland , but I am not sure , whether it is a very good homemade knock-off or an earlier handmade lure from the original designer of the "Ukko's" , at least it is signed "Taurus Ukko" , but lacks the signature of the designer ,..... that I guess , all of the "Ukkos" have printed on them ?
The "Ukko Jerk" looks entirely different , rather a bit similar to a "SwimWhizz" , but with flatter cross section and with a very thin tail portion(viewed from top) .
greetz , diemai:yay:
Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:44 PM
I Love that action , it gives me an idea or two for myself thanks for for the video.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:49 PM
Diemai I like your bait as well, please write about its first swim and I would like to know if the 3 hooks effected the swim. I would also like to have multiple hooks as well if I should build one for myself.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:40 PM
Thanks , Jamie , certainly I'll report about that in here ,.........but I am not the fasted kinda guy , still carving some more , until I get a bunch of lures together for painting .
greetz , diemai:yay:
Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:41 AM
diemai--the more buoyant material (wood, plastic with microballoons, etc.) there is above the weight, the easier it is to make the lure sit and/or swim with the weight positioned at the bottom, i.e., whether you want the concave or convex portion positioned downward. This applies to both the normal upright swimming lures as well as to lures which are oriented on their side such as a crippled, injured minnow like what Dean McClain alluded to earlier.
At Maxota we have a struggling shad type of lure that swims on its side with the weight placed on the bottom side between the hook eye and the mouth. In the case of a curved body, it might help (if you want the concave side down) to distribute your weight towards the head (to help flip the lure over) but also keep some of the weight back so as not to be totally head down on a pause.
Love the curved lures by the way, there's alot more designs out there not thought of yet - to those who think all has been thought of and tried in lure design.
Hope this helps, feel free to request more help.
Edited by Tonkabass, 30 March 2009 - 11:44 AM.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:00 PM
I forgot to add the fact that you have more control as to how the lure swims when taking into consideration the position of the line tie
or tow eye as some call it. If there is concern whether a lure will properly flip over to its desired orientation you could place the line tie higher up towards the top side of the lure, top of the head, (in relation to the surface of the water as the case may be).
There should be no problem with the proper lure position if the weight is down and line tie is up.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:33 PM
Thanks a lot about your hints and advice , ....much appreciated !
I have thought about putting a little share of the entire weight into the tail as well , but in fact I'd proceed with it in a few days time , still got some more lures to carve on my list , always make them in bunches ,.........so many ideas , so little time:( .
Thanks again:wink: , greetz:yay: , diemai