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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:49 AM
It is astonishing to me , that even though your bait only has two sections and NO lip added , it still has such a nice fluent swimming pattern !
Not to mention that U-turn feature;) !
Maybe , that bait would throw some of the theories about swimbait motions overboard ?
You have done a great job on this one , hats off to you:yes: !
I assume , that your new baits are cast out of resin and the hinge system is cast into the body , just connected by a pin going through ?
Are these cast hinge portions somehow reinforced , so they won't easily break off the body sections ?
Sorry about asking , don't have any experience with resin lures , don't know about their stability:huh: .
Absolutely welldone lures , greetz:yay: , Dieter
Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:21 AM
Jeep, I agree with Diemai, massive action. Great job.
Diemai. The lure fits theory nicely. Even the 180 turn can be explained.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:05 AM
Well, I asked in the gallery how it swam, now I know Great job!
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:13 AM
Thnx guys! Means a lot!
@ Dieter: yes, the hinge is cast into the body, connected by a ss pin.
I have tested it by really putting a lot of force on the joint without it breaking so I feel confident that it will hold just fine with a big fish on it. But... I will only be certain to say this when I have caught some big pike's on it.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:27 AM
That's the problem with this site. I keep seeing pictures and think I couldn't get mine that nice. I assume you hand carved a model first to make the mold. I don't think I have the patience to get them that nice. Excellent action and the 180 turn was very nice. I read that Byron Velvick does that with a swimbait, but have never seen it. Searched for it, but never seen footage. I'd be interested in how you do that!!! I watched the video portion multiple times and it's slight, subtle pull at the end.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:24 PM
If that doesn't change the way everyone looks at swimbaits, nothing will. Up until now, I've left the swimbaits to others but I don't think I can stand it much longer. I guess it's time to Plaster of Paris that cherry.
The glide and 90/180 turns are hard to perfect-nicely done. The detail is outstanding as well. The time invested shows and hopefully will pay off handsomely for you.