How important IS buancy to a bait?
I stated in an earlier post that buoancy is what keeps the bait righted during the retreave, but is it really necessary for a lure to be made of a buoyant material? If so, how would you explain blade baits and spinner baits?
It seems that the resistance to the water during retrieve strains the lure in one dimention, while liberating it in another. The object takes the path of less resistance and will either (1) swirl in the vortex, or (2) the heavier part will fall while the lighter part rises erecting the bait, or (3) in the case of lurres with bills, it will do both in oscilation.
So, what maters then isn't that the bait be lighter than water, but rather that the differance in weight/volume of the material of the upper mass of the biat contrast enough with the weight/volume of the lower part of the lure so that when strained on a horizontal axis, it rights itself.
Is this right?
If so, how difficult would it be, in theory, to make a pure lead rattling lure, or, a solid poly resin diving lure (fragility aside)?
Edited by robalo01, 15 April 2009 - 12:12 AM.