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moveable pectoral fins
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:25 PM
i've had this idea for articulated pectoral fins for a while and tried it out on this bait. the fibers are sandwiched into the hinge and the hinge pins are epoxied into the body. they lie flat against the body on retrieve and flair out at rest. approx. 120 degrees of movement. probably not very practical but they look pretty cool and i've got a lot of time on my hands:yawn:
Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:02 PM
John, I'm speachless, no, really...OK maybe not entirely. Lets break it down. First, not only do you build things we could only imagine, you turn around & share it with all the TU members & answer any questions we might possibly have. Thanks for giving back & keep up the hard work.
Edited by CA Delta, 29 April 2009 - 07:06 PM.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:07 AM
Very interesting indeed. Looks like you put some thought into this and it seems like it turned out pretty well. Would love to see that thing hovering in the water with the pectoral fins out and then watch them tighten to the body as it swims. I am sure that is a very realistic bait.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:53 AM
cool looking bait mate would be a shame to mark it up by catching on it though so you best make 2, 1 just to look good and a second that sees the water
Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:49 PM
Just when I'd forgiven you for your hinging system and paint schemes, you have to come up with movable fins!
It's back to the "I'm so jealous, I hate you" list for you!