wavewalker2006

moveing swimbait

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It is not just swimbaits, but all baits that rely on vortex shedding for the movement. A minimum speed is required before the vortex shedding occurs. Sometimes at very slow speeds, the swimbait looks like it is trying to swim. This is a transition speed, vortices are present, but have not organized into the regular pattern of a K

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Great link Pete. That covers it all and answers wavewaters question in video.

You can clearly see the forces that make the swimbait swim.

Dave

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So many vortexes, so little time! :lol:

Those are great links, and really make the vortex effect clear.

I've found that making the last joint in a jointed swimbait looser, so that it can swing free, enhances slow speed swimming, and initiates it at a crawl.

Maybe the wider joint starts its own individual vortex?

Also, keeping the tail as light as possible give you the best shot at slow speed swimming. I guess it's because there's less inertia to overcome.

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Pete and V-Man I now have a slight grasp of the vortex effect on our baits. Thanks for those links.

John

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