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Owe it all to JR Hopkins
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:46 AM
I gave the movable pectoral fin a shot & it came out pretty good, nothing like JR's, but as usual, he got my wheels spinning & I couldn't resist giving it a shot. Hopefully the next one will be a little bit smoother. Thanks for the inspiration John.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 03:42 AM
I saw JR's and I liked them too. Havn't had a chance to give them a try yet. Yours look good. Your lure looks like a real fish. Very smooth and fluid and easy to start swimming at slow movement. I like the way those pectoral fins flare out.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:42 AM
Very very nice Tim - I looks like a real fish lost in a bath tub. I have to wonder where these new innovations will be up to in 12 months time. pete
Edited by hazmail, 25 May 2009 - 05:44 AM.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:56 AM
Great job CA.
If you order one of JR's swimbaits 12 months from now, it will arrive with a tub of fish food and feeding instructions.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:07 PM
looks very nice, way to go Tim!:yeah:you use the aluminum can material for the hinge?
Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:57 AM
Thanks for the kind words fellas.
@ Pete, I to wonder when we will be seeing this type of innovation in the near future. I guess only time will tell.
@ Dave, I can just see it now. JR is probably working on a remote control baby bass that works off of a key fob or maybe voice commands.
@ JR, I had already started working on a slightly different version of the beer can hinge. After I got your blessing, I went strait to the "LURE LAIR" & got started. I used the paint brush fanned out on painters tape & dipped the ends in some 30 min. epoxy. Then I slid a couple of hand bent 0.41 mm S/S wires (in the shape of a question mark) into the ends of the fins. It took a couple of tries, but seemed to work out O.K. Then I bent some wire in the shape of a staple & drilled two holes behind the head section & epoxied them in.
I like your idea better John. It seems like it wood be more durable. Man I would of loved to have that drawing you posted, a day earlier. Thanks again for sharing.
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