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Jitterbug Bib Angel
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:25 PM
I'm working ona new design using jitterbug bibs..has anyone built this style bait,and if so,what angel did you use for the bib?..Thanks..Nathan
Posted 13 December 2009 - 06:23 PM
I have made a few ,..... guess , one or two are amongst my gallery uploads in here !
I have always tried to make the lip plane under an accurate angle of 45° refering to the lengthwise center axis of the lure blank .
Wasn't that easy to do on spindle-shaped , lathe-turned blanks , but I've also made "Jitterbug"-style lures with a rather rectangular cross-section and body shape , so I could use the lures belly outline as a reference for accurate marking and cutting the 45° head plane .
The lures work pretty well this way ,........ I remember before making my first lure like that years ago , I had used a commercial "Heddon" as an example .
I have tried lips out of stainless steel and aluminium ,...... the steel ones are too heavy for my taste , letting the lures float up head down sometimes(depends on body shape as well).
But probably these heavier lips are designed to shoulder into the water better , thus generate more noise , ......I don't know , ......I'd stick to aluminium .
good luck , diemai
Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:22 PM
Thanks for the info...I appreciate it..Nathan