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Drilling Holes For Lure Eyes
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:14 AM
Hey Guys , I just finished painting (2) Shad Raps , craw patterns, I drilled the painted eyes out & added small raised craw eyes , due to the baits being small , will drilling the holes & raised eyes effect the baits balance and/or running true? I cant test them out , Has too much snow & Lake has lots of ice cubes in it.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:32 PM
i doubt that will have any noticeable effect. nice looking baits btw.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:27 AM
Yeah I really doubt that they'll by a problem. Very good idea on the eyes, makes em look so real. Did you buy those eyes special or are they just some beads?
Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:27 AM
Hey Spider , on the right side of the TU page , theres a ad for (lisa & ed's eyes and more) the eyes have a stem , after I drill my holes , I cut 1/2 of the stem off , glue them up & insert , leaving part of the stem helps anchor them.
Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:32 PM
you know you could just take some push pins used for sewing and paint them black. just a little tip.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:39 PM
Really nice job. Those eyes look great. I think they'll add to the "hydralic profile" of the lure as it moves through the water.
That's a great idea to use the round headed pins for eyes.
I was wondering how to add eyes to a craw crank. I bet you could leave the pin sticking out a little, and get the "eye on a stalk" effect.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:22 PM
That was what i did and it worked great. I left about a half of an inch on them to make sure it really stuck in there.