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Trying Some New Fins
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:10 AM
been playing around with making my fins out of silicone. lots of R&D in this project. taking it out tomorrow to see how it swims. tests ok in the bathtub . will see how it does on a long retrieve.
i'll get some pictures of the process to make them and post them if it works out ok. if not, more R&D
Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:40 AM
If the fins do not fit your requirements, I think you can post the pictures anyway, because someone might come up with some ideas to improve the process. No need to be shy
Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:47 PM
Another beautiful bait John.
Did you also use silicone to attach the fins?
Edited by mark poulson, 19 January 2010 - 04:48 PM.
Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:55 PM
John I was playing around with this when I dabbled in 'swim baits' and had them down to about 1/16" thick - although I never had a fish chomp on the tail, it turned out to be pretty durable. There are silicone's and silicone's though, and I was just lucky to pick what I think was a really stretchy tough one at the time, plus I reinforced it a bit, as you appear to have.Pete
Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:45 PM
swim tested it today and i am really pleased with the action. the fins don't seem to effect it at all.
here's the video ( not real good as i was trying to do everything without falling off the dock
hope this is ok to post. making another mold and taking pics as i go to make a tutorial which i'll post when ready.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:10 AM
It swims really well, so, obviously, whatever you did is working. Surprise!!!
Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:41 PM
you mean to tell me you went through all the work of finishing that bait before swim testing it??
Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:16 PM
of course, got to find some way to pass the time here at the home !
actually tested it first before adding the fins and it swam good. wanted to see if the fins would effect the action ( don't seem to make much difference ).the tail was my biggest concern as it might have hindered the movement and i made it removable so i could just use the fibetts i have previously used. they work good. i was just experimenting with a different look.