Thanks for such valuable advice!! I will definately try it out again during the next few days
Can't believe why I didn't start lure making way before! It's so much fun.. and the excitment of getting a fish on your own lure..
Nothing can describe that feeling
quote name='diemai' date='17 June 2010 - 02:25 PM' timestamp='1276755942' post='148068']
Great success with your first , ....congrats
If you're uncertain about the lure action or trying to achieve a certain swim pattern , .......do not glue in weights right from the start , but assemble your lure unweighted !
Apply a temporary topcoat(simple clear laquer will do) and test your lure in a bath tub or swimming pool
, taping the the ballast weights onto the belly , this way you can determine about amount of weight and best location of it , ......you'll probably be surprised , how much influence ballast location has on the swimming action of a lure .
After you should drill holes or cut pouches at determined locations to glue in the weights , ......the action would now certainly be a bit different again , as the weights do not sit on the outside anymore , ....keep them as close as possible to the outside .
In general one can say , that weight in front improves the diving action but minors casting distance , also often stabilizes the wiggle , ...weight in the rear improves casting performance , minors diving depth and often renders the wiggle somewhat "softer" , ......but these are just rules of thumb , so many different crankbait dynamics to consider about .
good luck , diemai