Manny

Line Tie Placement

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I have read as much as I can, and dont get a clear picture as to why most hard baits line ties are in the lip.

What advantage does it give ?

Any disadvantages ?

Is it neccessary to get a crankbait over 10 feet. ?

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I have read as much as I can, and dont get a clear picture as to why most hard baits line ties are in the lip.

What advantage does it give ?

Any disadvantages ?

Is it neccessary to get a crankbait over 10 feet. ?

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I've never been able to get a crankbait to run deeper than about 5 ft unless I put the line tie out on the lip. If you put a long lip on a crankbait and put the line tie on the nose, the bait will usually swim in an uncontrollable spiral. You can come up with various hydrodynamic theories why, but practically it doesn't matter why. The sole exception I can see is if you build a sinking crankbait with a short lip and the line tie on the nose - but not many people want to fish that kind of crankbait.

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