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Material For Deep Diving Crank Bait Lips?
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:05 PM
I have been making some deep diving crank baits and I'm using standard plexy glass. It's been working ok. I was wondering what you guys are all using. I want my crank bait lips to be clear so I'm not interested in the curcuit board material. So what are you guys using and why?
Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:08 PM
I use lexan cause plexy glass will crack and break in cold water
Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:01 AM
same here, I think everyone uses lexan. Except for a few that expirament with some platic from there tackle box dividers!
Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:50 AM
Just fyi, Lexan is a brand name for G.E.'s polycarbonate. There are lots of polycarbonate manufacturers now and any brand has the same properties (toughness, clarity, crack resistance). I buy it in 1'x 1' sheets from McMaster-Carr. Glass shops and home centers also carry it. I wouldn't use anything else for clear crankbait lips. Personally, I like circuit board for super deep diver lips due to its thinness and performance advantages (yep, it gets deeper) but Lexan has the advantage of being transparent, not just translucent.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:14 PM
I don't know for sure as I've never been able to actually ask a bass, but once a lure gets down to 15 feet or more I don't think they see a diving lip all that well unless your on a super clear body of water.