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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:00 PM
Well Dave, to paraphrase what Thomas Edison said when asked about all the "failures" that preceded his choice for the element in the lightbulb, I have eliminated another possibility.
Originally, I had not weighted the head, but, when the first iteration didn't work, I added a couple of grams of lead to the head.
So I am drilling that out, and am going to add some weight farther back in the main body.
You're right, the head sticks to one side until the pause, and then goes to the other side, reversing the lure's direction.
At least, their lure does that. Mine doesn't, yet!
But it is an easy lure to make, and an interesting concept.
I didn't have a prop for the rear, so I just added a feathered treble. Maybe a prop adds something to the lure's action, too.
If I get it to retrieve okay, instead of leaning over on it's side, I'll start to worry about a prop. One thing at a time.
I'll try and post a picture in the gallery. I don't seem to be able to add one here.
Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:29 PM
I just posted some pictures of the lure in the gallery. It's 4" long, and weights 23 grams. It's made from PVC, and primed so I can see it in the water.
Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:31 PM
My bet is that the designer is reading this and having a right chuckle.
Have to admit, I didn't see the lip first time around, but seems to me to be unnecessary, but I guess we should leave that for now.
Your head looks like it has a lot of movement. Maybe too much, causing it to 'dig in' rather than guide. Is it possible to restrict the side movement, maybe with a couple of blobs of hot glue.
Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:01 AM
Good idea! I have to admit I would never have thought to try that, but it makes sense.
That's the beauty of using sst screw eyes for hinges. I can just tighten them up a turn or two.
I think you're right. That head shouldn't need too much side to side movement in order to achieve a change of direction.
I'll try it tomorrow, and let you know how it works.