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#1 chas888


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:45 PM

How is the best way to fix the lip to the crank bait? My line tie is on the plastic lip but Im not comfortable w/ just glue between the tie and the hooks.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:04 PM

I cut 2 small slots in the back of the lip, fill the slot with epoxy and push the lip in, wiping off the epoxy squeezed out the sides. You can also sand polycarbonate or circuit board to give the epoxy more surface area to grip inside the lip slot. Haven't had a lip come out yet, after several hundred baits. If you feel goosey about it, you could always drill a small hole from the bottom of the bait through the installed lip and use a screw for added security. Personally, I think that just becomes an area of possible water infiltration in a wood bait. But it's an option.

If you want to "go wild", you can run the wire from the line tie back through the bait and make it 100% continuous through-wire with one piece of wire forming the line tie, belly and tail hanger. I think that's overkill for bass baits, but not for big musky baits.