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#1 Coley


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Posted 19 March 2004 - 08:26 PM

Has any one thought about a conveyor to cure
baits on?? Conveyor is not really the right word
in this case, but something that runs similar to
one. A chain set at a 45 degree angle with bait
attachments. It could be 8 feet long. My question
is, what speed would it have to run to be as effective
as a round drying wheel?? It could be mounted
on a wall with out taking up much space.
Give me your ideas on this. I imagine at 4-5 rpm
it would really be moving on.

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 09:34 PM

Coley, I remember an article about Tim Hughes in the Red Man magazine several years ago. With the article were pictures of his work shop and his drying wheel at that time was an old bicycle wheel with what I remember to be clothes pins to hold the lure in place. The wheel was mounted to the wall, so that it took up very little room in the shop. I would think with the wheel, the rotation in even through out, just like many of the dryers the rest of us are using. The only problem with the chain, if I follow your thought process, is that the rotation would not be 360 degrees and parts of the lures may not be rotating as many times as it should, not giving the lure even coverage. I'm not sure if that would make a big difference in the drying process or not. Joe

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 08:22 PM

Actually it was alligator clips on the bike wheel. Here's a picture of one of our wheels now that takes up very little room for the amount of baits it holds. This one holds 520 or thirty something or something like that. I tried the chain thing and found this to be more practical.

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 10:41 PM

Wow. Nuff said.

Thanks for the pic, Dave Reeves.