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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:42 AM
Decided to stay away from the hard and flexible tails. I ended up trying out some Rabbit Fur. LOOKS DAMN AMAZING in the test sink hahaha. Gonna give it a try tomorrow and see how the tail makes it swim. Any thoughts on using fur for a tail?
Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:15 AM
Why not. Should have a nice flowing movement to it.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:27 PM
Like Vodkaman said, "Why not?" Out of the box thinking is what we strive for to make lures different!
Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:46 PM
HAHA well yes it looked great in the water. Had to take off the top brown fur to make it swim correct. Worked great until it snapped off my line. Didn't notice there was a strip in my line and SNAP!!! its in the bottom of the lake now. Making Number 2 and 3 tonight.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:11 AM
Ha! we have all been there. The next will be even better anyway.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:30 AM
That's the worst thing about building sinking baits. If the line ever breaks it's headed for the bottom of the lake. Makes you wish you were fishing it on well rope.
Edited by RayburnGuy, 26 March 2012 - 05:31 AM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:20 AM
Oh man you guys i was furious. I had to apologize to a family because their kids heard a few swear words they shouldn't hear at that age. I was 2 seconds from going into the lake because it was probably only 20 feet from shore. Then some guy tells me it drops off really deep after 10 feet out. So now i'm making two more. One will be a floater hahahahaha.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:42 AM
You can work some clear silicone in to the tail..let it dry and trim the tail to any shape you want.I generally leave my fins alone and don't add the silicone...Nathan
Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:01 AM
What I found was how much further they fly without the restriction of line, when it snaps because the bail arm flipped back. It was impressive, however, my language was not!
Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:16 AM
I think it has to do with the extra push from the sound waves when the line goes "SNAP".
Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:14 AM
Should have bought Fireline...lol after fishing in a few of the good Northern Pike lakes up north and going thru a small lunch sack full of spoons and leaders... I switched up to Fireline.... haven't lost a lure since not even with the really small ultra lite line...
Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:56 AM
I will keep a look out for that, thanks. Have been suffering a lot with line breakages lately and getting sick of it. So many of my prototypes swimming around in fishes mouths. I do feel sorry for the fish too.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:31 AM
Berkley fireline or Spiderwire .... its not cheap but well worth what you pay for it... can you have stuff shipped from Amazon.com or Cabela's?
Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:15 AM
Those look cool.
I have been using deer hair to make tails and they look really nice and seem to be stiff enough to help the action. Similar to a Bull Shad tail.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:45 PM
I never fish one of my swimbaits with anything less than 20# mono or fluoro. I don't use braid, because, if it tip wraps or digs into the spool on the cast, it snaps.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:52 PM
I have a few questions:
Out of curiosity, why did you decide to stay away from hard and flexible tails? Is there an abvious disadvantage when dealing with these types?
Also, what method did you use to attach the fur?
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:43 PM
Only reason I went with Rabbit fur is because I make all my Fuzzy-Wuzzy lures out of rabbit fur. Flows so nice in the water when its wet and decided to give it a try on the swimbait tails.
As far as attaching the fur, I'm just putting some supper glue in on the top and bottom of the tail slit after i press in the fur. I'm thinking if i put the gloss finish on the part of the tail it would hold better also.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:56 PM
Thanks Fuzzy Wuzzy!
Rabbit fur will now make an intriguing addition to my lure making arsenal.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:09 PM
I bought a cheap paint brush for the tails . looks good and soft enough to give it some action
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