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Large Bellie Glide Baits
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:45 AM
Wow! this site is full of great info and opinions, I think I am gonna like it here! Sorry if I seem to get a bit technical, but my favored approach to lure design is to correlate instinct with good hydrodynamic principle,... just me.
PS. some of my best stuff has been more instinct than good science! Hee, Hee,!!
Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
Thanks. I seem to remember there was another thread, or, at least, another post in that thread, that suggested laminating pine on top of oak. I was concerned at the time about different rates of expansion for the two different woods. But that's all I remember.
You're exactly right!
And ever since they began cracking down on chimpanzee abuse, it's getting harder and harder to keep them chained to the lure-making workbench!
Since I don't have an engineering degree, and am not fluent in fluid dynamics or lure design, I use the engineering of the major lure manufs. to help me by using successful lures as a starting point. They have done all the testing that I can't, or won't.
I don't copy, but I imitate.
There's nothing shameful about imitation, the sincerest form of flattery.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:23 PM
Mark That is a common ballasting tactic in casting. You pour straight resin on the bottom and blended in microballons in the top part. I did it once to make a floating diver (lipless). I tilted the mold and achieved a head down lure. Worked good for a few casts then a big blue stole it. I put hours in to that thing. I said some really bad words that day!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:25 AM
I don't know how you guys who fish for blues throw your homemade baits at them. Those fish look like they have sawzalls for mouths!