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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:16 AM
I have been using balsa and thru wiring mine. The action on these baits is amazing!! What I really like is that with the length (I'm making mine 3-1/2" long) there's a lot of room to play with ballast to get exactly what you want out of the lure.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:36 AM
You are the first person I've seen who uses a convex bill, where the edges are lower than the middle.
How does that bill shape affect the lure's action?
Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:12 PM
Well that's a hell of a good question!
I'm not a great writer usually, but like Mark, I'm really curious about this lip shape!
Also Pete, I think you are a great painter,
I wonder if, by any chance, you may have a website or an internet gallery where we could see your works?
Thanks by advance, and keep crafting!
Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:32 PM
Go to the hardbait how to and look for the polycarbonate lip forming thread. I think it's on the second page. There is another thread titled compound bending or something line that but it isn't as detailed.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:43 AM
Hi Mark-- the concave is a wide, slow action and goes to 7-8' (slow troll)- The concave is a tight/ fast action and goes to about15' (slow troll) ---before forming the original flat lip would be somewhere in between--I like it because you can use the same lip for different actions/depths, just turn it upside down.
LaSnapse--thanks for the compliament, it is appreciated.--- If you click on 'Hazmail' and then click 'gallery', there are a lot of pictures there, mostly older ones.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:02 AM
I'm assuming you mean the convex, with the sides of the lip turned down, is the slower, more shallow option.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:41 AM
Sorry Mark, missed your reply / question.
Yes 'sides down' (convex) is a slower action and shallower lure.