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Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:05 PM
I would like to know what the action is of a dbait??
What would the action be if you moved the line tie
away from the bait and down the lip about 1/2"??
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:19 PM
Coley, I made several types of the D Bait. One has a bill of only 5/8 " long by 1/2" wide. I made the slot angle about 60 degrees. The line tie is right below the nose of the bait. What I was trying to accomplish was the action and diving depth of a footloose or baby 1- . The bait is carved from Spanish Cedar and weighted with a 1/16 oz. worm weight. the bait has a very tight wiggle. I made two others, one witha 15/16 " wide by 3/4" long bill with the line tie on the bill. This bait gets down about 2 1/2 ' and also has a tight wiggle. The other bait has a 1 1/4 " by 1" bill with the line tie on the bill. This bait also has a very tight wiggle and gets down to about 7'. The baits were carved and had slightly rounded sides, unlike a true flat sided crank. I did make several flat sided baits and the action of each of these was more of a wider wobble. Same wood, same bills, same 1/16 oz. weight, but a slightly different more streemlined shape on the carved lures vs. the flat sided baits. This pic shows the two baits with the line ties on the bills. Joe
Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:00 PM
Thanks Joe, the top bait in the picture looks
like it has a Jann's 340-109 lip in it. Is that right??
Thats exactly what I am doing. I have two made
from western cedar and the action is unreal.
It wiggles very hard on a horizontal axis. Vibration
in the rod tip is very strong. I am wanting
to make some out of balsa to see what they
Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:14 PM
Coley. you were close. Both baits shown have the 340-108 bills. I don't have a pic of the bait that dives 7', but it has the340-109. I did make some of the baits in balsa, but only as prototypes. Have not fished them yet. The balsa baits needed 1/8 oz. of weight instead of the 1/16 used in the cedar baits. All lures have two $4 mustad hooks. Joe
Posted 04 May 2004 - 10:37 PM
When using short round lips on an angle I have found that moving the line tie makes very little difference. The best way is to decrease the angle of the lip.