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Grandma Lure Question

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As a side question, would there be any reason this lure shape would not work as a glider/stick bait. given proper ballast.

About the only other difference would be the tow point I would think it would have to move to the front or above the nose.

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I build lots of glide baits and the best lengths are the following 15 cm, 19 cm, and  by 25 mm thick and not wider than 45 mm. The Grandmas are probably made out of softer wood where the glide baits they are made of hardwood like Maple White Oak. I stopped making baits over 22 cm it takes lots more lead and they just do not glide as good, my favored length is 19 cm. Hope this helps

Gino

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@ aulrich

 

To utilize that "GrandMa" shape as a glider/stickbait I would tend to turn it upside down , .......dunno exactly why , but in that given configuration I have concerns about good function .

 

If the back turns to belly , your main belly  ballast in front would come to sit a bit deeper to stabilize the lure's upright level resulting into a better gliding performance , also you'd render the more buoyant body portion upward also providing a tendency to the lure not to cant that much on each jerk , thus better transforming the momentum into a gliding motion .  

 

Greetings , Dieter :yay:

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Thanks, I think I get what you mean,

18 days until the season opens. all the winter procrastination is catching up with me :)

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