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Attaching wire hook hangers how to?
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Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:03 PM
Thanks for the tutorial! I placed the wiring for my balsa lures by chiseling out a small section from two halves of balsa (with a little weight biased toward the front end) and then putting the two together with 2T Epoxy.
I just started to make my lures and your method of doing it did cross my mind but I wasn't sure it would hold up. Thanks for proving me wrong! It is much faster your way and it eliminates the worry of making a crooked wire form.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:01 PM
Don't let Coley fool you guys. He has had more ideas in the past year than I have ever had about ways to do crankbaits. The cedar balsa deal was one of the most innovative things I have ever seen or heard of. He is constantly thinking and making it happen. (I think it is that TN. moonshine). I started out as the teacher with Coley and ended up the student. Follow what he tells you and you can not go wrong.
I mean that sincerely.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:07 PM
I saw the cedar balsa combo in the photos, that is an epiphany. You know it has to create a different feeling to the bass' lateral line as well as a different action to the lure. Really cool stuff
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:11 PM
I know what you mean. When he first brought the idea up and I saw the first pictures it did something to my lateral line also.
Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:46 AM
You guys are too nice. Skeeter is the King of cranks and
I still turn to him when I have questions.
Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:29 AM
Hey Skeeter,I know how you feel starting out as a teacher,and becoming a student!!Coley's Balsa/Cedar cross was brilliant.....He eliminated so many problems with that...Like I said some time ago...Not only has Coley snatched the pebble from our hands...He's hitting us in the head with it!!..Nathan
Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:24 PM
Regardless of what anyone tells you...... Humble Pie does not taste good!!
Posted 04 September 2004 - 02:01 PM
While your in tutorial mode(which have been great!) could you do one on the way to round over the corners of a crankbait so they are exact? I'm still learning and have been doing it with a carving knife and sandpaper, but am looking into maybe a router (although thats a little scary with such a thin bait) so they a re perfect.
Posted 04 September 2004 - 02:49 PM
I do it just like you do it, a carving knife and sandpaper.
I also have a piece of sandpaper glued to the inside
radius of a slice of aluminum tubing.
Lincoya, taught me how to round a piece of wood with
a carving knife. Tell you what, I will make a sketch
of how to carve a radius and post it here later on.
Carving a square to a round.
In photo 1 you carve off A & C until A, B & C are equal.
In photo 2 you carve off A, B, C & D until 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 are equal.
Just keep carving off the points and keep all the flats equal and
as you see in photo 2, it takes on a round shape.
Thanks, to Lincoya for teaching me this.
Posted 07 September 2004 - 01:42 PM
Nice work Conley!!! I don?t think it would standup with a 50? musky hitting it trolling at 4 MPH. That is what I am looking at in my baits. I think I might have to go one step and make it a through wire bait.
Very informative pieces of work, clever move on gluing the template on the Lexan.