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Short Stuff lip question
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 06:45 PM
on a Bagley balsa B the lip is 1/2 inch from the bait and has a dive rating of 0-4 foot. If that lip was 1 inch from the bait, would it have a dive rating of 4-8 foot? Or would this be too much lip for the bait? The bait I am currently working on, the lip is 1 inch from the bait and I am just looking for opinions on this style lip and length.
Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:43 PM
I think that it will work. Since the line tie is in the nose then the bait may have a sweet spot as far as retrieve speed is concerned. My thought that if cranked too fast the bait may try to lay on one side or the other. It may not. If it does and you want to get rid of the problem, then move the line tie out on the lip about 1/4 inch and try again.
Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:31 AM
I'm with Skeeter..I think it will work just fine.The bait your building is similiar to my Flat Jack...I've had no problems..Nathan
Posted 19 October 2004 - 02:27 PM
Thank you gents! I knew I would have to experiment here, just making sure I was on the right track.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 01:25 PM
Your thinking is good. Let us know how it turns out.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:47 PM
Here's my two-cents, from experience with a round
lip. I used a 1/2" and a 1" lip on a d-bait. There was
no difference in the action and very little in the depth.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:18 PM
Thanks for the confidence!! I will do better than just let you know..
I am using a square lip on this bait, similar to the B1 only 1/2 inch longer. If you were just making a statement that a 1/2 inch wouldn't have much effect, I understand.