This is first problem I have encountered on my first try with a non-minnow style crankbait. My lure does not stay upright in the water unassisted. When released, the lure falls and lies completely on one side in the water. This occurs with or without the lead weight installed.
I am not certain what the true causes are but my best guesses are:
1) The outer edge of the lure might not be perfectly square or symmetric.
2) The general curvy shape of the lure. Maybe my chosen shape isn't the best choice.
My thoughts to approaching this problem are to:
1) Reinstall the lead weight (to establish the lure?s center of gravity)
2) Sand down the ?heavy? side and ?square? the outer edge until the lure sits upright by itself.
I realize that this might be too much to ask as such knowledge might be a well-guarded secret. Previous posts in the forum dance around this issue. Any input, advice or guidance about whether I am going about this the right or wrong way or to steer my in the right direction is greatly appreciated.
The attached file contains a picture of the template I am using and also has other details. Thanks!