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shave the lip?
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Posted 29 October 2004 - 05:39 AM
I was walleye fishing the other day throwing a smithwick rogue, getting fouled in the weeds that were high up, then I thought maybe you can shave the lip so it doesn't dive so deep. my question is???
can this be done??
what I would like is for the lure to dive no more than maybe 10" or less. any help on this would be great. thanks
Posted 29 October 2004 - 11:12 AM
Easyer fixes than that.
One is to fish a heavyer line, so the bait will not get as deep.
The other is to hold your rod higher up.
Each foot up from the water, should pull the bait up a % higher.
Take off the front hook, will hang less and you do not really need it.
A.K.A Richfish at walleyefirst
Posted 29 October 2004 - 01:00 PM
Also, you can heat up the lip and bend it. Something like the Rapala Super Shad Rap.
If you change the lip occasionally it is going to change the action of the bait.
Posted 29 October 2004 - 01:12 PM
I've seen rogues and bombers modified the way you mentioned by trimming the diving bill back. Start by taking about 1/4th off the overall length of the diving bill. depending at what speeds your trolling will determin how much more you want to take off the lip.
A rogue with the lip noth cut to the halfway will troll at about 10-12 inches at high speeds. Great for bill fish.
Posted 29 October 2004 - 02:26 PM
I have a few rogues , I think I might try to modify. see ya!!