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Jointed Lucky Craft Pointer
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Posted 23 November 2004 - 10:59 AM
What kind of wire is used in the jointed LuckyCraft Pointer and where can it be found?
Posted 23 November 2004 - 05:06 PM
Pretty sure its Titanium,very small gauge.Had to dig one out of a big spotted bass this year.He had it down pretty far.Thought I might distroy it by pulling on w/pliers but it held up very well.I was impressed.I doubt that ss wire would have took that abuse.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 06:13 PM
I can't read Japanese but according to the 2004 catelog I have, it's rated at 30lb & the construction being double wire that'd make it 60lb!!?? So I guess using SS wire will be sufficient. Titanium sound a little exotic... but who's to say LC uses a lot of T. If I meet up with the rep here sometime soon I'll ask him. (I'm curious too)
BTW, I just finished constructing one with SS wire will post after painting, been putting it off; too many pieces to paint.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 08:38 PM
Okay guys, just spoke to the LC rep over the phone, it is just SS wire nothing fancy. Tha "secret" is the manufacturing process of sealing the wire in. Hope this helps
Posted 23 November 2004 - 08:43 PM
Lapala,read alot of reviews about the live pointer.Amazing how the ss wire retains its form.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:25 PM
There are a couple of type of SS Wire. I made one with the soft 49 strend type & it retains it's springiness because the joints are close enough togather & the cuts (on the lure) restricts the wire from really bending till it deform & losses it's "spring". I don't own an LC but the one I made the swimming action is really "close to live" if I may say. I think this is creadited to the SS wire, it is really different from "broken-back" type of jointed lure.
I'm giving too much away Wait for my post when the epoxy is dry on the new lure.
Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:35 AM
I was thinking of trying a multi-strand ss wire myself.
Cant wait to see your version...
Posted 24 November 2004 - 09:37 AM
I played around with something like those,and used 80lb spider wire..it worked pretty good..Nathan
Posted 24 November 2004 - 09:41 AM
How well does the braid hold up in the long run?
Posted 24 November 2004 - 11:42 AM
I set mine up a little different...I only used one treble in the head of the bait.I didn't have to worry about pressure on the joints from a rear treble hook-up. It worked great, and I didn't seem to lose any fish because of only one treble.
These are REALLY time consuming to make..but alot of fun.I made my first one about 3 years ago before the Live pointer ever came out..Nathan
Posted 24 November 2004 - 11:19 PM
This is amazing, exact echo of what I did up to the time factor. If we're to exchange making notes & the mistakes along the way I wouldn't be surprise it will tally up too I guess there can only be so many way to "reinvent" the wheel I used 2 single hook on the head though..... 3 years later Nathan, please show us some pic.
Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:31 AM
I'll have to go see if I can find them,I made 3 of them..they are laying in my discard pile some where in my shop..Nathan
Posted 27 November 2004 - 12:01 PM
Yeah, dig it out please Nathan. Like to see how you do it, maybe later we can compare some notes. Still scratching my head a little bit regarding some aspects of the jointed one I made.