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Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:20 PM
Well you guys are full of praises. I'm working on the next version now, mainly production issues & maybe cut down the pieces where it's not really nessacary, after all I'm trying to catch fish with it & not hang it on a wall .
Dean: I wonder where your wife plans to hang the lure? BTW, just ask, no reverse R&D needed, what ever you want to know I'll reveal.
About the scale thingy, plastic or pattern cut from lexan or acylic doesn't really work (I tried that first), a tad too soft to leave well defined patern. & make sure the edges are not rounded, it has to be L shaped, especially at the points. One more tip, hold the thingy at around 20 degreee angle so the deepest impression left is at the points then your scale will have the "sculpted 3D" look. Work on foil only so far; if you guys find a way to make it work in plain paint job let me know.
I'll see if I can find a place to host a video of the bait in action, then you guys can see how it moves in the water.
Posted 26 November 2004 - 10:39 PM
I thought I had patience. But your work shows more attention to detail and more thought to how to make the bait than anything I have ever seen before. Excellent work.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 03:12 AM
I've been trying to think of an appropriate response to this lure Anthony. I guess WOW sums it up. Those scales are masterpieces, works of art. and the overall design of the lure is beyond professional. A couple of months ago some one posted a question about patenting designs, I think you should think about it. I can imagine someone from a certain bait company, rhymes with "crapala" or another that rhymes with "herkley" rubbing their hands together in avarice and poring over your design.
Now the real question, when are you selling them?
Posted 29 November 2004 - 02:32 PM
That is a truely wonderful looking bait. Only praises come to mind, but in effort to find SOMETHING to critize I think you hit on something.
Are 8 pieces really neccessary? How many sections could be removed with a major compromise in action? I am not one who believes in compromise with a hand made bait, but if you make it too complicated I an afraid you will need to price them too high or get burned out assembling large production runs.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 02:55 PM
Your lure is unreal! I think you can quit your day job!
I have a question about the Jelutong wood you use. How does it rate in bouyancy compared to cedar and balsa ? Thanks!
Oh, and on another lighter note, I'd be afraid to fish with that lure because it might the fish. Just kidding. Excellent is an understatement.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 02:11 AM
Thanks again for the compliment guys.
Mallard: I've reduced the sections by 2, waiting for the primer to dry & see how it behaves. I think it should work out alright when I twisted it around, the extra sections could be an over-sight while I was working on it in the computer. A bigger size one might need it though.
As for Jelutung (Dyera costulata) it is actually classified as a light hardwood, so I guess it's better than balsa. More resistant to abuse than balsa. I haven't used cedar so no idea how it compares.
Air dry density averaging 464kg/m cube (29lb/ft cube), less bouyant compared to balsa but the grains are straight, tight & consistant (growth rings barely observable). A joy to work with. Finishes extremely smooth, no sap hole too. It's a good wood to work with. Side note: supceptible to blue stain fungi attack so you gotta seal it proper.