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I just started making some hard baits thanks to Husky. They come out of the mold great but when I put the lip on and test them they don't wobble like a store bought plug. They keep rocking from side to side (Like a rocking boat).

The design is similar to a Yozuri SS minnow, with the lip almost vertical to keep the bait running as shallow as possible. I'm using metal as a lip material and it's rounded instead of square.

Anyone have any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?

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Without seeing the lure...it would be hard to pinpoint......I may be wrong... so here is a guess. I would say that it is one of 3 things. Your lip angle..maybe. Your clearcoat...bigger maybe..or your lip material. Got any pictures???? Sometimes Devcon a heavier glue(clearcoat) will change the action of baits. Need a pic for more advice...sure you will get other responses...if you can post. It could be the angle of the lip and not enough keel weight or too much weight...

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I would guess that it's either your lip angle or the lip is not square inside and outside the lure. Check to see if its perfectly lined up too.

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Thanks for the replies,

I'm thinking now it may need more keel weight, as it's a expanding foam bait.

I just got off work, so i'm going to do a little bathtub testing

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Here's my first attempt ever, a 2 1/2" plug modified for saltwater. It dives to the depth of less than 1 inch. It will sport 1 single hook. I designed it to run over the top of oyster bars.

ignore the paint colors/job they were all I had on hand, and I don't have an airbrush yet.

Thanks for your help Husky, and everyone else.

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Here's my first attempt ever' date=' a 2 1/2" plug modified for saltwater. It dives to the depth of less than 1 inch. It will sport 1 single hook. I designed it to run over the top of oyster bars.

ignore the paint colors/job they were all I had on hand, and I don't have an airbrush yet.

Thanks for your help Husky, and everyone else.[/quote']

It's things like this that make this board so great. Nice job flats. B) Check Coleys thread on molding in lexan lips. You might find it quite useful.

So it dives a whole inch???? Talk about a shallow runner.

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Actually, I'm staying away from lexan lips.

I thought about molding them in, but if I don't I can use the same molds with different angles and sizes. I'm working on a mini miter box for plugs.

By using the 24k gold plated lip, I also get a lot of extra flash.

Believe it or not, we often fish in 4-6" of water. You'd be surprised how big a redfish you'll catch that shallow. 8-10#ers are common.

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Actually' date=' I'm staying away from lexan lips.

I thought about molding them in, but if I don't I can use the same molds with different angles and sizes. I'm working on a mini miter box for plugs.

By using the 24k gold plated lip, I also get a lot of extra flash.

Believe it or not, we often fish in 4-6" of water. You'd be surprised how big a redfish you'll catch that shallow. 8-10#ers are common.[/quote']

Ahhh.. the old "Versatility Gambit." :rolleyes: I fish back waters alot and can appreciate the shallow running. I just might have to come and visit you one day, that kind of fishing is right up my alley!

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