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Diving lips

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I have made some large muskie baits 8 to 13 inches long. I was wondering if there is a general rule of thumb regarding lip size to lure size? I seem to have trouble getting a tight wiggle action ,any suggestions. I am towing from a nose connection would it be better if I used a lip connection?

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Try experimenting with different lip sizes. Larger baits are difficult to get a tight action. Also experiment with the width of the lip. Jim

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I had the same problem last year with large cranks.The taller the bait,the larger the lip needed to move it.Tall sided baits want to plane through the water and just go straight,especially flat sided baits.You could try a longer and narrower lip,but you will have a hard time getting a true tight wiggle.A cisco kid is the best example of a large tight wiggle bait I can think of.Try looking at those and fashion your baits with that profile in mind.You can get that style lip in larger sizes from Stamina and Rollie & Helens.Good luck.Let me know how it goes,I'm still chasing that action myself!

Tom

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