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scoop10

Another Lip Question

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scoop10    1

On the Poe's 400, Z-4 and Rapala DTs, all the lips are formed so that they follow the contour of the bait as they enter the bait. (essentially cut with sort of an hourglass figure, with none of the lip protrouding from side of the bait.) On the lip patterns I've seen to cut Lexan, if you cut the typical lip for a deep-diving crankbait, you will have some lip sticking out from the sides around the nose of bait.

Are there any disadvantages to having some of this overhang around the nose? How will the action vary between having the straight taper or cutting the lip so that it follows the contour of the bait?

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Skeeter    121

Yes, it can make a difference. Bringing it in close to the nose like they do could make a bait wiggle a little tighter. But this does not mean that the bait will necessarily have a tight wiggle.

Skeeter

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KingKarl    0

Scoop10,

a point from another angle is this! the more sharp angles or protrusion's you have sticking out of you bait, the more chance you have of getting a sharp cutting edge to sever you line in a fight with a fish!!!!!!

my suggestion is "Keep it neat n tidy" it looks better and you avoid mishaps

IMHO

Karl

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