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#1 NSpannTx



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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:10 PM

Ok guys I have been lurking here for a little while and finally registered so I could ask a question. I have built a couple of poppers and am happy with those so far. Now I want to venture into making crankbaits. I want to know how you guys decide on what angle and length you need to get a certain depth your looking for in a crank? Is there a magic formula or is it just experience?
Thanks in advance.

#2 folk



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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:32 PM

Just have a look at commercial cranks.
You'll see that the longer and straighter the lip (esp. with tow-eye on lip), the deeper it goes. And vica versa, the steeper, and shorter the lip, the shallower your lure comes. I think no formula, just try and error, or copy some tried-and-true bait.
Have a nice weekend!

#3 jaime



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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:42 PM

check out this link http://www.tackleund...highlight=dbait

the dbait has helped me in creating different style lures using almost the same dimensions.

#4 Camel1918



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Posted 10 September 2005 - 02:54 AM


That's the schematic that got me going as well.
It really helped me with my first and took a lot of guess work out of it. Taught me some things as well.
Good luck NSpannTx

Mark H.