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poplar for top waters
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:14 PM
have you ever tried honduras mahogany. its great but pricey. we have never used alaskan cedar ourselves. or changing the lip angle a couple of degrees will change action, but it depends on your application of where you want your bait to be in the water column. so many variables so little fishing time.
Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:15 PM
I will try AYC then. I have been building some of my fresh water baits for saltwater and I have been having a hard time adjusting my weighting from WRC to AYC. I was therefore assuming that the AYC would be too heavy to make a good Zaragossa.
I am assuming you are walking the dog with them. Are you tail weighting them? What angle do they sit in the water?
Sorry BB, I think your thread has been hijacked.
Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:34 PM
i no AQB.that linseed oil ignites as soon as light hits it.i had that happen in a place i worked a few times.but thanks for all the tips.its a little confusing to me.but i will try the poplar out.
anyway i started carving it out with a utility knife.it is very easy to carve.not like the broomstick wood i was using.that was like trying to carve a rock.
but i like mallards idea of using wire in the bait without cutting it in half.but i need to find a tutorial on that with pics.i dont understand exactly how its done.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:05 AM
I have not made a saragosa, though have several similar type plugs from other builders. Tail weighted, sit vertical in the water. I've done plenty of topwater plugs from AYC: poppers, pencils, spooks. Weighed in various ways. Pencils, tail weighed so they sit vertical. Poppers belly weight so they sit flat in the water. Spooks either tail weighed or in the belly close to the tail so they sit slightly tail down. All will walk the dog. Plenty other ways to work them too. I've done these in various sizes from 3 inch smallie plugs to 10 in striper plugs. The AYC is almost as dense as poplar (though more bouyant) and more dense than WRC. A little less weight than you put in WRC and you should be fine.
BB, I did a tutorial on thru drilling on a lathe on another site. How would I go about loading that up here. Definitely makes more sense once you see photos.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:11 PM
I'm not sure.but i use photobucket for pictures.maybe you can highlight and drag it to your post.but sometimes with pictures and print its hard to do.I'm not very computer savvy
Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:51 PM
I would like to see that apb, might just check with Jerry to see if you can post the link to the other site here.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:57 PM
what i did a few times was print the tutorial out.then scan and save it to your PC.then upload it to photobucket.when you upload it you need to do it in reverse.last page first.then say you have 3 pictures.click on the box under all 3 and then click generate HTML code.then just highlight and drag it to your post.its basically like adding pictures when you do it like that.i am sure ther is an easy way to do it.i just dont know how
Posted 12 November 2005 - 07:42 PM
i carved out sealed and am about to prime a few of the poplar spook lures.they are about 5".
anyway i was wondering if you think i should add some lead to the tail end before moving on?
Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:28 PM
You will definitely need a little lead in the tail, or near the tail of the spook to get it to walk right.
Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:49 PM
I add at least 1/8 oz to the tail for a 4" bait. This gives me about a 45 degree rake in the water and good action. You could easily add more.