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first crankbait problems
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:11 PM
this is my first post i mad this crankbait out of ceder sealed it then painted then epoxied but when it sits in water it leans to the left i did not put lead in for ballast should i have
Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:47 PM
Yes you sould have. Just drill a hole in the belly and insert some lead and seal it back up. Don't throw it away use it to learn by.
Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:08 AM
it really depends on the size and shape of the bait. many are not weighted. is it a round or flat sided bait
Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:46 AM
Hang in their...It's possible your I screws aren't perfectly centerd,or one side of the bait could be slightly larger.I generally always pour some lead in the bottom of my baits too act as a Ballast.This improves the castability of the bait,helps it swim correct,and can hide minor defencies in your bait.
Use this first bait as your guine pig,and learn from it.Drill a small hole in the bottom center of the bait,and add some weight...that just might fix your problem..Nathan
Posted 13 January 2006 - 12:01 PM
Depending on how much it is leaning to one side, sometimes you can bend the hook eye a little. You could also try a bigger hook instead of drilling into the bait.