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#1 JBlaze


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:58 AM

Your thoughts on Lexan versus Circuit Board. Advantages of one over the other and durability. Just getting started making Cranks and would appereciate you input. Also line ties, position on bill is this a trial and error thing or is there a guideline or formula to use.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:11 AM

Lexan Vs Circuit board. Both are very strong and will last as long as you bait will. You will need to decide what is more important to you, do you want them to be very thin or clear. There might be other factors but I have never seen either of them break under normal conditions.
As far as the line tie position there is a wealth of information in this thread http://www.tackleund...read.php?t=7695. Read all of it.
It won't answer every question you might have but it should come close, and then the rest is trial and error.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:48 AM

I keep reading in magazines that circuit board is stronger, mostly from pro's who are being told that it is. I remember some older crank makers who used both who said lexan was actually more durable, and others who said lexan was more durable especially in cold weather.


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:04 PM

I like Lexan for lures with large bills since it doesn't increase the "perceived size" of the bait. Circuitboard has a sharper rebound off cover (especially rock) that bass find attractive, so it's popular for shallow baits. Both are very durable. I use .062" Lexan and .031" G-10 for bass baits. There are some recent posts about line tie positions you should read.