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Location of eyes
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Posted 21 September 2003 - 04:01 PM
I would like to know why so many crankbait eyes are
painted on the top front of the head?? When all the baitfish
I see have eyes on the side of the head.
Posted 21 September 2003 - 04:50 PM
I've wondered about that before, too. Here's what I decided: So the fisherman can see the lure better.
Old wooden Len Hartman musky plugs float when resting, with the butt of the plug out of the water. The lips are galvanized steel and are heavy. Anyway, there's a "target" painted on the top of the lure, just in front of the butt. This makes it easier to see where the lure was cast in low light situations.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 05:15 AM
the manufacturer can paint both eyes at once with the eye dotting machine if they are close together.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 10:02 PM
Take a look at Stanford Lures, the eyes on all their baits are
on the side.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 10:31 PM
Think a lot of it has to do with the bagley baits. Makes sense to have them on the sides. Don't think it really matters as long as they are on there.