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Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:28 PM
What would happen if I had a deep diver lip, and used a line tie on the wooden bait, instead of on the lip? I have not done to much crankbait making, and I dont wanna do it if it wont work. Thanks for all the help so far guys.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:55 AM
I posted this awhile back and someone mentioned that the lure would spin. I think if the lip did not exten beyond the nose or line tie it would work. Look in catalogs to see the manufacturers that have done it.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:33 PM
How it works is a function of the body configuration to some degree. It requires a bit of experimentation.
Here's one that worked. I'm working on others to. My goal is to build a bait for musky (and another for walleye) that runs in the 4 to 9 foot depth range, but stays far from the boat during trolling. That way if you run the boat in wide lazy S curves, the bait will occasionally pass through more water that hasn't been disturbed by the boat and hopefully will partially eliminate the need for planer board (which I think are a hassle.)
While the pattern on this one is plain-Jane by this board's standards, its a proven color pattern for musky on my waters.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:39 PM
By the way if you look at Rollie and Helen's Musky shop, they offer the lip configuration that I used. It's a #5 and can be resized for a variety of baits. I've had great success getting the #5 to run on a variety of bait body-styles. Its a dependable and insenstive lip, meaning that is isn't subject to tricky tuning, etc.
If you feed out enough line on a bait with that lip, it will go deep enough to say hello to musky, pike, largemouth, northerns, and walleye at a variety of the depths where they hang out.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:31 PM
What thickness of lexan would you use on a walleye bait?
Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:32 PM
I would use 1/16 inch because a walleye bait is usually smaller than a musky/pike bait and the thinner lexan imparts a better action and vibration.
It's also less expensive and easier to work with overall.
The bait pictured above is about 6 inches long and the lexan is 1/8.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:39 PM
if the lip is to long your lure will flip forward onto it's nose:eek: . I might just happen to know a person who had this issue.