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Does a chicken have lips?
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:50 AM
Trying out a new lip shape:
I know its not an innovation, but I'm hoping it works, because from my experience, this lip pattern has some advantages because it can keep fat baits from rolling over and it allows the lure to run a bit shallower while at the same time keeping farther behind the boat while trolling. If it works, I'll be able to build baits that stay in the 4 to 8 foot zone without being right so close to the boat while musky fishing.
This was my first attempt. I'm hoping to try it in larger and smaller sizes to see what effect it has on this and other body configurations.
The baits shown is about 6 inches long made from 1/2 inch cherry.
Now I got to wait for the local river to thaw.
Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:00 AM
So, you'll be trying it come June, eh! LaPala and Vytautas have "Bent" Lexan with good results, and as you said, it allows for action different from a straight lip. I would suggest you also try using SS (.022) and brass as lip materials. They are easier to configure and can be adjusted after construction.
Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:36 AM
I had made my own windshields for my boat out of plexi glass.. The bends are the weak point possible break area if it bounces off a stump or rock... Your bends look great... good luck....
Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:32 PM
Thanks, Skeeter. I bent that one by holding the Lexan in boiling water held by a jig I cut. The jig was designed so that when I bent the Lexan it could only be bent at the exact angle I wanted.
Husky, I've already made a few lips out of .22 gauge stainless, but I've got to get a blade for my bandsaw. So far I've been cutting the stainless with a jigsaw, which vibrates so much I get nosebleeds, or with the Dremel, which makes so much noise it kills all the wildlife within a 6 mile radius. The stainless is nice when you get one done. I'm looking forward to June for those too.
Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:53 PM
Rough cut around the template with aviation snips then take it down the rest of the way with a grinder. Finishing touches are done with a fine file. Drill all holes prior to cutting. Spinning SS will cost you your other thumb.
Here's what I use. Glue it on to the SS, drill, cut and bend. 5 minutes, start to finish, even with 9 digits!
Posted 05 March 2007 - 06:58 PM
nice idea husky!!I will try that one day!I looks a little like the rapala supershad rap lip!
Posted 05 March 2007 - 07:17 PM
looks real good dan. are you worried of cherry splitting? as fer your question YES chickens have lips
Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:32 PM
Thanks for the template, Husky. I'll give it a try.
Woodie, I've not given the thought of cherry splitting much thought. I've used oak and poplar so far on a lot of stuff so I figured I'd give cherry a shot. It does shape and carve well.
Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:46 AM
nice bait and a very nice pike. funny coloration compared to the ones on southern ont canada
Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:25 PM
not the fatest pike i caught but it has som girth even that i caught it late in the summer ! fatfingers if you make that new bait in a 10 version or bigger i will buy one!