fatfingers

Stainless steel lips

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This is made from cherry and has a stainless steel lip, #2/0 Eagle Claw hooks, and is unweighted. At four inches long (measuring the body only, not the lip), it runs exactly like a Hot-N-Tot but it has a wider body and is taller in the middle from a side view. Casts very well and trolls well at speed. I have high hopes for this thing at three of the four lakes where I chase muskies.

I'm finding that I really like using stainless steel for the lip on certain baits. It thinner than Lexan, and thus has a lot more vibration and of course the stainless flashes well in the sunlight.

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Fatfingers,

Really nice bait....love the look. Where are you getting the stainless if I might ask?

Rod

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Thanks, rj.

I get .22 gauge stainless from a local joint that buys closeouts and industrial type scrap. I would think that any welding shop could hook you up though.

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For those not familiar with working with SS, If you don't have a punch, drill your holes prior to cutting the lip from the sheet. Spinning SS is an invitation to the ER.

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Sweet lure FF bet pikes would love it .anyone ever used stainless from used kitchensinks?

Anything heavier than .022 is a bear to fabricate.

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