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How to destroy a bait
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:27 PM
If I wanted to get a swimbait such as a Jackall or Luckycraft real california to surface when burning .Is there a way to change the lip without destroying a $35 bait, by either bending the lip back or cutting the lip? My idea was trying to heat the lip enough to actually bend it backwards leaving the sides forward enough to keep the side to side action or trimmming the lip down to near nothing! Thanks for any suggestions
Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:09 AM
I'd just make my own version of it, with the Mods you've mentioned. JMHO
Posted 07 August 2007 - 10:24 AM
Well, I'm certainly not qualified to offer an answer, but I would think the best approach would be to trim the lip down, a little at a time so as not to ruin the action, until you got what you wanted. Patience is the key in these cases, so just a little at a time.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:31 PM
I have been reshaping the Lips on my Lucky Craft RC cranks for a little over a year now to get them running very shallow in the spring.I start out by shaving the corners of the lip making sort of a coffin lip and then test and dremel the lip until I get what I want.The only reason I discovered this was that one of my non boaters borrowed one of mine in a tournament and smacked the Merc with it and broke off a corner of the lip and the bait would not run.So I took my already broken L.Craft and modified it and was pleased with what I had discovered.
I have only done this to 3 though.It is hard to do it to a new lure like the other ones were.It did change the action of the bait to a very unique,tight wiggle.The shorter the baits original bill the easier this seems to be.
Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:05 AM
I have broke lips off lucky crafts before trying to stripe paint.. dont ask!!! But you can fix them... Marine EPOXY!!! is the ticket for glue.. it will dry grey not clear like the 2 ton epoxy does.. Do two or three coats.. its a long process maybe 3 to 4 days dry time to fix the lip.. so if you dremmel them too much.. just try to put a new lip on them.. if that doesnt work.. put a whole bunch of epoxy on it and fish it like a JIG!!! I promise it will look like a dying shad!