jrhopkins

suspending technology

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was wondering if anyone has some tips on making suspending cranks? i can make them sink or rise real slow but would like to try to get one to suspend. i know that water temperature is a factor, cold water being more dense? should i buy one and take it apart or just stick to what i am doing?

p.s. new perch:

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fish lures 371.jpg

fish lures 371.jpg

fish lures 371.jpg

fish lures 371.jpg

fish lures 371.jpg

fish lures 371.jpg

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I'd say if you can get one slow rising you're not at all far from suspending. But then again these look like huge baits.

Maybe get one slow rising then add suspend dots till ya get it just right??

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You might try building a slow riser and include a capped cavity in the bait where you could insert different weights to get it to suspend in different water temps.

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The cavity could be disguised as the kill spot.

A 1/4 inch inside dia plastic tube fitted horizontally across the body width, glued in permanently. This would solve the sealing problems.

1/4 inch dia dowel peg pushes into the plastic tube, slightly domed at the ends and painted black and finished to match the lure.

A portion of the dowel is cut away in the centre of the dowel. The lead shot for fine tuning is placed in this cavity.

As long as the fit is just tight enough to stop it falling out, the ballast adjustment will be quick and easy with no visible signs of the cavity.

This method could be applied across the eyes.

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