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  1. Keep in mind, the data on photos can be easily edited, free software is available to all for the job. Video and photo embedded data is NOT proof. If you are going to protect your design then do it properly. Starting a patent is not expensive, in fact it is quite cheap. It is defending the patent that costs BIG$$$. Dave
  2. I looked into lure formulae many years ago. Unfortunately, the variables are too complex to be reduced to a simple formula, not because of lip parameters, but because of body shapes and their less predictable effects on flow. Trial and error rules when it comes to lip shapes and sizes, be prepared to experiment. Dave
  3. Good idea, I like it. Dave
  4. I almost have the 'magic' lure, and have a stable of six originals and standards that can be brought up to production design level in a short time. I need a 3D printer to get to the final prototyping and the next stage of market testing. As for the final stage of production, I will be skipping the gradual build up and going straight to plastic injection having located a local injection operation so that I don't need to go to China. A manufacturing and production team can be set up quickly, so I can move quickly once the decision is made. BUT, it will take my life savings unless I find an
  5. Sending me a lure would be very expensive, and I would have to pay more to receive the package. I would say that video showing the details of the lure and the swim action would be enough for an evaluation. I would be happy to take a look, but I am not a fisherman. You need an expert fish catcher for a true evaluation, I can only evaluate the design. Yes, my post is rather a depressing and negative read, and this is possibly validated by a lack of response from the community. The key is hard work or money, preferably both. Success is rarely about a single lure design, it is about a br
  6. I have given this subject a LOT of thought; what to do with a new lure design. A - Design and build a unique lure that catches more fish than any other lure. B - Develop a low volume production process that guarantees a repeatable product. C - Issue the lure to testers. Beware of family and friends, you need honest feedback. If you get passed A, B & C, then the subject of patents must be addressed. Do you intend to sell the design to a company? If so then quality, robust patents need to be put in place before you go any further. If you put product on the market
  7. Buy all the molds and other expensive equipment you ever wanted now, before another female moves in Dave
  8. Carbite - Message sent. You must consider the flowing water when thinking about multiple inputs. The body of water moves as one. All the disturbances, lip, body, spinner etc. the water has to interact with as one flow. It is a difficult concept to explain, you need to have a good think about it all. Dave
  9. I have posted this complex sinusoidal idea many times, in the last post of comments page 2 for example. I have even drawn the graphs on post No19 of this link. I might have posted some 14 years ago when I first thought of the idea and experimented with it, but may have kept it to myself at that time. I am very impressed that you arrived at the graphs independently, good engineering mind. Simple harmonic motion is always on an architect’s mind when designing tall thin structures or long bridges. There have been famous disasters due to combinations of SHM and vortex shedding. I do th
  10. Oh yes, that hunting action is the business. Thanks for posting the vids. Dave
  11. It is a bit more complex than that. I have had 15Kg line snapped while trying to hold a freshly hooked 3Kg fish away from an obstacle. Smaller fish have snapped my line when I have struck too aggressively. Hitting a deep bodied fish is like hitting a brick wall. It only takes a millisecond for a limit to be breached for a failure to occur. Dave
  12. RPM - good post, yes, good description of my method. I have discussed the double lip idea with a few members so forgive me for not recalling specifics. AZSouth - the best way to manage videos is to upload onto YouTube, then use the link YouTube will give you and paste into your TU post. This way you are not using up TUs limited resources. Dave
  13. AZSouth - the best way to think about the rules; consider the purpose posting an image. Are you trying to clarify a technique, explain a feature or some other construction OR are you just trying to get feedback on your latest paint job. I love the construction; whipping on the extra eye, very smooth. Loving the story of how you arrived at the idea and the work you did to explore the idea. I would say 'Share of the Year' and we are only in April. Carbite - I have an idea about what is happening. The lip has a different frequency to the blade. Occasionally the 'pull' of front and rear
  14. Very interesting. You should have posted them on this thread, they are informative and relevant to the subject. Dave
  15. Big Epp - Yes, that's the haywire. If I were to fit a haywire eye, I would bend the last 1/8" double. I am saying I prefer the barrel, I am NOT saying the haywire is no good. I have tested both well beyond BIG fish loading and the haywire did pull out of the epoxy, but we are talking about a 55Lb static load for 2 hours. Hand winding is fine, nut I did build a tool for winding barrel twists. There is a video of it somewhere. Dave
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