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diemai last won the day on May 12 2016

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About diemai

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  • Birthday 12/27/1961

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    near Hamburg/Germany
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    fishing , lurebuilding

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  1. @ porkmeatballs I have only made a handful of swimbaits so far , always tried to let them sink at a horizontal level , but for no other reason but a natural appearance . But I figure out , that a slightly head-down sinking level might enhance a deeper running of the bait , .....though I'm not sure about that . All I know is , that down the single segments from front to rear the ballast per each segment should decrease , meaning that most ballast should sit in the first section , the second heaviest load in the second section and just a little or possibly no ballast in the third an
  2. To me , it's the nature of the business , that such lures rise to the surface on retrieve more or less , .....they are just not suited to fish depths beyond 10 feet . To keep them that deep at all, one must place more weight , possibly into the front and second section only(overweighting rear sections kills their snaking action) to let them sink at a rate of about one foot/second , ...second option is , in conjunction with more ballast , to place a more or less downward pointing diving bill underneath the chin . Also one should pause the retrieve now and then to allow the bait to drop
  3. I don't mean to be bragging , ...but you may browse through my gallery , through the years I have made quite a few versions of different lathe turned lures , ....not the most prettiest lures though , but many variations . http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/gallery/member/17895-diemai/ You might also check out this list-up of different collector's sites , .....a lot of vintage lure model were lathe-turned , ....you'd surely find some inspiration in there : http://www.thehardbaitdatabase.com/Collector_s_Links.html Good Luck , Dieter
  4. @ pescabaits The two lures on top do not work , because the diving planes are too small compared to the body diameter and volume . Compared to the common added crankbait lips of metal and plastic mounted below the chin of a lurebody , these integrated diving vanes already do provide somewhat less and softer action to a lure , ...simply because they cannot generate so much leverage around the tow eye . And on these two lures the diving planes are so small and do not even pass over the belly diameter of the the rest of the lure body , so even less leverage can be generated , .......a
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    Single Hook Spoonplugs

    Sorry , I do not have any scales , ...I'd estimate them at maybe 25 grams for the larger one and 17 grams for the smaller lure , ....but it really depends on which sheet thicknesses one would use . Thanks a lot for chiming in , .......greetings , Dieter
  6. @ Jwbright I love making lureblanks on my lathe , ...maybe , it's because I do not have a bandsaw ??? Most likely I'm making versions of vintage lure models , for example the "Rush Tango Minnow" , but also "Pikie" style lures , many other proven catchers of yesteryear can be made on a lathe , too ! Also I 've been into experiments with a few versions of typical striper bass lures , as already mentioned in another post above , ......many of these are perfectly suited for northern pike over here in Europe . Is there anything in particular , that you'd like to know about turning
  7. @ pescabaits Are you that Dutch fellow angler , that had just commented on that particular YouTube clip above ? Just wrote a reply there advising you to join in here and put up some pics and describtions of your faulty lures , .......kinda funny , that you are already here , .......welcome to TU ! So well, ......please do , as Dave had told you , ....we need pictures to determine about your problems , ....most likely it would be possible to help someone out ! One thing I can already tell you , ......if your lure should be of this style sporting an integrated diving vane , any
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    So well , ......looks like surfing TU requires a change of the browser to use the site's full potential , ...it had troubled me enough , before I've figured out ! Good luck , Dieter
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    Redhorse Sucker

    Yeah , ...someone on a German forum watching my own lure vids pointed out the trick to me a while ago , ..he said , that the 25% slo-mo would be really useful to observe a displayed lure action perfectly , ....and he's darn right ! Greetz , Dieter
  10. @ aulrich To utilize that "GrandMa" shape as a glider/stickbait I would tend to turn it upside down , .......dunno exactly why , but in that given configuration I have concerns about good function . If the back turns to belly , your main belly ballast in front would come to sit a bit deeper to stabilize the lure's upright level resulting into a better gliding performance , also you'd render the more buoyant body portion upward also providing a tendency to the lure not to cant that much on each jerk , thus better transforming the momentum into a gliding motion . Greetings , Diete
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    Had issues as well using Internet Explorer browser , providing links in my posts on TU would not work either , .....switched over to Telekom browser(my providing company) , no such issues anymore now , all fine ! So you might try a different browser as well ? Good luck , Dieter
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    Single Hook Spoonplugs

    Thanks , Ben , can't wait to try them on our pike, perch , zander and trout , ...local lure fishing closing time would be finally through May 1st , ...but weather is most crappy , coldest springtime in years ! Greetz , Dieter
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    Redhorse Sucker

    I really like the action of your lure , the slow-mo shows it all , .......but no need to take the effort of making slow-mo lure action videos , as with utilizing the YouTube settings(click the on small gear wheel bottom right below video screen)one can slow down any YouTube video down to 25% of it's original frames . Greetings , Dieter
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    Single Hook Spoonplugs

    Hi folks , A while ago I had posted some Spoonplugs in here , rather unfamilar lures to me,......now I've made a few more(not shown) , ....but amongst these two versions sporting a single hook . My goal of design was not creating weedless lures , but rather reduce the possibilities of bottom snagging of these sinking and deep running sheet metal lures . Since I was aware that the large single hook pointing upward might change the balance of the lure and cause it to flip over to blow out , I still assembled belly hook hangers , just to be able to clip in a little sinker to regain the balance
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    Single Hook Spoonplugs

    Please check describtion at second picture .
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