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First try at this shape

Discussion in 'Lure DIY: Home Made Lures & Lure Fishing Tackle' started by swansea Jack, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. swansea Jack

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    Hi Gents,
    I started this one with the basic shape of a vulture but added a few bits to add weight , I didn't want it to be to tail heavy like the vulture but laying flatter so the walk the dog would be a breeze. I put 3.5 grams in the tail end and 2.5 grams a head of the front hook. It worked a treat with the tail just under water at about 30 degrees to the horizontal.
    It ended 25 grams, it cast like a missile, even across a strong side wind. It walks the dog very easily, you can make it bob and with stronger pulls of the rod extend the walk pattern. The day I tried it was choppy as hell and with a side wind it held up really well. Did do a bit of surfing when it first splashed down, but once I took up the slack it stuck in there really well. I tried a new holographic sticky back, not entirely a success looks great but it was a bit thick and didn't take the curves in the lure that well. What annoys a bit is I didn't take as much time with the finish as I should have, but it was a prototype :confused:
    If you haven't guested by now I'm just a bit pleased with it.
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  3. marc portch

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    Great to see you adding a bit here, a bit there Bri... that's what lure building is about, making them do what you want and finding the perfect balance.. it takes time with every lure but that's what makes handmade lures so special.

    Nicely done mate. :)
     
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    Cheers Mark chuffed with the action on this one.
     
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    nice...
     
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