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Old 08-06-2015, 10:35 PM   #1
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I've started making trolling lures and want some honest feedback on what I've done so far. These are the first two I've made and think they turned out pretty good for prototypes. They are 10" in length and keel weighted for stability.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:38 PM   #2
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I like the top one. Always have liked the big red eye. Elongate the head a little bit and steepen the face a bit. Put a red eye on the bottom one. I like em'. I'd give em a try...
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Is that a type of mold? Or are the skirts bought and assembled?


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Is that a type of mold? Or are the skirts bought and assembled?


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I shaped the head myself from a solid resin core, but the skirts are store bought. I then skirted the heads I built
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Nice seems like you could do anything you want then if you had the molds or injections, then build em quick. I like them I'd buy a few


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I forgot to mention that the face is cupped....that's why I only put a 20 degree angle on them. They should be pretty good rigger baits. I'm shaping a larger lure as we speak.
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I tend to prefer traditional slants. Seems like the shorter head runs more effectively in calmer water. I have some cup faced lures none the less.
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I agree downtime! I'm making one now that has a more "Yap" style head that's much longer and streamlined for rough water. I think I'll add extra weight in the keel to help keep it in the water too. Thank you for your feedback! It means a lot to me!
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I wouldn't mind giving a cupped slant head a try. That has got to be one wild running lure. Shaping and polishing by hand is a lot of work, when you have them fine tuned as final products get molds made so you can make some for sale to your fellow PFFers. You can bet your bottom dollar that you will find no shortage of volunteers to test your lures here.
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Go pull em and shoot some video of them running. They look great.
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