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    Posted: 24 Mar 2014 at 12:09pm
Trying something a bit different.
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be good to see it all done.
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That is different, would be keen to hear how she swims
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This is going to be goodThumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mal Vader Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2014 at 5:21pm
Dave,
I have a suggestion for ya!
If you place a blade on the Prawns Tail, it would occasionally flick the Prawns Chin, making a 'clicking' sound.
This might not do the paintwork much good, but would sound 'realistic' in the water. Thumbs Up + provide added flash!!!
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Mal, ill post my flickin prawn tomorrow, its still in two pieces, its the 2nd proto, and im pretty excited about it.
the one in the pic is under coated......bitch to sand, and I broke it when sizeing the bib, so had to do some araldite repairs....its only a proto, so dosnt really matter.
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the flicking prawn is some thing completley left field, never sen anything like it...maybe there is a reason for that lol!
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Ok, this is the flicka prawn, #2 so far.
1st one was bibbed, but thinking about making this one bibless to see what happens. 1st one worked ok, but the wieght in the tail was a bit light, so upped it in this one. Sits vertical in the water, when twitched, the tail flicks up, when rested, it folds back down and so on....this is it so far.
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Certainly a new slant on a prawn lure Dave. I like it a lot, be interesting to see how it swims.

Strike Zone did a moulded hinged prawn the called the Jig Flicking Prawn, it had no bib and relied on the line going through the body to the tail portion to make it 'flick'. a small split shot was included to crimp on the line just where the hinge was, to make it sink between jigs. Never really got into the market as they changed hands just after development and the new owner was more focused on the bibbed lure market. I have a both the sizes made luckily.

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No need for the line to go anywhere but the tow point on this one.
weight is glued into the tail, bouyency of the timber should do the rest,
having said that, there is nothing new in this game, like music, its all been done before.....
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Interesting prototypes Dave!
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Epic fail, far too bouyant this time, and really cant be stuffed to muck around with it....
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Well it's all trial and error Dave -and a big learning curve.
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