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Rare Aussie Lures Exposé - what lies beneath?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bigriver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2016 at 11:40pm
Ces for me "Ballast" was all about picking the right density wood for the design. A lot of the big manufacturers would probably use the same wood for a trout minnow as in a big offshore trolling lure, so ballast is esential, here in Oz we get to choose the correct density for the job.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ces Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2016 at 1:33am
Thank you very much guys. I really appreciate the replies. I've got so much to learn about this whole process. Right now I'm only making freshwater lures so I might have to start experimenting with crank bait designs that don't incorporate extra ballast (i.e. apart from eyelets and other necessary hardware). It will certainly simplify the build process somewhat.

I have a bit of a clearer idea of it now. I've got to experiment more with different timbers, so far I've used balsa and pine (mostly for cost). Not to mention that wood working in general is new to me. Experience reveals its importance again.

Back to the sketch pad for the next design.

Thanks again guys,

Ces.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ducks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2016 at 8:39am
If you are ever intending to sell...
Timber lures that already sink due to ballast are generally not going to carry heavier hooks very well.
As a buyer/fisho, I prefer to buy timber lures that float quite fast ("out of the pack" so to speak).  I'm much more likely to upgrade hooks and rings and that will turn any suspenders/slow risers in to sinkers. And fast floaters will turn to slow floaters, which is generally where I like to be (then a sticky weight under the chin to suspend it if I want to.)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Johno100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 6:29pm
Absolutely loved it guys.
Unbelievable knowledge and hats off to yas. 👍👍👍🍻
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 6:39pm
Gday Johno

haha This was a lot of fun, I think there are supposed to be some more xrays around here somewhere.... With a little luck maybe we can do a new batch at some stage. 

I am so thankfull I had the chance to meet Vic McCristal and many other legendary sportsfishermen and Luremakers while visiting Captain Cranky in Cairns, thanks again Barry, the whole trip was an amazing experience!

Cheers, Tony

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Hell. Nine years has just flown.

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G'day mate,
I loved the idea and mind boggling work. Brilliantly done as well.
Hope to see another version in future Tony I think it would attract a great deal of attention.
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