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Printed From: The Fishing Website
Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Popper and Topwater Fishing
Forum Description: If you're into a bit of action on top, this is the forum for you
Printed Date: 20 Jun 2021 at 7:22am

Topic: Lure-making
Posted By: Cormorant
Subject: Lure-making
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2020 at 3:11pm
Hi people.  I've just joined the forum.  Some of you will figure out who I am - I've been developing a business making CNC machined wooden lures for the last couple of years, based in Central Hawke's Bay (about as far from the coast as you can get in NZ).  Obviously I want to be part of any discussion about my own products, but equally I value your inputs into stickbait and popper design as well as the types of lure I've got on offer.  I don't want to break any forum rules by telling how to find my website (hot off the press) so you will just have to search if you are interested.

Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2020 at 3:51pm
Cool, and welcome to Fishnet mate, how about throwing up some pics of your lures. Might generate discussion. Thumbs Up

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau

Posted By: Cormorant
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2020 at 8:40am
OK - I'll give it a go.  There are 5 styles I have developed and am continuing with.  They comprise a stickbait, a popper, two bibbed crankbaits and a final design that is a bit different.  This last design is an asymmetrical bibless hardbait.  I have registered the design as it is different enough to be worth protecting.Some of these lures are early versions that had holographic self-adhesive bound on.  I've recently developed a hot-press that does a better job.  The attachments points are a one-piece laser cut 316 stainless "chassis".

Posted By: coroben
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 8:27am
sizes and weights? the attachment points look very small for any grunty splits rings to be honest

Posted By: Cormorant
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 8:51am
The stickbait shown here is 76gms and around 160mm long.  There is a 135gm version too, but I'm not making any more of them at the moment as most outfits these days seem to be a bit light for the big lures. The chassis is 1.8mm marine stainless, 4mm ID.  I generally use an 8 or 9 Owner Hyperwire ring on the 76gm lure, but you could go up to 10 or 11.  The popper is 114gms and 180mm in length.  It is made from Paulownia with hardwood laminated to the front section so the cup is stronger.

The two wobblers are slightly lighter in construction as I am really targeting North Queensland species (Barra, Coral trout and Mangrove Jack).  The wobblers are also Paulownia with hardwood front end.  The hardbait is more trout/salmon size.

I haven't had any issues getting good-sized rings on these lures, but the ring size is easy to change - just a number in a CAD file.

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