Rigging issues

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Rigging issues

Postby mpridgen803 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:22 am

When using my swim bait that Ive recently made , Ive noticed when working it in the water, my bait wants to bow out from the line, meaning the line isn't staying center with the bait, and in return the bait isn't wanting to swim right. I have it rigged, line through loop, hook embedded. Im not using a leader. The picture is kind of blurry, but hope it helps with what im trying to explain. any suggestions?

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Re: Rigging issues

Postby dahlberg » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:11 am

It looks like you're pretty close. I would try a couple of things: make the tail 50% smaller, try a little more softener, add shot to the belly to create a lower center of gravity, experiment with the hook location (usually the more forward, like the eye of the hook touching the underside of the nose ring, experiment with hook weight.
Hope this helps! good luck!
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Re: Rigging issues

Postby mpridgen803 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:52 am

ok thanks again larry
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