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Message Subject: The road to Carpsville
Gringo Loco
Posted 4/29/2023 9:49 PM (#1020378)
Subject: The road to Carpsville




Posts: 653


Location: Moses Lake, WA
This lure started out as a simple carp imitation, but for the home hobby enthusiast the road to Carpsville is fraught with detours, exits, and off ramps. I seem to have been diverted by all of the above in making this 12" basswood lure with one rattle chamber and plastic lip.


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North of 8
Posted 4/30/2023 7:42 AM (#1020383 - in reply to #1020378)
Subject: Re: The road to Carpsville




Another cool looking bait! Lots of details. Looking forward to owning one of your baits when I get my Musky Mission Complete delivery.
Solitario Lupo
Posted 4/30/2023 10:52 AM (#1020389 - in reply to #1020378)
Subject: Re: The road to Carpsville





Location: PA Angler
Got a couple they look great the pics don’t do it. Why the change to plastic lip.
Gringo Loco
Posted 4/30/2023 4:10 PM (#1020396 - in reply to #1020378)
Subject: RE: The road to Carpsville




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Location: Moses Lake, WA
No particular reason, if I get a little sloppy in cutting the lip slot the 1/8" aluminum is "too floppy" so I'll go with 3/16" lucite. This is just a home hobby so it's not a precision operation. I personally prefer the three position aluminum lips because they give the lure more options for finding an optimal pull position/trolling speed that allows the lures to hunt. I wish all my lures would hunt but that's just not the case. I guess if I sold lures I would have to be more attentive to detail, but I don't. Everything gets donated to this or that charity auction to raise money for various causes.
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