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Old 12-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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i am wanting to experiment with some suspending lures. what are some good wood types to try out? thanks, clayton
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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Have only worked with balsa, basswood, red cedar, and mahogany. Of those 3, mahogany has yielded a few suspenders. Getting a lure or stickbait to suspend horizontally is not easy. And just getting a bait to suspend period is not easy! It is a fine line, but nothing wrong with slow sinkers, or slow floaters. The smaller the bait, the trickier it is. To get a suspender, the amount/distribution of weight is more art than science, and more luck than art...(all my lures are difnt, have not zeroed in on perfecting a suspender on the same shape/size body)

Perhaps something more dense than mahogany would work better? Then you would have less weight (variable) to experiment with. Plan on an iterative process.

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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I've had some success with oak.
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