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Thursday 22 March 2012: Asni and Suhara

I built up half a dozen lures and took them outside for testing this afternoon. As usual, people stopped by to see what was going on. It's great, lure testing is like a blip magnet.

Introducing Asni and Suhara.

I suspect Suhara was a closet fisherman, as he was very interested in what I was doing and fascinated by the movement that I had developed in the lures, but I still have more work to do to achieve what I am looking for. I know the crazy swim motion is there because I hit it by accident five years ago, but was never able to reproduce it a second time.

At that time, I could not explain what was happening in a fluid dynamics sense, but I have done a lot of testing and study since and believe that I now understand the physics, but there is a very fine balance point between the body shape, lip size, tow eye position and ballast location. Anyway, this is not a fishing forum and so what possible interest is this to anyone!

Asni finished up shopping at Beni's next door and came over to her husband to see what was going on. I set up a four section jointed lure which swims with a very smooth sinusoidal, snake like action and handed the pole to Asni, to swim in the tank. When the tacky piece of wood started moving through the water, it was cool to see her face light up in amazement. I thought she was never going to give it back!

A wonderful couple that brightened up my day.

Dave

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