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HOT LIPS

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:13 pm
by laz
I think the top lure is a Luhr Jensen Hot Lips not sure what breed the other one is
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Re: HOT LIPS

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:07 am
by diemai
I have a few of the top one as well , mailordered them from "Bass Pro Shops" some years ago , got two sizes .

If my memory serves me right( if ????? droolsmilie ) , they've called them "Hot Lips Express" , I think , that there are also elongated minnow shaped lures available with that very same lip attached ?

I was quite disappointed about these lures , though I have caught some perch with the smaller ones.............they would just sink !

In Germany it is essential to rig a toothproof(stranded wire)leader between lure and line , the weight of it let these lures sink or suspend , even the larger model .

Well , I blame this on them being designed for bass in the US , so no leader required , but recently I read on Tackleunderground , that someone also had problems with crankbaits sinking , obviously it could also be a production failure ?

So since I am always careful about American baits , they may be too well balanced to still carry the weight of a leader .

greetz , diemai howdy

Re: HOT LIPS

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:37 pm
by fishaholiclures
Dieter,
That will be the problem you have, Try some Jinkai Mono Game Leader, should be a fraction of the weight of wire even with alum crimps or try using their knotable leader. Another leader to try might be the Graphit Metal Tresse, It is a fine stainless braided wire combined with gelspun fibres, it is made in France so you should be able to find it locally. You can tie knots in it easily and its tough as, and most times smaller in diameter than comparable breaking strains in mono leader.

Brad

Re: HOT LIPS

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:27 pm
by diemai
@ fishaholiclures

These hard mono leaders became the latest craze over here , but opinions are divided about them !

Some say , that they get more strikes due to its low visibility , others claim them to be not toothproof for pike !

I haven't yet tried them , since the stuff is quite expensive , also I belong to those guys non-confident !

But I have recently mailordered some fine bronzed steel tresse from the US , that one should work , better a thinner steel leader than none !

Haven't fished these lures for years , anyway ,.... always get new ones coming in to try thumbsupsmilie thumbsupsmilie lol lol !

Thanks for your advice , anyway thumbsupsmilie thumbsupsmilie !

greetz , Dieter howdy

Re: HOT LIPS

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:35 pm
by fishaholiclures
Hi Dieter,
The offshore gamefish guys have used the Jinkai HARD trace over here for decades, on toothy fish such as Mackeral, Wahoo and Dogtooth Tuna with great success. They have embraced the more supple knottable stuff just as readily with same results.
The Techne Peche knottable tresse is amazing stuff, the smaller diameter and braided nature have increased the capture of smaller inshore and estuary species that have NO respect for mono or gelspuns lol

Brad

Re: HOT LIPS

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:45 pm
by Mully
jenki would have to be my favourite trace for anything in Australia 50lb would cost you around $20 for 100 meters and is very subtle compared to some other types of leader material about...The flurocarbon traces are also not too bad but are a lot more rigid such as black magic which is quite stiff but still a top line and highly regarded in the sport fish fraternity.The only time ive resorted to steel and now i dont even use it i use a kevlar trace for them is shark fishing.

Re: HOT LIPS

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:29 pm
by diemai
Thanks a lot for further advice , mates , that price sounds quite cheap (though I don't know the exchange rate € to AUS$ , just the 100 metres make it sound cheap lol ) , compared to the US , imported fishing stuff is quite expensive over here , despite the things that German companies have produced for themselves in China .

So I mailorder quite a few things from the US , especially lure components , hooks , etc . , even having to pay shipping charge , VAT and Euro-tax often makes up for a better bargain , not to talk about not getting everything over here .

But I must say , that I'm a conservative concerning tooth proof leaders ,......steel is essential for me for pike thumbsupsmilie .

greetz , Dieter howdy