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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Ja I like the multiple hook idea Ollie, will put my thinking cap on..
    Cool Gerrit, can't wait to see what you come up with

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    I'm thinking palmered zonker using 3-4 hooks ending with a huge split thread bunny head? How long must it be?
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    Sounds good but don't you think palmered zonker on 3-4 hooks might be a bit too bulky? But try it, I'd love to see what the result is.

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    expensive, but palmered mink maybe - shorter fibres...

    could be interesting

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    Just remember that most snakes swim the same way they move on land i.e. an S. You'd want a floating head and a semi-submerged body with a heavier paddle type tale to give it the S movement.

    Something like an inverted popping head with a lip glued in place and a long piece of zonker with a knot in the end of it could work.
    Check your knots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jock0 View Post
    Just remember that most snakes swim the same way they move on land i.e. an S. You'd want a floating head and a semi-submerged body with a heavier paddle type tale to give it the S movement.

    Something like an inverted popping head with a lip glued in place and a long piece of zonker with a knot in the end of it could work.

    yes great suggestion, that's why I was thinking of a balsa head, and what about glueing a plastic "small lip" flat against the zonker tail? that should provide a sort of paddle tail right? will definitely give it a try...and the white under body of the zonker strip also imitates most snakes you'll get next to water, brown water snake,red lip herald,brown house etc...all white -pale yellow bellies although I can't imagine colour would make any real differance if you get the correct proportions and movement.

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    What about a Crease head of foam? It will solve the buoyancy issue without having to incorporate Balsa or Deer Hair. I have the small cutter but I think it's too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    What about a Crease head of foam? It will solve the buoyancy issue without having to incorporate Balsa or Deer Hair. I have the small cutter but I think it's too small.
    Yes that can definitely work, I tried a piece of carpet"rubber/foam" not sure exactly what material it is, that I use for simple square head poppers , but to try and shape it was just impossible. Did you order the cutter Gerrit or are they available locally?

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    Ja Ollie by direk by Kathi gekoop.

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    Wie is Kathi?

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