I've been fooling around with making wooden lures this winter. My first few have been topwater poppers then a spook. They work ok,but my first stab at a crankbait swims too strait. How do I get it to wobble? the wider the better. Thanks for suggestions.
I use to make wooden Bass lures and found heavy hooks can ruin the action. Try your lure with no hooks. If it wiggles , try finding light guage but strong hooks.
There is a lot that goes into getting a lure to wiggle / wobble just right. The size and angle of the lip , placement of the front screw eye , even how the tail is tapered. Often bending the front eye down ward increased the action.
I had some very good luck with '' rejects " - lures that to me looked lame as far as action went. Fish hit them though - often early spring in cool water.