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Merging of 'Crankbait' into this page pointless
It's absolutely pointless that 'crankbait' has been merged into this page. Crankbaits and wobblers (and whatever other common names you want to use for these lures) are the same thing. At the moment we just have an article repeating itself in two sections. Codman 05:01, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Redundant lines/sections that I have removed:
A Crankbait is a type of plug which dives under the surface and wiggles from side to side when pulled through the water. The action of a crankbait is generated by the hydrodynamic forces acting on a lip at the front of the crankbait which projects down and forward. Modern crankbaits almost always have a clear plastic lip of varying size and angle relative to the body of the lure, or are lipless. Lipless crankbaits have a flat 'forehead' which gives the lure its motion.
Depending on their intended depth of use crankbaits float, sink, or are neutrally buoyant. Some crankbaits come equipped with one or more metal ball bearings inside to produce a rattling sound when in motion to attract fish. Some crankbaits have a jointed body, often a seperate 'head' and 'tail' section, that enhances the 'action' of the lure, giving the illusion of sinuous swimming motion.
The term crankbait refers to the fact that the lure is cast out on rod and reel, and retrieved by cranking the reel.
- Older plugs could contain mercury which gives the lure a tempting irregular movement, but is an environmental hazard.