Razor Edge Lure Design

Each and every lure in the Razor Edge Lure line stems from a common goal. Every lure is designed to catch fish no matter the situation. A Razor Edge Lure design is ready when our team believes the lure has proven itself in a number of situations and environments. Our lures are designed for all anglers and it is our shared love of fishing that drives us towards our next design. At Razor Edge Lures we don't measure our success by trophies and tournament podiums. Razor Edge Lures takes its wins from the young kid who has just caught his PB on a Scout45. The guy or girl floating in their kayak on a Saturday morning casting away the stress of the week gone. Yes we like to hear our lure helped with a tournament, but that is not our main goal. Our goal is to provide a product that gets every person on the water and catching fish.

The Process

The process of design is quite a simple one. First up you need a problem. From this problem comes an idea. From this idea a product is born. With our Scout45, the problem was a simple one. We wanted to design a hardbody lure that we could call our own. We had some rough ideas of what kind of lure we wanted to create so we just started drawing. These drawings were crude and not at all refined, but drawings all the same. From there the drawings are minipulated and once we are happy with the sketches they are turned into 3D models. More changes are made until we are happy. This is the exciting part, a 3D print of the lure is then produced. We like to use this form of rapid prototyping as it allows us to make small changes without the massive cost of machining new molds. These 3D prints are tested to within an inch of their life, final adjustments are made and the production molds are ordered. Samples are made, testing is done, colours are chosen, more testing follows, then finally when we are 100% happy, our production order is set. It's a massive process, but one we thrive on.

Concept Sketching

Our ideas are generally born when we least expect it. Sitting down with a pencil or pen and drafting ideas on a scrap piece of paper. The Raider37 just flowed onto the paper like no other design before. This drawing was the first and last concept sketch we made before getting it 3D modelled. Not something that usually happens.

3D Drawing

Once the sketches are completed we move on to getting computer models of the lure drawn. This will give us a good idea of how everything works and how the finished product should look. Here are the 3D drawings of the Raider37. A few changes have been made to the drawing shown but it gives the general concept.

3D Prototyping

Once the CAD drawings are finished the 3D prototype is printed to make sure it is looking how we first imagined. At this point weights can be fitted, the stainless steel hardware added, and it is ready for some water testing. It's really only when we have reached this point that we will know the true outcome of what we have created. If changes are needed the process takes a step back and new 3D prints have to be ordered.

Field Testing

This is when the fun begins! Field testing is the most amazing part of the process. Taking something that started life as an idea and then finally being able to try and catch a fish with it. This was the first cast of the Raider37 in proper field testing. It produced three solid fish in 15 minutes.

 To Be Continued...

The Raider37 is now entering the next phase which is getting the production mold machined. We will keep you all posted and will update as soon as possible!