I was pretty impressed with myself when I decided to make some of my own crankbaits the other day. I've got paint drying at the moment. Then, I found this forum and I see that I'm not the only one with this idea Some of you guys are pretty skilled at this! So, here's a beginner's question: When I put the lip on the front of the plug, is the positioning critical? I was just going to cut a slot at an angle and glue the lip into the slot. The lips I made are sheet brass, so I can bend them to adjust the action, but I'm hesitant to cut that first slot. Anything I should know?