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Paddle Tail Shad - Design 3



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Paddle Tail Shad - Design 3

Took me 3 tries to get a paddle tail on this bait that didn't make me want to puke. I think its still ugly, but atleast its no longer nauseating. I don't know if I am going to cut it or not yet. I have to think about it for a while. Maybe something that offends my sense of aesthetics slightly less will come to me yet. Lots of folks said they wanted to see one with a paddle tail. Here it is.


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    Bob La Londe
    Apr 13 2012 09:21 PM
    I guess you can't see it as a slide show anymore. Maybe this will work:Posted Image
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    mark poulson
    Apr 14 2012 08:09 AM
    Bob,
    I can't even begin to guess how much work went into that bait's design.
    It's beautiful.
    Have you actually made any of these baits yet, to see how they swim?
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    Bob La Londe
    Apr 14 2012 11:46 AM
    Well, obviously I made the straight tail verison of this, which really doesn't swim, but it does twitch and fall nicely. I think this tail is really ugly, and I probably won't cut it. I may work on it some more to see if I can make it look better.
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    mark poulson
    Apr 16 2012 11:04 AM
    Maybe making it more "pointy", ala the Huddleston, would be more pleasing to your eye. I know their tail design is patented, but something along those lines.
    And, don't forget, paddle tail baits are ugly, but they swim really well and get bit.
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    Fish 30acre
    Apr 16 2012 04:07 PM
    loving this thing. and i would think the straight tailed version would be great for drop shotting, maybe even hook it thru the side of the belly, wacky style. would be a killer dying shad look!
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    Bob La Londe
    Apr 17 2012 01:41 PM
    I had thought about flipping it t-rigged through the side for that dying shad appearance. I had not thought about wacky rigging it, but why not. I figured my "main" claim for the bait would be throwing at striper boils with a treble stinger strung onto the back of a swimbait hook.
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    mark poulson
    Apr 18 2012 10:07 AM
    Bob,
    If you can get it to swim it will be a dynamite bass swimbait.
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    woodenfeather
    Apr 18 2012 10:34 AM
    Love it!