Rob (my son) and I had a CAD off yesterday. We sat down and talked about different ways to put a paddle tail on the Live Bait Shad. We made a few crude hand sketches and then each of us working independently from the same set of roughdrawings proceeded to try and capture the vision in CAD.
There are little details I like about both and ultimately I think I'll have to try and figure out how to merge the two into one incorporating the best of both drawings, but I think ultimately I will cut one like this eventually.
Rememember I spent over a year playing with the original LBS "realistic" tail version before I got a cut I was happy with. I expect this won't get cut next week.
The bulk of the bodies are identical, and they are identical to the original LBS as well. The differences are all in the tail, the paddle, and how those blend into the rear of the body.
So, which one do you like better.