Gumbone waddle Bat

Paulownia painted with acrylics and covered with table top.


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Been working with this prototype for about 6 weeks now. So many variables to wrestle with here it was a real challenge.

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Thank you Jon Boatin

I tested this alot while testing. Took it for it's first post finish swim this morning. I will post some video soon.

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Great footage, I believe you have this one figured out. Does it hunt at all retrieve speeds? Your finish on this one looks perfect. Six weeks, don't think I could bring myself to even throw it for feat that a big ole bucket mouth would steal it from me. :-)

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Thanks John. The finish on these baits is getting better if I may say so myself. It does hunt at all speeds.

Shade, thank you. I do carve nearly all my shapes with a carving knife. Some are rough cut out on a bandsaw, then rounded with the knife. While others I am cutting straight from the block of wood with a knife. This one was rough cut with the bandsaw, then rounded and finished with the knife. The shape I have to thank my friend Dieter for. Thank you Dieter!!!

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Excellent job...this from a guy that has been trying to figure out how to do one myself! Was it difficult to find the tail components?

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Thank you streamdancing. The components were easy to find. Hobby L carries everything except the wire for the tail components.

aaron not sure exactly sure which component interests you. I am going to guess the blade on the end of this bait? This one could not be bought. I made it from a flat sheet of brass. I bought mine at HL.

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great hunting action reminds me alot of pencil style trout baits that trout/salmon/zander fishermen use while trolling but whats different in the lures that they use is a saddle styled lip that almost quarantine to give a bait a irregular wobble when its been retrieved trough the water.

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Thank s Solarfall. Took a few go's to get this waddle bat action going. I have never seen the action of baits you refer to . Would like to see this irregular wobble. Also have never made a bait with saddle lip. I hear the saddle lip makes a good river bait. More stable but maybe not from what you say. Probably all in how one builds them.

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Thanks littleriver. Yes I was interested in the blade on the end of the bait. Thanks for telling me what it was made out of. I will have to try one for myself.

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You will have to experiment to find the right weight to make the bait work. The thickness will vary depending on the weight needed for your bait.

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