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Rattling basla topwater, 4 3/4in. 3/8 dia brass sleeves and end caps shown here. Poplar dowels for screws eye construction. Super glue sealer. Epoxy filler over end caps.
Great idea about the poplar dowels , ...which kinda glue you've used to assemble them ?
I use either 5 or 20 minute epoxy. I fish for seat trout, largemouth,reds and stripers, so the screw eyes have never been an issue. Using the screw eyes makes a lighter overall lure, with the freedom to install rattle chambers or any other crazy idea I have about ballast.
I learned about the dowels rite here. Same with the super glue sealer (Love that tip!).
Thanks for info , ......I don't work much with balsa ! If I want buoyancy , I'd go for PVC hardfoam and thru-wired eyes .
Nice lure undeed , ...cheers, diemai
Nice job on the balsa's. I'll take 2 please!!l lol. When will the bite on top start back up on the ER? Im sure those will do the job on the specks just fine..............Joe
Thanx Joe. Ive been workin on these for about two years, tweaking them for specks only. Once the temps hit 60, its on. I dont stop till November. I'll thow it before any other when I get to a new spot. Kaboosh!
Email me, and I will part with some.
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