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This is a flat sided square bill crankbait. It is a through wired balsa lure that i carved the scales and gill plates into before applying silver leaf to give it some flash. It is painted in a crappie pattern and then coated in two coats of d2t.
Nice, I bet its got some flash.
Anything hand made with a custom paint job
I give more credit to.
Your bait turned out real nice. I have agonized over carving scales on a bait with the inherent difficulty getting them even and it is like a negative carve unlike layering actual scales. Looks like your scales turned out great. Unfortunately, I don't feel like the crappie pattern complemented the scales you carved and possibly even detracted from them. If you painted that bait in a pattern that complimented the scales it would jump off the page! With thru wire and that carve, you got a great bait going there.
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