3d scale crankbait

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.


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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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