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Spybait deep 21 gram 1 right side

Spybait  deep 21 gram 1 right side

PVC trimboard, 3 1/2" long, 7/8" tall, 7/16" thick, 21 grams including 7 grams ballast.
All Createx and Wildlife colors, with pearl silver as the scale color.
I put the ballast in vertical holes, and moved it so 1/3 of the ballast lead (3/16 lead wire) is above the centerline between the front screw eye and the back screw eye.
2.3 grams behind the middle swivel/hook hanger, the rest in three holes in front of that hook hanger spread 2.3 grams, 2 grams, and the last .6 gram centered on the centerline.
The lure falls just slightly nose down, and, because the ballast is so high, it wobbles on the fall, like a Red Eye Shad.
I made this larger from top to bottom than my others, and heavier, because I wanted it to get down deep more quickly, and to have a larger presence in the deeper water.
I made and finished this bait in 3 hours today, and have already dipped it once in AC1315, heat set so I could put the hardware on after another hour.
I'll find out this weekend if it works, or if I'm just dreaming again. Hahaha

    Nice work Mark!  I appreciate the specs in case I want to try one myself.

    mark poulson
    Feb 04 2015 08:40 AM


    They are easy to make, once you get the ballasting down.

    The original Duo Realis is 80 mm.(3 1/4"), and thin, but I can't make a PVC lure that thin without a through wire, and,even then, I would worry about it being too brittle.

    By making the baits at least 7/16" thick, and by using 3/16" lead wire, I found there is enough material left to be strong.  

    I made this one taller to see if I would get a more pronounce wobble on the fall, and it looks like I did, at least in my test bucket.

    I caught a 7lb largie on one of my first ones.

    Good luck.