2 inch shad moving ballast
Three PVC shad baits, with different movable ballast locations, to see if one position or another will make the baits hunt.
They are actually 2 1/4" long, 3/4" thick, and 7/8" tall, with 1/16" lexan bills. The twist wire line ties are tight to where the bill enters the baits. I used a 1.5 squarebill as a model.
Two weigh 15 grams, with 4.6 grams of ballast.
The other weighs 14.5, with 4.5 grams.
I used 3 gram (2.9 really) belly hook hangers, and I put two SST ball bearings that each weigh .85 grams in the through holes that you can see filled with bondo. The bb's move side to side, and hit the 5/16" coke can aluminum disc that seals their tubes. The 1/4" holes are approx. 4 bb's wide, so there's a lot of room for side to side movement.
They all three swim great at my local pond, with a very wide X, but I couldn't tell if they are erratic, because the water was too dirty to see that.
I will mark them all on the belly, paint and coat them tomorrow, and fish them Sunday in a clear water lake.
Hopefully one, or more, will hunt.