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three bluegill frogs Two only

three bluegill frogs  Two only

I made three hard bluegill frog baits from PVC trim. They all use a 14"X1/8" magnet to hold the hook point tight to the bait until it's eaten, when the hook is forced up into the fish's mouth when it bites.
The popper pops, and the other two walk the dog really well.
I am cheap, so I originally wanted to made a durable frog bait.
But I found that these also cast like bullets, and come through tulles and over grass really well.
I took the two bait picture to show my bluegill painting skills. Hahaha
All Createx and Folk Art paints, with a single dip into Solarez UV cured resin.
I put a 1 gram lead ball rattle in the top bait, with circuit board end caps, and it is loud.
I wrapped some lead wire around the hook shanks to make sure the baits landed face up, or turned over when they landed.

    • RayburnGuy, joetheplumber, Jordanlures and 1 other like this
    Awesome!.. Ive been wanting to do this, but didnt think it would work (the hook set up i mean) The magnet is a great idea!... Once its triggered, is there enough hook exposed to grab some mouth??
      • mark poulson likes this
    Great job..love the ingenuity!!..Nathan
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    Chuck Young
    Jun 24 2016 01:03 PM

    Clever boy! Now if you just add some spring loaded jaws and harpoons with tasers attached ...

      • mark poulson likes this

    Very nice Mark.  Those look great and I've seen a previous model and yes plenty of hook gets exposed for Mr. Bass.


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    mark poulson
    Jun 24 2016 06:57 PM

    Thanks guys.

    Once I figured out that a strong magnet worked, the rest was easy.  Building out of PVC and using Solarez makes the building process easy and fun.  I love being able to make a bait and fish it the same day, if I want to.

    If the wind lays down, I hope to feed them to a couple of bass tomorrow.

    Jun 25 2016 08:34 AM

    Awesome job Mark, thinking way outside the box, love the body style, guaranty ain't no fish ever seen those baits, good job all the way around.


    David J

      • mark poulson likes this
    Jun 25 2016 01:45 PM

    Mark , 


    Those Look Great , Super Work.



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    mark poulson
    Jun 25 2016 08:19 PM

    Again, thanks.  Neither of them got bit today, but it was tough bite for everyone.

    Rad!!!! Mark this is insane! Well done! 

      • mark poulson likes this

    Fantastic work there love it

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