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Hello gang here is another 10" bait that is waiting to take a swim in some foreign waters. I made this bait for a cool friend of mine in Japan. I hope the fish in Japan find him good enough to eat. Let me know what you think about the bait. I also included a short video on the swimming action of this lure. Till next time gang.

Frank


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Sorry I posted the video in the wrong area. See if this works. Let me know what you think about the bait. Till next time gang.

Frank

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That bait swims really well. And I like the color schemes.

Did you use a belly weighted hook, like a Falcon, or is there some other ballast system that keeps it swimming so well?

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That bait swims really well. And I like the color schemes.

Did you use a belly weighted hook, like a Falcon, or is there some other ballast system that keeps it swimming so well?

Mark thanks for the nice comment on the bait. I made a custom lead insert for my bait. It is a little heavy right now but I am currently working on a few other weight molds for this bait. I really would like to insert a tube with just a little weight within the bait in order for it to have the line through set up and to have a nice size treble hook for its belly. But this is something I need to think about making. I am currently playing catch right now with a few others that are in the works. Thanks again for the comment. Till next time.

Frank

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Frank,

I have a friend who pours his own swimbaits, and he uses Mojo hollow lead sinkers for the through line channel. It provides the ballast at the same time, and different sinkers give the lures different sink rates.

He gave me one to try. I used an awl to make a hole through the bait from the front to the belly, and pushed a Mojo sinker into it. Then I threaded the line through the sinker, and the plastic that was left. The lead is soft enough that it doesn't abrade the line, and the treble comes loose in the fish's mouth, so it can't use the weight of the lure to help throw the hook.

You could probably make a plug cutter out of a drinking straw of the right diameter to remove a plastic core and make inserting the lead sinker a little easier. I would probably use a piece of spinnerbait wire as a pilot, and slip the straw over it to keep the hole in line.

Good luck.

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Frank,

I have a friend who pours his own swimbaits, and he uses Mojo hollow lead sinkers for the through line channel. It provides the ballast at the same time, and different sinkers give the lures different sink rates.

He gave me one to try. I used an awl to make a hole through the bait from the front to the belly, and pushed a Mojo sinker into it. Then I threaded the line through the sinker, and the plastic that was left. The lead is soft enough that it doesn't abrade the line, and the treble comes loose in the fish's mouth, so it can't use the weight of the lure to help throw the hook.

You could probably make a plug cutter out of a drinking straw of the right diameter to remove a plastic core and make inserting the lead sinker a little easier. I would probably use a piece of spinnerbait wire as a pilot, and slip the straw over it to keep the hole in line.

Good luck.

Thanks Mark for the information on the rigging of my bait. I think thats a great idea I am going to give that a try.

Frank

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