Bassrecord on the hard baits forum asked about a bait the flips from belly to back, like a dying baitfish. I thought this would come close. It has a side to belly action, and then returns to it's side. It's actually just that the paint scheme is shifted 90 degrees. I made a conventional, Sammie-type walking bait, cut a bill into it at approx. 30 degrees from square, so it acts like a screw on the pull and rotates the bait 90 degrees. I weighted it so it's slightly tail heavy, but not hanging down like a Sammie, so at rest it looks like a bluegill on it's side, and then rotates to belly down.
4", 27 grams, 3/4" wide X 5/8" deep, 3 grams ballast at 3"+-, PVC, Createx, SC 9000 three coats dipped.
It works in the bath tub. My rubber duckie is jealous.
Fingers crossed when I take it out for a swim Saturday.