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New 9 1/4 inch Big Bait

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Hello gang check this one out. This bait is Big and Bulky all in the right places. The bait has a total of 3 full ounces of heavy duty plastic in each one. I also made an internal lead insert for the bait that is attached to a Mustad 6/0 heavy wire jig hook. I poured these in some standard freshwater colors. I would differently recommend to set up in line weight when throwing these guys out, The total weight of the bait and insert is 4 ounces. I would recommend the line weight no less than 20 pound test or even better some 30 pound braided line. I will try to shoot up a little video on its swimming action hopefully soon so you guys can see it in action. Well gang let me know what you think. Till next time. More baits are in the works I will post them up once they are completed.

Frank

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Frank:

Around my parts, we would put those in the livewell, not fish with them!!! LOL!!!

All kidding aside, WOW!!!! Looking forward to the video on how these swim.

I sure like the thrid one down. Wish the picture was closer in so I could copy the color scheme... :D

Jim

PS What are your master prototypes made from?

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Frank:

Around my parts, we would put those in the livewell, not fish with them!!! LOL!!!

All kidding aside, WOW!!!! Looking forward to the video on how these swim.

I sure like the thrid one down. Wish the picture was closer in so I could copy the color scheme... :D

Jim

PS What are your master prototypes made from?

Jim there is nothing to special about the sexy shad color. Its just pearl white bottom, Center yellow is special its is pearl yellow but I added a hint of dye withing the mix. The dye I am using is made by Silpak. The top is straight pearl blue. How do I inlarge the photo so it comes out bigger on here. I still haven't figured that one out. Jim many more designs coming real some I got a meduim and small version of this bait and a couple of slimmer model that are still in the works. I will post them up once they are completed. One of these days I can graduate and more up the ranks like you guys. That time will come as long as I keep working hard at this craft. Thanks for the cool comments on my baits. Stay tuned in for the other baits. Take care

PS. I forgot to answer your question all of my hard carvings are made out of Sculpey Bake Clay. This stuff is real easy to carve up. The only problem with it is if you handle it to long the heat from you hands will make it to soft to work with. If and when this happens stick the clay in the refrigerator for about 15 minute. Remove it and start forming your bait. Once the form is done stick it in the oven at 220 degrees and wait 15 minutes. The heat will cure the clay. Remove the clay let it cool down . At this point you can start sanding and carving to define your details with you hard mold. Now the molding process is another thing but if you need help with this I would be more than happy to help out. I have no secrects like many bait makers I have spoken with that don't even share a simple color recipe let alone tell you how they make there baits. I learned alot of this the hard way and my pockets are now empty but someday it will be my day to shine and if that day don't come I know one thing I will never have to purchase another store bought bait for the rest of my life. Take care Jim. Talk to you soon.

Frank

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Great work as usual...you must have 1000 swimbaits!! :worship:

Thank for the nice comment Mr. Longhorn., I don't know about 1000 baits but I sure do have many designs and more in the works. I think thus far I am working on the 20th gallon of RTV Silicone. So you can just imagine all the proto type molds I got in my lab. I just can't get stop. Soon enough I will have to stop so I can get some time to go out and start catching some fish on some of these larger baits. My smaller swimbaits have done me justice but now want to start trhrowing some of these larger baits at some big lake bass and also going to feed some to some saltwater critters to see how long they will last being eaten up by some fish with teeth. Well thanks again Mr. Longhorn. Talk to you soon.

Frank

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