The Table Rock Gang
These were built for a friend who is planning a trip to Table Rock. Wanted to build some baits using screw eyes and wasn't satisfied with the buoyancy of basswood so I tried something a little different. I laminated two pieces of balsa onto a center core of basswood with D2T. That increased the buoyancy and still allowed me to use screw eyes. The top bait is 2" long and weighs 0.270 ounces. The middle bait is 2 1/4" long and weighs 0.30 ounces and the bottom bait is 2 1/4" long and weighs 0.355 ounces. Createx paints and DN S81 top coat. Haven't been able to swim them yet so I don't know exactly how deep they will run. I did swim the top bait in the bath tub and it had an extremely strong X'ing action. Much stronger than anything I've ever bought from any of the name brand bait manufacturers. This is my first time building anything other than shallow diving baits. Sure hoping they swim well.