Crazy Joe

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About Crazy Joe

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  • Birthday 01/29/1972
  1. School of Sunfish

    3 inch medium diver blanks. Bluegill, Redear, Rock Bass, Warmouth, Longear Sunfish
  2. Trout, bass, & abstract trout

    3 1/2 inch blanks, Golden Trout, Rainbow, and Brown Trout/ Bass/ abstract trout I call White Diamonds.
  3. Meen Chub

    Tried to make a wake bait out of this one. Not bad, it dives about a foot when retrieved fast. If you work it slow it makes quiet a wake. I took it to the river and tried to out. (16 inch smallmouth) I guess it works.
  4. Meen Chub

    2 in body crank bait style. I have always wanted to make one and I am not disappointed. I am happy with the action.
  5. Bass Assassin

    3.5 and 2 in Wide body minnow Took the small one small mouth fishing and they tore them up. My daughter wanted me to make her one so I don't "hog" the bait.
  6. Bone Head

    3.5 and 2 in Wide body minnow
  7. Brown Trout Swimbait

    10 in 4 oz I really like how these came out. Thanks to the whittler for the eyes.
  8. Brook Trout Swimbait

    10 in 4 oz, I am ready for the big ones this year.
  9. Small Swimbait

    4 in total. Great swimming action, I was kind of stuck on this paint scheme.
  10. Top Water Spasher

    3.5 in, weighted at the tail. Great pop and splash action. I call this color pattern the "crazy joe".
  11. Goin' after the Big Boys

    Making a new 7" jerk bait, It has an internal rattle and is about 1oz. I am excited about this one. Go north young man and get a biggin on the end of yer line!
  12. Goin' after the Big Boys

    Making a new 7" jerk bait, It has an internal rattle and is about 1oz. I am excited about this one. Go north young man and get a biggin on the end of yer line!
  13. Goin' after the Big Boys

    Making a new 7" jerk bait, It has an internal rattle and is about 1oz. I am excited about this one. Go north young man and get a biggin on the end of yer line!
  14. How Do You Make Your Swimbait Joints?

    I use barrel swivels pined in with stainless steel wire. Drill a couple holes in the end of your joints that the swivel will fit tightly in and then drill a smaller hole in the sides or top of your bait to catch the eye of the swivel. Epoxy the pins in and you got a joint. Barrel swivels are used for fishing anyway, and even for bigger fish, are they not used on the end of a steel leader? This works for me, others use a through wire method that would need some more power equipment. Using the barrel swivels really would only need a drill and side cuts to cut the wire. Again, just how I do it.
  15. Thank You, To All Here At Tu

    I would like to take the time to thank all of the expert advice that I have read throughout the years I have been frequenting this site after being told about it by Whittler. Thanks for all your inspiration and encouragement. Members like fatfingers, jrhopkins, vodkaman, Bobp, hazmail, The Rookie, tiger, and many many more have helped me more than they even know since this is the only time I have posted about this. I have been working on some trout swimbaits that I have posted in the gallery, and wasn't sure if they would work well or not. I have had marginal success with the swimbait beast and had given it up all together untill so many of you here, as you always do, began posting pics of your great work. I tested them out today and they work great! I have done my research here on this site, it also helps to have a great maker who lives only five miles away in the whittler, and all of it has helped me. Thank you to all who answer posts, and who show there fantastic work. Keep it up. If anyone is reading this, just starting, or puzzled about how something is done, don't forget to use the search function and keep plugging along and making baits. Joe