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My first couple of crankbaits
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:26 AM
I just started making crankbaits late summer this year. I got a lot of good info from this site and would like show off some of my new crankbaits. Thanks for all the help guys.
Made from balsa. Only dive about 5ft and rise slow. Almost suspending. Wasn't exact action i wanted.
Made from balsa, Dives 7ft very quick, and rises a little faster than the first one. Close but still not there.
The proof is in the pudding
My next batch is be more bouyant. Where i fish the bass suspend a lot. And the banks drop off steep. So you need a quick diving crankbait that has a fast rise to trigger strikes in the summer.
Here is the new prototype of my suspending jerkbait.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:43 AM
Every time I see some one's efforts that com out looking that nice, I get so temtped to pull out my folding hunter, a chunk of ceder, and just lock myself away until I come up with some thing to actually catch the musky of my dreams (or nitghmares) Really looking great!
Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:34 PM
NIce work. The pictures of the fish are the true test and they've told you you've done it right!
Its kind of fun to try to figure out the suspending/rising element in lure building.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:52 PM
Nice work Chandler! I see the true arbiters of crankbait taste approved of your effort
Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:34 PM
It did feel great. I actually caught a bass on my first crankbait while testing the action. It was on a bullhead color crankbait.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 07:20 PM
You Dah Man!
That's great. The baits are great looking, and, best part, they work.
No rush like catching a fish on something you made yourself.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:28 AM
there ya go!! that's what it's all about!! Congrats bud!
Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:49 AM
I have alway heard "The only good looking crankbait is handing from a fish's mouth".
Good looking baits Bud!
Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:58 PM
Thanks guys. If it wasn't for all the post on this site i don't i would have ever been able to do such a good job so quickly.
I have to admit, lure making is an addiction. Esp for a perfection like me. I am shipping all these off to a couple friends in OK and IL, and i am starting on a new batch of more bouyant crankbaits, with a small angle on the lip. Although i am catching fish, i don't think i am catching all the fish that can be caught with my pattern. I can't wait to start on my new model.