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My first jerkbaits.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:36 AM
After I made some softbaits I got interested in building hardbaits as well.
I finished my first one yesterday:
And another two this morning:
This afternoon I took the first one out in the field to test it, it's okay
Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:45 AM
That is just plain cruel, teasing that poor, old, near sighted pike like that. Those really turned out looking great and think your little friend agrees.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:14 PM
Thanx for the comments. This pike simply couldn't resist the pikecandy
Catching on your selfmade baits is awesome. These first jerkbaits are actually nothing fancy. I painted them the old school way with rattle cans. Takes some practice but you can still get nice results.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:21 PM
Great looking jerkbaits and even better that they work.
Keep on carvin
Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:32 PM
Thanks Phil and you are correct, they are completely handcarved.
Two holes weighted and about 50-60 grams each.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:29 PM
Well done, wish we had your weather, near zero here today.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:47 PM
Man I'm sure you don't wanna change weather.
It's one long autumn overhere from oktober to april. Hard wind and lots of rain. The seasons are really changing in the Netherlands (just like everywhere I guess). It's been ages since we had a real winter.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 02:52 PM
About the same here, 20 years ago we would get snow that would last for weeks and weeks and now we very seldom get any snow. This year the mountains actually have a substantial amount of snow, the first time in 5-10 years. We get our share of wind too, there are windmills on many of the ridge tops not far from me.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:35 AM
very good. its satisfying to catch fish on your own creations. and yes we are jealous here in canada. well its off to shovel snow again.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:06 AM
Great that you're baits work well. When I seen the first pick I was like Dang its bigger than that Horse . Thought you must really have some big fish over there and was ready to book a flight:lolhuh:.
Good job on your first ones.......You're Hooked !!!