Started carving up crankbaits the other day with no idea what I was doing.
Made these two baits from balsa. Caught one on the crankbait before it "melted" and got a hit on the topwater walker but it's already losing paint from the hooks after one trip.
The crank has recessed "googley" eyes, weight, a monster bill, home tied feather trebles and internal rattles. It dove about 1-2 feet depending on the rod tip hight, but got soggy and started running sideways.
The topwater walker is just a scaled down rapala skitterwalk with internal rattles, rearward weight for nose up presentation and dog walkin' and home tied feather treble. It still works but it's losing paint fast from "jerkin" it with the hooks chewing it up. It requires a super fast repetitive twitch to get the dog walking action going.
Making a few more lures now. I'll throw them up when I'm done.
Actually did some searching this time and learned more about waterproofing for the new baits I'm making.
Seen some great work on this site! Hopefully I can contribute something half as nice one of these days.
Here's my two junk baits..
Edited by Tacklejunky, 28 April 2008 - 04:33 PM.