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Type of Wood?
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:17 PM
What type of wood does everybody like to use and what applications do they use that wood for? (i.e., topwater, slow sink, fast sink, crankbait, jerkbait) Mainly want to know for topwaters and swimbaits (slow sink and fast sink) Thanks
Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:16 PM
For gliders, jerkbaits, & some cranks I like maple. Cedar or fir for slow sink baits & cranks. Balsa can't be beat for it's action in small to medium floating crankbaits. Recently started working with cherry so not sure yet but seems good for gliders.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:32 PM
we prefer cedars for lively action and water abilitys. mahoganys for slower action and depth.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:01 PM
Balsa for crankbaits. Better action when done right.
Balsa and Paulownia for topwater walking baits. Both will allow a long casting bait with very easy walking action. It is easy to start walking a 4" bait at the end of a 200'+ cast.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:33 PM
Thank goodness for 30lb braid and a 20lb mono leader.