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First baits, Thanks to you guys!
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:47 PM
Two weeks from a block of wood, to casting and one week with an air brush. All my thanks to the members here. Couldn't have done it without all the knowledge and tips here at Tackleunderground.
Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:38 PM
Interesting and original looking design, how did you arrive at that shape, configuration?
It looks like that fish trap hits the surface and makes some noise. How does it swim?
Nice paint too. Congratulations, your hooked, the bass will be too!
Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:59 PM
You say it , Vodkaman , very interesting topwaters !
I suppose , that they skim over the surface , causing a wake .
@ smartbassu , you have created an unique design , did you also but weights into the tail portion , so that the lures might maybe swim "walk-the-dog"-style ?
Keep on carving , diemai
Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:12 AM
Very nice looking bait. The design is different I like it.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 12:57 PM
Thanks guys. I decided to make my own lures because I couldn't find any top water prop baits that I like. The original wood carving looks like a curvey Dalton Special.
I took that basic design and made a mold. Once I had copies I decided to shape the resin lures and make a popper and a walker. I haven't finished the popper yet. The unique shape came when I smoothed the sides and front to see if it would walk the dog. It didn't and at first I was disappointed but then noticed it had an erratic fleeing baitfish action when jerked. It actually jumps out of the water sometimes. Catches fish too! I don't think they have seen any lure like it.
I didn't weight the tail section. I'll try and get better pictures of the shape. The tail sits just a little lower because it's narrower.
I dressed the treble myself. I'm not the best at tying. My hair jigs catch fish but that's because they're so ugly the fish haven't seen one like it before.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:47 PM
This is my original design. It has elements of a Dalton Special and the Gudebrod Blabbermouth. It is bigger than both of those and I just let my sanding come out with a shape I liked. It has alot more curves to it than those two baits.