bahlzar

first swimbait attempt

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used cedar for the wood, didnt put enough wieght in at first , i put it in the tub and it floated,,, now i got all 3 pieces to sink and I put it back together............

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very nice baits. i would not call those attempts :wink:

how much weight did it take to get those big baits to sink?

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@ bahlzar

If I understood right , you have weighted the three sections one by one(single) to render your bait to be sinking:??

Does the now assembled lure sink in an about horizontal position ?

I believe , that this is essential for a proper resemblance of a real fish :yes:.

But in terms of your well done trout finish you surely have accomplished this resemblance , truly nice looking baits :yes::yay:!

Greetz , diemai

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very nice baits. i would not call those attempts :wink:

how much weight did it take to get those big baits to sink?

I used a 5/16 drill bit for the front 2 sections and the hold goes horozontal as colse to the bottom as i could go and as deep in the section as i could go........ the tail section is drilled in the eye slot with a much smaller bit as deep as i could go...

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@ bahlzar

If I understood right , you have weighted the three sections one by one(single) to render your bait to be sinking:??

Does the now assembled lure sink in an about horizontal position ?

I believe , that this is essential for a proper resemblance of a real fish :yes:.

But in terms of your well done trout finish you surely have accomplished this resemblance , truly nice looking baits :yes::yay:!

Greetz , diemai

the baits do sink horozontal now, maybe not perfectly horozontal but i think once i start reelin them in they should be ok....... probly wont be able to test them until thursday..

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Looks like a Triple Trout to me. If it swims like one, it should catch fish.

Those are some good lookin' baits:yay:

triple trout ? whats that .....:whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle: hee hee

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so if i understand you correctly, you drilled holes crosswise in the lure and poured melted lead in?

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Those are really nice looking. Good job!

I'm going to go way out on a limb, and guess these are not the first lures you've ever painted.

If they are, you're the man, a natural!

Even if they're not, they're beautiful. Trust me, if they swim, they'll catch fish.

And I really like the way you relieved the joint around the hinge eyes. It looks really clean.

Please let us know how they swim.

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so if i understand you correctly, you drilled holes crosswise in the lure and poured melted lead in?

on the head section just below the bottom eye hook I drilled a hole towards the nose . started with a small bit but ended with a 5/16 bit...the center section is the same way, the tail section I drilled back towrd the back with a it that was 1 size smaller.....

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Those are really nice looking. Good job!

I'm going to go way out on a limb, and guess these are not the first lures you've ever painted.

If they are, you're the man, a natural!

Even if they're not, they're beautiful. Trust me, if they swim, they'll catch fish.

And I really like the way you relieved the joint around the hinge eyes. It looks really clean.

Please let us know how they swim.

thanks for the kind words...about 2 weeks prior to this I was staring at a MS slammer and thought, gee these dont look to hard to make...So I bought a dowel at home depot and went for it........ The hardest part was the paint......The first wake bait i painted looked like a x-mas tree and i used a cheap polyurethane for the final clear coat......Then i made a few more and the painting gradually got better and until a friend of mine caught a little 4lbr on my wakebait and it came apart at the eyehooks, it was then i went to the devcon 2ton epoxy.....I made about 10 wakebaits and then a little bell went off in my head when i was staring at a tripletrout........now I cant seem to stop, every piece of wood i see at work I trace something on it !!!!!! prior to the wakebaits I never attempted to make a bait before.........However i do work in a wood shop making wainscoating and wood beams, so I have acess to some nice tools....

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"Tracing something on every piece of wood....:)" , seems , that the bug has already badly bitten you.......:yes::lol: !

So am I , whilst all machines are running at work , I always have pencil and paper handy to sketch down some new and different ideas and designs :yes:.

Sometimes my workmates come around saying something like "ey , man , something new again ? You've gotta have enough by now , or not ?"

So I just reply , that one can never have enough lures , impossible:nuhuh::lol: !

Keep on carvin' , Dieter

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well i was able to test out my baits and i was honestly amazed on how they swam..........on the very first retrieval i was happy and then i popped it real quick and it snapped around the opposite direction !!!!!!!!!!!! unbelievable........ they ran about 12 to 20 in below the surface.........only bad news is I didnt catch anything on them.........I am so excited I carved out 4 more at work today ... :lol::lol:

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bah- what kind/size of hardware did you use. Hard baits are my next adventure.

the eye hooks are # 216 straight from home depot, big splitrings & 2/0 treble hooks.....

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