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Where to find crankbait blanks

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If you can't find the blanks you're looking for, you may want to some research on striping and refinishing crankbaits. Several of the TU old hands can help you work on this process.

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You can find plastic bodies that look SIMILAR to a commercial bait, but only rarely can you buy the real bait unpainted. The "copies" often do not have the same internals, so they behave differently. Doesn't mean they're bad baits per se, but they aren't the same. if you want a DD22 or a Hotlips, it's repaint time. I've never seen unpainted versions of either. Best bet is to check out sites like gofishin.com or the Walmart $2 Bin for ugly patterns that never sold.

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