I tried to do a search for this topic, but for some reason, I kept getting an error message. So if it's been covered b4, my apologies.
Is there a big difference between Spanish and Eastern Red cedars?
I purchased some starter kits to make my own lathe turned hardbaits. The same catalog sells Spanish Cedar blanks but seem to be a bit expensive ($8 for 5 blanks). Being a woodworker, and having done some outdoor projects, I have a small supply of "Eastern Red" cedar. Even if I purchase some Eastern Red from the lumber yard, it's still much cheaper than the Spanish cedar.
Is there a big difference between the two - as far as weight or buoyancy goes that I couldn't use my Eastern Red cedar?
Since I live on the lake, I made a few topwater styles (a Devil's horse" and a "Spook" style) from my cedar, and they seem to work ok. But if I'll get better performance from the Spanish, I'll spend the money for it.