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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:26 AM
I'm interested in doing a replica of a Gary Dee Bait, specifically the tiny d shad. Wondering if anyone has made this before and if they could provide me with some specs (i.e., lure design, weight, size, etc.)
Posted 26 January 2004 - 08:35 PM
I don't own any of his baits. To get the thing exact, you will have to buy one and dissect it.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:26 AM
Thanks Skeeter. I figured I might have to do that but wanted to see if anyone has made them. Gary Dee baits were featured in the Jan. 2004 BASSMASTER under the "Six Best Baits, You don't know about". They looked pretty interesting and I wanted to try my hand in making one.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 12:54 PM
here's a big one i made using my computer and photo program to come up with a pattern may not be exact but it catches fish like crazy will come thru trees and brush like a spinnerbait
Posted 27 January 2004 - 01:20 PM
Well that is just if you want it to be as close to an exact copy as you can get. I am sure that I can help you get pretty close. I believe that he has the size of his lures on his site. Pick one and give me the size and I will try and help you with it. Alot of his baits are wire through construction and 3/8ths thick.
Pretty damn good. Looks awful close to me.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 03:47 PM
anyone wanting the dbait schematic let me know and I will send it to you via a PDF. file. I have taken a bunch apart
Posted 27 January 2004 - 04:57 PM
thanks guys for the responses.
lurehead, great lookin' lure. looks exaclty like the dbaits.
Skeeter, I wanted to try and replicate the 2 5/8" black shad. as a matter of fact, i've already cut out the pattern on basswood and have even added about a 1/2oz of weight. I didn't want to go any further until I could get the correct patterns (side view, top view, weight, etc).
blackjack, I appreciate it if you would send me that pdf file to my email address at email@example.com
Thanks again gents for your help! I'm really excited about continuing this project the right way. Any other info that you can provide me with will be greatly appreciated.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 08:54 PM
thanks for the compliments my line tie goes thru the lip is about the only difference
Posted 27 January 2004 - 11:33 PM
Even though I have not made anything out of basswood, I would think that 1/2 oz. of weight it too much. You might want to try 3/16 or 1/4. But I would trust BlackJacks schematic. It is probably the most accurate data that you will find.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 07:35 AM
Since everyone seems to want this pattern I'll post it here!! The original bait is a thru wire bait, but I have modified it as to make it a no brainer. You can resize to whatever size you would like the different color lines are for:
Blue line= angle of the lip slot
first red line = the depth of the lip slot cut
second red line = the location of the bellyweight
the green lines = are used to drill the line tie and the rear hook hanger the green lines are perpindiculars (right angles so that when you place the bait in a vise to drill the line tie and rear hook hanger are placed perfectly
Posted 28 January 2004 - 07:53 AM
I have not seen any difference between the my d bait and the original as to how they run. They both run great and both catch fish mine is more simple to build enjoy guys and lets see some of the finished baits here is a lip pattern to fool around with also!!
Posted 28 January 2004 - 09:29 AM
Hey Black Jack.... AWESOME POST! Thats the kind of "NO BRAINERS" I need to help me going on some decent running baits. If you cant tell with my Homer Simpson Emoticon..... I NEED SOME HELP! DOH! Cody
Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:00 AM
Blackjack is your bait 1/2" thick and how long is the lip and what weight for the 2 5/8th" lure if this ain't to much to ask
Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:31 AM
The bait is 3/8" thick and I usually start with about 4 gms of lead although I have gone up to 6.25 gms on a couple of baits when I made some suspenders and sinkers. Alot of guys overlook a sinking bait but it can be a very effective tool to fill up that livewell. I like to take a sinker and cast it along a steep drop or bluff and count it down to 10 or 12' and crank parallel to the shore. I have caught some monster smallies and largemouth throwing small sinking baits using this technique. So if you guys ever end up with a sinking bait dont throw that baby away put it in the tacklebox and give it a try when nothing else is working. I promise you will be surprised!!!!
Posted 28 January 2004 - 12:50 PM
I don't understand the two green lines going vertical and the drilling process while in the vise? Maybe I just a dummie. Can someone give me a visual . THanks
Big Dummy T Mike