A-Mac

Little Fat B@st@*ds!

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A-Mac    51

Who ate all the pie! Crankbait munchies! :popcorn:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj100/amcalexa/PB050526.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj100/amcalexa/PB050528.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj100/amcalexa/PB050529.jpg

These aren't fat, their just big boned!

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj100/amcalexa/PB050523.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj100/amcalexa/PB050525.jpg

Surprisingly, the fat baits have caught me quite a few fish.

Hmmm... I was going to edit the title so that it had a few more symbols... oops.

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hazmail    140

A-Mac- beautiful little baits, how long are they and how heavy.The Bream here would blast these. pete

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A-Mac    51

Thanks guys. These are thru-wire balsa baits. All the baits weigh 10.6-10.8g. Body length is 2", total bait length w lip is 2.75". The fat baits are actually 4 planks of balsa wide. I got the foil from a candy shop 7yrs ago in Indiana (live in Oregon now). It took me a few years to figure out how to use it. Candy wrapper foil is thinner than normal foil. I picked up 3 colors: gold, red, and silver. I rarely use the gold. Luckily the packs came with a couple hundred sheets (4x4") so I haven't had to scavenge for anymore. In the pics provided I used red and silver foil. Foiling the fat baits is very difficult. I had to use 7 seperate pieces of foil... 3 for each side and one to go along the bottom. Plus, I added a couple slivers for touching up rips. Transulcent colors like yellows and oranges look really cool. I clear coat over the foil first, then paint, the final clear. You can also take thinner and wipe away the color from the lures. I used to do some "mistake" lures years back with gold backs fading to silver... fish weren't all that impressed though. The red one has been my favorite for big fish. I did have a red fattie but I let someone borrow it and, well thats the last I saw of it... going by the sounds of it, fish liked it too.

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A-Mac    51

THOSE ARE OUTSTANDING A-MAC! Great looking baits. I Love the fin on top.

Thanks rookie! The fin actually plays a significant part in the action... I would consider most round bodied cranks (especially balsa) to have a wide wobble. The dorsal on these slightly restricts the wobble (but not in a bad way). Instead, I have a medium wobble. I haven't tested this theory, but I think when the wobble was restricted I actually got more wobbles for the distance. For example, say I was getting 2 complete wide wobbles w/out the fin, but with I get 3-4 medium wobbles. Like I said, I haven't proved this... it feels like it when I crank it though. I made about 8 different sized fins till I found one that gave me the best action. Obviously, the larger the fin the more restricted movement... and at a certain size the lure stopped wobbling.

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