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DanCampbell

Flat Sided Crank Bait Thickness?

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Hello,

I am wondering what thickness of wood would be a good starting point for a flat sided crank? I think if you start too thin you would risk cracking the wood while drilling for the belly weight.

Thanks

Dan

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I make alot of baits at 1/2". I make them out of balsa and basswood from sizes ranging from bass sized cranks to musky sized cranks.

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I should've stated that I use 1/4" pieces glued together to make the 1/2". I usually do through wire and it's easier this way.

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I should've stated that I use 1/4" pieces glued together to make the 1/2". I usually do through wire and it's easier this way.

Thanks for the information guys.

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I use various sizes depending upon the bait size, action, and application .372", .375", .42", .44", .46", .50", .75" and 1.00" I mill my own balsa from standard stock sizes

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