Edited by MDB, 16 August 2010 - 07:18 PM.
Who Made These?
20 replies to this topic
Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:39 PM
Those are thunder shads. THey use to be endorsed by Rick Clunn. They are are the best crankbaits I have used. Let me know if you would want to trade some bags of soft plastic baits that i make for a couple of cranks. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to the website: http://www.thundersh...pum11cnrskpli21
Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:04 PM
Thanks for your help. I appreciate the offer, but I'm good for now.
Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:51 PM
Those look nothing like the thunder shads made now, or any I have seen.
Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:00 PM
I would have to agree...
Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:10 PM
The Coffin Bill Baits look like a Tennessee Killer crankbait???
Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:03 AM
They are not exactly like the TN Killer either.
They are very well made, probably in GA, NC or SC, worth between $20 each and priceless.
Just looking at the eyes, looks like Sellers, Klein, or Pryors work to me.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:46 PM
Looks Like some old Zooms before Ed C. engraved his baits on the bill, The other flat baits look like his Carolina Killer baits as well. I would bet my last dollar that they are not Thundershads
Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:49 PM
i will have to agree with craig on these baits as i also believe that they are early zoom baits made by ed chambers those are definatly not thundershad baits as they used a preformed lip for there baits with a bib wire in them....
Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:39 PM
The kill spots are consistently in a low position, also the eyes are slightly raised, again consistently. These two features should make identification of the builder easier. I cannot help other than this.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:28 PM
BigM is a possibility. His eyes are similar (but not raised), he likes his kill spots low and the tail hook eye horizontal, scale netting looks the same too. He also likes this style of body. He is not a member here, but posts on bassresource, does very high quality work.
Maybe not, I just noticed that BigM fits the lips before painting, the lures in question, the bibs are fitted later.
Edited by Vodkaman, 17 August 2010 - 10:33 PM.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:40 PM
They are definitely on level with Ed's work, but I am not sure if he has ever done any without his name engraved in the lip but if he did that would be my guess too.
Edited by cullin8s, 17 August 2010 - 10:41 PM.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:00 AM
I cannot tell a lie. It was me. I made them. Now that we have that settled are any of you guys interested in buying some ocean front property in Oklahoma?
Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:16 PM
Vman, Big M is a memeber here just under another name. Thanks for the kind words but those are not from my hands. I would bet money those are WEC baits that were not signed, I've seen others like them. Looks like Carolina killer and z-flats in that bunch.
Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:09 PM
If this global warming keeps up you might have something their BEN! LOL
Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:44 PM
I wonder if those are Sonny McFarlands "Flat Shad baits" He has closed his www page due to backlog, but you can see his work by by-passing the index page and going here.
I never noticed but the spot does seem low on his baits.
Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:14 PM
i can say that those are not sonnys baits as he lives about 2 miles from me and i am there more than i am at home just ask my wife lol one thing that will give that away is that sonny airbrushes his eyes onto his baits..........
Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:28 PM
Ahhhh! OK! Good to know! Thanks.
Posted 03 September 2010 - 09:43 AM
Blackjack they kinda look like some of the old Poes cedar crank baits