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Why Do You Make Your Own Crankbaits?
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:46 PM
I haven't built any lures from PVC, but the floating half sub merged tells me that the specific gravity is probably in the range of .50 specific gravity which is probably a little on the heavy side of the woods used for making lures. It's always good to try it out and see how it actually works. Musky Glenn
Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:01 AM
My favorite crankbait was no longer available, so I began the task of reproducing them. Without this site I never ever would have "got 'er done" . Thanks to everyone who helped me.
Edited by Stickman Baits, 09 December 2010 - 11:03 AM.
Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:28 PM
The PVC decking I use has the same buoyancy as poplar. It is a mixture of PVC and cellulose fibers. It works for 2" poppers, and med sized cranks, but I haven't tried it for small, shallow square bill cranks because I don't think it's light enough for that.
The Sintra sign board, which is an expanded PVC with no cellulose, sounds like it would work fine for those small cranks, but I'm still looking for a local supplier.
Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:55 PM
I enjoy making baits, but there is a certain amount of confidence you can convey if you start catching fish on your own hand made baits. At that point its no longer fun, its much much better!!
Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:42 PM
All the reasons stated so far apply to me, however; the most compelling reason for me was to duplicate old lures from the 1930's 40's and 50's that my father left me when he passed away. Special gratification when I catch a bass on my own rendition of a paw paw minnow,river runt, or various other old lures my father used when he was a kid. I am sure my father's spirit is proud.