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First Attempt At Craw Pattern
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:50 AM
Here is a look at my first completed Craw Pattern. I screwed up a few times but I think this one is at least fishable. It only has one coat of clear on it so it's not done but I wanted to get some initial feedback. Let me know what I can do better or different to make this pattern work. Thanks. craw top.JPG 253.38KB 220 downloads craw bottom.JPG 322.81KB 321 downloads craw.JPG 269.98KB 228 downloads
Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:09 PM
I actually think it looks pretty good. Any comment I could make would be more of a personal taste type of thing.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:46 PM
I want any advice. Even personal prefs. Thanks.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:28 PM
Red and black craw is a classic. If your crankbait swims well, it will get bit regardless of the pattern details. If you want to refine the pattern to get more "realism" (I hesitate to use that term with crankbaits), crawdads have a bunch of different body parts moving as they travel, so I like craw patterns that are more complex to simulate some of that movement. Personally, the only way I can get that is with a paint template.
Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:04 PM
I think it's fine the way it is. It's very well done.
I find that craw cranks, like most of the cranks out there, are "impressionist" at best.
They don't have all the legs and claws that the real craws have, and most are retrieved in a direction opposite a real craw's actual swimming direction. Think reaction lures, not dead stick representations.
My favorite prespawn crank is a square bill wiggle wort that's in a reddish craw pattern, that dives to 4' max. It doesn't have much detail, but it gets bit all the time.