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Crawfish Crank [Pic]
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 09:30 AM
Topic "tu" renamed to "Crawfish Crank [Pic]"
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:05 AM
sorry about that Crazywade! i originaly posted a pic of a crawfish lure I made but the scanned pic did it no justice so I pulled the plug on it. definitely need to invest in a digital camera.
i'll post it anyhow.
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:08 AM
Nice craw did you use a stencil for the details?
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:13 AM
naw, I first used a charcoal pencil to draw the outline then I used a fined tipped sharpie to trace it and then I erased the pencil markings. it's not too bad, but you can tell it was hand drawn.
do you know where I can get stencil for a pattern like this or any suggestion on how i can make my own?
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:22 AM
I would recomend making a template of the lure side then sketch on that.
When you have a good B & W line drawing print it on clear water-slide decal sheets.
No stencil can compete with the details that you have on there right now.
Kickass. I still haven't fully recovered from your killer Dbait
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:39 AM
yeah, I haven't recovered from the fact that I lost that lure one week after I made it guess the lake thought it look good too, so she kept it
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:48 AM
It is far better to have lured and lost then never to have lured at all. I hate that sick dismal feeling one gets when we loose that shadallac of lures. Make more! !!!
Posted 07 May 2004 - 04:41 PM
I think it look awesome too... I too have been playing with making the Balsa D bait style. Only mine are small and dive deeper. I think the total size of mine are 1 3/4 and 2 inches.
I just can't seem to get the blending of colors the way I'd like! I'll try and scan one and post it also...
One question though... How does that bait see!!!!
I've watch you go from the beginning and your doing some really good work!
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:31 PM
Your craw bait looks great. If you want
to try something interesting, put the lip
in the rear of the dbait. I tested one
like that today, it swims better backwards
than it does forward. Nice tight wiggle.
I had to add small split shot just behind
the lip slot to get lip down. I guess moving
the hook to the front end raised the tail a tad.
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:52 PM
Man, that is a beautiful lure, the paint job is great. you did that freehanded?thats greaat.
Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:33 AM
Fine looking bait to me. I couldn't tell that you drew the design. The finish looks great on it also.
Posted 08 May 2004 - 10:19 AM
freehand (boy you got some talent),stencil or whatever thats one very impressive paint job!!!! Rob
Posted 10 May 2004 - 10:36 AM
thanks gentlemen for your kind words. feels good to know that others enjoy seeing your work.
I've come a long way since making my first lures! The great members of this site have helped me tremendously in becoming a better lure maker. Thanks to all of you for allowing me to become part of this wonderful FAMILY and for all of the advice!
to answer some questions: freehand? yes, the lure was all done free hand. from the painting to the pattern. the blending of the colors took me a long time to perfect. the pic doesn't really show the various colors that i painted. the colors are orange (bottom), red-orange (middle), and a combination of brown, med. bass green, red and some orange (top). total time spent on paintin 2-3 hrs.
I tested this lure yesterday and was a little disappointed. when in the water it sits sligtly to the left side but water line covers about 3/4 of the lure. when cranked the lure goes to the left and tends to blow outta the water. could the amount of epoxy covering the line tie affect the action of the lure?
Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:43 AM
What I have found with a bait leaning to one
side or the other is, that the weight is off center
or not enough weight. If your bait is 3/4 under
water, amount of weight is not the problem.
Also, hooks and line tie need to be in a straight
line. Try twisting the line tie a little to the right,
this is called tuning. Then bend it over to the
right, all this facing the front of the bait.
It just sounds like weight off center to me.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 12:24 PM
if the weight is off-center, can this be fixed, if so how?