When I think back of the first bait I actually carved was about six years ago was from piece of pine my wife and I found at the beach. It was absolutely flawless, not a knot one any where on the piece. I took it home and slabbed off some pieces with my table saw. I drew a rough shape on it and started to "whittle" away with my Buck knife, before I knew it I had the first one. It worked the first time I tried it out. I made others out of that quarter of a log but the first one I'll remember forever. It has been retired because I would rather know where it was, than stuck on a tree stump at the bottom of some pond.
That's my explanation of my addiction and where it came from, how about you guys?
As the rules state, I posted a picture in the gallery of #1.
Edited by bassguy, 09 June 2012 - 03:14 PM.