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Blades For Crankbaits
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:52 AM
I am looking for a blade close to the blade on the bottom of the waddle bat . Does anyone know who may sell those ? I may have to try to punch out a few . Thanks for the help.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:13 PM
I'm working on duping a waddle bat also... Try #1 wasn't a complete bust but it wasn't really right either. Working on take 2 now. Im making my own blades. Looking at the Ichiban tackle website will give you a good look at how the 'bats are set up. It appears in several of the pictures that the blade has a very gentle upsweep... If i'm correct i think i'll have it right next time.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:02 AM
Waddle bat #2 is a lot better. I sealed the nudie and took it out swimming this morning. Result: caught a 2 pound bass! The action is pretty good but I still need to fiddle with the bill diameter a little and definitely the blade needs some adjustment but I'm on the right track!! I'm fairly new to all this but catching a fish on an unpainted lure is kinda cool!!
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:38 PM
Looks good BTH! What are you using for the rear hook hanger? Cotter Pin?
Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:36 AM
No, it's thru wired but the way you have to do it to get the cup washers and blade on is a little tricky. Next one i make i'll post a picture of how i'm doing it.