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My first 5 piece trout swimbait

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this bait is 5 pieces as you can see... took me 2 days to make... has no lip and was ment to be a deadstick bait but tried swimming it and to my supprise it swims without a lip...

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Andrew, sign me up! I want one.

I know you put lots of time into making each one of your bait. Ever consider making more?

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Andrew,

That is one kickass trout. What's the overall length? Weight? How are you going about jointing? You should consider making molds of your lures.

Tight lines,

Shawn

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i've thought about making a mold and then making featherlite or some kind of a resin bait but right now time and money are a factor so its a little tough.. i may make a mold of one of my newer and better baits... we'll just have to see... :wink:

length: 8 3/4

height: 1 7/8

weight: 4 1/2 oz.

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That is definatley one of the nicest looking swimbaits I have ever seen. I am spectacle about the action with no lip or paddle tail, what is it like? Very nice let us know if you get any fish on this bad boy.

Tm

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the action is very sutle... it wakes at a very slow speed... i have found that if i hold the rod tip on the water line it will wake a little bit faster and if i wake it and give it about 5 very quick jerks it looks like a trout fleeing from a bass or a trout chasing forage...but as a wake bait the head goes right to left back and forth about a centimeter each way and the tail follows through and wakes... really it is something to see because it has no lip and its like it has a mind of its own :P

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Trick Trout,

I'm in awe of your 5 piece. I don't understand it's construction, because it seems with horizontal pins it would have no side motion at all; but obviously it does work and I congratulate you on an inspiring work. Maybe some day I will be able to do one also.

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ENVIROTEX...thats all i use and will ever use... devcon doesn't work... haha i would use any but envirotex is cheaper and better..

YS, Here is a better diagram of how i make the joints hope it is a little bit easier to understand.

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Man what a paint job! What did you use for the fins? If you were to start selling them, how much would you charge? That's really an excellent bait.

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Thats not my bait but if it were I dont think I'd sell it under 150bucks, especially if it took 2 days to make :D

Tm

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TT,

Your diagram makes it clear. Now I see how it allows lateral movement.

I'm painting my first 5 hardbaits, and you're working on a 5 piece hardbait. It's exponential!

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I would have bet it was ETEX. Just too clear for epoxy glue......Great work and a Great Topcoat...There you have it guys....

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mesabooger, for the fins i used a different type of material, what it is, is rubber off of my brother's floor mat for his truck, when he bought it there was a tag end that you cut off and it was the perfect stuff, right color, tuff, flexable, so it works good. For the price i would probably start at between 100- 125. Yeah E-TEX is the only way to go. Yeah the 5 piece was something i had thought of doing for a while but never executed making it. Stuff takes some imagination and if you have that there are no limits to bait making. Thanks again guy i really appriciate your compliments and i thank you again for all the tips that i have recieved from this site.

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Hey trick trout, let me know when you want to sell one. I'd buy one for that price if you'd number and sign it. I wouldnt fish with it, I'd put it in a glass case. Very nice.

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Trick Trout you should post that swimbait pic in the gallery asap and your other baits too. More people will get to see them.

Tm

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I got my 5 piece TT from Andrew today and man is it awesome, that boys got talent to spare. The carving , paint and finish are superb. If Andrew decides to make any more of these available, you guys better snatch them up. Thanks Andrew!

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