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Hey guys,

 

I am looking to find big crankbait blanks.  Specifically baits that can rival the 10XD from Strike King (not many color options through Strike King yet, unfortunately).  Does anyone know where to find any blanks that size?

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good luck......up north i dont see a market for them big boys...pike and muskie fishing maybe....but bass nope...my local stores have those big baits on the shelf and i havent seen 1 move....those strike kings are jinormis..I havent seen any painter selling them.....maybe try Alibaba might find something there   

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I'm not sure if this will help but Salty's has pike and surf kits of very nice quality just not sure he's got what your looking for? Other than that I have seen some nice sized wood blanks on ebay from a guy I think is in Poland they looked pretty nice.

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good luck......up north i dont see a market for them big boys

I live in Kansas, not exactly big fish territory but I watched my buddy pull an 10" white bass out of the throat of a 17" smallmouth.  You might be surprised what they eat.  But, these baits aren't for me.  They are for a buddy who lives near Toledo Bend and fishes it quite a bit.  He loves the 10XDs but isn't happy with their color selection.  

 

I have checked Salty's, unfortunately I am looking for a clear bait, not a wooden one.  

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I live in Kansas, not exactly big fish territory but I watched my buddy pull an 10" white bass out of the throat of a 17" smallmouth.  You might be surprised what they eat.  But, these baits aren't for me.  They are for a buddy who lives near Toledo Bend and fishes it quite a bit.  He loves the 10XDs but isn't happy with their color selection.  

 

I have checked Salty's, unfortunately I am looking for a clear bait, not a wooden one.  

 

Get him to send you some of his baits and repaint them in colors of his choosing.

 

Ben

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Get him to send you some of his baits and repaint them in colors of his choosing.

Ben

I would do this, except he was wanting a transparent bait. Similar to the lucky craft ghost minnow color.

Anyone have a good way to remove the paint completely without damaging the bait?

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If you have some extra cash and motivated enough, there are plenty of manufacturers in China who will take the store bought bait you have and cast a mold and make blanks for you. That mold will be exclusive to you only.

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If you have some extra cash and motivated enough, there are plenty of manufacturers in China who will take the store bought bait you have and cast a mold and make blanks for you. That mold will be exclusive to you only.

 

Not for sure exclusive can ever apply to counter fitting......exclusive as in not the original molds being used by the legit company and not the same mold that will be used by  the next  guy needing knock offs waves some bills with the same company?    :lolhuh:

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Mdojet - yes, that seems fair. After all, I did buy an original, so I should be able to use it to get my own mold cut, and get 10,000 copies made. I will only use about 50 myself, so I can sell the rest to close friends and neighbors and the whole nation. Yes, that's only fair!

 

This site needs a dislike button!

 

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Mdojet - yes, that seems fair. After all, I did buy an original, so I should be able to use it to get my own mold cut, and get 10,000 copies made. I will only use about 50 myself, so I can sell the rest to close friends and neighbors and the whole nation. Yes, that's only fair!

 

This site needs a dislike button!

 

DAve

 

HaHa I think you did just fine letting it be known that you disapprove :wink: But I do agree that idea is not the best one out there.

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pretty sure ive seen the knock off blanks being sold somewhere of the manns 30 which i think is similar sized. i'll check my bookmarks later.

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Dakota Lakes sells "The Original" which is a big bait...but a shallow runner.

Even though it's a big bait I have caught some 12 inch bass on it...

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just picked up a big square bill ...kvd 8.0 sexy......blow out $ 5.99 ...ill try a bigger bait for that price but she'll have to ride in the glove box of the stratos.....lol    

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