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Castaic trout hard bait

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WOW!! Did you make that beautiful thing?

Truly the work of a craftsman.

Great job!!!!!!!!

Coley

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Actually, Coley, they are no longer in production. They sale on E-Bay sometimes for as much as $300 each!

I posted your question to another board where a lot of the guys use to throw them. I asked for the weight of the 9", as that is the only size that I know of for the hard bait.

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Seems like I read sometime back that they weighted around 3-4 oz...nathan

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Guys thanks for the replies, A friend of mine ask if I could make him something close to the orignal Castaic hard bait. I have found some info on the bait like the pic I posted earlier but can't seem to get much more.

I did read that some of the baits like this are up to 7oz. I don't know what type of wood that was used. I have started one using balsa and i guess i will keep adding weight till I get it like I want it. Heres a pic of it befor adding hook hangers and weight. I will post new pic when finished

thanks Bob

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Hey Guys, Thanks for all the help. I finished it . It weights 4.040 oz and has a great swimming action. See what you think.

Bob

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I have a 12" SOFT trout. At huddlestondeluxe.com, you'll see the former Castaic presidents' new creations at $64.99 apiece. 8O

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