Making Flat Crankbaits
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 02:32 PM
Hey all..... First, I am a newbie and just wanted to say hi! Anyway, I love fishing with flat crankbaits like the little petey. I would also love to start making my own plugs similar to the little petey style baits. I was wondering if anybody could give me some tips about how to run the wire harness through the bait. Is this necessary? If anybody could help me get started I would really appreciate it. Thanks
Posted 18 January 2006 - 02:53 PM
What does this schematic mean..... If you could explain, I would appreciate it. Thanks
Posted 18 January 2006 - 03:26 PM
That is the pattern for the bait. It has a great breakdown for the bait showing where everything needs to be. Spend some time reading that thread and you should be well on your way.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 03:27 PM
The schematic is set up for line tie inserts instead of thruwire. The colored lines are listed below. The weighting will change depending on what size you make the lure
Terrythebassmans tutorial on making line tie inserts:
Coley's tutorial on casting weights:
Coley's belly weight insert tutorial:
Coley's lexan lip tutorial:
That should get you started in the right direction. The search button will help tremendously. If there's any q's you can't find answer to just ask. I'm sure someone will chime in to help.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 03:36 PM
Thanks guys..... Is a thru-wire set up needed for a crankbait like this?
Posted 18 January 2006 - 03:49 PM
It's not required. It's up to you if you want to do thruwire or inserts. Alot of guys do inserts or screws without any problems.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 11:30 PM
Thru wire is best on balsa baits but not essential. I never use it on hardwood baits. You can make a balsa bait that holds up for bass fishing without it if you use a sufficiently long line tie and hook hangers (1") and epoxy them in well. For thru wire, I scribe a center line around the "square" rough blank before sanding. After the bait is in its final shape, split it in half along the line with a razor blade. fit in the wire frame and epoxy it back together with 5 min epoxy.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:51 AM
What size weight inserts work best for the flat petey style baits?