BC1

I am a New Curious eager builder

3 posts in this topic

Hello

Awesome site

I have become proficient in making Spinnerbaits and chatter style baits..

I am now in the hunt for producing large 4" or 5" topwater wooden plugs in a true shad pattern...Does anyone know of any pics on here where I can get an idea? I am ot worried about the paint yet..Just want to know what type of wood I can readily get and how to attach the hooks...No bill...just a prop on the front and the back..But shad pattern and large..A little smaller than your hand (a small hand)

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get basswood from www.nationalbalsa.com . It has no significant grain and is nice to cut and sand. Of course, a trip to the nearest home center will score some redwood, cedar or pine. Balsa is much more bouyant and is easily shaped (maybe too easy!) but soft balsa requires through-wire construction and epoxy reinforcement to be durable. So it depends on how bouyant you want the bait and what construction techniques you want to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get my basswod in blocks from A.C. Moore or Micheals craft stores. They have a 40% coupon in the Sunday paper every week. That helps keep the cost down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now