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#1 BC1


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:41 PM

I am new excuse me...I want to build these large Shad Topwater baits..There are some on here that are unreal..

1. How do you get a wire all the way thru these balsa baits..Drill????

2. Can you buy baits from people on this site

I have PM a few and no responses
Sorry for being so ignorant to the bait building but I have seen some incredible things on here:worship:

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:49 PM

Welcome to the site. If you look under your post there is a post called "A plug for through wire", it will help you with some of your questions. As far as selling lures, some guys have personal sites that they sell lures on. Good luck to you.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:20 PM

BC!, check out the thread on this page begun by La Pala about thru-wire. For balsa baits, the easiest (and strongest) thing to do is split the bait with a single edged razor blade. Put in the wire frame and ballast and use 5 min epoxy to rejoin the halves. If you scribe a center line around the bait after you cut out the blank, while it's still "square", the line serves as a cutting line. Pretty easy to do and effective.