jrhopkins

crappie swimbait

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someone asked me about doing a crappie pattern ( can't remember who:huh: ) still trying to get one that has a natural swimming motion. getting closer, this one is a slow sinker and swims with a nice tail action and very little side to side head head motion. 5 1/4", 1.9oz.

fish lures 381.jpg

fish lures 381.jpg

fish lures 381.jpg

fish lures 381.jpg

fish lures 381.jpg

fish lures 381.jpg

fish lures 381.jpg

fish lures 381.jpg

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He must be a good friend for you to give him such a work of art! It looks way too nice to have mauled by some tooth creature!

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Wooaa!! that bait is unreal! Sweet paint job as well. Is that freehand or stencil work? Either way its unbelieveable! Great bait!

all freehand painting. small brush & toothpicks:huh:

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GEEEEESH!!!! Like I said about the other two, they gotta be real. Put some water on that puppy would ya. Congrats on another extremely excellent lure and finish. Thanx for sharing.....:worship:

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Life is too short.....FISH HARD!!!!!

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JR...Youre baits are ridiculous. Very good stuff, keep it coming. And it seems you're putting them out at an amazing pace. I remember you said you're using a kevlar string for your swimbaits. How's that working out? And where are you getting the string? Are all of those baits PVC board or are some wood?

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JR...Youre baits are ridiculous. Very good stuff, keep it coming. And it seems you're putting them out at an amazing pace. I remember you said you're using a kevlar string for your swimbaits. How's that working out? And where are you getting the string? Are all of those baits PVC board or are some wood?
well, i'm retired so i have lots of time to do what i like and can't afford the gas to go fishing every day:( . pretty much using the PVC all the time now, it has the same characteristics as the wood i was using and is easier to carve. besides it is waterproof and i don't have to worry about sealing it as well. the Kevlar string works out real good. i can get tighter joints with it. the only drawback is i have to be carefull that the epoxy doesn't leech into the string between the segments and make them stiff. really tough stuff though, i can't break it and i tried. as far as i know you can't buy it anywhere, got mine from an annonymous source who has military connections:whistle:

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really tough stuff though, i can't break it and i tried. as far as i know you can't buy it anywhere, got mine from an annonymous source who has military connections:whistle:

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Oh, c'mon John, give us a just a little hint...our military? ha ha :)

Dean

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Hmmm....guess I'm gonna have to take my vest apart just to get my hands on some. I hope if I get killed on duty, you can live with yourself for not sharing LOL! I'm just kidding, I don't wear it anyhow. Awesome looking baits!

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