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    Your welcome, my pleasure. These are great walking action baits, I found these on my Journey searching Japanese crankbaits, and I've enjoyed fishing them especially when the top water bite is on.
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    Top water bait, walk the dog, popper, bait. Was popular several years ago, OSP Just found that old picture and though some might enjoy. I dont paint lures like I used to, but always enjoyed this particular bait and caught some good fish on it.
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  9. Second on the Excellent Point, and very eloquently stated I might add. I was trying to come up with a sensative way of putting it but you beat me to it.
  10. Azsouth great action, Thanks for sharing. Very well done
  11. SlowFish that is the lure I mentioned in an earlier post, thanks for sharing that. There was a video on youtube several years ago that showcased and explainted the theroy and reasoning, along with action and results. Very cool. azsouth, great work explaining how you arrived at your conclusion. Several years ago when I had the test tank I had planned on trying something like this, never got around to it, to busy I guess, but great work anyway and thanks for sharing. Dave, I think we talked about this sometime ago, I was on a Japaneese Crankbiat kick and then swithced to your Hunting t
  12. UKandy I have disected many baits, and alot of balsa line thru baits are not sealed properly, or should I say sealed for structural strength in mind, normaly they epoxy the line thru channel but do nothing to the balsa to make it stronger, so it's rather easy to tear the line through out of the bait either upwards or forwards, once the line through starts to tear slightly it will let water into the bait which will eventually cause catastophic damage. I twist my own line tie with stainless steel wire and epoxy it into hardwood dowells that are then epoxied into the balsa body which is seal
  13. OK, Guys and Gals, lets get to the nuts & bolts? Why do we ask or look for through wire? Answer is because we thought it was stronger, supperior, etc. WRONG! I have built Custom Handcrafted Balsa baits since 2011, built them both ways, lets break it down. I'm in a bad mood and will vent trying to be subjective and civil. Through wire is a joke, perception and a farse! A through wire is only as good as the build, simply as that, it can be weak, defective and cause issues if not built correctly, same as other methods. There is no sure fire method of building crankbaits, except for
  14. I've been building Custom handcrafted crankbaits for certain conditions since 2011, I'm in Southern Indiana and fish alot of the Tenn River chain lakes, & River Systems. From my studies the Carolina crankbait guys are target oriented. Not so much on speed or action all though speed & action is very prevelant when it comes to crankbaits there. They also want crankbaits to HIT a target, ie: Stump, rock pile boulder, etc. Hunting Crankbaits will not perform well in these conditions. I have a certain crankbait that hunts like crazy but is no good at target fishing, because it can swim with
  15. Travis, my experience is the Hunting Cranks are NOT based on lures from the Carolina's, the lures from the Carolinas were lures created more for situational conditions, ie, depth, structure, and speed and action. More of what we are looking for targeting certain depths these days. If we could put a geographical area on Hunting cranks I would personally say it may be more from the East Tennessee area where shallow crankbaits were more prevalent or the focus.
  16. azsouth, I also have experiemented with this phenomenom and I'll try to reply post or relay as best in short as possible. Dave Vodkaman peaked my interest so I challenged myself and here are my findings best described in short terms. Building hunting crankbaits are a challenge, but with his knowledge and scientific approach it was acheivable and honestly more acheiveable than I thought, but Hunting crankbaits are not for everone! I have a fishing partner that cannot stand a hunting crankbait because they have a sweet spot for speed, maybe not his but he agreed they do have a place. I also
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    Yes Sir, no wrap, 100% Carbon Fiber
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    rpm Big O replicas in Craw Patterns
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    rpm Big O replicas, in Craw patterns
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    RPM Big O replicas, In Craw Patterns
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  24. I know it's probably been mentioned or discussed here before but wanted to share a recent passion of mine that puts Lure building or handcrafted lures in perspective. I'm not sure how many guys on here are familiar with the Fred Young Big O story? but If your not familiar and want a good read of crankbait history, do a google search on Fred Young Big O lures and read what your able to find, actually quite a few great articles and some good reads. In my opinion as well as others the Big O Story is legandary and very historical, as it is the Holy Grail when it comes to Handcrafted Crankbai
  25. Big Epp I do agree and I'm not one for giving the fish a bigger brain than it has, but I do think there is something about showing them something different or something they have not seen alot of. My buddy seems to think fish ( bass ) especially do get conditioned and he thinks even more so when treble hooks are involved? guess it could have some merrit if a bass bites a crank real good and gets multiple hook points in him. Thanks for your insight, and like I said I know why I spend so much time building crankbaits, it's because I get alot of enjoyment out of catching bass on them or seeing ot
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