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Old 08-17-2022, 08:25 PM   #351
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Nice work. Those core shot ned rigs are pretty cool looking.
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Old 08-25-2022, 08:32 PM   #352
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Nice paddle tails.
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Old 08-27-2022, 08:27 AM   #353
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Made a 1/4 ounce crankbait out of balsa wood. It has a one piece through wire for the hooks and tow eye. I also added an internal rattle on this one. Balsa is very easy to work with but it's too soft for screw in eyes, you have to make two halves and put the wire in between. I'm going to dare a redfish to tear it up.
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Old 08-27-2022, 11:03 PM   #354
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Solid!!! Any idea on avg depth when cranking on it?

Will it float when you stop feeling? Or sink? Love those square bill crank baits for redfish.
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Old 08-28-2022, 12:21 AM   #355
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Impressed!
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Old 08-28-2022, 06:48 AM   #356
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It dives 2-3’ and it’s a floater. Tuned it and threw it yesterday and only got a rat red on it. It’s already too windy to sight fish this morning. I’ll be making a few more of these, they work pretty good.
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Old 09-04-2022, 08:13 PM   #357
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I liked the first balsa crankbait so much I made a couple more. These cast and wobble great. Should have a red or two on em soon.
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Old 09-04-2022, 08:14 PM   #358
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And the other.
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Old 09-04-2022, 09:08 PM   #359
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Great color schemes!
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Old 09-15-2022, 08:59 PM   #360
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Working on a big crank bait for reds. It's 3 3/4" and will weigh about a 1/2 ounce. It'll have a loud internal rattle and dive 1-2'. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow.
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Old 09-15-2022, 09:45 PM   #361
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I’m liking these .
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Old 09-16-2022, 08:05 AM   #362
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This is the internal wire harness and rattle. I put an aluminum disc on the sides of the rattle chamber to make it louder, it's loud. I'll add lead to the bigger holes below.
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Old 09-16-2022, 08:07 AM   #363
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This gives a little size comparison to the others I did. It's quite a bit bigger. I'm looking for a dive depth of about 1-2'.
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Old 09-17-2022, 10:05 AM   #364
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Here it is with the lip and sanded. I'll get it finished this week end.
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Old 09-17-2022, 02:11 PM   #365
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You’re a craftsman Kevin! I think if I lost one in the water, I’d go swimming for it.
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Old 09-18-2022, 04:26 PM   #366
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I got the big crank bait painted today. I went with a redfish pattern on this one.
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Old 09-18-2022, 04:30 PM   #367
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One more.
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Old 09-18-2022, 04:33 PM   #368
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I carved this out of balsa with a load rattle inside. I'll see if they'll eat their own. LOL
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Old 09-18-2022, 07:08 PM   #369
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I took it to the pond and got it tuned and running straight. It has a nice wide wobble and the rattle can be heard as it moving. I can hold my rod high and wake it, it has a hard float but I think I can probably get it down to about 3 feet. Turned out like I hoped. It’s a big fat crank bait for sure.
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:59 PM   #370
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That looks amazing!!!

If you ever need any field testers, I know a guy!
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:22 AM   #371
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Youre a craftsman Kevin! I think if I lost one in the water, Id go swimming for it.
Thanks. I'm used to losing them, it does hurt though.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:32 AM   #372
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Threw the big crank bait at some reds yesterday, they wanted to play volleyball with it instead of biting it. Had a few knock it in the air but didn't stick. Maybe next time.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:14 PM   #373
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Threw the big crank bait at some reds yesterday, they wanted to play volleyball with it instead of biting it. Had a few knock it in the air but didn't stick. Maybe next time.

Darn them suckers! Oh wait, they's reds, not suckers! Darn them reds!
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