I will never question the price of swimbaits again This was my 1st attempt at making a wood bait. Lots of time and effort. I know it will get easier as time goes on, but I see what it takes to make a quality bait now.
And no, I won't be offering these for sale. At least no time soon This bait is 8" long nose to tail and weighs 3 oz. It shadows all of my other swimbaits in girth.
I've still got a lot to learn and the baits got a few imperfections, but I'm sure it'll still catch fish
#491, "RE: WSL Swimbait" In response to Reply # 1 Sat Jan-15-05 03:29 PM by woodsac
Thanks Jake. Ya I recognize your user name.
I meant to add some red gill marks, but I forgot. I'm gonna try and carve some gills into the next one. It was fun to make, frustrating at the same time. I used spray paint to paint it with cause I don't have an airbrush
Thanks guys. That's just a reflection Dan. It's sealed and painted. I know you can't really see it in the pic, but the color on the side is pink over gold, over pink. With a light scale pattern. It's got a nice color change when you rotate it in the light.
I'm working on another right now. My original design has 2 joints and a different hinge. But I thought I'd better take it easy for my 1st
Great looking plug. If you don't mind me asking, what size/type of eye screws did you use? I have a plug that I shaped and haven't been able to finish because I can't figure out what eye screws to use. The ones at Lowes/HomeDepot seem so short I am affraid that a fish would pull them out.
Sonny the hook eye screws are .092 stainless steel 1" from stamina. The line tie is from home depot. It's 3/4" long. I used devcon epoxy with all of them. Used a small wire to put some in the hole, then put a drop on the tip of the threads before I ran them in.