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My first crankbait from scratch

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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 11-17-2019 12:07 AM 428 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a month ago I decided I wanted to fish with some of my own lures. I spent a long time researching how to make a crankbait. Youtube certainly is a great way to learn stuff.
Well, it’s about a month later. A bunch of new tools, and armed to going from making beds and benches to a wood project that I can put in my shirt pocket (minus hooks, ouch!) All and all a great experience

The videos below have a lot of info and done by a guy starting from scratch and documenting literally everything in very tedious detail. It’s goal is to maybe save others trying this for the first time some legwork.

Video with links to the other video segments and with a link to a page outlining all the materials and what they are for for anyone interested

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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EarlS

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#1 posted 11-17-2019 12:16 AM

Great idea. Kind of like tying flies, only with wood instead of bits of feathers, fur, thread and such.

How do the fish like them?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 11-17-2019 01:39 AM

Looks good.

Will catch anglkers; and MAYBE even fish!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 11-17-2019 02:23 AM



Great idea. Kind of like tying flies, only with wood instead of bits of feathers, fur, thread and such.

How do the fish like them?

- EarlS

Crankbaits are widely used. They catch a lot of fish for many people just like other lure types do.

BTW… Links weren’t working. I forgot to turn them on…. All okay now.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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jbmaine

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#4 posted 11-17-2019 02:31 AM

That looks real good. Can’t wait to see some more.

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#5 posted 11-17-2019 02:44 AM

That is one mighty fine looking lure. An old friend of mine told me there’s lures that catch fish and lures that catch fishermen. That one looks like it’ll catch fish.

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#6 posted 11-17-2019 03:00 AM

Looks like it would work, how does it swim? And of course are the fish tearing it up?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 11-17-2019 03:19 PM

There is a whole science to those lures, beautiful work!

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jbmaine

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#8 posted 11-17-2019 04:11 PM

Can’t wait to see the ones with the ” ice breaker” blade in front, for fishing ” solid” water.

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#9 posted 11-17-2019 04:29 PM

Great job!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 11-17-2019 10:59 PM



Looks like it would work, how does it swim? And of course are the fish tearing it up?

- therealSteveN

Haven’t put it in the water yet. And it’s so cold out with a skim of ice on the lake… may have to wait till spring.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 11-18-2019 12:04 AM

Daniel, Good job on making the crankbait….I’m a bass fisherman, and have been for over 40 years. I’ve fished just about every type of crankbait made from shallows runners to deep runners, and some that run 16-18 feet deep. I’ve fished in clubs and even fished the Central Pro-Am money tournaments based in Missouri. The crankbait you came up with looks like a Kevin Van Dam shallow running square bill. It runs about 4 feet deep, and catches some nice fish. I predict yours will do the same….!! I would call yours Perch, or possibly Fire Tiger…...!! Keep making them baits…!!

I went back and read your home page, and saw that you used to make guitars. I’ve played guitar about all my life, and collect old vintage Martins, mostly D-28’s, D-21’s, and an old 1940 D-18, which I might sell to a friend. I worked for a luthier once back in the day making resiphonic guitars (mainly called DoBros in the bluegrass world). It was a great experience, but the guy died, so the shop was closed by his family…..I learned a lot about working the wood.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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