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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 12-04-2019 06:19 PM 618 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the third bait I’ve made. Some differences are shape, deep diving bill, through wire, and carved gills.
It’s carved out of pine and painted with an airbrush

Here is a link to my youtube channel showing the build

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





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pottz

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#1 posted 12-04-2019 06:30 PM

man that came out real nice,looks like it came from a tackle shop.being made from wood how well do these hold up.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 12-04-2019 06:35 PM



man that came out real nice,looks like it came from a tackle shop.being made from wood how well do these hold up.

- pottz

Thanks,
How well do they hold up? Well, I’ve only made three of them and I cast the first one a few times but here in Maine it’s not fishing season right now so that test will need to wait till spring. But, it’s epoxy coated and everyone who makes them seem to have no problem so I think it should be okay.

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

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#3 posted 12-04-2019 07:23 PM

I think you missed your calling! You certainly have a talent for making these. Good job.

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#4 posted 12-04-2019 07:42 PM



I think you missed your calling! You certainly have a talent for making these. Good job.

- jbmaine

Thanks Jim. I’ve done a lot of things but nothing that will get me rich. I’d like a calling that does that. I wish I had been born rich and not so good looking. I’d give that up in a heartbeat.

Why is my wife looking over my shoulder laughing hysterically right 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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#5 posted 12-04-2019 08:15 PM

Daniel,

It looks like you’ve turned out another great looking crankbait….I’ve got a few that looks like yours, also. You are getting really good at crankbait making….and the air brushing is great, too….By the time winter is over, you’ll have a tackle box full of baits if you keep going….Good work on the baits…..!!

I figure I know why your wife is looking over your shoulder and laughing…..!!!

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

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#6 posted 12-04-2019 08:56 PM

That looks really nice. If I were a fish I would want to eat it. Super job on everything—-especially the paintwork.

My grandfather used to fly fish and tie flies—but never anything like you have done. I imagine it is thrilling to catch a fish on a lure that you made. Have you experimented on making frogs or other types of bait (e.g. cricket) OR other types of lures (e.g. poppers)? Do you have to add weight or is the bill in the front enough to pull and hold it under while being cranked?

I’m curious how long it takes from start to finish to make something like this? I’m not trying to be a jerk just curious about the cost to make one (time & materials). I did a quick check and crankbait lures look to be priced around $5-$20.

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#7 posted 12-04-2019 10:00 PM



That looks really nice. If I were a fish I would want to eat it. Super job on everything—-especially the paintwork.

My grandfather used to fly fish and tie flies—but never anything like you have done. I imagine it is thrilling to catch a fish on a lure that you made. Have you experimented on making frogs or other types of bait (e.g. cricket) OR other types of lures (e.g. poppers)? Do you have to add weight or is the bill in the front enough to pull and hold it under while being cranked?

I m curious how long it takes from start to finish to make something like this? I m not trying to be a jerk just curious about the cost to make one (time & materials). I did a quick check and crankbait lures look to be priced around $5-$20.

- Bill_Steele

In my video it shows the lead plug that goes in the bait belly. The time frame takes about 3-4 hours to make one not including drying times for the epoxy. The paint is tried in a few minutes with a blow dryer between coats.

The cost of material and tools specific to this ran me about $200. Once procured the baits probably use up under a dollar in materials to make. So, a couple hundred to get up to speed but you could maybe make several hundred dollars in baits. But the real goal is to fish and catch fish with something you made. It’s a hobby.

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

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#8 posted 12-05-2019 10:41 AM

That is great I love it

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 12-05-2019 12:53 PM

Funny. I posted my first two crankbaits about two weeks apart and they both made it to the top three. I make some elaborate piece of furniture with carvings in it and nada. Strange algorithm for sure.

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

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#10 posted 12-05-2019 02:32 PM



Funny. I posted my first two crankbaits about two weeks apart and they both made it to the top three. I make some elaborate piece of furniture with carvings in it and nada. Strange algorithm for sure.

- Craftsman on the lake


yeah sadly it has little to do with the quality or complexity of the project it’s all about views and posts in a certain amount of time.but it does show members like what you did and are interested.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 12-05-2019 03:06 PM

your crankbaits are awesome …. if it fooled me should work well on a fish ….. M might depend on its action … GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#12 posted 12-05-2019 05:10 PM

Very nice work!

They will certainly catch “fishermen” at the very least!

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

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#13 posted 12-05-2019 05:35 PM

That looks great. Collectors like the old wood ones. Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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#14 posted 12-06-2019 05:02 AM

Another good looking bait, keep it as the more you make the quicker it is to make them and easier to work out issues. Something simple like a flat side below really goes quick and doing a dozen or so at a time become efficient compared to just a few with tool set up, painting, etc…

Fishing them is the best part for sure. You really start to learn a lot about design, weight placement, bill length and angle, line tie position and how it effects action of the lure.

Warning… it gets addicting and before you know it you have tool boxes of lures you are working on stashed in the garage, under the computer, in the dining room, and in the work shop.

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