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And yet another fishing lure: Green Crankbait
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Really getting into this bait making now. This is my fourth one. I get it from piece of pine to ready to paint in about an hour. It’s so nice to work on something that fits in the palm of my hand instead of something I need two people to move around to work on it!
I will have to wait till spring to fish with them but It will be fun to see if they catch anything.

This bait is very green. It’s about 3” long and made of pine.

I have a short youtube video of the build here should you care to view it.

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





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 12-24-2019 02:51 AM

Sweet!
Can’t wait til you post the pics of your catches.
Any way to make them rattle?
just curious.
Jon

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 12-24-2019 02:58 AM



Sweet!
Can t wait til you post the pics of your catches.
Any way to make them rattle?
just curious.
Jon

- MrWolfe

Thanks, ah.. ya, I could make it rattle but that’s a whole other thing. I just started making these things a few weeks ago. Still dealing with learning airbrushing. More advanced stuff will have to wait.

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

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MrWolfe

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#3 posted 12-24-2019 03:06 AM

Airbrushing looks terrific!
You could sell these I’m sure.
They look great.
Jon

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 12-24-2019 03:13 AM

Chartreuse baby, Chartreuse. It’s my favorite.

An old guy that used to guide us, would say color is not a factor, it was all about motion, and the sound they make.

We need to find a talking fish, and ask it.

Best of luck on the lake, looks like a nice wobbler. Love those BIG pouty lips.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 12-24-2019 03:15 AM



Airbrushing looks terrific!
You could sell these I m sure.
They look great.
Jon

- MrWolfe

Well, I’m not looking to start a business. I’ve been there and now retired. It’s all just for myself.
Neat thing though is… First of all they’re coming out pretty good and bound to get better (see my previous ones).
It took me about $200 of new stuff (stuff I didn’t have in the shop already) to get up and running. Airbrush, paints, etc. But each lure takes maybe 50-80 cents of material to make. I can knock of about 15 lures for the price of one from the stores. This lets me make a variety and experiment with what works without any thought of the cost to make them. When buying them off the shelf you’ve got to pick and choose and hope for the best as you’re limited by not dropping a couple hundred dollars on a handful of them. Although I know some people who do that without a second thought. Bass fishermen are a bit nutty that way.
And there’s always that catching a fish on something you’ve made…

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

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torus

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#6 posted 12-24-2019 02:38 PM

Great video. Thanks.

And yes, we need a picture of the lure in the bass mouth ;)

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#7 posted 12-24-2019 03:13 PM



Great video. Thanks.

And yes, we need a picture of the lure in the bass mouth ;)

- torus


Outside my front door, hence the moniker “Craftsman on the Lake”
Yup, that’s ice. Looks like the skim-over is permanent now. It takes awhile here because the water has some movement to it. It’s a 4.5 mile lake that’s really a flooded river valley.

Not going to cast into that any time soon. It will get 3-4 feet thick within a few weeks and won’t break till late April. there will be a couple of feet of snow too. It’s inevitable.

-- 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 12-24-2019 03:14 PM


Sweet!
Can t wait til you post the pics of your catches.
Any way to make them rattle?
just curious.
Jon

- MrWolfe


BTW, it’s defiitely on my do list. I think that color/movement/and sound combo is all good. It will happen down the road.

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

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cebfish

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#9 posted 12-24-2019 03:58 PM

Have you seen any of the Marling baits videos on youtube. He does a great job. Yours looks very nice good job

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#10 posted 12-24-2019 04:05 PM



Have you seen any of the Marling baits videos on youtube. He does a great job. Yours looks very nice good job

- cebfish


Thnx…
Absolutelyl, he makes some great baits and his ‘manner’ is interesting to watch. I also like to watch “The Engineered Angler” He’s a guy who’s very much into the science or engineering of these things. I like watching him even though I’m more like the Marling guy. I make my furniture pieces the same way. A sketch to make sure the dimensions will work then I build as I go and make make changes on the fly as it progresses. My lures are sort of that way too if you look at the vids. I think it’s a left brain/right brain thing.

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

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#11 posted 12-24-2019 04:16 PM

Interesting factoid:
I’ve been here a long time and have had a few items make it to the ‘top three list’. A couple of pieces of furniture that had dozens of board feet of expensive wood and took weeks/months to develop and finish. Most didn’t rise to the top three level though.

I’ve posted four, 3 inch long fishing lures in a row, over the past few weeks, that take about an hour to get to painting stage and another couple of hours to finish….Three of the four in a row are in the top 3.

Not complaining, and I don’t control it. I post for the fun of it…. just an interesting observation. Actually, a bit of guilt as some of the projects on the same page are simply amazing.

-- 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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#12 posted 12-24-2019 04:43 PM

Once again, very nice! You really do have a talent for those. Next time ( next spring) I see you out on the water, I’ll have to stop and oogle them in person.

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#13 posted 12-25-2019 06:38 AM

Your getting really good at this. You might actually get me interested in trying to make a few lures. I doubt I have he painting skills you have.

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#14 posted 12-25-2019 05:21 PM



Your getting really good at this. You might actually get me interested in trying to make a few lures. I doubt I have he painting skills you have.

- BurlyBob


Thanks, Anyone can do the painting for a basic lure. That’s actually the easy part. It’s done with an air brush which is just a fine spray painting device. The designs are done with tricks. Putting screening over it and spraying it to get scales for instance. The carving is trickier than the painting and that’s not even that difficult.

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

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