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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 02-15-2020 05:59 AM 478 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve gone and done it again. Built another bait. I start into new things then do a run of them till I run them out. My 6th bait. A roach pattern as they call it.
Made of pine. Carved and painted by hand. The eyes and everything about it are made from scratch. I’ve got to wait a couple of months before I can try it out. It does float nicely in a bowl of water though.

Video of how it was made here.

-- 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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#1 posted 02-15-2020 11:41 AM

Those are getting better and better. With sub zero temps this A.M. it’s going to be a while before ice out. Can’t wait for your report on how they work this spring.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 02-15-2020 01:58 PM



Those are getting better and better. With sub zero temps this A.M. it s going to be a while before ice out. Can t wait for your report on how they work this spring.

- jbmaine

Thanks, Yes at this time of year I just begin to get itchy for spring, especially since we’ve hardly had much of a good winter. I love winter but a winter without a handful of foot or more blizzards is disappointing.
The first time I get some mirror smooth water on a nice day, I’m going out and just trail them slowly on the side of the boat to see how they move. (video of course, are we sufficiently annoyed yet?) Then I’ll fish a few to see what happens. Early spring isn’t the best time for these types of baits but I’ll do it anyway just because I like to.

Nicest thing about building these is that I’m not maneuvering heavy furniture around the shop trying to get a better vantage point to work on a section of it. On the other hand I sometimes feel awkward trying to work with something so little with so much detail. My hands have always been big, and thck, and now older.
Catch 22…. big stuff is now much heavier, small stuff is now fumblier. This getting older thing is for the birds 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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Fresch

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#3 posted 02-15-2020 02:30 PM

I’ll take 2 in 5” and let you know how they did this spring! http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/
Try this site.
Nice work COTL

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#4 posted 02-15-2020 03:33 PM

I’m not a fish, so it doesn’t look tasty to me, but I hope this Spring you find fish don’t agree with me. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 02-15-2020 03:58 PM

looks like you have made another winner Dan we will find out soon GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#6 posted 02-15-2020 04:40 PM



I ll take 2 in 5” and let you know how they did this spring! http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/
Try this site.
Nice work COTL

- Fresch

I signed up, thanks for the heads up. I like it in that it has the same format as the Bass Resource forum so I already know how to use it. And it’s another source for bunch of people to pick their brains. And of course it just tackle making oriented instead of just about fishing in general.

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

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#7 posted 02-16-2020 08:27 PM

That looks like some seriously intricate work and painting.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 02-16-2020 10:40 PM



That looks like some seriously intricate work and painting.

- BurlyBob

Thanks. Actually, if you look at the video, the patterns and scales are sort of done with ‘tricks’. It isn’t easy but it’s not that difficult either. If someone wanted to do this it’s very doable by most people I’d say. I’ve only been making these a few months.

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

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