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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 06-17-2020 01:56 AM 660 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My attempt at a bluegill segmented bait. It has a unique internal aluminum hinge. That, and the tall profile made this one a challenge to make it work right.
It’s made of pine and maple. All parts are hand made except the hooks.

A video of 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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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-17-2020 02:49 AM

That is cool. It will take a big fish to swallow that one!!

cheers,Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 06-17-2020 12:20 PM

I can see that bluegill getting munched up by a Northern any day. Really nice detailed work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 06-17-2020 04:09 PM

That’s another great looking lure.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 06-17-2020 04:32 PM

Thanks, It was a beast to make. Looking forward to simpler 3 hr from start to finish ones again. But, the spawning season is over and the bass are biting well now. So, probably more fishing. I live on a lake. The boat is 30 ft out the front door. Right now the weather in Maine is ‘perfect’ 70’s sunny, breezy. I think it’s going to be a great summer, albeit a dryer one maybe.

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

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LeeRoyMan

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#5 posted 06-17-2020 04:33 PM

You’re making some really nice lures.
The painting is phenomenal. They look so real.

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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torus

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#6 posted 06-17-2020 05:08 PM

Nice looking bluegill. I think the hinge is too much of the hassle – wire loops is easier to make. But you already know this )))

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

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pottz

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#7 posted 06-17-2020 07:19 PM

beautiful,your painting skills just keep getting better and better.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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corelz125

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#8 posted 06-18-2020 12:55 AM

I was waiting for the big splash behind the lure in the end of the video. Nicely done.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 06-18-2020 01:00 AM


Nice looking bluegill. I think the hinge is too much of the hassle – wire loops is easier to make. But you already know this )))

- torus

Ya, I just had some time on my hands and wanted to try it. You’re right, to much effort for the reward. My last one like that I think.

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 06-18-2020 01:03 AM



I was waiting for the big splash behind the lure in the end of the video. Nicely done.

- corelz125

I was testing it on a very windy day. I didn’t expect any fish to hit it. Besides, to me it’s sort of a strange lure. The one I tried to duplicate though is very popular.

I did go down to the same dock today with a perch lure I made a few months ago and hit three pickerel casting in the same place. Go figure….

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

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corelz125

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#11 posted 06-18-2020 11:40 PM

If it works than there’s nothing strange about it.

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drogsod

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#12 posted 06-19-2020 12:50 PM

Beautiful work. Just hope you don’t hook on to a big one that snaps your line.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#13 posted 06-19-2020 02:51 PM



Beautiful work. Just hope you don t hook on to a big one that snaps your line.

- drogsod

That would be nice but they just don’t grow that big around here so I’m not worried about 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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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 06-19-2020 03:07 PM



Beautiful work. Just hope you don t hook on to a big one that snaps your line.

- drogsod


would rather this happen ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

then that tree fish getting it LOL :<))

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

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Lazyman

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#15 posted 06-19-2020 08:43 PM

Your lures look so nice I would be afraid I would lose them while fishing.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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