Giant split back jitterbug frog lure

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Project by grosa posted 01-08-2021 02:57 AM 1284 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lure is 27” long an weighs about 20 lbs. Its made from basswood. The Bill is 1/16” thick aluminum that i made and I also made the hook hanger out of aluminum. The hooks are real hooks made by Mustad, they are 20/0 hooks. The lure was airbrushed and it has 23 coats of lacquer. I am making another jitterbug lure and i have been doing a step by step blog as i make it.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 01-08-2021 03:09 AM

wholly crap,and i thought craftsman on the lake made the killer lures! thats crazy man.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-08-2021 12:18 PM

I think you’re gonna need a bigger pole…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#3 posted 01-08-2021 01:16 PM

That’s going to scare every fish out of the lake! Really cool.

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#4 posted 01-08-2021 01:41 PM

I like it! It takes big lures to catch big fish!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 01-08-2021 01:47 PM

Aside from my mother in-law, there aren’t many creatures with a mouth that can handle a lure of that size.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#6 posted 01-08-2021 01:50 PM

I like that, Never give up looking for the big one!

-- Rich

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#7 posted 01-08-2021 02:32 PM

Very cool, great detail.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 01-08-2021 03:26 PM

Very nice. Now you can go after those river monsters!

-- Darrel

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#9 posted 01-08-2021 03:45 PM

Definitely not an ultra light lure.

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#10 posted 01-08-2021 04:45 PM

I’d like to see the Bass you catch with that!!

-- Gary -

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#11 posted 01-08-2021 05:39 PM

Thats friggin awesome

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#12 posted 01-08-2021 06:07 PM

What a fun project – looks awsome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 01-08-2021 06:09 PM

Outstanding work!

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#14 posted 01-08-2021 06:28 PM


That is last thing I would hear if I was holding the rod when a fish bites that lure.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#15 posted 01-08-2021 06:40 PM

Man, that came out nice. The craftsmanship from metal to wood is outstanding! Imagine if we had a fish that also scaled to that size.
Thanks for posting this build. Amazing.. .really!

The new one is even more impressive.

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

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