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A couple cedar cranks


fishing user avatarFishwhittler reply : 

2.25" body, carved from 1" thick cedar, weighs 1/2 ounce.


fishing user avatarMALTESE FALCON reply : 

Beautiful baits!!

Falcon


fishing user avatarNateFollmer reply : 

Nice looking cranks! I like cedar bodies, I know some people split them, but I haven't had any issues yet :)


fishing user avatarMarc David reply : 

Outstanding FW  :)


fishing user avatarDBatey reply : 

love the eye on the top one


fishing user avatarStringjam reply : 

These are WAY cool!!   Tight action? 


fishing user avatarFishwhittler reply : 

Thanks!

String, the proto had a tight action when I tested it, but the 3d angry eyes may change the action, possibly quite a bit.  I put some on a rattlin' rapala once, and they just ruined the action, but I think this bait is large enough to counteract most of the effects of the eyes.


fishing user avatarScorcher214 reply : 

Those scales are just awesome!


fishing user avatarNorcalBassin reply : 

Wow, awesome job... that's some talent.


fishing user avatarRebel Angler reply : 

awesome paint job

great lookin cranks!


fishing user avatarRFIGUY reply : 

awesome looking lure


fishing user avatarislandbass reply : 

Nice paint jobs. Those eyes on the 1st one sure look mean. 8-)


fishing user avatarspotspanker reply : 

Nice


fishing user avatarBASSINATORBIGJOE reply : 

Man that's a great looking paint job and clearly a skillful carving. Congrats....Mike 8-)


fishing user avatarBig Bass Man reply : 

Nice crank  !


fishing user avatarMMan16 reply : 

Awesome baits!!!!

P.M. Sent


fishing user avatarFIAB reply : 

Those things should be put on display in an art gallery they look so good..........I might even go to an art gallery if stuff like that was on display.


fishing user avatarSkilletSizeBass. reply : 

FW thats some awesome baits & paint job 


fishing user avatarVickers reply : 

really beautiful baits... I would hate to throw one! I'd have to swim for it if I got snagged!


fishing user avatarSKTprodigy reply : 

I like the eyes on the top one.  Very simailar to the eyes spro uses on lures


fishing user avatarkbkindle reply : 

Beautiful  work , outstanding paint,clear is out of reach.

I dont see a spec of dirt or lint  What a job  #1

I wont ask about the clear , that's yours   Those mad eyes look great on those lures


fishing user avatarFishwhittler reply : 
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Beautiful work , outstanding paint,clear is out of reach.

I dont see a spec of dirt or lint What a job #1

I wont ask about the clear , that's yours Those mad eyes look great on those lures

The clear coat I use is no secret: Trondak U-40 LS Supreme High Build. Now, however, I'm switching to the medium-build version. The high-build is a little too thick for some of the baits I do, and also I think the slightly thinner version will be easier to mix bubble-free.

I did some testing, and the 3d eyes don't affect the action on these baits. They all have a nice, tight action and they float quickly when paused.

Thanks all you guys. 8-)

BTW I caught a 10" crappie on the Mad Purple Craw version I did of this bait. Not what I was expecting, but I'll take it. :)


fishing user avatarMorelures reply : 

Great looking baits!


fishing user avatarWoolleyBass reply : 

Hey Fishwhittler is that trondak clear as easy to get as devcon? Also is it any cheaper?

    Roby


fishing user avatarFishwhittler reply : 
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Hey Fishwhittler is that trondak clear as easy to get as devcon? Also is it any cheaper?

Roby

I get it from Mudhole.com.  It's pretty cheap in the bigger sizes; you can get 32 ounces for $45 and that will last for a long time.

I've found it necessary to use U-40 Color Lock before top-coating with U-40 LS Supreme medium build.  You will get fish eyes with LS Supreme medium build unless you use Color Lock first.  I found that out the hard way... :-X

The only other downside to using LS Supreme is that it takes 24 hours to dry tack-free, and up to a week to fully cure.  It cures faster at warmer temperatures, but it still takes five days to reach full strength.


fishing user avatarWoolleyBass reply : 
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Hey Fishwhittler is that trondak clear as easy to get as devcon? Also is it any cheaper?

Roby

I get it from Mudhole.com. It's pretty cheap in the bigger sizes; you can get 32 ounces for $45 and that will last for a long time.

I've found it necessary to use U-40 Color Lock before top-coating with U-40 LS Supreme medium build. You will get fish eyes with LS Supreme medium build unless you use Color Lock first. I found that out the hard way... :-X

The only other downside to using LS Supreme is that it takes 24 hours to dry tack-free, and up to a week to fully cure. It cures faster at warmer temperatures, but it still takes five days to reach full strength.

Ok i may have to look into that. Thanks for the info :)

  Roby




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