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New swimbaits (updated w/ new pic)

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Thanks for the compliments! These baits were designed for fishing here instead of the giant trout swimbaits in cali.

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What is your target? I know of a couple of Bass lakes those would work great on, as Sunfish are the primary forage base in those lakes.

But I am guessing that all 3 varieties of Esox we have here in MN would take interest in those as well....

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they are a hard plastic from a mold i made target is bass. I will eventually do a crappie pattern on the same bait but i don't plan on a perch untill i make a mold for a perch shape bait.

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Have you tested them on larger fish Yet? I'm going to northern canada next week, would be willing to try them on the big pike up there. Last year the average pike was 40inches.

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I havent tested them on larger fish yet but i only have the 3 and can't really send any off to be tested like that right now but it is a possibility in the future i can get u a couple to test for me.

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ebbby your fist ones looked really good but they just get better and better.

Very natural looking baits. How are they swimming for you?

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Thanks for the complements! Is there anything that you would change or add to make it better? Also if someone is interested in making swimbaits and need some help or have questions ill do my best to help

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I love the action! I'm trying to make a swimbait that acts just like yours in fact!

My only thing I would change for ME is that I much prefer wooden lures with at least two trebles. Wood lures in general make hookups more difficult compared to soft plastics or bucktails or anything "collapsible", simply because wood is so firm, so I like multiple trebles on my wood lures. Of course that might ruin the action a bit having another treble trailing, so that might not work so well.

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I thought of putting two trebles on but i would have to go with fairly small ones so they don't tangle and there wasn't great spot for the second so i just have one bigger one.

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if you do a search for photo finish there are some good tutorials i think one is on TU as for the bait you could look up how to make molds because it is molded but i can't help much more than that. As for other types of fish if you want a different fish on the same body that can be done easily but if you want a different body style you will prolly have to wait untill next summer but my plan is about a 5in perch/ walleye body next. And just so everyone knows these swimbait type baits aren't cheap so adding them to your collection can start taking a bite from your wallet (trust me) just a fair warning.

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