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What Kind Of Wood Is Used To Make Wooden Baits????

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Hey guys, I have never made any type of bait what so ever, but I recently seen a very interesting wood wake bait. I went online and looked at this bait and it is quite simple looking and outragously expensive. So I was thinking I may try to make a similar one on my own. So I need to know what type of wood one would use to make it out of. Thanks guys

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Depends on what you're going for. The simplest thing to start with wood be basswood of some sort. Stay away from balsa and other really soft woods if you're just starting out, as it's not dense enough to use normal screw eyes for the hook hangers. Pine will also work. Just make certain that you cut the slot for the bill and drill out any holes for ballast/rattles/hook hangers/line ties before you shape the bait while the wood is still in one piece. This will make it much easier to keep everything centered and symmetrical. 

 

Check out tackle underground. It's a tackle making forum with more information than can be found anywhere else on the web. 

 

Post photos once you have some baits made.

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Thanks for the info snakehead....appreciate it

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I've had good turnouts with using pine and bass wood too! The pine tends to crack though if you don't pre-drill the holes. Ive made swimbaits and wakebaits out of them.

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cedar, balsa, basswood, poplar, rubber tree, plan B  anything you can get your hands on that floats

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I've been using Red Cedar for the last year. I had been using Pine. I prefer working with the Cedar.

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i seen some video on youtube guy chopped the handle off a paint brush and made a pretty nice lure

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