Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Do you carry balsa?

946 (4).jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have some older bagleys that I love.  I went swimming recently to get one of them back.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Throw balsa more than plastic. Big fan of WEC E-1, WEC mutt variants, Jawjacker J1s and momma Js, Barr WW and FF3s, new PH lil guy is surprisingly good, too. Some custom guys on WBN make some great ones, too.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love the old lead bills...not even all of them. Then add another couple boxes of old cedar Poes B)

 

Bagley.png.2e783836c733695e1b2725f770b61509.png

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still throw Fat Raps .

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, iabass8 said:

Big fan of WEC E-1

X2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Black Market Balsa squarebills will come through anything, but they'll blow through a paycheck real fast too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

they'll blow through a paycheck real fast too. 

With few exceptions, that's been the norm for well made balsa cranks. It hurts to lay down the coin for some, but I've been addicted to balsa for many years and there are times when I need my fix. I'll be running a proven, plastic crank around wood or along the bottom and either the bite slows or stops all together. Tie on some balsa and it pushes their button.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Rapala BX Brat is around $10 and a really great squarebill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a fan of balsa, Rapala and Bagley make up the bulk of my collection but I also have others. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do I still use balsa? How's this for an answer?

 

Bagley Balsa B's - somewhere around 400 (some of which I purchased as far back as the mid 70's)

Original Tennessee Shad - about 4 dozen

Tennessee Tuffy - 2 dozen

Black Label Balsa - 2-3 dozen

 

So yes, I still use balsa crankbaits all the time.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

400 😅😅 ^

 

I feel better about having around 100 cranks and jerkbaits all together now 😆

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I honestly didn't know my love of Balsa until 5 years ago.  I was throwing cranks and tearing it up with this innocent looking cross eyed crank when others were just not producing  - it was a little longer than others but had fantastic action.  I had had it in my tackle box for years and took it down to my local tackle shop...

 

Looked around and couldn't find one like it and asked him if he knew what it was and he told me it was an old Bagley Killr B.  He had a few behind the counter and I bought them...

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a decent balsa collection. I fish a lot of Zooms and a random hodgepodge of PH Customs, Black Label, Barron Customs, Jaw Jackers, Rapala, Bagley and others. I also like the old Stanford Cedar baits and my current favorite is Catching Concepts which are Redwood.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in East TN......home to several different flat-sided balsa crank makers. So yea, I am kind of partial to them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing reels

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...