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First Go At Making Some Wake Baits

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I got a chance to get into the shop and try my hand at making some swimbaits. Managed to get some pretty good results. The rat has done really well, managed to pull in quite a few, but the pond dosent have any fish over a pound and a half, so I didnt put much time into the MS Slammer style one, but i am really happy with its swimming action.

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Not as good of a finish on the rat, but it'll do for a first go round. Rat will dive up to 3 feet, swims well under water as well as on top. Really looks cool shooting through grass in the shallows.

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NGaHB

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I really like the rat one. Looks like it would be great even without the tail.

Are those made from wooden dowl's?

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I really like the rat one. Looks like it would be great even without the tail.

Are those made from wooden dowl's?

It caught its first one without the tail, after the fish pulled it off. The tail does really snake around tho, so I like it. Its a floating worm, does real well.

Yes sir, they are. Poplar dowels, 1".

NGaHB

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Very nice job on both baits.

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Largest bass so far on the mouse. No hook ups on the other, plenty of blow ups, but no solid hook ups yet.

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NGaHB

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You make some great-looking baits buddy! May I ask how big that MS slammer-ish looking lure is? Did you put a tail on it (can't make out form the pic)? And it seems to be a little thinner than the slammer; I'm looking at a 7" Slammer as I'm typing this. Is it really so?

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You make some great-looking baits buddy! May I ask how big that MS slammer-ish looking lure is? Did you put a tail on it (can't make out form the pic)? And it seems to be a little thinner than the slammer; I'm looking at a 7" Slammer as I'm typing this. Is it really so?

I've never delt with a MS Slammer, tho it is based off of one, so I cant tell you about it directly. But it is 1" diameter, right at 6.5" overall. I didnt put a tail on it, not too sure how to make one decently. All works in progress, well see how the next ones go.

NGaHB

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These are very nice. Seeing them has gotten me off my duff and now I've started to work on my own rat type bait. Kudos! Question, how did you connect the worm tail?

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I've never delt with a MS Slammer, tho it is based off of one, so I cant tell you about it directly. But it is 1" diameter, right at 6.5" overall. I didnt put a tail on it, not too sure how to make one decently. All works in progress, well see how the next ones go.

NGaHB

Lexan works pretty good for a tail.

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