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I Love Speed Traps:

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So I wanted a big one. The hardest part was the multi angle of the bottom and the curves. Will post a painted pic.

Here are a few pics:

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Here is the painted bait with finish.

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Great job on one of the hardest baits to copy period. I've got 1 laying in the shop that needs some water time, what a pain to carve that little bait.

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Thanks for the kind words. I'm in the process of making another to go along with this one.

Be interesting if you can make it do the same thing just by making it larger like that. You can smoke those small baby's!

It fishes great and you can burn it back to the boat no problem. Although I'm not sure how deep it dives but when testing it; I cranked it down to where I thought it was at the deepest point of the retrieve, stopped and counted by 1000's, it showed at the count of 8. So I can only guess it dives to 8 feet.

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Thanks for the kind words. I'm in the process of making another to go along with this one.

It fishes great and you can burn it back to the boat no problem. Although I'm not sure how deep it dives but when testing it; I cranked it down to where I thought it was at the deepest point of the retrieve, stopped and counted by 1000's, it showed at the count of 8. So I can only guess it dives to 8 feet.

Does the speed fins have something to do with how deep they will run? 8 seems about right for the size of that bill depending on what type of line you were using so i would say they don't but was just interested. I'd be really interested in a really deep diving version that you could burn like those things and they just seem to glide through the water with very little resistance. Impressive!

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Does the speed fins have something to do with how deep they will run? 8 seems about right for the size of that bill depending on what type of line you were using so i would say they don't but was just interested. I'd be really interested in a really deep diving version that you could burn like those things and they just seem to glide through the water with very little resistance. Impressive!

I'm not sure what you mean about "speed fins". I was throwing the bait with 7' cranking rod with 15lb test. As far as the deep diving aspect, I have yet to conquer the deep diving part of crankbaits. Sufficed to say, I'll stay with the shallow cranks until I figure that part out. Deep diving crankbaits have not been my friend. Until then, I'll use my DD22's.

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I'm not sure what you mean about "speed fins". I was throwing the bait with 7' cranking rod with 15lb test. As far as the deep diving aspect, I have yet to concur the deep diving part of crankbaits. Sufficed to say, I'll stay with the shallow cranks until I figure that part out. Deep diving crankbaits have not been my friend. Until then, I'll use my DD22's.

I meant the squared off parts near the belly, I suppose that is what keeps em from rolling no?

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Here is another large speed trap painted in firetiger.

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That's a good looking handmade

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Yes, it sure is. I like the lip, is it completely clear? Looks like the old Bagley's lips. Is it wire-thru construction too?

The lip is Lexan, the edges just aren't polished. No, not a through wire. Hook eyes and line ties are hand twisted SS wire 1 1/4" long epoxied into the bait. The bait is 4" long from line tie to rear hook eye.

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That's a good looking handmade

Thanks Marty.

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Nice job jbass. That is an awesome looking bait. I like me some speeders too! Great little baits.

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