First Homemade Swimbait

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First Homemade Swimbait

Postby Grandpa21 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:53 pm

With the help of Larry's guidance and all his help finding the right products and materials I have finally created my first homemade swimbait. I used a Rapala X-Rap as my master, did the through wire construction w/ .055 stainless music wire, and used Larry's method of pouring a top section/layer using micro-balloons. It ended up being 2 1/4 oz and I think i'll be able to toss it a mile not to mention it's solid as a rock and will no doubt stand up to some pelagic punishment. Just wanted to say thanks for all the guidance Larry and taking the time to make such a great video and sharing your techniques, I can't wait to start making my own variations now that I have been through the basic processes. Here's a link to some pics.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Ryan.Anders ... directlink

Here a pic of the finished product:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vr ... directlink

Had a little trouble laying down the reflective tape without it creasing due to the shape of the lure. Have a few ideas on how to fix this next time. I think I'm going to get some of the metallic powder and see how that goes too.
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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby bennie » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:43 pm

The swim bait Look`s Great.I am impressed.
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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby Bionic » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:17 pm

Very nice
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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby YakMan » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:04 pm

Nice work - show us some pics of your first trip out with it

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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby dahlberg » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:51 am

It looks great! Good job!
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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby jon1324 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:36 pm

hey grandpa21 where did u get the wire and the. Reflective tape
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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby rmcallaway » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:31 pm

hey grandpa21,

what rod and reel set up do you plan to primarily use this swimbait with?
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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby bennie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:05 pm

The Link for the pic of the finish product is Broken.I tried to see the picture.
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Re: First Homemade Swimbait

Postby jon1324 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:04 pm

hey grandpa 21 where did u get that reflective tape u used on ur swimbait
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