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    Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 8:05pm
It's been a while since I have posted any lures. I have been playing around with balsa of late, bit more stuffing around to strengthen it but it has a nice crisp action. Here is my latest batch of vibes 50mm, 60mm and 75mm for bass.



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Very nice shapes, and finishes.
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beautiful workClap
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Gday TJC, real nice, are you happy with the action on them ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote horrorhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 6:39pm
Great work, but only for bass? I reckon you could add a few saltwater species to the list as well, tuna for example.

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Hi Tjc

Good work and fantastic finish 👍

Did you put a thru wire or screw eyes for hook hanger and line tie.

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great looking vibes ,with balsa though wouldnt they just tear out with big fish because balsa is so soft 
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Mate they are real nice
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Raghubir, they are not through wire, just twisted wire glued in with 24 hours araldite. I made each wire as long as I could fit in the body.

 al49, they shouldn't pull out, I strengthened the balsa with two coats of environtex to harden the exterior. I based construction off a number of USA balsa crank bait builds. I agree that they won't be as strong a harder woods but should be fine for bass.
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Some great colours thereClap
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