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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    Quote Originally Posted by dsa2780 View Post
    That's incredible! Nice work

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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    Quote Originally Posted by Yaker View Post
    That's awesome. Congratulations!
    Thanks! My joint system is wacky but the bait swims. Now the challenge is finding some stripes dumb enough to swipe it.

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    First attempt at a Glide Bait

    Cell phone vid of the swim.

    I'm not using the right gear for it in this vid as I left my magnum swimbait set (Dobyns 908 ultra mag and a 364 okuma) with my friend. Tossed this on a rod rated for 6oz and a revo SX. The bait is way too big for this setup so I'm sure it'll have a better swim with my proper gear.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=x18lqDGQAdc
    Last edited by dsa2780; 11-12-2017 at 08:20 PM.

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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    That's awesome. Congratulations!

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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    So after all summer and most of fall, I finally decided to finish this project up. Knew my pin and hinge system needed to be revised since it wouldn't hold to the fish I intend to target with this. Did some research on musky boards and videos and found guys that twisted very very very heavy gauge wire with a drill, to make long internal eyelet harnesses. Linked together, this creates a freedom of movement which allows for very nice side to side motion.



    Drilled into the bait and made sure the harnesses were the right length before curing everything.



    Weighting was a total process in its own that probably took an hour to get to where the bait didn't roll over and sank at the desired rate. Funny how such a little microscopic piece of lead being shaved off, or added at a different angle makes a bait change in the way it sits and action. There were several stages where I was basically convinced this bait wouldn't swim anymore, but after trial and error, I got the weighting to where it's like keel weighted. The bait sits upright and is basically a suspending floater. The back sits just beneath the water line.

    After that, I cured the two pieces.


    Then came assembly. Epoxied the harnesses into the bait and had to apply pressure from a rubber mallet to get them into the pre drilled holes. The idea was to make sure they don't ever run the risk of being pulled out by a fish.

    Epoxied in the hook hangers, tail keeper (owner screwlock) and line tie. Then came a basic ghetto spray can job. Something ultra simple. Can't go wrong with pearl white and a bright green back for visual reference. Put some clear coat on after that.

    Threw on some wolverine triple coils and Owner ST-66's and it's all done!

    The bait swims very nicely on a medium retrieve. On a high speed burn, it looks really good. Slow, not so much. I think my joint angles are better for the steady crank and wind and burn, as opposed to that slow and methodical slackline hitting cadence some glides have. I'm happy with how it came out, but know I can do better. Now it's time to go out and throw it!




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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    Quote Originally Posted by steph281086 View Post
    The Champion stick is key. =D
    Congrats on the work!
    That Champion series 908 is a beast of a rod. Throws the giant stuff with zero effort. Got mine for $80!

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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    Quote Originally Posted by dsa2780 View Post
    Thanks guys, took the bait out again tonight and tossed it around. Man does it thump hard and throw some serious water. Shad eaters beware....

    I really want to start molding baits out of resin if this one works out.


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    The Champion stick is key. =D
    Congrats on the work!

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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    Thanks guys, took the bait out again tonight and tossed it around. Man does it thump hard and throw some serious water. Shad eaters beware....

    I really want to start molding baits out of resin if this one works out.


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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    You aint playing around anymore Daniel!!!! Nice work.

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    Re: First attempt at a Glide Bait

    Good work on your Glide Bait, I have made Slinky's and Glo Bug's, no hard bait's. Good luck !

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