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Crankbait--Crawler Harness Combos

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by fugarwi7, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    After a hiatus from building this summer, I got inspired (thanks to Vince) to build a few Reef Runner style cranks to keep from getting too rusty...Here is what I come up with. This year on Erie, I have had great success with worm harnesses I made over the winter, but I really enjoy fishing with crankbaits, so I made a few to match the harnesses that have put the most fish in the boat this season. All the harness blades are on copper, so I tried to paint a copper base coat and detail over that (except the pink panties, which is on white with blue glitter top coat) and then I put copper glitter on each top coat to add some sparkle. Hopefully I can get back on the lake to try the cranks soon! Check them out.

    Greasy Chicken
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    Mixed Veggies
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    Copper Lemonberry
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    Pink Panties (Up and Down Versions)
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  2. K gonefishin

    K gonefishin Eye Slayer

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    Very very nice, I'm impressed, Do they catch fish like a Reef Runner is the question ?? :p :p :B
     

  3. Very, Very nice....

    Rod
     
  4. liquidsoap

    liquidsoap Pay-it-foward fisherman

  5. Those are really sharp. I like the patterns on all of them.
     
  6. awesome baits, paint and crawlers, you really matched the hatch!!

    Etch
     
  7. BigDaddy300

    BigDaddy300 multi species angler

    Very, very nice!!! I also like the way you used a mirror for the pics. Don't worry. If you can't get on the water soon, just send them my way and I would be more than happy to test them for you:D
     
  8. pizza

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    Fantastic work - Looks like lots of sanding to get those shapes!
     
  9. triton175

    triton175 STX 206 Viper

    Those are really outstanding! You matched those up perfectly.

    Brian
     
  10. true2plue

    true2plue TEAM BATO!!

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    Those are bad arse!!;)
     
  11. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    Thanks for the comments...I really had fun doing this...now I just have to go fishing!

    Kgone...of course they can keep up with RR's...in fact every time I sprayed the next color, they caught another 10#'er...in my mind! LOL

    Pizza...from the cut blank to finished shape, it takes about 15-20 minutes. I have a 1" belt sander that I use and can get it pretty close, then I rig it into a drill to perform a homemade lathe process...sort of a combo of Hazmail/MacGyver action! :p :p
     
  12. Fantastic colors you have there and some fine looking baits as well.
     
  13. Wow those look great! I really really really like the color patterns.