I just finished this bait...my first jointed bait, which I carved in the gill detail as well...technically I am not finished...I want your suggestions before I finish...the black side bars have no clear coat yet so they can stay or go...how would you do it...keep them or go with just green sides? I will finish based on your comments, so let me know. I also carved out the eye sockets and glued in faceted beads, which really flash some nice colors tilted in the light...it is made from spanish cedar and has a full through wire construction, weighs 2.2 ozs before hooks and should run about 2-5 feet deep. So let me know your thoughts on the side bars...keep them or wipe them off? Thanks.