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Message Subject: New line of soft plastics
Landry
Posted 9/7/2017 9:24 PM (#876988)
Subject: New line of soft plastics




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Wanted to share my soft plastic progress with fellow musky diehards.
I have been on a year long mission to design a line of soft plastics that I am happy with.
There are so many variables in designing baits - tail thickness, plastic softness, internal harness balancing... I have been obsessed with this mission.
The top one is a mash up of the royal orba and reg sized helidawg.
The otherbaits are paddletail variations from slow super soft late Fall patterns, shallow or deep versions... with softener added they can be sauntered along deep or shallow and walked left and right slightly. The firmer version of the fireperch wanders at faster speeds and can be walked side to side with reel crank pulses.
For now I am out of plastic but I will be making harnesses all Fall and pouring up another 75-100 in the New Year. Will be posting a YouTube video of their action sometime soon. YouTube - Landry Smith.
Thanks for looking.


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jdsplasher
Posted 9/8/2017 5:53 AM (#877003 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: RE: New line of soft plastics





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They look awesome....great job....

 Obviously these R painted, Correct??

 JD

tkuntz
Posted 9/8/2017 9:43 AM (#877035 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




Posts: 700


Location: Waukee, IA
Looks great! How big are the paddle tail swimbaits?
thescottith
Posted 9/8/2017 10:09 AM (#877040 - in reply to #877035)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




Posts: 352


That walleye paddle tail is super sick.
All around really nice.
bbeaupre
Posted 9/8/2017 1:55 PM (#877088 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: RE: New line of soft plastics




Posts: 194


A paddle tail that walks the dog, and not to mention they look great, Im sold.
hit me up when you have a few extra to get rid of!!!
MRichardson
Posted 9/8/2017 2:33 PM (#877096 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: RE: New line of soft plastics





Very nice! Great finishes on those.  Like the blades on them
Landry
Posted 9/8/2017 5:09 PM (#877134 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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Thanks guys. Really appreciate the kind words.
I love the walleye bait too. The bright gold cheek really flashes on the figure eight.
I use lurecraft plastisol and paint them with Lureworks SBCoat, while wearing a few hair supply mask as its nasty stuff.
Paddletails are about 9".
I have hardly fished this year as I have been consumed with designing these baits.
I also made a 3/4 pound knockoff bulldawg but would never sell those as it just feels wrong.
Over the winter I am gonna make a mag sized bversion of the Dawg/royal orba mashup which I call the Wild Thing.
supertrollr
Posted 9/9/2017 9:30 AM (#877175 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




the last one can be used instead of a bondy bait i guess? it look very nice,nice enough to make me try that jigging technique for the first time.as soon as you have the time i'll buy a fireperch or the sucker gold next to the fireperch.so you can put me on the loooooooooooooooong waiting list
Landry
Posted 9/9/2017 8:15 PM (#877232 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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Okay:)
I will add u to my short list. Lol.
supertrollr
Posted 9/10/2017 1:31 AM (#877247 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




short for now,make a bigger paddle tail you will see
Landry
Posted 9/10/2017 11:47 AM (#877268 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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I have had so many people say that.
How big are people wanting?
esoxlucifer
Posted 9/10/2017 11:18 PM (#877334 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: RE: New line of soft plastics




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Those look sweet. Eagerly awaiting the videos.
supertrollr
Posted 9/11/2017 6:28 AM (#877347 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




for paddle 13 min for me.
thescottith
Posted 9/11/2017 10:16 AM (#877400 - in reply to #877347)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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13-15" in that walleye or perch would be super sweet.
I'd buy a couple for sure.
supertrollr
Posted 9/11/2017 3:58 PM (#877493 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




i don't know if it's because paddle don't move a lot of water vs bucktails or cranks of similar size but i've caught more fish on the big one.
wallygator
Posted 9/12/2017 7:04 PM (#877699 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics





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Location: Tomahawk,Wis
Please add me to the list for 13" - 15" paddlers.....
Tommis
Posted 9/13/2017 9:46 PM (#877871 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics





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Location: Southwest PA
Add me to the list my man. That walleye is too tasty looking. I'll also think the fire perch is bite prone...
Landry
Posted 9/14/2017 4:04 PM (#877961 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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Thanks guys.
I am spending the Fall making the internal harnesses in bulk and will be pouring in the New Year.
Not sure about doing a 13-15" paddletail yet but it's a possibility.
I will add you guys to a new list I have started and contact u in the New Year.
Thanks for the positive comments and support.
Landry
thescottith
Posted 9/14/2017 5:52 PM (#877978 - in reply to #877961)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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Landry are you in Minnesota?
Landry
Posted 9/15/2017 11:16 AM (#878048 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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I am near Toronto Canada.
I have found I can usually ship lures to the states for about 15$ though.
jfreborg
Posted 9/15/2017 1:35 PM (#878077 - in reply to #878048)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics





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Location: Forest Lake, MN & Bemidji, MN
These baits look awesome Landry, great job!

On the topic of large paddletails for the guys looking for one, Jeff Boggs (Boggs Tackle) makes a 15" that he pours and paints himself, nice belly roll too. So if you want one, get in touch with him. Excellent quality bait and a great guy to deal with. Just trying to help out, not detract from the baits or maker in the post. If Landry makes a 15", get one of those too!
thescottith
Posted 9/15/2017 2:03 PM (#878079 - in reply to #878077)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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I have some of Jeff's, nice lures. That dude really can paint.
I was hoping you were in the MN area, Landry.
I have an idea on paper for a new style paddle tail that i want to make and was looking for someone in MN to maybe help get me started...
Landry
Posted 9/15/2017 4:23 PM (#878091 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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Would gladly help u. Send me a messsage if u think I can.
Landry
Posted 9/15/2017 4:26 PM (#878092 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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Boggs' work is impressive. He is a genius and has helped me with advice too.
Not sure I am gonna make a big paddletail this year. If I did mine would be different than the swimmin dawg or Boggs' bait as my design Has a more gradually sloping tail section which tends to promote a kick that extends up the body more. They all have their place and I like how unique similar looking paddletails can be.
supertrollr
Posted 9/17/2017 11:42 PM (#878288 - in reply to #878077)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




cc

Edited by supertrollr 9/17/2017 11:46 PM
supertrollr
Posted 9/17/2017 11:45 PM (#878289 - in reply to #878077)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




jfreborg - 9/15/2017 1:35 PM

These baits look awesome Landry, great job!

On the topic of large paddletails for the guys looking for one, Jeff Boggs (Boggs Tackle) makes a 15" that he pours and paints himself, nice belly roll too. So if you want one, get in touch with him. Excellent quality bait and a great guy to deal with. Just trying to help out, not detract from the baits or maker in the post. If Landry makes a 15", get one of those too!

exactly the kind of useless post that i hate.why don't you have at least the class to start your own topic? i didn't see a single guy that was asking you anything.we all know who's got big rubber lures.tks for your great info commercial,future of banjominnow would have been better whit a guy like you ......
JakeStCroixSkis
Posted 9/18/2017 6:01 AM (#878291 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics





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Location: St. Lawrence River
Id take one of those walleye paddle tails. Oh baby.
Landry
Posted 9/18/2017 2:20 PM (#878380 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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Thanks Jake.
Landry
Posted 9/23/2017 1:12 PM (#879002 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: Re: New line of soft plastics




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I have a video of my baits now. If anyone is interested they can send me a pm with their email and I will email it to u.
Prices are in Canadian so it would be cheaper in real (US)$. Lol.
bucknuts
Posted 10/23/2017 9:45 PM (#882205 - in reply to #876988)
Subject: RE: New line of soft plastics




Posts: 393


Awesome swimbaits!!
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