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muskyroller
Posted 4/18/2018 7:14 AM (#903884)
Subject: softail dive and rise




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Location: North St. Paul, MN
Last summer I started playing around with making baits. I typically use a lot of softail stuff, tried a few dive and rise baits with them, but wanted to try my own. Here's a few I've put together the last month or so. I call them riverhawks.


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bigbite
Posted 4/18/2018 8:10 AM (#903891 - in reply to #903884)
Subject: RE: softail dive and rise




Posts: 1318


Location: Pewaukee, WI
Those really look great Steve. I'm sure you'll have a lot of success with them.
talmooner
Posted 4/18/2018 8:37 AM (#903896 - in reply to #903884)
Subject: RE: softail dive and rise




Posts: 211


Really nice looking baits.

They seem to have a variety of shapes; did you hand carve those?

If yes, what kind of wood if you don't mind sharing?
bigred2198
Posted 4/18/2018 9:54 AM (#903912 - in reply to #903884)
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these look great, nice work! let me know if you need a tester!!
muskyroller
Posted 4/18/2018 9:59 AM (#903914 - in reply to #903884)
Subject: Re: softail dive and rise




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Location: North St. Paul, MN
Thanks. I intentionally did them in different shapes, especially the head/beak, width, etc. as I'm figuring out this new "sickness!" I used a little bandsaw from the high school woodshop I coach basketball at. (Last year I was carving by hand before I realized I could get into the shop.)

They are all made from cedar. I figure only five more years till I have this thing figured out ;o)

Sending 11 of them to the musky club over in Wisconsin Rapids as raffle prizes. Thanks reef hawg! Hopefully the "river hawk" gets gobbled up over there on the WI river!
thescottith
Posted 4/18/2018 11:35 AM (#903937 - in reply to #903884)
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Nice baits
TCESOX
Posted 4/18/2018 3:59 PM (#903975 - in reply to #903884)
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They look great Steve! Now all they need are some tooth marks.
jdsplasher
Posted 4/18/2018 6:56 PM (#903996 - in reply to #903975)
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Location: SE, WI.

 nice paint jobs. U need to try a BAT on the rear of one of those weighted ones...;)

 Like the bright ones in pic 5;)

 JD

Tommis
Posted 4/18/2018 7:45 PM (#904005 - in reply to #903884)
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Location: Southwest PA
I like em. The name is catchy too!
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