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Subject: #2253: How many of you customize your crankbaits??? How??? Why???
Submitted by BJ Smith (188.8.131.52) from Cattle Country on 3/21/05 4:26:39 pm:
I have been doing a lot more this last Winter...... more for fun than anything else........
is I replace the Split Rings with XPS Performing rings (Oval Shaped). I will though run my file over the paint to scratch it up.
that help's them run better and help's them catch fish but it is a secret. If I tell ya then you will know.
I just paint the gills and sometimes the belly . I put some feathers on the back of one but couldn't tell much difference in the catch ratio ! Looked good tho !
Well Mr BJ, I've painted some, scrapped the paint off some, put red hooks on the front only, put red hooks on the back only, put red hooks on both the front and back, replaced the hooks with larger hooks, put weight strips on the bellys, adjusted the line tie so they run sideways and in circles, and the verdict is, I'm not sure any has made as much difference as being in the front of the boat... The main thing I've noticed is I catch lots more bass on crank baits from a Ranger than off the bank..
.. Josh wishes he could say that...
Somehow...we have to get you waterborn......
From the BACK of that Ranger !!!!! All of ET's baits go in circles !!!