We've made it easy and simple to duplicate a real nice symmetrical
perfect profile-the body easily sands down until there's no cross
hatches visible anymore!
At a full 5" and a finished size ~1.8oz., this closely resembles a
As in the full size lure, we've used large .092 magnum stainless screw
eyes to make this lure as durable as possible for predatory fish!
Can be used in fresh or saltwater.
Heavy/Large size belly keel weight as in the originals made famous by
the professor himself.
Includes a pair of our retro yellow flat eyes as used in the lures of
All parts included
except for hooks and split rings. We recommend Rosco 5H split rings and
VMC 2/0 9626 Permasteel Saltwater treble hooks.
No tail hook is used on this lure-just a dressed bucktail stub.
Lure can optionally be routed inside with a dremel or carving tool to
make lure through wired. Do this before the halves are glued for best
Rattles can be installed inside very easily by hollowing out a space.
The dual shell architecture lends itself to some interesting ideas.
This is an advanced kit and not meant for
first time or inexperienced builders. We give you a 3D profile which is
glued together to get the full profile,
it's predrilled for the belly keel weight only, all other holes are
drilled by the builder with a simple battery drill or a drill press.
Requires 1/16 regular & 5/16" brad point drill bits, drill, epoxy, foam
backed sandpaper, pliers, pair woodworking clamps, and a file.
Can be painted with
Salty's Lure Paint, Createx Air brush
paints, or with acrylic paints and a small brush
from AC Moore,
let them dry thoroughly and coat with a few coats of
clear spray paint or brush with epoxy etc in thin coats for more
Lures need to be finish sealed to prevent water intrusion. More
information on our free lure forum linked above.
We carry a full line of epoxy topcoats, hooks, paint, etc here:
Limited availability! Due to how long it
takes to manufacture these they will be in short supply.
This product can expose you to chemicals
including Wood Dust & Lead, which is
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and or birth defects or
other reproductive harm. For more
information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Saltys is a small business and exempt
from California Proposition 65 warning
requirements, but choose to provide them
voluntarily for known chemicals. Wash
hands after handling, DO NOT smoke or
eat with contaminated hands! Keep away
from children and do not ingest! USE