Thanks man, to be honest yes I was sitting at work and it popped in my head so I made a rough sketch on a post it note. The first model had no tail and I had a lot of trouble with the swim (most just tracked straight in). So I tried moving the weight around... no luck. Finally I thought about how some musky/pike baits are designed with a rear soft plastic tail so why not a fixed integral wooden one right?? It took more trial and ERROR than I like to admit but I've made a lot of tweaks and finally dialed it in.
The one in the video is 4in, designed to either be fished for largemouth, or as a peanut bunker depending on paint and preference. They are very labor intensive so I can't crank em out yet, but I wanted to go for something never seen, with through wire construction, and zero roll in on retreive but swims without a metal lip.