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Wounded lure revisited

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P.s I appreciate the rainbow and sea trout patterns will be of little interest to you guy's but thought the blue back herring might be....glider

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Nice work man! Striped bass don't see details as good as we do but the slight contrast might help a little.   Lures came out really good, how do they swim?

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Thanks guy's, I realise probably not of great interest for stripers and the requirements are completely different. I previously posted a couple of simpler patterns with displaced scale effect which were just about small enough for our small bass species, though I dont make many saltwater patterns. This was a progression from there. I do a bit of bass fishing but these gliders are primarily for pike, they have a slow, lazy side to side glide and are designed to be able to fish very slow with long pauses in cold winter water. The fish get to have a very long, up and close look before deciding, so it helps  if it looks attractive when static, many takes come after a long pause as soon as the lures starts to move again. I like to look at lure styles and particularly triggers from different species and styles . To my eye it appears your striper lures are about big bold triggers moved at pace ,with casting distance being a crucial attribute ? Over here bass lures tend be along the slim minnow type imitating small baitfish. Thanks again for feedback norcalkat and ed ........glider

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Beautiful gliders! I live in southern California where most of the stripers are fresh water- rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. They, along with large mouth bass, have taken advantage of large trout stockings throughout the region and often target trout preferentially. Many companies/builders here even produce full-size trout lures (10-12 inches in length) to target these opportunistic bass. I too paint some of my traditional striper plugs in trout patterns. Yours look like they would be great producers. No doubt pike will hit them hard as well.

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Thanks rrocco, the pike here do like a trout pattern , most of our waters have trout in them , mainly wild but many have stocked rainbows also. I've heard about landlocked striped bass - they sound like good sport , so do you switch over to freshwater style lures and patterns or throw saltwater plugs at them ? ....glider

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Glider, I throw whatever I can :). I fish bait, fresh/salt, metal/wood/plastic/rubber. Most of the lures I make are for saltwater, but use them when targeting large freshwater predators as well. By saltwater I mean they are rigged with stainless steel thru wire, 150 pound plus swivels and split rings and saltwater hooks. When targeting local stripers I use either white/neutral patterns or rainbow trout pattern. I use poppers, swimmers and darters and have had success in lakes and rivers. I recently started experimenting with a crank bait as well.

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