Frech Style BABY Banana Wood Lure Kit
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 juvenile menhaden/bunker.
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 yesteryear.
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 results.
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 durability.
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: Lure Hardware
Limited availability! Due to how long it takes to manufacture these they will be in short supply.
WARNING: These products 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 COMMON SENSE!
Lures sold individually.
Remember the tail of this lure
should not have a hook on it.
The baby version is identical to Large Banana except