I finished this little fellow just in time for the upcoming trip to southern Spain and I’m quite curious to see if after all thought and effort I put into this prototype, this one will be fun to use and worth further exploration. It’s been a while since I had time to work on new lure designs and I enjoyed ever minute building this one.
I started with first paper sketches around the same time when I booked flights and kayak rental for this years trip to Spain. Initially I considered going for a new lure type, but the prospect of fishing pre-spawn bass cruising through shallow grounds let me stick with my favorite lure type. I was quite happy with the last iterations on the lively moving pencil I was working on last year, but wanted this new version to have a more wide-scaring action and sliding movement.
I’m quite hopeful that after thoughtful weight positioning and some promising initial swim tests, this one will become the basis for a more high-fidelity execution over the course of the season.
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