3D Printed Crankbait

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Just messing around with my brother in laws 3D printer. Decided to take a crankbait file we found online and see how it goes. No idea what I’m doing, but came out pretty damn cool lookin! Went with a mackerel color scheme, sprayed and then stripes painted by hand! Now let’s see if she swims :devil:

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Good on you for experimenting. Will be interesting to see how well it stands up to a fish attack and a fight.

I put a number of coats of KBSDiamond Finish Spray on it, curious to see how it holds up. Honestly, I’ll be shocked to see it swim right and even more shocked if it gets bit hahah!
 
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    Without a real interior wire harness....I doubt the hooks will stay attached should any fish of size eats it. Worth a try....always. Expectations... dont be suprised....

    Bravo for the try and enthusiasm.
     
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    MYNomad

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    I design and print a lot of stuff on my printer, but have never attempted what you have done. My two biggest concerns would be weight/balance, and internal wire structure. To accomplish that, I would print in two symmetrical halves (left side and right side). Printing that way will radically reduce the amount of support structure you need, but then you need to glue the two halves together. What material are you using? PLA would be my choice.

    You can also learn to design your own using a free version of Fusion 360.
     
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    PullOnThis

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    Only fished it near the bait receiver and got two quick bites from some mackerel. Haven’t hooked anything larger to give it a real test, but was happily surprised that another living animal bit it hahaha

    No through-wire - it’s got freshwater screw-in eyelets for the line and hooks. I k ow it’s not ready for any larger predatory fish, but it was a fun experiment. Wouldn’t hesitate to throw it around again in the bay.
     
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