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SHAD BLADE MOLDS
SHAD BLADE A
vibrating lure style designed with a wide flat head, which together with the
metal blade, provides erratic action when the lure is jerked sharply or allowed
to drop in free fall. This erratic action, vibration, and fish like appearance
of the Shad Blade can trigger predatory strikes from game fish. The lure has
been designed with recessed eye sockets to accept 5/32" decal stick-on lure
eyes or 3-D eyes. This is an easy lure to attractively finish and assemble.
6 or 4
4, or 2
Molds listed in red are special
Blade Baits are a
type of lure made with a metal "blade" and used with great success in
vertical jigging for schooling fish such as Walleye
or Bass. Blade Baits are also used for trolling and casting. Smaller sizes have
proven very effective catching Smallmouth Bass.
Lures made with "ZB" series blanks have attachment points to offer
adjustable balance and vibrations. Fishing line should
always be attached to a Duo-Lock snap or such
and never directly to the blade itself. Blades are necessarily made thin and
could sever the line if a large fish was hooked.
Use snaps to avoid this problem. When Nickel plated
blanks are used, the lead portion is often just left without finish. Lures made
from brass finish blanks should be painted before
attaching hooks. Optimum paint adhesion can be obtained if the molded blanks are
first "prepped" with a commercial metal preparation
or an etching solution of 20% vinegar to water. This will remove oxidation that
may have formed on the brass or lead and provide a good
surface for paint to adhere. All that is required to assemble blade baits is the
addition of double hooks. The open eye of the double hook style
274 is easily attached by inserting the open eye through an attachment hole in the
lure blank. Less expensive standard treble hooks like style 374 require
attachment with a split ring size No. 2 or No. 3.
Blade blanks for Shad Blade and Vibrating lures.
All necessary holes punched. Brass blanks can be readily painted. Nickel plated
blanks need only lead molded on and hooks attached. Use the ZB-M blanks in 1/2,
5/8, and 3/4 oz size. Use the ZB-S in 1/4 and 3/8oz size lure. Sold in multiples
of 25 blades per size and finish. Use with the Shad
Blade mold and the Vibrating Lure mold.
SMALL BLADE BAIT
MEDIUM SIZED BLADE BAIT