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#11960937 - 12/01/16 05:42 PM Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits
Bonedoc Offline
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Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 87
Just wandering which Balsa Squarebill you have had success with and what colors you like for different water clarity and cloud cover?

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#11961756 - 12/01/16 11:00 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Bonedoc]
JoeFriday Online   content
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Registered: 05/23/13
Posts: 732
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
WEC E1. Get a chartreuse with black back and a shad color to start and see how you like them. You'll be getting more later.
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#11962509 - Yesterday at 12:52 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Bonedoc]
Hog Jaw Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1382
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Rapala - Heinkel Shad - Unbelievable bait , off cooler water , r and r hooks to the short shank hooks , bait will catch fish . Any time of year , any depth , you can cove a lot of water very fast . Buy them by the six packs .

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#11962634 - Yesterday at 02:19 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Bonedoc]
Thad Rains Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2373
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I use D-baits and Stanford Cedar Shad (made out of cedar, so they are tougher than the balsa baits). Gary Dee's has some GREAT baits, but so does Dieter Stanford. May have to go on Ebay to find some of them, but they are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like Albino, Bone and Sour Apple in those baits. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#11962781 - Yesterday at 03:53 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Thad Rains]
dr14 Online   content
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Registered: 11/28/04
Posts: 53
Loc: Tx
Thad; on the Original D-Bait what setup do you use to throw it with (rod,reel,line}. Thanks

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#11963041 - Yesterday at 06:05 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Bonedoc]
Bonedoc Offline
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Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 87
Thanks for the replies! I have not thrown any balsa squarebills before primarily KVD 1.5 and 2.5. I have been very interested in trying balsa especially around brush.

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#11963110 - Yesterday at 06:39 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Bonedoc]
Mike Keenan Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 9352
Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
Look up Daves custom baits, those are some great balsa baits, a little pricy but a great bait.
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#11963133 - Yesterday at 06:49 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Bonedoc]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1664
Loc: ft.worth
Zooms crankbaits are the best I have used
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#11963375 - Yesterday at 08:41 PM Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Bonedoc]
Thad Rains Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2373
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
dr14,

I throw them on a custom built 8' rod that is a P8O3 Shikari rod blank, parabolic graphite rod, rated about 2.9 power, in my opinion. I have a Curado 200B5 reels spooled with 10# McCoys Mean Green. Sometimes, if I do not have this rod, I will throw them on a 3 power 733 Dobyns rod, too. This is an old 200B Curado (6.2 or 6.3 gear ratio, I believe)) spooled with 10# Ande or Maxima copoly line. GREAT BAITS for throwing almost anywhere. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. I should have put that it was a Shikari blank to begin with, sorry.

Thad Rains


Edited by Thad Rains (Yesterday at 09:21 PM)
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#11963633 - 7 minutes 45 seconds ago Re: Balsa Squarebill Crankbaits [Re: Mike Keenan]
James Biggs Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 2585
Loc: DFW area
Originally Posted By: Mike Keenan
Look up Daves custom baits, those are some great balsa baits, a little pricy but a great bait.


This... I used zoom for years but once I switched to these there was not turning back. Hands down the best I have ever seen or used.

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