Making Balsa Crankbaits And Other Balsa Lures: A Complete Guide.

Balsa Lure Making Options

It’s official. I’m hooked on making balsa crankbaits, especially flat sided balsa crankbaits. I recently started using balsa again after having used other timbers for a few years. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy using the stuff for lure making! I know, balsa wood has it’s share of downsides and there are plenty of critics. And I’ll admit that it’s not the perfect lure making wood for every situation. But used in the right way, for the right lures balsa is very hard to beat. The biggest criticism is usually about the softness of balsa – but that’s a double edged sword. Hard … more