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Zara Spook - My Wooden Version

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******* UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM *******

 

Friday night is the time to unwind for most of us, but for me, just couldn't stand not doing anything.... so I went down to the basement and got my band saw and decided that I would make a Zara Spook out of wood.... my version of it.

 

After bringing it on the deck, started right away cutting a piece of pine to square it to 6"

 

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Another shot

 

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Once I had cut the piece.... I adjusted the the table top to 40 degrees so that I could remove as much as material around the piece for the next step

 

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Here is the results

 

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View from the top

 

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and another shot on the table

 

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Then I got busy sanding the piece with my sander to accelerate the pace and at the end had to use sand paper by hand to mold it to my likings.... here's a few pics

 

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and the piece sitting up right

 

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Here's a view of one end of the spook

 

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and both ends completed

 

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Finally finished

 

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Got it painted and varnished

 

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Tested it and she floats like a real trooper!!!

 

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Hope you enjoy as much as I had fun making it!!!

Leechman

 

********** UDATE **********

 

Today got busy again and wanted to make a popper.... needed some thinking about cutting the piece and counter sinking the mouth at the front. Don't have any pics of when I started but here is the results

 

Side view

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Front view

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Now all I need is to buy a skirt for it and she's good to go B)

Leechman

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Might wanna offset the hooks to the rear to make sure the nose is sticking up.

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Good Work Mon Chum ..... :worthy:

 

Thanks Paul!!!

 

put me in for 10 of those all in diff. colors! :worthy::worthy:

 

Thanks Kevin!!! Will talk about this later ;)

 

Great job man! I remember as a kid, my my father and uncles all made their own Spooks, which they still have to this day! awesome!

 

Thanks Michael!!!

 

Great job Jacques!!! :thumbsup_anim:

You work with the wood real nice!

I hope you catch a monster Bass or Pike on your creation!!! :Gonefishing:

 

Thanks Glen!!!

Catching a bass or pike would be rewarding for sure B)

 

Might wanna offset the hooks to the rear to make sure the nose is sticking up.

 

Good point Bill!!! I might just add another treble at the back of it :D

 

nice work! now lets see the last pic with a fish hanging off it!

 

Thanks worm dangler!!! Next time I go out fishing will try it out...

 

it floats but does it walk the dog you must get out and test it(pool test dont count)

 

Good point Musky or Specks!!! Will do on my next outing...

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Shouldnt you be out sight shooting yer gun?LOL

Nice work Jacque

 

Thanks Brian!!! Only in November for the gun :P

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Jacque, I forgot to comment on the workmanship.. It looks top notch man!!!

 

I mentioned the weight balance because anytime we have to put a flouro or wire leader on our spooks (we fish them all the time) it really messes up the balance.. They end up nose diving if there is any kind of chop...

 

We've started making 30-40lb mono leads (which float) which helps out quite a bit.

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Jacque, I forgot to comment on the workmanship.. It looks top notch man!!!

I mentioned the weight balance because anytime we have to put a flouro or wire leader on our spooks (we fish them all the time) it really messes up the balance.. They end up nose diving if there is any kind of chop...

We've started making 30-40lb mono leads (which float) which helps out quite a bit.

 

Thanks Bill!!! No problems.... I truly appreciate your comments... it helps in tweaking the projects I work on B)

Just added another creation to my tackle box... will be posting the pics shortly :D

 

Jacques

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