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    Looking for WeeBait crankbaits..
from KDurk (  
8/3/2003 5:02:00 PM


 I think their made in Ohio somewhere but can't remember

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   Wee Baits from Jeff Hahn  8/3/2003 5:13:00 PM
 KDurk: Wee Baits are made in northern Kentucky by Wes English. They are very hard to find. The only place that I know that you can consistently find them is at Dixie Marine in Fairfield, Ohio. You can visit their website at www.dixiemarine.com. Their phone number should be on the site. If not, call local information for area code 513. When you call, ask for JR Shenkle who manages the tackle shop. However, having fished both Wee Baits and Dee Baits, I can say that the Dee Bait is far superior. It is slightly larger and heavier, which makes is easier to cast with a baitcasting rod and reel, unlike the Wee Bait that is very light. While no balsa bait is indestructible, the Dee Bait seems to hold up better. Also, the Dee Bait is available in a wider variety of colors. If you are interested in looking at the Dee Baits, visit www.dbaits.com. Gary Dees phone number is on the site and you can call him directly to order. Dixie Marine also carries Dee Baits.

Jeff Hahn

   Thanks for the info Jeff.. from KDurk (  8/3/2003 7:01:00 PM
 I've tried DBaits alot and to be honest,I like the Wee Baits a little better..I live in NJ so I use smaller cranks.

   Wee Baits from Fishhead  8/3/2003 8:04:00 PM
 Wee Baits are indeed made in N KY by Wes and yes they are not as common and plentiful as Dee Baits. Wee Baits are handmade and Wes only makes so many a year. He also does not have a web site to distribute and market. Jeff is right about Dixie Marine, I was there last week and they had some, but the ones they have are the baits that have been picked over and not purchased. The colors that work in this area get bought out as fast as they get them in, believe me they don't stay in the store long.

I have been using them for a 7-8 years and have had no problem at all with how they hold up! I have several baits that are 6+ years old, they are every bit as quality a bait as the Dee Bait. Wee Baits also come in different sizes and designs. Some heavier than others. The one that works best for me is about 2" long and light. Has to be cast on lighter line but is my go to crankbait on the River.

KDurk from NJ: Shoot me an email and let me know what your looking for, I may be able to help you out. I also know another guy in N KY that is making a handmade flat sided bait that has proven to be very good.

   How about Lee Sissons Baits???? from Jimmy (  8/3/2003 9:39:00 PM
  Have any of you guys tried Lee's baits? What do you think of his? And he is coming out ith a line of flat sided cranks also! I have a buddy that has just got several of his baits. I was just looking at some of his baits at his site, http://www.sissonlures.com/ they look VERY nice!


   Wrong name! from Jeff Hahn  8/3/2003 11:39:00 PM
 Wes ENGLAND, not English makes the Wee Baits. Hey, I was close!

Jeff Hahn

   I was given a Lee Sisson bait to do some testing on from Thad Rains  8/4/2003 12:03:00 PM
 And I don't see it on his site. It is a flat sided "Ticker" with an "odd" bill that dives from 4 to 6 ft. It is supposed to hunt, and it sure does. You can make it hunt on command, but to get that kind of bait, you realy need to have it on the bitter edge of control (my research and theory, not proven fact) and then make it go out of control. It takes a little more tuning to get it back into that hunting mode. It also needs tuned after every 2 or 3 fish.

Several weeks ago, I put it into a schooling situation. They would not bite the topwaters or spinnerbaits, but they would SLAM this bait. It is a FLAT sided bait that goes deeper than most of the flat sided baits. It is wood, with a harness So far, so good.

I was recenlty given several Stanford Cedar Lures to test as well. Stanfords baits are all they are advertised to be and run VERY well out of the box (no tuning) and the deep divers (rated to 18 ft) do not KILL you with the resistence. Less resistence in the water is a big plus when throwing them all day. I will report more as I fish it more.

OH, rumor also has it that Stanford hired a new webpage administrator and may be coming back to the BFHP as a sponsor. Hope to see you soon guys.

OH, I have 2 Weebaits, but prefer the Dee Baits and the Stanford and Lee Sisson baits. They are heavier and take my kind of fishing a little better. The Wee Baits are great, but I normally throw 17# McCoy's on an 8 ft custom 4 power rod, so that pretty much kills the Wee bait at the beginning. I have fished it on lighter tackle, but not such a good idea with wood everywhere. A heavy fish will not give too much to pressure when you have 8# line on. 2 of them kept my Wee baits as well. Oh well. LOL.

Hope some of this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. Thad Rains

   Ive been using Sisson baits for years from RobShaw  8/4/2003 1:47:00 PM
 I too have enjoyed the same results as you. High quality bait. Still not sure where Jelutong comes from though!! lol

   Thad ,that was a Davis Lure company lure made in Alabama. from The perchjerker  8/5/2003 7:56:00 AM
 It was designed by Lee Sisson tho.That is if its the one I sent you.Great paintjob and brass rattle.

   PJ, I wasn't talking about that one from Thad Rains  8/5/2003 11:57:00 AM
 But, it is similarly built. Smaller bait with a bill I will have to call a Tennessee Killer bill. That is about as close as I can get. I haven't seen anything like this bill, so I do not know what to call it. MOF, that and the Davis bait you sent do have a lot in common, the tuning is the same, the Davis bait doesn't hunt nearly as quickly or easily as this Lee Sisson bait. I have only had it for about 6 weeks. Still testing on both.

Thanks though, for clarifying that. Sorry to change the posts about Wee Baits guys. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. Thad Rains



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