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Bagley Fishing Lures: Balsa Wood Manufacturing Meets HCM

Newer Bagley fishing lures use HCM process

Is Traditional Balsa Wood Manufacturing Really Better than HCM?

Since the late 1980s, there’s been a divide among fishermen on whether the traditional balsa manufacturing process for Bagley lures is superior to the company’s newer heat compression molding (or HCM) process. In fact, fans of the early Bagley lures (circa 1960s-1980s) swear by the original’s ability to outdo every crankbait on the market. And they’ll spend tons of money to add such items for their collections. Continue reading “Bagley Fishing Lures: Balsa Wood Manufacturing Meets HCM”