Here they are, unweighetd maple I obtained from Ron at lordship lures on the forum. very generous act ron, he didnt even let me pay for shipping! Look how much wood he gave me ( This is with 5 peices missing!)
Heres teh 1st one, Maple. BIG! had 2 trebles, i took the front off for another to test, it swam OK. It was tough to get goin though,
Heres teh smaller stubby one, made 2 and both worked!
nice shape Nick, try going up one size on the front hook, that may solve your starting woes.. one thing to keep in mind about maple darters, they WILL act differently once you finish them ( epoxy) that is why I prefer birch ( it was also "Professor" jack Fretches wood of choice), you may have to adjust the swim plane a bit... have fun...
thats awesome man, darters are one of my favorites to fish(im still learning on making them though).stick with them and fish em ,the fish will let you know when you have got it down.congrats to you on trying one, they can be challenging.