This is one of the best kepy secrets in AL, TN, and GA, Mickey Howard has benn making cedar baits since moby dick was a minnow. He hand carves, paints and tunes each one. Any bait that does not meet his specificationsgoes into the cull pile. These baits will absolutely out cast and out fish balsa baits. Each bait has been tuned per that bait. Meaning that the split rings might be different because thats the weight that bait needs to hunt. These baits will hunt and catch fish.