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  2. basscatcher89

    Crankbait Bill Education Request

    Not sure if the last post was a real account or not but the fact this thread came up just solved so many problems I had been searching for answers to over the weekend! lol
  3. Today
  4. Nathan

    new member here!

    We love seeing your work, but photos like this belong in the appropriate gallery..Nathan
  5. Moodster_baits

    new member here!

    So this is how I start the initial cast, starting on the 5” now. Eventually would like to wood casts
  6. pieterbez

    Chicg magnet

    Thanks Dave Will get some from Spike it and try
  7. Bass-Boys

    Twin Tail Grub

  8. brendakshi

    Crankbait Bill Education Request

    This is a good book, I recommend its short analog papersowl.com I think that a brief account of history will not hurt. Pay attention to the value of information and good presentation. Do not make a fuss.
  9. taklebob

    KBS Diamond Coat on jigs

    Thanks for the insights. I will give it a try next.
  10. Moodster_baits

    new member here!

    Here’s a resin cast of each bait from a couple revisions ago. I start out making the “rough draft” cast out of modeling clay. I then have using 100% silicone from Walmart to make mold. After that I make a resin cast using that mold and then do my sanding and details and once Im finished I’ll than buy OOMOO two part silicone to make the final mold
  11. Moodster_baits

    new member here!

    Hey guys been lurking for a couple months and decided to make an account. I started pouring my own baits earlier this year and have been learning a lot from a couple other bait makers and from just the mistakes I’ve made along the way. So far I’m loving it, definitely a fun hobby. I attached some pics of what I’ve got so far. I’m pouring a 6.25” swimbait and a 3.5” swimbait. I have some more stuff on my IG: moodster_baits. I’m using all MF products and love em so far
  12. mark poulson

    Ac1315

    I use a coat of clear nail polish around the sst hitchhiker I use for attaching the soft plastic worm tails to my rat baits to provide a barrier. Short term contact isn't a problem, but leaving a worm in contact with an AC1315 coated bait overnight will cause softening of the AC, and will ruin the paint scheme. I leave my worm tails attached all day when I'm fishing a rat, but I try not to leave the worm lying across the bait, and I remove them at the end of the day, and store them so they are not in contact with the bait.
  13. psilvers

    KBS Diamond Coat on jigs

    Thanks! I agree about getting the lid back on properly - that is what cost me my first can of KBS. pete
  14. Chuck Young

    Ideas on painting this pattern or similar

    I am a big fan of holographic films on lures. The big trick with either of these patterns is getting the scale pattern. There are two ways of accomplishing this. For the mostly white lure, I would apply paint in this order: Entire body - O white Entire body - Createx F white (fluorescent white under clear holographic film has both fluorescence and reflection) To apply scales using nail art film, I would apply the adhesive, then lay a scale mesh over the lure before applying the nail art film. Apply pressure with layers of craft foam in a vise while it dries. Do both sides before removing the film and scale mesh. This should leave you with the holographic scales with blank spaces where the mesh was. If you use clear holographic film, the fluorescent white will show through even where the film is. Finish the lure by using a gill stencil. the color used for the gills on the lure is Folk Art neon blue. You will have to thin it if you want to spray it. The kill spot (black) is generally applied just above the lat line and just behind the gill plate The second method for applying the scales is to use Thinned Wicked pearl silver sprayed through a scale mesh. Apply a thin coat only - you just want to get a hint of reflection. The other lure you showed is a Citrus shad. After applying scale effect, spray F yellow along the entire length of the bottom. Then also just above the lat line - not all the way to the top. Apply scale mask, then spray Folk Art neon blue to the top. Fade it down on the sides over part of the yellow, but do not cover all the yellow. The kill spot shown is also neon blue. Personally, I prefer a black kill spot. I also like to put a touch of F sunburst to the belly. I wanted to post a link to a gallery pic. But I was unable to access it. Only a few are available to view .
  15. wallyc14

    Twin Tail Grub

    Ok thought you wanted the mold maker a i makes one very similar
  16. Apdriver

    KBS Diamond Coat on jigs

    I put a self tapping roofing screw in the the top and one on the side of the can near the bottom. These screws have the rubber washer on them. I spray the bloxygen in the top. Never take the lid off....it’s hard to get back on properly. To get some KBs out of the can, remove the screw at the bottom and some will dribble out or you can press the sides of the can a bit. It won’t gush out upon screw removal. The screw at the bottom may need replaced from time to time because the KBS will dry on washer and it will tear upon removal. No big deal for me. Be careful screwing the can as it is pretty thin and can strip easily.
  17. MikePaintsBaits

    Twin Tail Grub

    Hey Wally , I just got my answer , its a gary yamamoto bait , They no longer make it. Thanks Anyway. Can Anyone Make This Bait / Color ? Thanks Mike
  18. psilvers

    KBS Diamond Coat on jigs

    Apdriver , I assume - correct me if I am wrong - that you are placing mthe screwnin the bottom of the can and you are storing it right side up. Does the screw effectively stop up the hole in the bottom of the can? Do you spray the bloxygen under the lid (on the top) of in the hole you made for the screw (in the bottom)? i have stored some 50 ml aliquots of the pint that I got. I put them in bottles, addded Paint Saver and covered with plastic before screing on the cap. I will keep you guys posted on how it works. Pete
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  20. rdhammah

    Bone Color

    reheat the white enough and it will turn bone color. you won't notice it if you keep working with it, but if you compare it with a batch that you made fresh, you will see it like night and day
  21. Bass-Boys

    Chicg magnet

    what ever you tried that was to dark -- use less,,, or what ever you used that was to light -- use more
  22. wallyc14

    Twin Tail Grub

    Looks like A.I . Heartthrob twintail
  23. DaveMc1

    Chicg magnet

    Wont be the same, The minnow silver is just very tiny silver flake suspended in worm oil
  24. dsqui

    Chicg magnet

    Have u tried Lurecraft minnow color
  25. GDog

    High School Fishing Team Fundraiser

    We have had the kids do raffles for i.e. a nice rod and reel and we have also worked with local vendors and sold ribs or boston butts. However, the best support dollars that we raise come from getting the parents to hit up local businesses to sponsor the team for like $250-$500 bucks each and then we put their logo on the team jerseys for advertising. You give the business with the largest donation the best location (size logo) on the jerseys.
  26. jonister

    Ac1315

    I was using it as a topcoat at the time. As long as you keep them separate from your plastics all goes well. That does eliminate a lot of bait variables though.
  27. DanTheFireman

    HB perch1.JPG

    Fantastic work Chuck! Perfect finish, fins and tail, love it.
  28. Gloomisman

    706 Mold and Gorilla tube, and injector

    BTS 706 mold 4 cavity. like new 150 shipped Bear baits med injector 20 shipped Caney Creek Gorilla tube mold $60
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