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This is some of the holographic foil I've been tinkering with lately. It's built from Paulownia at a tad over 4" long. Bob Smith epoxy sealer with Createx and Auto Air paints. Top coat is 3 brushed coats of DN S81.
Where did you get that foil?
There you go Ben. Looks good.
Thanks guys. Took me a couple tries to find the weak links in applying this particular type of foil since the adhesive isn't as strong as what's on the Brite-Bak foil. The last couple done with this foil turned out fairly well though.
Kajay this foil came from WTP Inc. at the link below.
really nice, floater, sinker or suspender?
Built this one to be a floater and it's weighted to sit level in the water. Having only used 2 gram weights in the first and second hook locations it's fairly lively. With it having 3 hooks may rationale was that it could have lead wire added to any combination of hooks to get it to perform in different ways. Want a head down tail up stance? Just add wire to the front hook. Want to slow the action and make it float up slower? Just add wire to all 3 hook locations.
It still needs to be tested in the real world to see how the fish like it. I've already got a couple more started with the same build specs in mind, but with different paint schemes. We shall see.
Awesome work Ben!!
I bought some of that company's foil years ago to apply to blades and chatterbaits.
I never thought to use it for cranks. Doh!!!
Thanks guys. I'm really liking this type of foil. Took me a few tries to figure out how to make the edges lay down on the top and bottom since the adhesive isn't as strong as the Brite-Bak, but I think it's worth the extra steps.
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