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My phantom brown wiggle warts.jpg2

My phantom brown wiggle warts.jpg2

Two of Jim's Wiggle Warts, one two rattles, one three rattles.
The belly is Createx transparent orange, thinned 50% with 4011 reducer. I sprayed multiple thin coats over the entire bait to give an orange cast to the whole thing.
Then I thinned med. brown transparent 50% with 4011, and sprayed the sides and back. I did additional coats on the back to make it a little darker.
Before I began painting, I put shell markings on with black and brown sharpies.
I did the eyes with a black sharpie, and, using my gloved thumb for a template, I sprayed uncut tran. orange on the bill to give the "claw" look, like the originals.
I put one dip coat of Solarez gloss on one, and two on the other. The additional coat added .3 oz.
Please let me know what you think.

    • Richard Prager, Musky Glenn and rhersh like this
    mark poulson
    May 07 2014 10:35 PM

    .3 grams, not oz.  Thanks for catching that Barry Bait.

    Looks good, Markie.

    mark poulson
    May 08 2014 07:13 AM

    Thanks Saltshaker.  I hope the fish agree!


    I wanted a transparent scheme, like the old Wiggle Wart Phantoms I've seen, and this one is see-thru from below and the sides.

    Our water is clear out here in SoCal, so I just want to give a hint, not hit them over the head with something solid.

    May 08 2014 07:40 AM
    Looks good to me. Nice Work!!
    mark poulson
    May 08 2014 07:48 AM

    Thanks Joe.

    The baits look darker in the photos than they do in the light.  Clearly I'm not a photographer.

    May 08 2014 09:17 AM

    I like them a lot Mark.

    mark poulson
    May 08 2014 10:44 AM

    Thanks Aydensdad.

    They're easy to paint, and I'll find out how they fish this weekend.

    Very nice Mark. Those would fill the live well with Kentucky's here at Tablerock
    mark poulson
    May 12 2014 08:27 AM

    Thanks Painter1.

    I fished a new lake this weekend with dropping water and very little rock, so I didn't get to throw them much.  They do swim great, and they both hunt, so Jim Sharphorn of Predator Baits really nailed it!

    "Don't be dumb, git you some!"  Hahaha

    For $2, plus hooks, split rings, and paint job, you get a great bait!