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Four balsa crankbaits. All have single piece stainless thru-wire construction, fully tied back to itself. They're sealed with Envirotex, painted with Createx, and clearcoated with 4 coats of Dicknite's topcoat. All use custom cut lips.
Posted July 2, 2009
Beautiful collection Dean. All of these are very well crafted, and it show's. I think the paintwork on the first one is exceptional!
Beautiful handywork! Agree with rowhunter, amazing paint job! That first one is sure going to get smashed!!
Love these baits the two chartreuse baits are just fabulous
Man, they're beautiful!
I have to agree with everyone else, great and clean work, just love it! The shad diver that is the 3rd one down is the one I like the best tho!
Excellent is just not a good enough word. You are surely the master of layering paint. Would hate to have to choose between you or Vince. Both of you just keep raising the bar. Indescribable works!
The lure professor at his best! Nice work DINO... Love them all.
I second all of the above. and I would really like to get my hands on the one on top:)
mr mclain your baits are like vinces a work of art to nice to fish with very weel done. jody
Posted July 3, 2009
The sublte color changes are just stunning. Great work, Dean.
Unbelivable. Those are great. More!!!
Extremely nice paintings , .........a master of arts work:yes: !
greetz:yay: , diemai
nice work as always hope all is well
Mighty fine work!
Posted July 4, 2009
As Rookie put it - The "Lure Professor " - Great Job Dino - Let me see , how can you drop shot those baits for our Smallies - Ha Hee and a Good Horse's _ _ _ to you buddy !!!!
Posted July 10, 2009
Each of you, THANK YOU for the kind words, they mean a lot to me; I try to put a lifetime of fishing into each lure. The top and bottom lures are staying in my tackle box, and the middle two have been spoken for.
I threw all 4 yesterday: I fished the top one through as far as we could tell, a non-feeding period (sometimes it is difficult to tell on a hard pounded, sparsley-populated bass lake!). After Larry caught a single keeper fish in the first 4 hours we took a short rain-break at the dock and got back to cranking. I hit a keeper fish soon after on the bottom lure, and then two more shortly thereafter from the back of the boat, while Larry picked up one from the front, and then another on the next bank, which was big fish of the day, close to 4 pounds. After another location change, he picked up another fat 15 incher. Around sundown at our last spot I threw the fat bait, 2nd from top, a few times, and had one wack it while working on top just as I jerked it---I felt a tick and she left a huge swirl, but no connection, and that was our day, a total of 7--no non-keepers. I threw the Big Shad, 3rd from the top, just a few times to see how it tracked...perfectly, without any tuning. I also noticed, that there were no finish flaws anywhere on the bait, which is rare (at least for me!) with several coats of paint and 4 coats of finish, to not get a dust speck, or small paint miscue, or small bubble.
Today is back-recovery day, and lip-finishing day, after flinging at those mean post-spawners for several hours yesterday...Thanks again everyone!
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