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  2. spinnerbait blades

    Barlow's sells Worth blades.
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  4. Spinnerbaits in Saltwater

    Oh yeah I have but with a different fish, the spotted bay bass ive used regular spinnerbaits on them and the worked great, I imagin trout and redfish like to chase just make the correct adjustments to the size of the fish, try all chartreuse or white and chartreuse . Those fish are not shy I believe so try loud colors good luck and I hope I helped some
  5. Anyone know if BTS is taking orders?

    I have read several horror stories about molds not showing up, no answers to emails, etc I myself have never had that problem so I continue to order from Bob. I know him and Betty have had health problems and other problems on top of that. How he runs his business is none of my business, I guess I have just not been done wrong by him and until I do I will continue to buy from him.
  6. Anyone know if BTS is taking orders?

    Sounds like the problem is just getting it into the box to ship it out unless everything is made to order... Which I hope not.
  7. Anyone know if BTS is taking orders?

    I received shipping confirmation on the 6th Mold on the 8th
  8. SF true smelt

    nope i dont have one
  9. Watermelon seed color recipe

    Looks really close to Do-It's X2 watermelon color.
  10. SF true smelt

    Do you have a website?
  11. Tackle Show Opinions

    There is a boating and fishing show in my area every winter. Used to be a lot of booths selling custom lures and plastics 10-15 years ago. Lately, only the mid to large scale lure builders and boat dealers can afford to rent space. I quit going because I can see their stuff online and don’t want to pay $6 for parking and the $8 entrance fee just to walk around.
  12. Do You Save $$$ Making Your Own jigs ? (Video)

    All depends on what you use? For me making jigs and shakeyheads is cost effective. Allen
  13. Lure turners

    Btw, I see synchronous 120V low rpm motors for sale at Amazon.com for less than $10. I used 3 pieces of shelving wood for the basic stand, a piece of 1/2” dowel for the axle, 3 short pieces of 1/8” dowel glued into the drilled axle for the arms, and 6 alligator clips. Total cost was maybe $15.
  14. Lure turners

    I don’t recall seeing one for sale. They are easy to make with a slow rpm A/c motor and whatever contraption you bang together for the size of lures you make. Mine runs on a synchronous 4 rpm motor I found online 15 yrs ago for $7. Barbecue rotisserie motors are popular. Microwave turntable motors, etc.
  15. Lure turners

    I bought mine from lure parts online it’s made by flexcoat.
  16. Aluminum injection mold laminates?

    Ok one thing to shoot a two color bait if using a twin injector the belly needs to be on one plate and the top on the other . I shoot a 14 cavity mold in baby shad and get great baits. The temp has to be around 300f when u are shooting or they will swirl or mix. If your mold has one side on one plate and the other side on the other plate i will say it will more than likely shoot one side one color and the other side the other color. the injector might can be turned to where it would shoot top and bottom but on my mold if u turn it it will shoot one side of baits one color and the other side the other color. i do not have a mold like that so i don't know for sure. The lam plates if u have a mold that the sides are in each side it will only shoot the side. i have passed up molds when the belly and top are not on each plate. U can cut the bait in half and shoot the other half if the spur will let u. But shoot as hot as possible so it will bond to the cold plastic might even want to heat the mold so both will stick together.The sand cast molds do not have a smooth finish, they catch fish but i don't like the way they look . The CNC molds spoil u LOL I like the smooth shinny baits. Cub48
  17. Yes^^^^ avoid epoxy when using platinum cures. I carve my musky baits from basswood, coat with crazy glue to lock down the fibers of the wood and spray with krylon crystal clear acrylic spray. I also lay a real thin coat of silicon on my master, wait 5-10 minutes and then slowly pour the rest into the corner of the Mold from a high height which reduces bubbles in the Mold and on the surface of your bait.
  18. SB paint cleanup?

    Ok. I did not know that about lawyer thinner. Thanks.
  19. Spinnerbaits in Saltwater

    Hey guys! New member here. I grew up a bass fisherman and was taught how to fish a spinnerbait and a jig by an older gentleman almost 15 years ago. My fishing buddy was also an avid lure maker and I have memories of spending weekends in high school in his basement learning how to make R bends and blend skirts. Unfortunately my friend has had some serious medical issues and has been forced to not only give up fishing but also lure making. Recently he decided to pass down a large part of his inventory and tools to me and I am very grateful, however, I have been living and fishing in an inshore environment in SC for the last 6 years. While he will forget more than I will ever learn about building and fishing spinnerbaits for bass, he has limited redfish/trout experience. I have been chasing redfish/trout almost exclusively for the last six years and I am wondering how to turn these "freshwater" baits into inshore baits. I am not concerned with the strength of the hooks/tackle in general. I am curious if anyone has gone down this journey and would be willing to share some tips and tricks. I have started with "in-line" spinners with my favorite paddle tail as a trailer but am looking to move to spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
  20. Anyone know if BTS is taking orders?

    Everyone knows your story by now. I hope you get your molds or a refund some day.
  21. Lure turners

    most guys build there own.different styles of baits large/small.
  22. Aluminum injection mold laminates?

    I have some molds that I can inject with two injectors at the same time and they laminate I also have others that swirl when I try it. That is why I buy the aluminum flashing like shown in my pic and make laminate plates. It only takes a few minutes to make one and you won't have to do all of that bait cutting.
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  24. I also do foil jigs. My method seems a bit simpler. I use a holographic foil designed for a Kingsley foil machine for greeting cards and such. For my adhesive I use a foil bonder designed for foiling on t-shirts etc. I did a write up on it awhile back. It is an extremely thin foil that bonds well but also requires a top coat. I use D2t before but now am using Alumi UV from Alumilite.
  25. Enforcer frog and bait molds

    Enforcer Molds 4.5 inch 4 cavity frog mold new 129 Ill take 90.00 free shipping paypal friends and family contact benfrank@charter.net also enforcer mini frog mold with arms 20.00 enforcer 4 inch frog with swimming arms 25.00 enforcer 6 cavity 2 inch minnow mold 25.00 enforcer 6 inch finesse worm 2 cavity new 39 will take 25.00 also enforcer large curly tail grubmold single cavity 6/7/8 long awesome bait new they sell for 39 ill take 25 I have 3 molds
  26. Lure turners

    I was wondering if a guy could buy a lure turner to dry epoxy on hard baits or if he had to make one?
  27. BTS frog molds

    Bts frog molds,dont think these are made anymore single cavity 35.00 and 2 cavity 45.00 free shipping contact benfrank@charter.net paypal friends and family
  28. Tackle Show Opinions

    Bring a hot chick to hang out at your table don’t hurt either lol
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