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  2. Soft bait for pike?

    Do you upgrade your snap? The stock ones I've used are not strong enough for big fish. I use the 40 lb snaps from LurePartsOnline.
  3. Frog problem

    Let us know how your frog progresses.
  4. Custom Jig mold cost?

    Cool, thank you I appreciate the info!
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  6. Frog problem

    Thank you for the input. I've been doing glides and a few other baits for a few years now, but always have trouble with getting the movement I need out of the back joints, whether a frog or a 4 piece fish. Love the process though.
  7. Soft bait for pike?

    A chatter bait with a swim bait as a trailer is Pike candy here in Minnesota. It is definitely my "go to" bait if I am taking someone fishing that wants to catch a Northern. The catch big bass too!
  8. Soft bait for pike?

    In the Midwest where I fish i think the question would be what soft plastics do pike not eat! I get bit off by pike all the time walleye fishing with jig and plastic.
  9. Original Blank Seller Seller Sticky

    no Curt said somehow the original post got lost or deleted
  10. Long time reader and used of this excellent forum. Haven't been on forum for couple of weeks and noticed that the sticky pertaining to people who sell unpainted blanks has been replace by a post that is basically an advertisement for a seller selling a single bait. Am I missing something or can you tell me where the original went? I need that one to get in touch with some of the sellers on that one.
  11. Frog problem

    That's what I found when I tried it on a swimbait, but I've never made a frog like yours (really nice job), so I don't know for sure if that's true with it, too. I just know a tail like that has a more subtle action. If you look at the Huddle Jack in the water, you can see how the tail moves. If it were my bait, the first thing I'd try, before making different pieces, is turning the tail/feet 90 degrees, so they can maybe have a side to side action.
  12. Custom Jig mold cost?

    Yes lots of variables. Mine have run from $120-$300.
  13. Frog problem

    So even on this the body rigidity is what makes the tail go back and forth?
  14. Frog problem

    I found that the Huddlestone tail works because the entire body in front of it was rigid. That tail is not an action tail. It is driven by the water flowing off of the rigid body in front of it. Maybe a swivel attachment of the last segment would enhance any movement, but I think, with your bait's current joint system, some kind of a boot tail would give it more action. Even then, it's hard to imagine what action it would have without testing.
  15. Soft bait for pike?

    Something that just hit my radar is a chatter bait (bladed jig). the flash/thump from the blade and a big soft plastic trailer should be a winner I will give them a try this ice season I think I would use a smelt trailer vs soft plastic. Typically as a pike guy you get use to ignoring bass gear so that is my excuse for coming late to this party.
  16. Fly drying motor

    Fly Tying Dryer
  17. Frog problem

    Hey guys. Happy Thanksgiving. I am looking for some help on my frog. I thought the design of the feet would give me some movement on them- kind of like a huddle jack type bait. I'm getting nothing. Any input? Thank you
  18. Fly drying motor

    This motor is the one I use for fly tying. 5 to 6 RPM is a perfect turning speed with enough torque to turn flies.
  19. Any Blackfriday Mold deals?

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any mold makers offering Black Friday deals? I know Enforcer is offering 15% off from 11/24 to 12/1 with code EBM241
  20. Fly drying motor

    Search motor and you will find all sorts of input.
  21. Happy thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the TU family.
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    That is not mine, I use plaster of Paris, or concreat. And for wire, I use coat hangers.
  23. Custom Jig mold cost?

    Thanks smalljaw I appreciate the info. I’ve been watching a bunch of your tying videos on YouTube you do a really great job.
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    Nice Mold is that your design? Do you mold in SS wire or sinker eyelets?
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  26. Deer Tails in bulk

    Try posting this question in the Wire Baits Forum. They know a lot about tying materials.
  27. simple question for zinsser bin users

    Ddl, I'm usually doing several big lures at a time , I wouldn't put bin near my airbrush ! I use an auto type spray gun .
  28. Deer Tails in bulk

    Wapsi or Hareline, if you're looking to buy wholesale quantities.Those are the two main manufacturers we buy from. Hareline has the best quality at the moment.
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