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  2. Mentholate color

    Ya the LC I got years back was not the proper color. I forgot what I had to add to doctor it up.
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  4. Thank you for the fluxing advice!

    http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell_Book_Chapter_4_Fluxing.htm
  5. FET - markup vs margin

    FET is due on the WHOLESALE cost.
  6. the Matzuo 152 Sickle Jig Hook

    I wouldn't like them if I did.. LOL...
  7. Mentholate color

    i dont get good results with LureWorks Methiolate alone i also add LureWorks Jelly Apple Red Die to it for the pinker shade.
  8. Soft tails for swimbait

    Azfisher im after something a little more durable than plastisol so the alumilite may be worth looking into, thankyou. Jd i like the idea of that i will give it a go for sure, and sounds nice and cheap, thankyou.
  9. FET - markup vs margin

    I have noticed among friends and associates, there is often a misunderstanding of the importance difference between markup & margin. Please find the following verbal illustrations. NOTE: For the sake of clarity in the following example no allowance for sales tax, shipping and assorted other costs are considered. For this example, I make a fishing related product subject to federal excise tax (FET) and want to implement that tax into my pricing. I decide to sell my product for $4.00 per item before adding in FET. I know FET is 10% so I add $0.40 and sell the item for $4.40 apiece . I have made and sold one thousand items and now have $4,400. I owe FET $440 (10% of sale) leaving me with $3,960. Dividing that $3,960 by the 1,000 items sold it amounts to $3.96 per item. But wait a minute. Remember that part at the beginning “I decide to sell my product for $4.00 per item before adding in FET?” Where did the 4 cents per item disappear to? Answer: You lost it in your markup. Consider; if you had marked up the $4.00 item by 11%, the sale price would be $4.44 ea. and you would end up with the margin you planned. (10% FET on the $4.44 sale price is 44 cents ea. Send that 44 cents to the IRS and you have $4.00) note: I rounded off, again, for clarity of principle We sometimes forget that when we build from the bottom up, but measure from the top down, we must allow for the difference - Markup vs Margin. I hope this is helpful to those of you that are, or plan to be, fishing product entrepreneurs.
  10. Sorry about that Dave, my mistake. 2nd one today. Cocktail hour begins Now!
  11. Problem with incomplete pours PLEASE HELP

    Thank you so much sdfd29. Really great feedback. I will definitely be getting the drop out as soon as possible. Hopefully my jigs will start to look much better
  12. the Matzuo 152 Sickle Jig Hook

    Any issues with hook up ratio?
  13. the Matzuo 152 Sickle Jig Hook

    I like them... I have only used the 4/0.
  14. 3D lure eyes

    http://lisaandedseyes.ipage.com/lure_eyes.htm Size Cost per Package Count Color 2.0mm $ 1.50 100 count 01.Silver w/ Black Pupil 2.0mm $ 1.50 100 count 02.Gold w/ Black Pupil 2.5mm $ 1.50 100 count 01.Silver w/ Black Pupil 2.5mm $ 1.50 100 count 02.Gold w/ Black Pupil 3.0mm $ 1.50 100 count 01.Silver w/ Black Pupil 3.0mm $ 1.50 100 count 02.Gold w/ Black Pupil 3.5mm $ 1.50 100 count 01.Silver w/ Black Pupil 3.5mm $ 1.50 100 count 02.Gold w/ Black Pupil 4.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 4.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 4.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 12. Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 4.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 13. Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 4.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 4.5mm $ 1.65 100 count 10. Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 4.5mm $ 1.65 100 count 11. Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 4.5mm $ 1.65 100 count 12. Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 4.5mm $ 1.65 100 count 13. Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 4.5mm $ 1.65 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 5.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 10. Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 5.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 5.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 5.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 5.0mm $ 1.65 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 5.5mm $ 1.90 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 5.5mm $ 1.90 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 5.5mm $ 1.90 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 5.5mm $ 1.90 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 6.0mm $ 1.90 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 6.0mm $ 1.90 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 6.0mm $ 1.90 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 6.0mm $ 1.90 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 6.0mm $ 1.90 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 6.5mm $ 2.15 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 6.5mm $ 2.15 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 6.5mm $ 2.15 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 6.5mm $ 2.15 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 6.5mm $ 2.15 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 7.0mm $ 2.15 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 7.0mm $ 2.15 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 7.0mm $ 2.15 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 7.0mm $ 2.15 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 7.0mm $ 2.15 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 7.5mm $ 2.40 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 7.5mm $ 2.40 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 7.5mm $ 2.40 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 7.5mm $ 2.40 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 7.5mm $ 2.40 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 8.0mm $ 2.65 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 8.0mm $ 2.65 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 8.0mm $ 2.65 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 8.0mm $ 2.65 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 8.0mm $ 2.65 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 8.5mm $ 2.65 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 8.5mm $ 2.65 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 8.5mm $ 2.65 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 8.5mm $ 2.65 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 9.0mm $ 2.90 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 9.0mm $ 2.90 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 9.0mm $ 2.90 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 9.0mm $ 2.90 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 9.0mm $ 2.90 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 9.5mm $ 3.15 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 9.5mm $ 3.15 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 9.5mm $ 3.15 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 9.5mm $ 3.15 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 10mm $ 3.40 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 10mm $ 3.40 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 10mm $ 3.40 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 10mm $ 3.40 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 11mm $ 3.40 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 11mm $ 3.40 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 11mm $ 3.40 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 11mm $ 3.40 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 12.0mm $ 3.90 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 12.0mm $ 3.90 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 12.0mm $ 3.90 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 12.0mm $ 3.90 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 12.0mm $ 3.90 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 12.5mm $ 4.40 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 12.5mm $ 4.40 100 count 11.Silver-Gold w/ Black Pupil 12.5mm $ 4.40 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 12.5mm $ 4.40 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil 12.5mm $ 4.40 100 count 14. Chartreuse Green w/Black Pupil 15mm $ 5.00 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 15mm $ 5.00 100 count 10.Gold-Silver w/ Black Pupil 15mm $ 5.00 100 count 12.Gold-Red w/ Black Pupil 15mm $ 5.00 100 count 13.Silver-Red w/ Black Pupil
  15. Soft tails for swimbait

    I have used silicone place mats bought off ebay and a cooking/rolling mat found at a discount store. I found some place mats under $3 each. You get a couple of dozens fins out of 1 mat. They come in a lot of colors. Cut the fin out with scissors or a razor knife for crisper edges. Started using them last year on a half dozen baits. Not a single one has ripped. Flexible and durable and give off a nice tail flap. I recommend pre-punching a hole before putting the pin in in. The mats are stretchy and it can be tough to get the pin to go through them.
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  17. Ours are a custom profile, you won't find anything similar on Josh's website.
  18. 3D lure eyes

    I have bought 10 mm and 12 mm eyes from Mountain View Flies in Pennsylvania. They do not have 13 mm. The 12mm fits nicely in the hole made by a 1/2 inch forstner bit. The packages are small so probably not the best place for a large bulk order. http://stores.ebay.com/Mountainview-Flies-and-Supplies?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
  19. the Matzuo 152 Sickle Jig Hook

    What’s the verdict on these? Specifically the Matzuo 152 Sickle Jig Hooks. Have any of you may have used them on flipping jigs? If so, how did they work for you? I just picked up some 5/0 to test, and was just wondering if y’all had any experience with them. Any pros and cons you guys have with these hooks? Thanks,
  20. Problem with incomplete pours PLEASE HELP

    As Basseducer said, use the Drop Out made by Frankford Arsenal. It will help with the pouring issues. It makes the mold very slick feeling. It is about $10 on Amazon. Looking at the picture, it appears that you had a small pour followed by the finishing pour. You have to make the pour one motion. If you start and stop the pour you will see the pour lines like your top image. It looks like the pour started and had only partially filled the mold, then the pour was stopped and restarted. This caused the lead from being completely poured into the collar of the jig. I have done this myself. I have this mold and it is usually easy to pour. Trying angling the mold a little when you are pouring the jig. This allows the air to flow out of the mold and not get trapped by the lead. I am assuming you are using a bottom pour pot. As far as the weed guards, they come in different thicknesses (individual fibers, not the size of the weed guard). You can purchase stiff or flexible weed guards, it appears that you got the more flexible ones. I have not tried the super glue method, but have seen some where the glue that I used wicked up the weed guard and it was a little stiffer. I use my toaster oven to heat up my hooks when it is cold here. I normally do not heat the hooks in this mold. I store my lead in the pot, i drain it from time to time and clean the pot. Otherwise I keep the pot covered and leave the lead in it.
  21. Tip Up Jig

    What is in that picture is the 6th sense divine shaky head, there isn't a mold available like that. For what it is worth, that Divine shaky head isn't a tip up design, it is a flat bottom stand up. If you want a flat bottom shaky just get the Do-it Trokar round head shaky head mold, it has a flat bottom and it uses both flat eye and regular eye jig hooks so just add a Gamakatsu 2014 hook and you'll have a shaky head with a flat bottom and an EWG hook. If you want to use a Tip up jig you'll have to modify it like 21XDC has already mentioned.
  22. 3D lure eyes

    I am looking for 10mm and 13mm lure eyes Last time I purchased them was from bogs frogs a long long time ago. Is there a place in the states that just sells adhesive eyes? I just seen the place advertised on TU but if you have any other suggestions I all ears Thanks
  23. Glitter and Epoxy

    I never mix it with my top coat...I either mix my glitter with a little poly acrylic..That way I can use different colors on different parts of the body ( such as green glitter over a brown back..and pearlescent on a white belly) You can do the same thing with spray on glitters..but I think applying with a brush gives you a bit more control.Using very fine glitter is a huge help. When done glittering..apply your top coat..Nathan
  24. Tip Up Jig

    Use a 91768BLN Mustad in the size you want. Modify the mold to your needs.
  25. Shelts fishing

    I get the virus alert problems too. Get them from Amazon..
  26. Tip Up Jig

    I have the do it standard tip up jig mold, I love the way it pours and have no issues with it. I want to make the tip up with an ewg hook like in the picture... Does anyone know what mold this is? What hooks are used? How do I make this?
  27. Jig Mold

    I have the do it standard tip up jig mold, I love the way it pours and have no issues with it. I want to make the tip up with an ewg hook like in the picture... Does anyone know what mold this is? What hooks are used? How do I make this?
  28. Idea for a new hook

    Get with a hook company that you would want to make your hook and the can draw up what you need and supply you samples . After you Ok the sample then they would build you the hook , Most hook company's will require you to order 100,000 of your hook. If you plan on selling your idea make sure you get a non disclosure form sign by whom ever you try to sale it too . Catrer
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