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    A few Slim Shads this morning. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Who make that mold I would love to get one
  5. Anyone Developed a Weedless Underspin Yet?

    Oh Lord Pard , your trapped in Oklahoma Too. The moss grow'ingest most'us brush' log and tree filled water outside a swamp there is I think . I was looking at Long Lake Lures Pics . I have in the past used The titanium weed eater line for things like that because it stood being poured in lead . I then put on a blade and swivel by folding a loop crimping down the tag end with a brass or steel sleeve . Don't know if that will be worth anything to ya down the road or not .
  6. Crankbait Blank Suppliers

    To me, Predator Baits makes the best wiggle wart knockoff.
  7. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    I do as Smalljaw does, only I add a couple drops of denatured alcohol, to help thin the D2T just a little. It spreads out a little better when you do that, I like the finish it leaves, and it's pretty tough.
  8. Defective Blanks

    Oh I know. I haven't taken anything negatively. And Gliders, the answer is no. After I sent the pictures to the seller, I have not heard back. No worries though. Life happens. Move on.
  9. Defective Blanks

    Did he offer to replace or refund Ron ?
  10. APPEARANCE OVER INNOVATION

    Love this subject matter of this thread. I wish I could do some of the "innovation" part. However, I don't have the strength or endurance in my dominate arm any longer and hand tools, and such just aggravates things. So I paint to keep my retired butt occupied and am always trying to learn and strive for the appearance. I do think it's was comical that AnglinArcher mentioned the Flying Lure. 30 years ago, I considered this lure the next best thing. Back then I did not know how to skip with baitcaster and with the flying lure on light spinning gear (on slack line) I could easily get under docks and over hangs and they caught me a bunch of fish. Over the years I learned how to skip pretty decent (not like Gerald Swindle though). 30 years later, I can't skip a baitcaster any longer and have seriously considered bringing the flying lure back into my arsenal just for dock fishing. Painters keep painting and striving for that perfect color or scheme. This is were I think the next innovation will come from. Case in point the color Green Pumpkin. I do not remember this color 30 years ago and I still have plastics that are that old. Someone will come up with a new color that will one day become a staple in peoples tackle boxes. Fish see colors. We know that and they see certain colors better than others. I'm of the frame of mind that the next color or color combination to become a staple in tackle boxes whether plastics or hard baits will be one that fish can't see as well, making it difficult for the fish to necessarily distinguish the shape of lure. Then like a toddler they pick up (or in this case enthings
  11. Defective Blanks

    Ron, I meant nothing critical to your post. I was just commenting on the advisability of a “Call Out forum” on lure sellers.
  12. Basecoat rattle cans??

    Got to mist the first coat, thin, thin.
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  14. Basecoat rattle cans??

    as mentioned rusteolum white primer . its fairly fast dry. you can use any paints over it,water,alkyd,lacquer based..let it set for an hour.
  15. Crankbait Blank Suppliers

    Thank you for taking time to ask questions about my Hybrid Wiggle Wart Blanks. Hot off the press and 5 years in the making. This is the NEW Hybrid Wiggle Wart model W/Rattles. We have taken the Pre-Rapala and the Original Series, combined the best of each one and produced the 2017 LC Hybrid Wiggle Wart Crankbait. A lot of R&D went into the making of this lure and now it is available to the public. They have been swim tested and they swim like the champion lures that they are. The dictionary defines HYBRID: offspring or product of mixed species or varieties. -Hybridize I would ask you to be opened minded and try them out, you won't be sorry. Just google luckycastlures/ebay.com
  16. Basecoat rattle cans??

    For me one downside to rattle can primer is it seems to be easier to over wet and run the first layer of color coat. has anyone else noticed that?
  17. Defective Blanks

    You wasted your money and talent on that garbage... That's too bad.. Practice or not. That bait would have been awesome if you got what you paid for.
  18. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    Rod I feel for you and the cold. Wait a minute. I feel for me. I'm just up the road from you in Onawa. And this 18 degree weather is killing my bones and winter hasn't started yet. BobP I was living in Fayetteville and while Casey Ashley was winning the 2015 classic my son and I were fishing Harris and the Cape Fear. It was cold. Hauling butt across Harris heading towards the bridge and then crackle crackle crunch, crunch. 1/2 in of ice never even saw it. No damage or anything. Actually comical at the time. NC may not get ice like we do here in the Midwest or further north but cold is cold. I think I will just hibernate till March.
  19. Barrel twist wire screw eye

    I would think... Make a loop on one end, put the other two ends in a chordless drill, put a screwdriver in the loop and pull the trigger slowly.... that will give it a good twist
  20. Defective Blanks

    Yikes, I would say that is crooked. Great key chain or a shadowbox piece. Got some shanazzy paint jobs! I started getting my bills separate to avoid this on most. I had issues with a supplier glueing them in crooked.
  21. Defective Blanks

    I didn' ask for anyone from TU to arbitrate any disputes. I started this thread for 2 reasons. 1. I just wanted to vent because I didn't appreciate the word "liar" sent in my direction 2. Because I strongly feel that product reviews are not really seen here and if you research most any hobby, there are reviews that can help people make sound Here is a pic that shows the issue with the blanks. As you can easily see the bill is crooked And once again in case anyone hasn't read the full thread, I didn' ask for a refund, I painted most of them for practice purposes or trashed them and all I was doing was informing the supplier to QC his product better
  22. Defective Blanks

    Bob, I understand your concern, and I totally agree to a point. When I see a review on say Cabela's, I first look to see how many stars it has, 1 to 5. If it has at least 3 stars (and enough reviews to be valid), I then look at the one and two star reviews. Almost all the time you can tell when the reviewer has no knowledge of the product they bought and had no business even owning it. LOL I remember one review where the person complained because the instructions did not say of the "spinning reel" was to be held below the rod or above it. I have seen a lot of those review boards where the product representative could respond as well. Often the review was "contact me", sometimes it is clarification, etc. I propose we follow the mold already cast (pun intended) and go with a 5 star system, a reason for the rating, and the ability for the product representative to respond. One response from the buyer, one from the product representative. BUT, I agree with Bob, we do not want TU to become an arbitrator.
  23. Defective Blanks

    I think this is a can of worms. Yes there are sellers that don’t pay enough attention to the quality of the blanks they sell, or take a defensive attitude when a complaint comes in, or who just won’t respond to a complaint. There are buyers who paid money in good faith for blanks they can’t use because of defects. Undoubtedly, most of the posts I’ve seen concerning this problem are valid complaints. But I don’t discount the possibility that a buyer can be unrealistic about what he is buying or too quick to publicly criticize a seller without contacting him to discuss the problem and ask for redress in a polite and businesslike manner. What’s fair? Does TU and its members really want to get in the business of arbitrating disputes when we only know one side of the issue? I’ve been burned a couple of times buying blanks. It made me wary of knockoff blanks from Asian sources, so I try to vet sellers as best I can and then seek opinions on specific lure models before I order. This can be a shady corner of the marketplace, so you pays your money and takes your chances, IMO.
  24. Defective Blanks

    Suspect you guy's are probably right, over here there's a tendancy to bite the bullet and just move on to another shop. Personally I'm straight on the case ,no qualms.....
  25. Crankbait Blank Suppliers

    I have never purchased from Dinger Baits, but I'm sure your products are good quality. I know people that have purchased from you and they all speak highly of your products. I have been selling on ebay for 20 plus years, and I'm just an old Vietnam Vet that believes in being honest and taking care of my customers, but my feedback speaks for itself.
  26. Defective Blanks

    Curt, while your here, is there any way to delete previous attachments,? With attachments full , I think there's guy's maybe not posting good ideas due to inability to illustrate ideas with odd picture. Understand if not possible......glider
  27. Defective Blanks

    Let me toss around the idea of a pinned post for crankbait blank reviews. I will get back to you on this next week. And, if for some reason I forget, please reply here and remind me!
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