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  2. Best wood for neutral buoyancy

    I am far from an expert on gliders. I do know neutral buoyant lures can be very fickle. I have not relished the fact of making anymore. its truly truly a labor of love.. I will stick with cranks for toothy fish. but I'm sure someone here has been there done that. a lotta mad scientist here lol.
  3. Aluminum injection mold laminates?

    You might get interesting results with a dual injector, but I suspect it will mix the colors, perhaps some swirll. I have never used the duals on a multi-cavity mold, so perhaps someone else can chime in on that.
  4. Tackle Show Opinions

    Imagine if Al Lindner worked a tackle show. He would probably sell out by noon Being friendly and enthusiastic is everything
  5. Aluminum injection mold laminates?

    Ok thats kind of what I was think what aulrich said. I didnt realize the pictures didnt match the mold, thats kind of funny that I was fooled. I think what I can do is just shoot a color, take the baits out and cut them in half, put them back in the mold and then shoot the top color. Interesting, thanks guys. Would a dual injector type setup shoot both colors? I havent really used a dual injector so I am not really sure how that works but i will read up on it.
  6. spinnerbait blades

    Good information smalljaw! Thank you...Yes the blades i bought where all the same size. I don't have calipers but looking at other spinnerbaits i have they are thinner. They are just not a smooth willow shape.. Will Worth sell smaller quantities than listed on their website? What i have read they are the best but i don't need so many as of yet!!
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  8. bears scuppernong

    thats what i was looking for thanks
  9. Copic Airbrush hose for canned air

    I have a Copic airbrush hose that is used with their 80/180 canned air for sale. I got a set as a present and I use a compressor with it so I don't have any need for the hose, it is brand new and in its original package. These sell for approx. $30 and I'm asking $14.00 TYD.
  10. Tackle Show Opinions

    I have sold a number of different things at shows and there is one huge factor in what you end up selling it’s salesmanship You can’t just sit there and let your product be your only selling point. If you have the gift to excite people when you talk it can double your sales. If you have a reputation as a good fisherman that’s huge. You also need to catch there eye and draw them in. Having a voice that is heard by others walking by as you promote to a customer in front of you plus If you just sit there don’t expect amazing results.
  11. spinnerbait blades

    If you order from Worth and don't have a business or Tax ID you'll need to add 10% to whatever the total is for FET tax. That said, and I'm not sure if I'm getting this right, but you are saying that some of the blades are different than other or are they all the same just with a slight depression toward the edge? Also, spinnerblades are thin and the ones you got are brass blades, do you have a caliper to measure the thickness? I use only Worth blades, I believe LPO blades are made by Lakeland and that is a big deal because Worth and Lakeland are different in their sizes. That fact is important to know with making a good spinnerbait, if you simply shop around for the cheapest blades you'll end up with blades listed as the same size but will actually be a 1/2 to 1 size smaller or larger than the previous blades you purchased, remember, there is no real industry standard so there is variance from 1 manufacturer to the next. My blades are roughly 0.02" thick give or take but I use only Worth blades for 99% of the spinnerbaits I make so it is important to know the brand and all it takes is a phone call, most of the supply stores will be happy to help and will tell you what kind or who makes their blades.
  12. Anyone know if BTS is taking orders?

    I have an order from the 7th that's just simple plastic dye to test the waters. Money has been pulled and everything, but nothing yet... Fingers are still crossed though.
  13. What to use on last step of painting hard baits

    I am currently using both Etex and KBS Diamond. I thought the KBS would replace the Etex. If so, I wouldn't need a turner and I would be able to do more. Kinda didn't work out exactly like that. I have found that some bait's body style prefers Etex over KBS. For me jointed baits need the epoxy brushed on to keep out of joints. When using KBS, Wiggle warts (even with a drip wire) tend to leave a small build up on the tail, making it difficult for me to not screw it up trying to clean up any excess. Any other styles I've dipped without issues and the KBS works great. My opinion is Etex and KBS both harden about the same as I have not been able to see any difference in wear running 1.5s through the rocks testing both. Again this is just my opinion but the time to it takes to harden to the point I would fish it I give Etex 3 days and KBS 6. KBS stinks. It will stink up my entire work shop. Hope this help a little with your decision. I've only worked with these 2 products so I can not give an opinion on any other.
  14. Tackle Show Opinions

    One other thing the fishermen will tell us what they like and don't like so we can go in a direction that they give us, color mainly. Good Luck to you and your Son Wayne
  15. spinnerbait blades

    They will sell any amount with no extra charge. Divide the per 1000 price then multiply that by the number of blades you want.
  16. Tackle Show Opinions

    Doesn't really matter what I sell, if I sell, or how much. Gives me something to occupy my time and according to my son help make his brand as he wants to be on the FLW or BASS circuit on day. I was most concerned if I had enough stock because I didn't want to do this and not have enough product displayed to make us look legit so to speak. After talking to Rod on the phone (thanks), I know I over did it. Which is normal for me to overdo things. So I feel better now. LOL
  17. do it 3 and 4 inch croaker frog molds

    Just messaged you.
  18. Anyone know if BTS is taking orders?

    Last Friday I decided to take the plunge and order one of those molds to see if he was still in business. They’re only pay option was PayPal and I don’t have an account. I sent an email requesting other payment options and they still have not responded. I am thinking instead of trying the basstackle 736 crawl. It looks similar to the Bob’s tackle. 702.
  19. Aluminum injection mold laminates?

    I build laminate plates for my molds. I build them from aluminum flashing that at buy at Lowe's. I shoot a color (either belly or back) take the mold apart pull the plate, pull the color I don't want, put the mold back together and shoot the other color.
  20. Tackle Show Opinions

    I am going to a musky show with only 100 lures and don't expect to sell them all. We just want to get our name out and decide if we want to go retail which is putting out the lures into a store and hope they pay on time. Plus we will and are going to go online. I'm old but my grandson is young and full of energy, plus more money he works and I am on retirement. Wayne
  21. spinnerbait blades

    Does Worth sell smaller quantities...i looked on their website and it looks they sell 500 min. Don't need quit that many!! Hahahah
  22. Tackle Show Opinions

    I’m with Salty on this...I’m sure he has done his share of shows as have I .. They really don’t do much for you.You Work your butt off getting ready for the show and have people approach you like your having a garage sale..they forget you have expenses..etc... Maybe You can find out what shows Anglinarcher sets up at..It sounds like he may do well at his shows..Nathan
  23. Aluminum injection mold laminates?

    On the do-it forum I have seen 2 ways "around" that problem. One guy made a jig and just cut the bait and shot another color or two The other was e-core where a rod is put in the mold and after the first color is shot the rod is pulled and the tail cut off. you put the bait back in the mold and when the second color is shot it goes through the tube to fill out the tail. It does make for some interesting bait possibilities. I don't own a dual injector but these methods are at best "work arounds"
  24. Tackle Show Opinions

    IMHO, for a lure that is not known, it is to many, but for a lure that is hot, it is far too few. But, I don't believe that shows are intended for YOU to make money. It is for you to get your name and product out there. I think Salty is a bit of an OLD SALT on this one. LOL; even flea markets make money at times, in the right venue, in the right area. But, the Hall and Show Promoter do make the early money. Once your name is out there, once people start to order, once you get the bait into stores, then the show's value starts to show. The big thing is to have fun. A friend of mine tried to make hunting shows his basis for starting a business for selling camouflage. It failed. But, he did not try to push on line or into the stores.
  25. spinnerbait blades

    I have settled on Worth Co., Spec are consistent and the quality is high. Price is tolerable.
  26. Super random!

    I think they are supposed to ask first. LOL But, once you are on the internet, you are there forever.
  27. Best wood for neutral buoyancy

    First, welcome to the site Ryan. It is good to have another lure crafter join in. I think that first thing is to actually tell you how to get to the search feature, and that is as follows: Hover over ACTIVITY at the top right of this screen. On the pop of screen, follow down to Search and click on it. Then enter search words to find your answers. And, as Matt suggested, And, as RUI suggested, the following dunk test link will help. http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/22200-archimedes-dunk-test/?tab=comments#entry33351 Now, to answer your question, I need to tell you that not everything you read is accurate. We all come from different backgrounds and those backgrounds filter our understanding. Your first issue is to come up with the shape and size you want. Then you need to determine what hardware you will need to use. Once you have that, you can go to the dunk test link to determine what weight you need to add. As Woodieb8 suggested, simply adding more ballast works, if you have room enough to add the ballast in your bait. Sometimes you don't. Then, as others have suggested, denser woods will then help. IT IS NOT true that denser woods adversely impact action, denser lures impact action. Using Balsa to enhance action, then adding tons of weight to the lure, is NO BETTER than using a heavier wood to begin with. But, the point is well taken that you use as little weight as necessary. Now, more popular woods that are denser include Popular, Western Red Cedar, Maple. The Popular and Maple are common Muskie woods but Maple is quite dense. The Western Red Cedar is more commonly used for a wider range of woods. The options are limitless, just remember that some woods have lots of pitch or resin or grain or cracking and those woods should be avoided. https://www.easycalculation.com/other/wood-density-chart.php Good luck on your search. I think you will learn a lot and enjoy doing it.
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