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  2. Hook Manufacturing?

    Guess I was late on my post what's a couple of years
  3. Hook Manufacturing?

    Why but out all the $$ and time just buy in bulk
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  5. First soft swimbait advice needed

    That's a nice looking master! As for the action you can expect from a swimbait's tail, I use the crankbait shape analogy when I'm picking a tail shape. Narrower, flatter tails have a tighter, more subtle wiggle. Rounder tails have a wider side to side action. And the closer to 90 degrees the angle of the tail to the bait's backbone, the more water resistance and wiggle.
  6. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    Great idea!
  7. Rustoleum Clear Coats

    Thanks Nathan.
  8. Rustoleum Clear Coats

    Mark, sorry for the slow reply..Yep...I hold it low in the jar and let it drip back into the jar..Nathan
  9. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    Use 2-3 coats of CS seal coat if you're looking for a spray able.easy to apply coat of protection. I agree w/ APdriver 100% that no top coat,epoxy or otherwise will last forever . I want to try Bob Smiths.brush on - 30 minute epoxy before placing the lead baits on a turning wheel to dry evenly.
  10. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    Will I need to turn dry with Mcu's and/or d2t; or just hang dry on a drying rack? I'm going to stick with vinyl paint for its durability. Wires wear out on spinnerbaits/buzzbaits before paint job. I'm usually able to re-tie new skirts a time or two before bait becomes unusable. As for jigs, the finish coat goes pretty quick with can one part.
  11. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    If you are going to use a pool to test lures, you could hang paper clips or some wire on the split rings instead of hooks. If you have a good scale that weighs fractions of an ounce, you could exactly match the weights of the hooks.
  12. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    Any topcoat will scratch, marr, or otherwise show use when pulled over rock during a days fishing. Not a topcoat or paint out there that will stay pristine under those conditions. That said, you may be able to find something that will works better than vinyl. Most of the good jig producers around use powder paint to paint their jigs...no topcoat required. Once you bake it, it’s hard as a witches heart. Very cost effective as you can paint many, many jigs with a pound of powder. Some guys even use it to paint their spinnerbaits. A little more difficult as the wire gets in the way but using a brush tap method you can get some great results. If you add eyes, you’ll want to topcoat with a clear to keep the eyes on. Several good Moisture Cure Urethanes (MCU’s) out there for this. Also the clear two part epoxies like the Devcon 2 Ton. You’ll have to find what works for you. Personally, I prefer the MCU’s for the working time. KBS Diamond Clear is a really nice MCU. Also for spinnerbaits that you are going to topcoat, you can get some nice results using an airbrush with Createx water based paints then top coated with MCU or epoxy. I’ll try to post a photo or two to show an example.
  13. First soft swimbait advice needed

    Thanks! been lurking for quite awhile
  14. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    I've used klass Kote for years . But I do very little spraying epoxy coats . I dip or Brush where possible .
  15. Jackall Giron Swimbait

    That one is really sweet. Yum!
  16. cedar cranks

    I really like the way you faded the black stripes on the firetiger. Nice baits.
  17. Best finish coat to use over CS vinyl paint

    Can't go wrong with Devcon D2T. That's what I use when I want a good hard finish. I only use the 30 minute epoxy, not the 5 minute. I'm sure there are other top coats that will work just fine, and maybe a little easier to use, but this is what I use. Just my 2 cents.
  18. First soft swimbait advice needed

    Nolan, I like the looks of your master, that's a nice looking bait. I think you were given some good advice. Welcome to the forum.
  19. Do It Swing Jig molds

    Do It mold swing jig molds. I have the FBB-6-SWG and FBB-5-SWG. 25each. I also have about 75 wire forms for each that will be packed with the mold they fit. 25 per mold shipped or 45 shipped for both. They have been sprayed with drop out.
  20. I've been using CS one part finish on my spinnerbaits and jigs for several years now and looking for something a little stronger to finish over the CS vinyl paint that I use that won't cause yellowing/ hazing over paint job. The vinyl paint seems to work really well and flexes with the lead when heads hit rocks without cracking, but the one part coat seems to crack/peel fairly easy when jig heads are pulled over rock. Any suggestions would be welcome.
  21. Crankbait Blank Suppliers

    google at luckycastlures/ebay.com New 2017 Hybrid Wiggle Wart Blanks
  22. FIELD TESTING CRANKBAITS

    I am in northern BC so I understand your issue. Bath tub can give you an idea for shallow running baits. Deep diving I resort to driving down to the ferry terminal where they have bubblers keeping an ice free channel Often in the winter if I make a proto type it sits alone till things thaw Winter is making pre tested designs or ice fishing gear mostly
  23. Rustoleum Clear Coats

    This glide is killing me right now, but I will let you guys know how the rustoleum turns out once I use it. It might be a while though...
  24. Defective Blanks

    I don' know anyone on this forum and not sure who to ask. But I have mentioned it before. TU needs a pinned thread or threads on product reviews. Might keep things like this from happening
  25. Defective Blanks

    It's a tricky one dale, I'm all for shining a light on the good guy's, nor do I have a dog in this fight. I also get that it's good to let fellow builders know the dodgy suppliers to avoid. Just not sure this is the place to be doing it ? Is it actually allowed on here ? I'll but out on this one because I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing......
  26. Defective Blanks

    Well Gliders, you have been around for some time and you have seen what it will do. I'll agree with this I've some goofs post before they did things properly. Yet this person is setting ready to get the next person. Boy........ I wouldn't mind shaping the ax if it was me. Maybe not for me but to help the next person coming a long.
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