blackjack

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  1. BJCBPunisher

    Just a little Punisher skull foil job
  2. Coley Passed Away!

    Just read on another site that long time lure builder "Coley" passed away in August. Coley contributed alot of very useful information concerning making molds to pour foam crankbaits here over the course of many years. He was using foam for hard lures way before it was fashionable to do so. He will be missed!!
  3. Original Tapp Crankbait

  4. Old Wiggle Warts

    Dont need to sell you any I'll give them to you. I have a bunch that are already stripped down to bare plastic. Your mold guy should have no problem duplicating these. Just PM me your contact info and I will get them out in the mail monday morning!!
  5. Old Wiggle Warts

    WD wiggle Wart= deep rattling flat wart- dives to 13'(a larger version made by Rapala, Rapala also makes a similar sized version as the original flat wart ) , If you are looking to get another mold made the original flat wart is just as a productive bait as the original wiggle wart. It exhibits the same erratic action as the wiggle wart but with less woble.In the early Spring I have both tied on and let the fish dictate as to which one they prefer.
  6. Can Anyone Help Identify These Cranks?

    i would bet my last dollar that at least one of those baits is not wood at all and was made in a 2 part mold, Looks like a carolina killer. Mark Collins who used to frequent this site was remaking the old killers
  7. Old Wiggle Warts

    The oldest wiggle warts retailed in a yellow and red package and were made here in the USA, the molds were not the CNC cut molds of today so there was a bit of flash left over when the halves were assembled. Some were slightly out of alignment when glued as well. The plastic used was a softer plastic than is used today by manufacturers and the weighting system was soft lead which gave the lures a unique sound in the water. Storm moved the production of the baits to Mexico to cut expenses and hence the Yellow and Blue box warts were introduced These baits are still catching fish today. Enter Rapala, Rapala purchased Storm and let the molds of the originals that were in Mexico disappear. Rapala reverse engineered their new version of the Wart that had a 2 piece body, a lip, and a body . This bait was a total flop. So Rapala once again reengineered their version of the Wart which is very close to the originals is a pretty decent bait. The only difference I can tell is that the plastic is a different density and hardness from the Storm originals so it has a sound that is much more metallic.
  8. Cracks In Lures

    Razor blade and some elbow grease, The lip is probably loose already, Bagleys and old Poes are notorious for that!!
  9. Cracks In Lures

    1) Remove lip 2) Soak bait in acetone until paint,sealer, topcoat are removed 3) Clean up bait surface with acetone on a clean rag and let dry completly 4) Reinstall Lip 5) Reseal bait 6) Prime 7) Repaint Clearcoat Otherwise you are just wasting your time as the cracks will eventually come back
  10. Removing Paint From Hard Plastics

    The model train guys use brake fluid to strip off old paint for refinishing. I have tried the brake fluid and yes it does work but depending upon the type of plastic used by the manufacturer of the hard bait some will show cracking in the plastic. I have a system that I use now that I can strip Megabass, Lucky craft, Team Daiwa, Jackall,Spro,Duel, Yozuri and a few other manufacturers paint right down to clear plastic without ill effects to the plastic. Sorry but all I can tell you is it is a combinations of a soak in a acid then a base and then a solvent. I got the system from a well known Japanese repaint artist and I had to sign a confidentiality agreement with a no complete clause. I will post some pics when I get home tonight to show the quality of the treatment.Picture as promised
  11. Solarez Uv Top Coat

    A-Mac I believe that the reptile light emits mostly UVB light and that is why it did not cure
  12. IMG 0609

    sweet!!
  13. A Couple Questions On Building A Hunting Crank

    Who are all these old time crankers from NC and Tenn that are making baits that hunt??I constantly read and hear about the elusive "hunting crankbaits" yet have yet to see more than 2 builders baits that hunt. I know one in NC and one in Tenn, Both of them used to frequent this site and offer up their wisdom on a regular basis, Skeeter is one of them, JawJacker is the other. Marty B has it right, build some baits change around the weight placement, line tie placement, lip angle and see what gets you closer to your goal. These are your shortcuts!
  14. Wood Swelling, Not Always.

    Red cedar has an oil in it (that may be the reason you have not lost the lure pictured). That is why most lure builders that use cedar use AYC or white cedar as the concentration of oils left in the wood after milling and kiln drying is much lower than red cedar. Eventually the oils work their way to the surface compromising the finish. Nothing wrong with using it as long as you have a system that works with the oils in the wood