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  1. Me too, this is really good stuff.
  2. These are what you are looking for........ http://moanerhooks.com/product/stickr-pins/
  3. I sent a mssg to Dinger about 2 weeks ago and they told me the DD.5's are on order.
  4. I managed to buy a few RC type .5 squarebills from Dinger, but they were out of the deep diving .5's. Anyone have a few or a place to get some? I'd pick up a dozen or two of each if I could.
  5. I used the size 1 for Ned Heads. I used 1000 and had 10 culls. One issue I did notice was that if I needed to use an eye buster to get the paint out of any of the eyes, I did break a few doing that. Overall, this is a super sharp hook that is ultra cheap. I haven't made up my mind if I like the EC 500BP or 570BP better yet,
  6. UL Spybait Challenge I got an email from a buddy who asked if I could make a UL version of a spinbait for trout fishing in the mountain streams of North Carolina. It seems that Duo Realis discontinued the spinbait 60 and now only makes an 80 and 90mm version. I couldn't even find a 60 but I remembered that I had one. I am a jig and spinnerbait guy, I've never made a hard bodied bait before. I took on the challenge because I felt if I was successful, I'd have a hell of a bluegill/bass bait for my own pond on my property in NC and the rivers I fish here in Florida. Ho
  7. I have made some small crankbaits that utilize screw in hook eyes. The smallish nature (2 sizes-1 5/8" and 2") of these baits prevented me from using a through wire form construction. I have drilled into the baits about half the length of the threads so that the screw will have something to grip into. I would like to secure the screws from any movement, will devcon epoxy or Zap a Gap CA + work? Any ideas appreciated.
  8. I thought I wanted to get into making swimbaits. The truth is I think I hate cutting, trimming and sanding the bodies. It seems too much like work. I have amassed a decent sized box of parts and bodies I'd like to trade as a single group, the whole shebang. If you know what you are looking at you can see there are 3 complete Baby Wake type bodies, about 7 or 8 complete Bull shad type bodies still on the sprue as well as a host of other baits in various stages of completion as well as a shad mold that has two separate tail length molds. I think there is some decent value here for someone who fi
  9. I am using a copic airbrush because I lack the skill and patience you guys have. I've noticed that with the Etex it does bleed a little when you brush it on. The issue hasn't been bad, it actually enhances some of the patterns I paint. It usually makes the bait look a little more natural in my opinion.
  10. earthworm77

    Blueback shad

    Allen, awesome bait, what are you using as a hook on those?
  11. What is the body of the Hinkle baits made of, are they wood or resin? Dome of them are selling for over 600.00. And they are normally 300 to 500 each. Is that excessive?
  12. earthworm77


    Thanks Mark, again, I think I have very little artistic talent compared to many of you guys. the pictures aren't even a true representation of how well the Copics work for me. They look incredible holding one in your hand.
  13. Some of what is out there and the prices of it makes me scratch my head as well. I think if an ugly bait catches a big fish in swimbait circles of California, it gains a reputation and that add to its price tag. Again some of the most expensive baits are not the best looking or highest quality crafted ones.....it seems. The Roman stuff might be great, but I can't imagine there aren't lesser costing baits that are equally if not more effective.
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