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  1. Tally

    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    JT ... I figured Skeeter would make an appearance. lol, just like you!!
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    History of tackleunderground

    colorful lol..... good choice of words!! There was a lot of memories made in that chatroom
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    Ha yourself JT!!! good to see you . As much as you hated the fact he would not tell you how to do it from A-Z, I hope you appreciate the fact he actually made you understand what you are doing. When I started, I had the same frustrations. I was fortunate that Skeeter took me under his wing. He never once said here is how to make a crankbait, but knew from my questions that I had in fact done my homework and by my trial and error he knew I was asking the right questions. I will be forever grateful he never said: here is how you build a bait. I learned more about a crankbait than I could have imagined. Struggles and frustration make your mind work and soon you start thinking of new ideas that you want to try. Some work and most don't, but when you get an idea, try it and it works....... what a feeling!! In the end, it's all about having fun!!
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    Table rock Shad Pattern - Lucky Craft

    Hughsey would be the right one to answer that question. Maybe he will see this and help you. or send him a message
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    #11 pork frog look alike?

    Thanks, wasn't sure being a composite mold. I might take you up on the color if I get into different baits.
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    #11 pork frog look alike?

    I just bought the Lurecraft's (Pork) 2.5" Trailer V Shape Chunk / 5 cavity . It is a composite mold. Do I need any release agent?
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    New guy

    if just starting I would do what cadman suggested. Then if that pans out, get yourself a bender. If you like what you are producing and are going to continue, get a good bender from the get go. I bought the cheap one first and used it one time and bought a good one. some do the closed loop better than others.
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    New guy

    welcome to TU. are you wanting to bend the wire and mold them yourself?
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    Hey Hughesy.... good to see and hear from you. "Teched up" lol......... like I said, I am so far behind everyone today . all that painting knowledge and now all you do is click a button lol just teasing!!
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    Good thread and I appreciate the on and off topic views. I am very aware that this craft is alive and well and I was not trying to say that it wasn't. Having been gone from the site for some time, I was interested in who on here still made crank baits. I am sure that I am far behind most of you as times change and new ideas have surfaced. I will snoop around and post a question or 2 if needed. Tally
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    it was good talking with you to Nathan. I was trying to be a good boy.... lol it's all good, I deserved it and hopefully we can move forward.
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    Vodkaman You are very welcome. I actually was waiting to get blasted!! I probably deserved it. I did not start this post for any reason other than to find out who played with making baits and who I could bounce ideas off and learn some of the tricks. I am positive it has changed a lot from days I was making lures. For those of you who do the custom paint on blanks, I applaud you. Other than figuring out to get my bait to do what I wanted, the painting and coming up with new patterns was the most fun!! Had the blanks been around when I started I would probably just paint to. fun fun fun!!
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    thanks for the welcome back Vodkaman. Let me address this now as I do not come back with nor do I want any hostility. I do remember some of the heated discussions and for whatever the reason was, personality clashes or maybe I needed to grow up, My apologies to you!! Now on the other note, I did glance at your hunting bait post and plan on looking at that again in detail. No need to be embarrassed.... you had an idea and ran with it. Most would have gave up much sooner than that, including myself. Congrats on putting that all full circle. I sincerely hope my apology is accepted and we can move forward. If not, again thank you for the welcome back! Tally Maybe you are more of a custom crank bait make than you take credit for?
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    lol you are so right Travis. that was fun!! so long ago I don't even remember who all was involved in that
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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    You are killing me Clemmy..... "kicked out" lol..... I just go peacefully lol That thread brought back memories with all those names. Talk about talent and great minds being in one forum: WOW!! I have the bug to start making baits again and really just wanted to see who I could bounce ideas off of. So far, only 11 members have replied or posted here, 256 views and 20 replies. Not anywhere near the number I was expecting but I understand the time and effort that goes into creating a "custom" crank bait. For the ones that are just lurking, hop in and post. say hi, ask questions. Trust me, the questions you have are the same most that are addicted have and yes, I get to learn to. If you are addicted, there are no dumb questions!! Its good to be back and just reading old threads have reminded me of things I have forgot about. For the ones that replied, thank you. some new and some old........... just flat awesome!! Tally