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  1. I think you might be refering to me for the 3 color hand pour. I do it with a pyrex 4 cup. The divider is a one piece folded into a "V" and JB welded into the cup. The center section is about 1/2 the volume of the others. If I remember correctly I posted a pic of the cup in the gallery.

     

    I just checked the gallery. The pics of the baits are there but the pic of the cup is not; along with most of my pics. Don't know what happened but maybe one of the Admins can help.


  2. Don't use an open flame on the glue; you'll be sorry.

     

    Lay the foil on the glue which is on the bait. The burnishing is done with a tool ( I use a plastic stick that has a soft end so as not to tear the foil). You rub or "burnish" the mylar that holds the foil so it sticks to the glued areas. Then you peel the mylar off and the foil transfers to the bait.


  3. I've had a split cup and used it in the micro thousands of times over the last 10+ years with no problems. I also made a cup with 3 chambers.

     

    What you have to worry about is the shiny parts of the metal showing; those will spark in the micro. I use a black marker on the outside of the cup to hide the edges of the metal that show through the glass.

     

    If the cup is done correctly it will work in the micro; I'd be more afraid of the griddle as I have had pyrex explode on me before.

    I was never so thankful for wearing corrective glasses.


  4. Merry Christmas to all on Tu.

     

    It's Christmas not a holiday. It's a Christmas tree, not a holiday tree. That's what is PC correct. If you don't believe me try to tell a Jewish person that it's just a candle stick and not a Minora. You will then find out what is PC correct. lol

     

    Not trying to offend anyone; just fed up with PC foolishness.

     

    Again all the best to everyone.

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  5. I assume you're doing this in soft plastic. In that case start with 1/2 cup plastic; 2 drops LC black and 1/8 tsp gold highlight.

    Cook it up and take a look; if it's not "gold" enough add another drop of black. check it again. You can also add a little highlight; but be careful, highlights can get away from you.

     

    Remember; you can add but you can't subtract.


  6. To me, artificial lure work for a simple reason.

    Bass eat living things.  To them, something that moves is alive, until they've had a chance to check it out.  They don't have hands, so they use their mouths to check out what's edible and what's not.  If it doesn't taste bad, they'll eat it.  How else can you explain eating a small bird, covered in feathers with no meaty/bloody smell or taste?  Or insects on the surface, like mayflies?  What made them try one in the first place?

    To get bigger and stronger, so they can reproduce, they eat everything they can, and as much as they can.  That's genetic, and why bass instinctively eat a lure that changes direction like a prey animal trying to flee.  Miss a meal, and maybe they don't survive to reproduce.  There's also an instinct to eat something before the other guy eats it.  Smallies are great for that.

    If a lure moves in a pattern a bass is familiar with, like a crank's action, then they'll hone in on it and eat it.

    If a lure is lying still on the surface, and then darts away, they'll think it's escaping and eat it.

    What a lure looks like is really only important to a bass when they've already eaten and been hooked by a lure with a similar shape and action.   Then, particularly in clear water, what a lure looks like can get a bass comfortable enough to get close enough to fall prey to their reaction instinct when the lure is twitched.   And why speed and flash are so critical in clear water, to disguise what would clearly look like something to avoid otherwise.

    I've caught fish on ugly lures that I made, because I drew a reaction strike.   Not sticks, but swimbaits with clearly rudimentary paint jobs and finishes.

    I've caught fish on lures that are flashy, because I fished them too fast for the bass to get a really good look at them, like burning a spinnerbait.

    All of that is to say we exploit the bass' built-in weakness, their need to eat to survive and reproduce.

    In general, at least to me, a lure's paint job catches fishermen, and a lure's action catches fish.

    Couldn't have said it better Mark.


  7. Sorry not offend anyone, I just never found bass to be the smartest fish in the pond. Maybe that's where the term Dumbass comes from LOL.

    Didn't offend me. Got to do a lot more than that. It would be something like Montreal Canadians suck.lol (I'm a Canadian like you)


  8. So what exactly is the attraction of a small dry branch?...could it possibly have been a pond where there was limited food resources and the fish were starving?

    No. It was in a lake that we fish tournaments in. Like I said it's just an instinctive reaction. Some topwater baits work the same way.

    Take a buzzbait for instance. What the heck does that look like to a bass. Certainly nothing it usually eats.


  9. Some years ago I took a small dry branch from the shoreline; tied two treble hooks on it with mono. Then tied it on my line. I caught 2 bass before the twig broke.

     

    The point of the experiment was to prove to myself that fish will hit just about anything if it attracts them.


  10.  I don't mean to burst your bobble; but that type of setup is known as a dropper rig. On the positive side; it will work. Your topwater noise maker will call the fish and you will most likely do the catching on the dropper.

    Also, if there is a very good chance for a double catch so make sure the test of the line is sufficent.

     

    Does look good.

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