IslandBass

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  1. IslandBass

    Want To Compare Notes On Making Balsa Baits

    I have made one by gluing two halves together, but my last few baits were made from blocks. As a result of the block being thick enough, there was no need to glue two halves together. The shape of the bait was made from the block. I did use a through wire frame also, and I think I used .031" wire, that would be used in making inline spinner wire shafts.
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    Lure testing....you never know what will happen

    That is a great story. From now on, when I test my lures, I will make certain I throw on the hooks.
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    Balsa cranks

    Mighty fine work!
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    My 8" series.

    Wow. Look forward to seeing them finished.
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    First Functioning Crankbait

    After a long period of not making lures, I decided to take up where I left off a few years ago. I still need a lot of practice painting. Thanks to everyone who has given excellent advice. While targetting bass last Friday, it got smashed by a 20" trout. -ib
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    Anyone Paint their Reels?

    Thank you so much! I will be researching the type of airbrush to buy. Definitely a great project for the winter.
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    Anyone Paint their Reels?

    Wow!!! May I ask what paints you used and clear finish? Also the airbrush? And your methodology? Sorry to ask so much, but after giving up and being deflated somewhat, seeing your reel and paint job has renewed my vigor to try again. I already have an air compressor but I am still confused on the variety of airbrushes. I would hope that the air brush I choose I could also use to paint my plugs. Any advice you would be willing to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! -Alex
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    Anyone Paint their Reels?

    Thanks! Nice paint job too. I will then look into those duplicolor paints.
  9. Hello, everyone! I was wondering if anyone painted their reels, and if so what types of paint and techniques and methods you used. My first endeavor actually started out promising during the priming phase and application of the purple paint I used, but the secondary color (metallic silver from Rustoleum) doomed the project. It never adhered to the primer. I have since learned from some that light sanding might have helped and an airbrush might have given me more flexibility. Initially primed with Rustoleum Purple outer... ... and metallic silver was the intial plan. Sorry, but the end result is too embarrassing to post. But if you have painted a reel or two, I would appreciate your input. Thanks!
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    Epoxy removal

    Thanks!
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    Epoxy removal

    Bman, Thanks for making the inquiry here. thedude, How are you heating up the epoxy? This seems the safest way so is it with a blow dryer? Also, once heated, do you then use denatured alcohol to remove the softened epoxy? Sorry for the questions, but I have got to get to the bottom of removing the epoxy. Thanks!
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    The Patriot

    Boy, it's been a while since I've been here. I apologize that the white bucktail is hard to see against the white background. Yellow feathers were also used
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    Crawbuzz

    That looks awesome!
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    trout spinners

    Nice looking spinners! I started making spinners myself. BTW, how do you like the blades that don't need a clevis? Thanks!
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    pre-manufactured drying wheels question

    I was in your position when I first started and I still have yet to build my first drying wheel. My impatience at the time I was ready to dry my first lure made me come up with a make shift contraption. It consists on very basic parts but at least it really does work if you use Dev Cont 2 Ton Epoxy. I suppose you can call it, "the poor man's drying wheel!" :-D -ib ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc ib_drying_wheel_alternative_08-24-05_495.doc