Stringjam

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  1. Stringjam

    Question For The Automotive Topcoat Users

    I recall reading an article on the HOK forum about Bulldog adhesion promoter, with input from the guy who writes the HOK tech sheets. I believe he suggested that there is a time window to apply the basecoat after the adhesion promoter has been applied, and that the adhesion promoter must be applied VERY THINLY.......and if I remember correctly, he sprays the Bulldog onto the plastic part and actually wipes it off - that's how thin the coat needs to be. I was led to believe from the article that if the above wasn't done accordingly, that the adhesion promoter would actually be detrimental to adhesion.
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    Ca. swim bait

    Those look killer! Great job!
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    Crankbaits That Hunt....why?

    I have a lot of crankbaits that hunt, and IMO it is an overrated attribute, and one I actually find undesirable in anything but a shallow crank. The only plastic bait I've used that hunts out of the package is the Lucky Craft Flat CB SR - which is discontinued. They're great crankbaits (IMO one of Lucky Craft's best designs). I can impart all the action I want to with my rod tip and retrieve variations........how a crank responds to those inputs is far more important to me than whether or not it hunts.
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    Little Petey Question

    If it's one of Pete Reynold's baits it should say "Little Petey" along the bottom of it:
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    Little Petey Question

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    Little Petey Question

    That's hard to say . . . I bought a pair of originals off eBay (in new condition) for about $25. I've seen a few go for a lot higher. It depends on how much the bidders get into it. Now that Pete Reynolds is making them again, I really don't think the Petey is going to go the way of the crazy Bagley collectors........that and everybody with a knife and a piece of balsa is making a copy of it.
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    Best Place To Get Crankbaits

    Exactly
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    Pvc Board For Deep Diving Crankbaits

    I've just been using super-glue.........but I haven't long-term tested any baits so I'm not going to say that's the way to go. I used it based on a test I read rating various types of epoxies and glues at joining PVC. The thin (not gel) super-glues ended up winning. I cut my pieces both for side profile and for vertical profile, so I have no need to find a perfect stock width. Sintra has a "skin" on the outside anyway that needs to be cut off (I know some guys run their pieces through a saw to start with to get rid of the skin. There are several people on this board with a lot more experience than me using PVC....hopefully they'll give you some better answers.
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    Pvc Board For Deep Diving Crankbaits

    If you want Sintra - you'll need to look at sign shops......or you can just order it online. I bought mine from foamboardsource.com. It isn't cheap material, though. You'll need to laminate it to get enough thickness for a deep crank. I buy the 1/2" sheets.
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    Pvc Board For Deep Diving Crankbaits

    I built a deep diver out of Sintra and was very pleased. The lure behaves very similar to a DT-16 (which was a bit of my intention). I experimented a lot with ballast......if you want you can go light enough that it will pop up like a cork (think Bagley DB3). That, of course, really hurts the casting distance. I prefer moderate to slow float most of the time with my deep divers so I weighted it down. The lure is very lively and in the end I was able to get exactly what I wanted out of it, so don't hesitate to give it a try. It's versatile enough that you can design around a high-buoyancy bait or a slow floater.
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    Big O type

    Great looking crank!!
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    Albino Shad

    Beautiful bait . . . super clean!
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    Mackerel and Herring

    Always amazed at your work, Rowhunter. Superb.
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    5 1/2 inch Flatshad

    Very cool!!
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    Small Cover Crank

    Sintra is an expanded foam board (PVC)......it's not as buoyant as balsa.