Yake Bait

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About Yake Bait

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  • Birthday 02/25/1973
  1. 6 inch Musky topwater plug

    The gill detail is phenomenal. Super job!
  2. Sucker Pattern

    Dual weighted thru wire glide bait. This one is about as close to neutral bouyancy as you can get (difficult to achieve). The bait will rise slowly to the surface and has a nice rocking action when suspending. Recipe is as follows: 8" Upper Michigan Maple body 0.062" thru wire Createx Paints: white belly black base Med scale pattern - Pearl gold(top) Pearl white (bottom) Fine scale patter - Pearl gold mixed wiht pearl silver sunburst orange on the chin Black gill and back hightlights
  3. Sucker Pattern

    Dual weighted thru wire glide bait. This one is about as close to neutral bouyancy as you can get (difficult to achieve). The bait will rise slowly to the surface and has a nice rocking action when suspending. Recipe is as follows: 8" Upper Michigan Maple body 0.062" thru wire Createx Paints: white belly black base Med scale pattern - Pearl gold(top) Pearl white (bottom) Fine scale patter - Pearl gold mixed wiht pearl silver sunburst orange on the chin Black gill and back hightlights
  4. Yake Bait - Cisco Pattern

    Demai, The scale patter came off of a box of clementines my wife bought at the grocery store. They use a soft plastic mesh that seems to do a nice job masking off the scale pattern. Got a few other interestign patterns that I will hopefully paint up soon. Pete
  5. Foiled up!

    Super foil job. Looks great!
  6. Yake Bait - Cisco Pattern

    Dual weighted thru wire glide bait. Currently has a slight positive bouyance and needs to be tested. Hoping to imitate ciscos flipping up on the surface with this lure. Will add a third coat of epoxy if needed to get desired bouyancy. Recipe is as follows: 8" Upper Michigan Maple body 0.062" thru wire Createx Paints: white belly black base Large scale pattern - Pearl Silver (top) Pearl white (bottom) Fine scale patter - Pearl gold sunburst orange on the chin Black gill and back hightlights White eyes and tail
  7. Yake Bait - Cisco Pattern

    Dual weighted thru wire glide bait. Currently has a slight positive bouyance and needs to be tested. Hoping to imitate ciscos flipping up on the surface with this lure. Will add a third coat of epoxy if needed to get desired bouyancy. Recipe is as follows: 8" Upper Michigan Maple body 0.062" thru wire Createx Paints: white belly black base Large scale pattern - Pearl Silver (top) Pearl white (bottom) Fine scale patter - Pearl gold sunburst orange on the chin Black gill and back hightlights White eyes and tail
  8. Yake Bait - Cisco Pattern

    Dual weighted thru wire glide bait. Currently has a slight positive bouyance and needs to be tested. Hoping to imitate ciscos flipping up on the surface with this lure. Will add a third coat of epoxy if needed to get desired bouyancy. Recipe is as follows: 8" Upper Michigan Maple body 0.062" thru wire Createx Paints: white belly black base Large scale pattern - Pearl Silver (top) Pearl white (bottom) Fine scale patter - Pearl gold sunburst orange on the chin Black gill and back hightlights White eyes and tail
  9. painting multiple colors with one airbrush

    I use a gravity feed cup for my paint and a larger siphon full of hot water to flush between colors. If the tip of the needle starts to build up, I take the brush apart, clean, then keep going.
  10. Yake Bait inspired (first baits)

    Outstanding! The craftsmanship is so good that it would seem you have been doing this for years. If this is the beginning for you, can't wait to see what is to come!
  11. D2T help and thoughts

    Mark, I have had similar issues with D2T chipping off in big flakes along with the paint job underneath. Came to the conclusion that once a little hook rash gets through the D2T, then water starts to get under the primer coat. More prominant on cedar lures. To combat this I have switched to basswood, and also am pre-coating the bare wood blank with D2T to get an epoxy bond to the wood surface. I then paint above the precoat layer of D2T, then top off with a topcoat of D2T. So far I have not had any issues with chunks after a month of throwing some of this years lures. Gator, As fatfingers says, it definately is tempermental stuff. I tend to use my older tubes (which haves started to yellow) for the base coat and always use a newer tube (noticeably clearer) for the top. Thin with a small amount of acetone after you mix and it will go a long way to reduce lumps. A heat gun helps to level too, just be careful to apply heat in a quick burst then stay off it for a few minutes to avoid starting bubble rash.
  12. Rippin Perch

    Another 6" lure to add to my spring arsenal. Will need it if this weather continiues to be so cold! The paint job did not turn out as I hoped. It is difficult to use orange and green on the same lure. Should have gone with sunburst orange instead of reg flour orange as the base. His 8" big brother is next in the paint cue and will get the enhanced tweak to the pattern. Bait features 6" basswood plug. Dual scale pattern. Through wire construction. Two 3/0 3596 Mustad hooks with Wolverine split rings. Lure is made for a fast rip then pause hence the name. It also rides up high with weight forward for backing up out of weeds.
  13. Rippin Perch

    Another 6" lure to add to my spring arsenal. Will need it if this weather continiues to be so cold! The paint job did not turn out as I hoped. It is difficult to use orange and green on the same lure. Should have gone with sunburst orange instead of reg flour orange as the base. His 8" big brother is next in the paint cue and will get the enhanced tweak to the pattern. Bait features 6" basswood plug. Dual scale pattern. Through wire construction. Two 3/0 3596 Mustad hooks with Wolverine split rings. Lure is made for a fast rip then pause hence the name. It also rides up high with weight forward for backing up out of weeds.
  14. White Tiger on my Swimbait

    Super job. Can't get over the amount of carving detail that you do.
  15. musky swimbait

    When I read the title I was expecting a swimbait for muskies, then the picture came up and I could see that it is a swimbait that IS a musky. Nicely done and super detail!