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  1. To me making new lures is fun and painting is a necessary evil.
  2. So many are painting now because so many are willing to pay. IMO owning more than 3 to 4 colors of any one lure is ridiculous. It's also ridiculous to think you need a lure that has been painted with 8 different colors and 3 different stencils to catch a damn fish. On Lake Erie for walleye, it's become all about spraying a lure with 3 to 5 unnatural colors and giving the color scheme a catchy name.
  3. LOL! Paint patterns or schemes cannot be owned by any one person or company. I find it ironic that a custom painter is complaining about someone ripping off his paint scheme, when he is putting that scheme on knock-off lures ripped off from other manufacturers.
  4. I like to make rattles that produce a lower frequency sound. There is plenty of scientific study available that suggest fish cannot hear the the higher frequency sounds transmitted by a rattle with BB's. https://www.geoexpro.com/articles/2011/03/marine-seismic-sources-part-viii-fish-hear-a-great-deal https://biasproject.wordpress.com/news-from-the-ocean/fish-and-sound/
  5. Dave - You may be able to prove out your theory using a video analysis software. I have had success determining the frequencies and amplitudes of waggle for different crankbaits and comparing them. I use this free software: https://physlets.org/tracker/. I video my lures by pulling them down a test tank connected to a tram on a track with the camera mounted to the tram right above the lure. The software allows automatic tracking of a designated spot on the lure with a defined reference frame. The software basically plots points on a time vs distance scale and creates an equation for the sinusoidal curve. I don't see any reason why this couldn't also be used to track and plot roll and track and plot porpoising (from the side of the lure if you have a side window in a test tank). Here is a video showing the use of the software: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocLQFMMLIGw. You only need 1-2 seconds of video to do the analysis.
  6. I have only poured into a supported silicone mold to get a finished body. I have not used the 8# to produce any finished bodies yet. Are you molding your own blocks with 2-part liquid?
  7. Yes, I'm also talking about 2-part polyurethane foam. I have 8lb to 20lb densities. I couldn't get a paintable surface with just the foam. I also tried coating the foam with UV cure Solarez, BSI epoxy, and a quick cure polyurethane plastic. Could not get consistent results with any of these as base coats.
  8. I worked with foam for awhile, but I had trouble getting a consistent suitable surface for painting.
  9. I'm working on a 2-1/2" flat side shad bait made from PVC that is just over 3/8" wide. I'm using #6 hooks and the best belly weight for mine ended up being 2 gram. Your bait is 1/4" shorter than mine, but Balsa is more buoyant than PVC. My guess would be that anything over 3 grams would be too heavy. Just a guess tho.
  10. goolies

    009

    4" bait made from expanded PVC
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    008

    4" bait made from expanded PVC
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    007

    4" bait made from expanded PVC
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    006

    4" bait made from expanded PVC
  14. I have been using a vacuum seal canister for about 10 months for storing my KBS. I mixed 1 qt. of KBS with 6 fl. oz. of Xylene and I have not had any problems with it curing in the canister. There are a bunch of vacuum seal canisters out there. This is the one I have been using. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A1B46IO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  15. goolies

    Hdpe

    Heated to the right temperature HDPE will bond to itself.
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