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surfk9 last won the day on May 13 2013

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  • Birthday 09/01/1951

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    Monterey County, California
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    Fishing (fresh water / salt water) lure making (hard baits)
    camping, upland game bird hunting.
  1. thanks Mark...i"ll definitely be checking out those products...michel
  2. Mark when you refer to "runny" & "gap filling" super glues what are they ie. a brand or viscosity rating ..iv'e looked at my local lumber stores & big box stores have yet to find a a viscosity rating for runny, medium or thick...of course I'm a tile contractor not a carpenter.. i know they are out there just not sure where..thanks, michel
  3. Great Job Mark!!! Speed traps are one of my "go to baits" on The Delta...have caught serious #'s & size over the years.. especially in the Orange & Red craw patterns..Thanks to Mark Lassagne he introduced my son and myself to this great lure about 20 years ago while fishing on the Delta..
  4. JR are you printing that with an ink jet or laser inkjet...wife thinks our ink jet won't do it....thanks, michel
  5. 21xdc i was just thinking, as i made dinner that i made a big jump in logic ...the pikie is a diver ...but on my top water slammer types with same cut, those puppies knock big time against each other...i realized i was mistaken in comparing a diver to a top water, when the pikie is swimming it doesn't "slam" together...thanks for pointing that out...unlike the pikie mine doesn't have the center disc to stop the parts from colliding......they just pound away...can hear 'em coming 30 foot away...whoa sorry about picture quality ...hopefully you can still understand what i'm trying to say
  6. the wife is always asking me "why do do you have to be so contrary " (after 36 years of marriage???...whew!!) Don't mean to stir the pot about this "V" joint on the slammer style bait ....but...IMHO its not that critical to the movement of the bait itself...if you look at a slammer they've been assembled with an appreciable distance between pcs...if one looks at a jointed creek chub pikie the joint cut is not a traditional "V" but rather the opposite with points facing each other...iv'e made several "slammer style" baits with that setup, it's not as a critical cut as the standard "V" cut.....they swim great & catch....guess what i"m saying is do what works for you...Unless you dabble in OCD like Jigginpig suggested we may all be guilty of.(although the wife says I'm more anal than OCD..that coming from a retired teacher of 40 yrs...guess she knows of where she
  7. Gentlemen been to Home Depot looking for these screws (nearest Lowes is 40 miles one way) not sure i'm looking @ the correct this what we're talking about?? Jonister i tried to locate the post you referred to about posting where/ type @ Lowe's with no luck...
  8. wow jiginpig we've been trying to locate something similar for that for some time...thanks will have to check it out...michel
  9. thanks Ben....michel
  10. Another one of my most recent builds, PVC, createx, D2T top coat with embossed foil (thanks JR )...body measures 51/2 inches 7 with tail...michel As with the previous lure (the bleeding shad) i used some different materials for the "build out" of the jaw line & gill plate butchers string... the fins were 4 thin pcs of cardboard glued together then all covered with foil...i like the result
  11. One of my most recent builds, PVC, createx, D2T top coat with embossed foil (thanks JR )...body measures 51/2 inches 7 with tail...michel
  12. Haven't posted a pic in sometime....saw the cedar trout trollers by i have something similar... this is a 51/2 inch sugar pine top water walker that i made about a year ago
  13. Holy Moley everyone needs a big shot of CHILL....i can understand & empathizes with both's frustrating when one gets first bitten by the bug to build (be it hard body, soft body plastic or whatever) hoffbossn it takes time & patience (i'm certian my wife is rolling her eyes cuz i'm seriously lacking both) ...then your into a serious addiction....i'm no master builder by any means (been addicted for about 10 years...still consider myself a newbie although iv'e got a couple 100 baits built).. i still aspire to be any where near the first rung of the ladder that leads to builders such as Snax, JR Hopkins, Jarrel,diemai ,cougarftd, solarfall, mark poulson an the list goes on endlessly....i built my baits first with a scroll saw a one inch belt sander & palm sander with pine or redwood scraps i could acquire....trying to figure it i just kept going thru the posts not using search cuz i was a computer clueless...10 years down the road i understand AZ Fisher point of view...sometimes in attempt to learn newbies tend to "flood" the pages with redundant questions...(at least it seems...but they're not really ...that would be the question unasked)....but step back an take it all in...i began with pine & redwood moved onto bass wood and poplar...then made the jump about a year an half ago to PVC....Having read mark's posts & watched JR's video more times than i can remember...there is no downside except i do miss the "aroma" of cutting sanding wood...PVC seriously lacks on that can build with an entire array of tools or with just the basics...depends who your building I build for catch "the big one" PB on my own lures is just shy of double digit on a"punker" style... if you desire to build for others for profit that's a story for a different time...not to sound petty or borrow from"Big Names"...JUST DO IT!!! and enjoy its a crazy love....addicting as hell...JMHO Michel aka "surfk9"
  14. I believe he was asking if you painted the lure or did you print an image & adhere it to the lure body...
  15. Again Thanks for the replies....I'll have to try them thanks...Michel