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surfk9 last won the day on May 13 2013

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About surfk9

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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. Composite swimbait ballast positioning

    RISwimbaiter...i've been doing the horizontal placement on my baits for a couple years now...I use Azek PVC (Thanks Mark!!!) I use either 1/4 or 3/8 pencil lead that i cut to desired length & thump with a hammer to flatten it (down to about an 1/8 inch) I cut slots with my dremel , test with different lead pcs. until i get the desired fall then fill, sand & ready to go...i like this method because it keeps the ballast close to the ventral side of the bait & allows me to keep my ballast excavations to a minimum....most of my 2 or 3 piece baits drop horizontally on an even keel...good luck, Michel
  2. Hook Bonnets try this site...60 pcs for $10.29....michel made in America!!!
  3. Treble Hook covers

    I recently purchased bonnets for my swim baits hook size 1, 1/0, 2/0...60 pcs for $10.29 plus shipping...i thought a good deal.have pondered this feature for several years...WHY did i wait so long...easy on, easy off...makes dealing with big trebles easier & mentally relaxing...wouldn't hesitate to recommend bonnets !!! this where i found them Good luck...Go Fish!!!
  4. TU painters....i did a search ...answered part of my question (thanks mark P) i would like to use createx & krylon glitter over azek...are any combo's of layering inviting headaches ???Will be using D2Ton for my this time my plan is to use the krylon as final spray over the dorsal side of the lure...the color i believe would be a great bluegill imitation (twilight sky glitter)...thanks for any input...Michel
  5. atomic pumkinseed 2.JPG

    Like your pumpkin seed....great colors/ it wood or a "poured" bait?
  6. sign-in issues

    great!!!! thanks for the reply.....
  7. sign-in issues

    just curious doesn't want to "remember me"...i have to sign in each visit (usually twice)...any suggestions??? thanks, Michel
  8. IMG-3953.J

    Nice!!! like your work...from the pic it appears the KBS topcoat produced a matte like appearance is that normal...if so i'll have to try some...
  9. Glide Baits (swimbaits) -- Type of wood etc

    the lure building web site recommended by anglinarcher is where i first learned how to build gliders...great site...iv'e built them from poplar and Azek (thank You Mark).....mine have been in the 6-8 inch slow sink models shaped similar to the "stalker glider"...good luck
  10. Glider stability fin design

    I agree Mark... he definitely knows his stuff ...sounds like my youngest son (32) a mechanical engineer...makes it clear to
  11. Open screw eyes versus closed

    I've been using both for over 10 years...have never had a FAIL...caught up to a 9 plus blackie & a 15 lb striper...screwed into poplar and azek...using split rings Owner problems....But to each his own!
  12. Balsa wood screw eyes

    thanks Mark...i"ll definitely be checking out those products...michel
  13. Balsa wood screw eyes

    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
  14. speed trap copy

    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..
  15. Scale Decals

    JR are you printing that with an ink jet or laser inkjet...wife thinks our ink jet won't do it....thanks, michel