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    Any "REAL" custom crank bait makers left?

    There are a bunch of great lure builders here on tackleundergroud. I consider myself a true lure builder. I turn or carve all my lures from cedar. I cut all my own lexan and in some cases metal lips. I paint all my lures myself. I guess alot of people have a different meaning of the word custom. I talked to a guy while fishing a while back, we got to talkin about lures and fishin' and he said he makes lures. So I asked that's awsome, he proceeded to show me some of his lures. I noticed right off that they was a production plastic bait. He said he paints them. His meaning of the word hand made was just painting a lure. Lure makers are a different breed, we've always got an idea for the next big bait and that's the one thing that keeps me making lures. It's the challenge of lure making that keeps me going!
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    2018 Coolest Lure Contest Results!

    Congrats to all the winners. Keep cutting, carving,pouring, and painting! Lots of talented lure builders here
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    4.5" bull shad

    Here's a 4.5" bull shad in my bluegill pattern
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    4" gold perch cedar spinner

    Trying something new and a little different. The body is 4" long, hand carved Spanish cedar with thru wire construction. #7 Colorado main blade and #5 Colorado lower blade. Triple split rings paired up with 2/0 vmc hooks. The bait weights just under 2 oz. This is my gold perch pattern, paint over gold foil. A nice little muskie snack!
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    7.5" largemouth swimbait

    Here's my 7.5" largemouth pattern swimbait. Its carved from Spanish cedar, 2/0 VMC hooks, stainless steel screw eye hinged, 2 ton top coat, and the lexan tail is free floating for more action. This is one of my favorite patterns to paint
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    Lots of good ideas, but for me January and February are my main lure making and designing months. It would be hard for me to catch and bass say on a topwater lure I made in January in Ohio! Like hillbilly said, our water is solid in the winter months.
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    Creepin' duck

    Here is my creepy' duck. It's 4.5" long, carved from Spanish cedar, air brushed, and clear coated with devcon 2 ton epoxy. It has Amber glass eyes and #1, vmc hooks. I made the wings and wing hangers from aluminum. Can't wait to catch some bass with this little guy!
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    Here is my 5" creeper. It's lathe turned, with 3/0 mustad 4X hooks and 3X super split rings. Done in my red wing black bird pattern.
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    Very nice! And a nice story to go along with it
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    You do some crazy things for your girl. This is the first heart shaped blade I've made, I'm sure it has a good action!
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    IMAG1770 1

    Yeah, and a lot cheaper!
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    Here are my 3" curly shad. Hand made pop mold.
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    Here is a smithwick perfect 10 rogue done in green perch
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    top water squirrel

    This bait is 4.5" long and made of spannish cedar. I wanted to make something a little different and I can't wait to try this on out!
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    top water squirrel

    Thanks guys. Have not had it on the water yet fishratz, most of the water is solid here in Ohio :-)
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    Putting Fur On A Rodent Lure?

    Hey guys, just wondering if anybody has ever put fur or fake fur on a lure. I want to make a couple of different rodent lures and would like to know what to do to get them to look as real as possible. Thanks
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    3" river crawlers

    These river crawlers are 3" long and have a nice action in the water. The river small jaws here in Ohio love em'
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    Catching - Fisherman Or Fish ?

    i have made some ugly crankbaits and they are my fish catchin' baits! I believe the action of the bait catches the attention of the fish not color in most cases. Just my 2 cents worth
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    gizzard shad

    very, very nice!
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    pvc swimbait

    thanks guys
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    101 2089

    one of my new creations the beav coon
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    101 2090

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    BBgIll 002

    thanks! i will give it a try
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    BBgIll 002

    what color did you use on the back and the stripes? i like it!