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  1. sonoman

    Lure Maker Wanted

    The original twitchin rap (BALSA) was lights out on inshore saltwater species, it basically justs sits on the surface with slightly tail down which makes it walk the dog, the size was deadly on snook, trout ,tarpon and redfish, obviously it wasn't too durable being that toothy critters loved it .
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    Lure Maker Wanted

    shiners? pinfish?
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    ETex topcoat problems

    ETEX is really thin and takes a while to start to set up, my best guess is that you are getting a lil too much on at one time so it is pooling even while being turned, good luck.
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    Cedar squarebills

    Look great, How do you do your hook eyes?...are they screw ins or something you make?
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    Lure consistency

    I believe you find a lot of them at lure collector shows because they appreciate the quality, also they tend to be tournament guys, looking for an edge or to have something that the others don't have...I can tell you that most do not show the general public what they actually use unless its on purpose and the cameras rolling, sponsors need love too.
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    Mustad Triple Grip Hooks

    They are expensive but imo well worth it ...
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    Mustad Triple Grip Hooks

    I use a lot of that style hook as well, not sure if you can get what you want in that style hook, maybe try a # 2 std split ring with possibly a finesse treble by a.martens in a #2 or they may even make those in #3, they are very lightweight, might get there using those. Best of luck.
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    Multiple Airbrushes

    I use 3 , 2 iwatas and a paasche, all are siphon feed with jars, also use urethanes and lacquers for the most part, I like the stuff to dry ...def. speeds things up.
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    Bagley Shiner/Pinfish

    There are blanks out there from the original plant there in Winterhaven, I know a guy who has them , if you are interested in painting some up for your personal use I can give you his name , I am sure he would sell them since he has asked me more than once about me buying them...
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    I check out a lot of the Australian stuff every so often, and its hard not to check out the latest Asian stuff esp. the hooks, always makes me wonder why everyone goes to so much trouble and then use cheap hooks...oh well, Something that's truly apparent at least in my small mind is how some of the best looking stuff comes from climates that are harsh, cold, frozen seems to lead to lots of time building and really dialing stuff in, I will need to see that Russian stuff, I have gotten a lot of ideas on the saltwater stuff from guys building for the musky and pike in regards to durability and that type of thing.
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    Barrel twist wire screw eye

    Lurch I believe there is a video on youtube that Lordship lures does that shows the process in detail on a large surf plug...hope it helps.
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    I got into it to give myself options, and produce a better quality bait, whether it be spinnerbaits that weren't exactly as I wanted them, discontinued stuff, color options that aren't hanging on ever shelf, maybe swim jigs with larger hooks than normal with keepers prior to them being available...wooden topwaters that actually had tournament style hooks and finishes that don't fall off after the 3 rd bass...tournament fishing drives a lot of the innovation, but again at this point I can almost produce anything I need as I need it and I LIKE THAT!, cranks are starting to take up my early mornings, rather than spend every last nickel I will figure out what I like and don't at my own pace....nothing like local flavor imo.
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    saltwater bucktail

    Supreme nylon hair is what they call it, its crimped and has a wavy appearance
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    saltwater bucktail

    I found the answer, lure parts online had it...somehow I didn't see it there when I did the search to start with.
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    saltwater bucktail

    Question for any that may know, I am wanting to pour up some 1-3 oz saltwater bucktails for snook and goliath grouper , what is the product name of the synthetic hair material that makes up the body of these style jigs?, it looks like fine wavy monofilament , going to need it in white, chartruse , red ...pretty standard colors, thanks in advance and also a source as well