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  1. swimb8s

    4 piece bass

    A lot of hard work and nice details . Looks to be a master ? Well done !
  2. Welcome ! Great pattern and materials and nice proportions , I like to make small dubbing brushes for jigs like this too, good luck
  3. Catfish and carp on a fly so much fun . Keep up the great work
  4. swimb8s

    Bobbin ?

    You will probably end up with a wide variety of bobbins as try different ones, I have a bunch with different colors and sizes of thread ready to go so I don't have to change and rethread a bobbin every time . And like Sharon Macomber said the level of satisfaction and your creativity is no limit . Have fun !!
  5. This was one of my builds, I placed the weight mostly before and some behind belly hook of the wire harness . Used the XPS finesse weights so they slide on the wire form and add a little super glue to hold in place while I pour resin, Wiper smacker !!
  6. swimb8s

    20190816_195024 (1)

    Nice baits , always look forward to see your works ! Hope you get to feeling better too .
  7. Trailers can add bouancy and changes the profile , caught lots of fish with and without but tend to use a trailer . Split tails , paddle tails , swimbaits and even length of the skirt will effect how the trailer does and doesn't work They are an effective bait either way
  8. swimb8s


    1.5 with #8 Gamakatsu hooks
  9. swimb8s

    foiled shad

    Painted a few of these over the weekend, Thanks to Monte SS
  10. I have some very cheap and very expensive bobbins and they all work great with this thread , ( be careful while threading not to snag the thread itself ) Petitjean adjustable is one of my favorites .Sometimes while tying it's easy catch the hook point causing it to fray or when whip finishing the hook of the actual whip finisher can pull out a couple strands causing the same look or " blowout " . If you are a right hand tier as you lay down the thread wraps it begins to put a clockwise twist in , that helps to keep all the nylon together , when you don't want the build up of the corded thread spin counter clockwise to flatten out thread ,. Tightline videos will help , Hope this helps
  11. I use the nylon weed guards from the medium size ( 2 strands ) for the wacky rig hooks . 4 strands for the drop shot hooks and smaller finesse wide gap hooks . 1 ) Lay some thread wraps down for a base , flat thread keeps it looking nice and won't bulk up at hook eye . 2 ) Place weed guard material and wrap with flat thread as shown , whip finish with four or five wraps . 3 ) Bend back the fibers with finger to position them and trim to length , I hit the ends with a little heat to round off sharp edges . 4 ) Apply some Hard as Nails and let dry . I have found these can be bent, splayed , or positioned very easily and have held up for years and so easy to do .
  12. Clean design and neat ways to stay organized . Hollow brass tube and press fit to motor ?
  13. swimb8s

    Imposter and rainbow2.jpg

    Beautiful as always !
  14. Nice !! It reminded me that I need to pour some more Ultra Minnow jigs
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