DaBehr

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  1. DaBehr

    ZOOM FROG

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    New photos in Gallery

    Very creative with the Sardines picture!!! (nice baits also!!!).
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    Which Carrot?

    That would be a perfect Ned Rig/Midwest Finesse. I do well swimming a Ned Rig back to the boat after the fall, and the carrot would be really good. I use the 3" carrot a lot along with the new ned rig plastic bait (and they both seem to work equally well).
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    Do I need softener when making soft plastics?

    I never use softner on my bass baits. I sometimes use it for panfish baits. Remember if you use softner, the baits will be easier to tear and probably wear out quicker. Not something I want on a creature bait...not such a big deal on a tiny panfish bait that I can make a bunch of really quick. I'm pretty sure the responses you get will be 50/50 !
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    Do-it mold Shipping

    I bubble wrap them and fit them into the correct size "if it fits it ships" Post Office box.
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    5in fluke molds

    That's the one I use. It makes a good bait. I like the pocket for the hook in the bottom and the slot on the top to help protect the hook tip from weeds. I've had the 4" Wittle Wutz it for years and I've got a lot of smallmouth bass (and largemouth) on that jerk bait. Basstackle.com has a good selection of jerk baits.
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    Clear Coat

    I live in Minnesota and bonce a LOT of jigs off the rocks (and crankbaits) and I use the Component Systems Seal coat. Plenty tough, easy to use, water based for easy clean up. "Dip and Drip" with the eye up (cleans off the hook shank with a fingernail or use a craft paintbrush from Walmart. You can clean them in water and reuse D2T works well, but you can only do a limited number of jigs before it gets to thick. KISS principle!
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    Which Treble Hooks?

    The KVD short shank. Not cheap...but the darn things are sharp and you can up size one hook size on most baits due to the short shank.
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    Walleye Blade's Top Coat

    I use CS Coatings Lure and Jig Coating. Easy to use, Durable. Some really like the UV coat. I use it on Walleye baits. You can "dip and drip" or carefully brush it on, it doesn't take much. http://www.csipaint.com/products/uv-fishing-lure-paint/uv-blast-clear-seal-coat.php Is KBS "better"...yes...but I find it a royal PITA. I prefer the KISS principle!
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    Chatterbait technique

    Here's a video on how to make one that connects directly to the blade. There are some other videos using a split ring. (Just search YouTube). I do it both ways..
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    Enforcer Weed Beater Frog Mols

    My 4.5" Weed Beater was delivered this afternoon and I molded up 4 baits from the new MF Super Float plastic and ran down to the docks on the Mississippi River to give it a try. Very impressed! I was able to fish it very slow...even on just Duckweed.! The slot on the top protected the hook point well and gave me a nice place to skin hook it. I landed 2 nice fat largemouth just standing on the docks! Then it happened...the reason why I wanted this bait instead of the standard plastic (Spro) type frog....a darn 2' long (or so) Northern Pike hit it and in a fraction of a second it was cut off! But I only lost a hook and an injection bait so I cussed half as much as I usually do! I also caught a nice smallmouth playing around with the bait as a "creature bait". The bait looks REALLY good as a creature bait because those tails really have some nice action as it sinks. I'm going to take the boat out tomorrow and see how it does as a frog....with a small bullet sinker on the nose. We do well here by dragging a swim jig across the weeds and then letting it drop off the edge and sink along the edge of the weeds. This bait should be a killer at that! The bait injected very nicely. A large spru to feed the bait plastic as it shrank and I didn't notice any denting. The bait had enough mass that I was able to throw it on my heavy frog rod, but still I was able to fish it very slow in the slop. A+
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    Enforcer Weed Beater Frog Mols

    I've been thinking about that Weed Beater frog also, ordered it and it's on its way! I fish the upper Mississippi and it's full of Northern Pike and Spro Frogs get really expensive!
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    Which plastic to start with?

    Just remember...no matter what plastic you use...you need to make sure it WELL mixed before heating. Every time!
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    Opening Hook Eyes for Chatter Blades

    Here is a link to a video: It works for me!
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    teddy bear eyes ?

    Walmart has doll eyes. I use them on floating bass bugs. They look strange on plastic baits!