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  1. I do once in a while, but I'm normally to lazy and just toss them. LOL
  2. Matzuo was purchased by Zebco so I don't know how available hooks will be by them. I understand that they are more available in the Asian market, and to a lesser extent in the European market, but in the US they seem to be pretty sparse.
  3. OK, I think that you want action around the longitudinal axis, a roll, instead of action left and right, a wiggle. That is how I read your post, but if I am right, what you ask is going to be a challenge for sure. Making a lure that has some roll along with a primary wiggle action is fairly common and is done by moving the ballets slightly higher in the bait. Making a lure that rolls one way, then back the other way, is not something I have seen before. First, I propose that you want a near neutral balance and density. If the bait moves through the water nose high or low, it will wiggle, not just roll. If your bait sinks nose high or low, it will try to self correct, and it will wiggle, not just roll. Next, making a lure that simply rolls is easy, making a lure that rolls part way, then rolls back the other way, then self corrects and rolls again to the first direction may be a real challenge. I will give it some thought, but at this point in time, I really need to hear back from you to see if I am understanding your goal.
  4. In theory they are, but they often feel that cool when the core is not. Some cool overnight, but I often toss them into an ice bath. Either way, try letting them cool longer.
  5. Wow, I have to work a couple of days and you guys leave me in the dust. LOL Well done, and yes, the originals did blow out on a fast retrieve.
  6. "remember you are trying to replicate a plastic lure using wood so adjustments are going to be needed to get close action wise" Actually, if you go back to the originals, the Lazy Ike jointed and the Helen Flatfish jointed, they were wood. I was thinking that they sold out to plastic in the late 70's early 80's. I spend hours searching ebay back in the early days buying the wood versions because they seemed to work better. LOL I have some ideas, but I would need to see your version from the side, from the top, etc.
  7. Lurepartsonline.com had some gold plated ones. You are correct, they are expensive, but not as expensive as some would think.
  8. Always nervous when a new single poster suggest a product. Nevertheless, Artnglow is an option. https://www.artnglow.com/collections/glow-in-the-dark-powder http://www.kosmickreations.net/html/glow_in_the_dark_powder.html https://unitednuclear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28_45&products_id=1079 I do suggest that you remember that un-coated powders are not usable in water based paints or acidic environments, so use un-coated ones in solvent based paints or clears. Coated powders can be used in water based paints or clears, or solvent based paints or clears. While I am always nervous, I do welcome nightviewart to the site and hope to find night a great source and contributor in the future. Welcome to the site. Have you used Artnglow's products before? Do they have coated versions? How do they spray through airbrushes, our most common method of applying them for lures?
  9. You have that right. My ranking in the company sales has gone up substantially, and not because I am a good salesman, but because I am a decent teacher. I tell those that ask how, and as best I can when and where, and they come back in with their pictures. I had one potential customer getting cranky with me a couple of days ago (probably COVID-19 stress). An existing customer came to my rescue and showed his pictures. Success of any product in the long term is always a result of not only marketing but exposure of a good product.
  10. "And if they put jitterbugs back on the Shelf, I guarantee you they couldn't keep them on there". Actually, against my recommendations, my buyers took them off my wall a year ago because they did not sell here. I still catch fish with them a lot. " Lures don’t sell themselves even if they are awesome " Ain't that the truth. And I truly do agree that lures that have gone away can be new again. For our local trout, Flatfish have lost their popularity, but when I can get fishermen to use them, they come in and buy all that I have on the racks. Sometimes it just does not make since.
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    ICAST as a virtual event should perhaps be a secondary thing, not the primary. For a long time, the event has focused on showing the product to the planners and buyers, not the consumers, so having a more hands on, more of a touchy/feeley event is still important. Restricting the event to the buyers and planners just increased consumer hype. In my store I have lots of people that come in with a picture or video of what they want, and when they see it in person, they choose something else completely. Sometimes it is the packaging, sometimes the hands on simply does not live up to the hype from the virtual presentation. Sometimes the product simply does not live up to the personality that shows it. That is why I tell my customers I am a teacher, not a salesman: I would rather sell them what they understand and will/can use than something trendy and expensive. I'm not saying that we should not augment the physical with a virtual, quite the opposite, but watching the demographics of the fisherman and fisher-women in my store tell me that the days of only using virtual presentations are a long way off. Remember, those of us old enough had catalogs, like Herter's, or Sears, or Montgomery Wards, and they gave way to the box stores. The current generation has gone to the on-line catalog but returns are high because of it. The pendulum is swinging one way now, but it will swing the other way again, then back....and forth.... and ..... So, for this year, there may not be a choice, but I predict that the results will be disappointing. If I were presenting a new product, and had to get it out as soon as possible to get ahead of the curve/others, I would present it virtually.......BUT, if I could hold off a year and show it in person (assuming we would actually be able to do that next year), I would hold off. Just my opinion, but I do believe my opinion is based on good observations and actual experience.
  12. cadman is sooooo correct. There are some baits that stand the test of time, but in reality most baits only get used once or twice and normally not in the correct place, conditions, etc., etc. They don't catch fish that day and consume the space in the tackle box for life. Ever notice the 100+ colors we make lures with, but ever wonder if the fish really demand that number of colors? I contend that most colors are for the fishermen, not the fish. Still, once in a while a special color comes out that "stands the test of time". Bringing back an old old lure is not a bad idea, if it had one of those reputations that "stood the test of time". But, if it was discontinued it probably did not have that reputation. Lacking that reputation, it takes marketing, and winning a tournament or two, especially one that is televised, will do the trick. As cadman put it, "they have (had) their day in the sun". Look at the Jitterbug or the Hula Popper. Finding a Jitterbug in a store is tough now, and they once were as common as house flies. Finding a Hula Popper is even more difficult. I still have both, still catch fish with them, but as far as sales are concerned, their day in the sun has faded. Do some research and determine if there is enough of a reason to believe that the sun will rise on them again.
  13. Aluminum blades, the delta style, are the ones that did squeak. T_Bend talks about the methods that I once did myself. I sure would not claim to have found the "commercially viable" way to make the squeak uniform for sure. For mine, I still use a course file and I find that it works, but some are more effective then others: pretty tough to be consistent. To my knowledge all of the plastic blades are molded around some form of aluminum shaft. Most straight plastics I know of would wear with use so the life of the lure would be limited. Still, I can see it working.
  14. Look at squish molds. You need to do a little trim work, but that is a good option.
  15. All the time. LOL Go to a wall of soft baits at your local fishing store and you will notice 50 colors advertised, some so close to each other that without the writing on the package you can't tell them apart. But, fisherman want this one, not that one. Go figure.
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