Big Jig Rangler

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About Big Jig Rangler

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  • Birthday 03/19/1983

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    Alabama
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    Fishing and golf...what else is there...
  1. Advice For Small Business

    I agree about sucking the life out of you. Just the customizing I do takes up around six hours a day. Now that's after I come home from my 8 hour full time job. Gets hectic. As far as the lures go all I know is the company comprised of jigs, spinnerbaits, buzz baits, worms, craws and trailers. I'm going to set up a meeting with the widow of the owner sometime within the next week to see everything.
  2. Advice For Small Business

    Thanks for the foil tip. I'll check his products out.
  3. Advice For Small Business

    I'm reposting this on each forum: Hey Everybody, I'm new to this site, I usually post on the BBC Boards. I'm really impressed with all the vast information on here, it's become really helpful for me. Currently I'm considering taking my hobby to a new level. I already do a lot customized paint schemes for people that want something more than what bass pro or other vendors offer. Fishing lures have always intrigued me and my dream since childhood has always been to become a lure manufacturer. Well now I'm thirty years old and I've decided to start pursuing this dream. I was recently contacted by a friend of mine whose brother bought a lure business from a man back in the 90's. It's scale consisted of several retailers along with a local wal mart. However, several years ago this man started having health issues and stopped the business all together. Unfortunately last year the man pasted away. His wife was left everything including all business and the equipment. Well I was asked yesterday if I would be interested in getting it from her. Well they didn't have to twist my arm much before I said yes. Right now I'm just waiting on price negotiating. If it all comes together I consider it a great blessing for me. Right now though I do have some questions about speeding up process, equipment I should look into buying and clear coats. Right now I buy blanks or strip old lures then paint them. When it comes to scale masking what's a faster process? I've been told pad printing and if so where would I get the pad designs? When it comes to clear coats I currently use either Devcon or MCU. Mainly only use devcon for greet applications. Is there a better way to do glitter then just devcon? And I want to find a more industrial type clear coat rather than MCU. What out there holds up better? Finally equipment.....I want to speed up my process and still retain detail. I've thought about going to photo/foil applications because it does seem faster than painting but I'm open to suggestions. I'm also currently looking for thin holographic foil with an adhesive side(or without if I have no other option), , does anyone on here know of a retailer that I can buy that from? Again I'm looking and hoping for any good, sound advice that anyone can give me. I'm gonna do my best to try to make the business work. I know a lot of big dreams have small beginnings and this is Hondas just take a lot of time and money to make happen. But God willing it's gonna happen. Thanks for any info.
  4. Advice For Small Business

    I'm reposting this on each forum: Hey Everybody, I'm new to this site, I usually post on the BBC Boards. I'm really impressed with all the vast information on here, it's become really helpful for me. Currently I'm considering taking my hobby to a new level. I already do a lot customized paint schemes for people that want something more than what bass pro or other vendors offer. Fishing lures have always intrigued me and my dream since childhood has always been to become a lure manufacturer. Well now I'm thirty years old and I've decided to start pursuing this dream. I was recently contacted by a friend of mine whose brother bought a lure business from a man back in the 90's. It's scale consisted of several retailers along with a local wal mart. However, several years ago this man started having health issues and stopped the business all together. Unfortunately last year the man pasted away. His wife was left everything including all business and the equipment. Well I was asked yesterday if I would be interested in getting it from her. Well they didn't have to twist my arm much before I said yes. Right now I'm just waiting on price negotiating. If it all comes together I consider it a great blessing for me. Right now though I do have some questions about speeding up process, equipment I should look into buying and clear coats. Right now I buy blanks or strip old lures then paint them. When it comes to scale masking what's a faster process? I've been told pad printing and if so where would I get the pad designs? When it comes to clear coats I currently use either Devcon or MCU. Mainly only use devcon for greet applications. Is there a better way to do glitter then just devcon? And I want to find a more industrial type clear coat rather than MCU. What out there holds up better? Finally equipment.....I want to speed up my process and still retain detail. I've thought about going to photo/foil applications because it does seem faster than painting but I'm open to suggestions. I'm also currently looking for thin holographic foil with an adhesive side(or without if I have no other option), , does anyone on here know of a retailer that I can buy that from? Again I'm looking and hoping for any good, sound advice that anyone can give me. I'm gonna do my best to try to make the business work. I know a lot of big dreams have small beginnings and this is Hondas just take a lot of time and money to make happen. But God willing it's gonna happen. Thanks for any info.
  5. Advice For Small Business

    I'm reposting this on each forum: Hey Everybody, I'm new to this site, I usually post on the BBC Boards. I'm really impressed with all the vast information on here, it's become really helpful for me. Currently I'm considering taking my hobby to a new level. I already do a lot customized paint schemes for people that want something more than what bass pro or other vendors offer. Fishing lures have always intrigued me and my dream since childhood has always been to become a lure manufacturer. Well now I'm thirty years old and I've decided to start pursuing this dream. I was recently contacted by a friend of mine whose brother bought a lure business from a man back in the 90's. It's scale consisted of several retailers along with a local wal mart. However, several years ago this man started having health issues and stopped the business all together. Unfortunately last year the man pasted away. His wife was left everything including all business and the equipment. Well I was asked yesterday if I would be interested in getting it from her. Well they didn't have to twist my arm much before I said yes. Right now I'm just waiting on price negotiating. If it all comes together I consider it a great blessing for me. Right now though I do have some questions about speeding up process, equipment I should look into buying and clear coats. Right now I buy blanks or strip old lures then paint them. When it comes to scale masking what's a faster process? I've been told pad printing and if so where would I get the pad designs? When it comes to clear coats I currently use either Devcon or MCU. Mainly only use devcon for greet applications. Is there a better way to do glitter then just devcon? And I want to find a more industrial type clear coat rather than MCU. What out there holds up better? Finally equipment.....I want to speed up my process and still retain detail. I've thought about going to photo/foil applications because it does seem faster than painting but I'm open to suggestions. I'm also currently looking for thin holographic foil with an adhesive side(or without if I have no other option), , does anyone on here know of a retailer that I can buy that from? Again I'm looking and hoping for any good, sound advice that anyone can give me. I'm gonna do my best to try to make the business work. I know a lot of big dreams have small beginnings and this is Hondas just take a lot of time and money to make happen. But God willing it's gonna happen. Thanks for any info.
  6. Advice For Small Business

    As far as taxes yes I'm going to do my research, but I also have an accountant that has his Ph.D. in tax law. As far as lures I'm looking start with balsa and eventually plastics when affordable. Also jigs, spinners and buzz baits, that is what I'm currently looking into. I possibly have a chance buying a business from a man but I'm expecting any thing. I thinking about actually building a duplicator instead of buying one since i do have tech program, electrical and fabrication experience. I know fully that it's gonna take time and money, what doesn't? I have a few thousand invested just in my customizing business so I'm expecting this venture to cost me ten times that at startup.
  7. Advice For Small Business

    Hey Everybody, I'm new to this site, I usually post on the BBC Boards. I'm really impressed with all the vast information on here, it's become really helpful for me. Currently I'm considering taking my hobby to a new level. I already do a lot customized paint schemes for people that want something more than what bass pro or other vendors offer. Fishing lures have always intrigued me and my dream since childhood has always been to become a lure manufacturer. Well now I'm thirty years old and I've decided to start pursuing this dream. I was recently contacted by a friend of mine whose brother bought a lure business from a man back in the 90's. It's scale consisted of several retailers along with a local wal mart. However, several years ago this man started having health issues and stopped the business all together. Unfortunately last year the man pasted away. His wife was left everything including all business and the equipment. Well I was asked yesterday if I would be interested in getting it from her. Well they didn't have to twist my arm much before I said yes. Right now I'm just waiting on price negotiating.If it all comes together I consider it a great blessing for me. Right now though i do have some questions about speeding up process, equipment I should look into buying and clear coats. Right now I buy blanks or strip old lures then paint them. When it comes to scale masking what's a faster process? I've been told pad printing and if so where would I get the pad designs? When it comes to clear coats I currently use either Devcon or MCU. Mainly only use devcon for greet applications. Is there a better way to do glitter then just devcon? And I want to find a more industrial type clear coat rather than MCU. What out there holds up better? Finally equipment.....I want to speed up my process and still retain detail. I've thought about going to photo/foil applications because it does seem faster than painting but I'm open to suggestions. I'm also currently looking for thin holographic foil with an adhesive side(or without if I have no other option), , does anyone on here know of a retailer that I can buy that from? Again I'm looking and hoping for any good, sound advice that anyone can give me. I'm gonna do my best to try to make the business work. I know a lot of big dreams have small beginnings and this is Hondas just take a lot of time and money to make happen. But God willing it's gonna happen. Thanks for any info.
  8. Scale Masking

    That's awesome....thanks for sharing the vid. Now I just gotta buy one...lol
  9. Scale Masking

    Hey Guys, I posted this in the hard baits forum and only received one response. Im gonna repost it here to see if anyone else has an opinion on the matter. Actually I've yet talked to anyone who has a clue on this matter. I mainly post on the BBC BOARDS but since I've read up on this site and the information that is here I might as well post here also. I've been doing custom lures for a little while now and a question has been on my mind for a while about scale masking. Does anyone know how major manufacturers apply their scale designs for mass production? I just don't see them having people in an assembly line wrapping then unwrapping masking all day. That's a lot of waste in material and would start costing a lot of money in the end. Are they stamping them or do they have a tool for it, what? I've talked to Norman lure rep about some of their process but that was one thing he didn't go over.
  10. Scale Masking

    Sounds Like A Great Idea. Thanks For Sharing
  11. Scale Masking

    Hey Guys, I've been doing custom lures for a little while now and a question has been on my mind for a while about scale masking. Does anyone know how major manufacturers apply their scale designs in mass production? I just don't see them having people in an assembly line wrapping then unwrapping masking all day. That's a lot of waste in material and would start costing a lot of money in the end. Are they stamping them or do they have a tool for it, what? I've talked to Norman lure rep about some of their process but that was one thing he didn't go over.