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    Lure making, knife making, fishing, hunting(guns and archery), playing music(play guitar n' sing in bands)

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  1. open water fishing is done here in wisconsin...time to start making my lures again! Hello to friends I haven't talk to since last winter.

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    Naked bait supreme

    I like this. Good job!
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    Naked bait supreme

    I like this. Good job!
  4. Thanks...granddadslures, now I gotta learn to fly fish,haha. Which was my motivation to restore grand dads old rod.
  5. The Rod is an antique unknown make bamboo flyrod. 8'6". It's previous condition was not useable. the thread holding the eyelets were so dry rot if you barely touched the eyelets they fell off. The original cork handle was very dry rot and mostly peeled away. I completely stripped the whole thing down to bare bamboo. Almost entirely tiny light scrapes with a razor blade as to remove old varnish but without removing any wood. I had to re-secure a couple of the ferrules. I cut away the old handle section and started fresh with Walnut and Maple woods glued together. I turned the handle to shape on my small wood lathe. I used the original hardware that holds the reel. I'm proud to say the handle is a near perfect snug fit in the hardware. I lightly cleaned/polished the hardware with fine steel wool. The wood handle has Ivory inlays supplied from an old broken piano. hand shaped and carved with a hand knife and sandpaper, little by little til the diamond shaped ivory matched with the holes carved out. The rod has a wrap pattern with silk thread, Green, Red and Black. The eyelet thread is secured with flexcoat epoxy...the bamboo and wood handle are sealed/coated with 4 light coats of Tru-Oil. I sanded between coats with 600 grit sandpaper.
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    he looks mean!...did you carve that? looks great.
  7. bluewaterspecial

    Lil Green

    Vic, What's that action like on these? Do you have any weights or rattles in these?
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    Lil Green

    hey Vic, these look really nice.
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    Another foil job.

    Ben, I like it a lot. I hope someday my lures may be as nice as this. I may copy your idea of photo's over a mirror, so you can see more in one photo. Thanks for posting. Ryan
  10. bluewaterspecial

    Super Havana

    And Vic, has me hooked, as I am the privileged owner of this peace of art. Beautiful balance, craftsmanship, and crazy nice pint job. Pictures never do justice, to appreciate, you must hold it in your hand. Thanks again for the trade. Such an honor to have a Vic bait in my collection/tackle box. Thanks, Ryan.
  11. Welcome to TU! I'm kinda new here too. I started making wood baits about three years ago with a lot of trial and error...If I had known of this forum, I'm sure my learning curve would have been much quicker. I hope you enjoy it here, I do. Ryan
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    Old School

    The bone color is great! Nice work. I like the whole thing.
  13. Adam, Welcome...I just started here at TU a few weeks ago myself. There are many great guys here with help abound. I really like your paint work just as deimai mentioned. I have been making lures for about three years now, and just finished my 65th one....but, since coming on the site, I realize how much I can improve or just developed new techniques. Anyways welcome, I hope you post more pictures of your lures. As they say around here....tight lines. Ryan
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