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JimP last won the day on August 22 2014

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    Fishing, woodworking, and out door stuff in general. I have been making lures since I was a kid, started off tying flies.

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  1. JimP

    Head Cement Problems

    Big fan of water base products here. Go to a craft store (or Amazon, I have seen "Fusion in fly shops also) and buy a small bottle of "Liquid Fusion" fill one of the small dispenser bottles from a fly shop about one third of "Fusion" and top off with water. The "Fusion is so thick that it will take about a day to mix thoroughly with the water. (adjust the ratios to suit you) You have a life time supply in a four ounce bottle that will not dry out or thicken unless you do not cap it at all. Provides fairly quick drying water proof shiny tie offs to flies or jigs. Good all purpose glue also. No fumes at all.
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    New Top Coat Coming To Town

    Here you go: Axis Outdoor Products 210-845-7456
  3. JimP

    Extending pot life of slow cure epoxy?

    If you are top coating with an epoxy consider no glue or a non-epoxy glue in the lip slot. Your first topcoat will completely encapsulate the lip/lure junction with epoxy and capillary action will draw a considerable amount into and around the lip. Your second topcoat layer will build a nice fillet around the lip/lure junction providing more strength. I have made several musky lures without any epoxy added to the lip slot, just a friction fit to the painted lure body, then topcoat. So far no problems with 40+ inch Musky and the tie wire is through the lip. The tie wire also provides another anchor and adds strength. If the tie wire is attached to the body it should work equally well since the only resistance it needs to withstand the resistance of water and an occasional underwater obstruction. A couple pro musky lure makers use this method and some drill a hole for a small pin from the top of the head and through the lip for added holding power.
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    New Top Coat Coming To Town

    Azsouth: Various sized containers, not sure of the sizes. Price said to be in line with with other products that lure makers are using. Seems to be very durable.
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    New Top Coat Coming To Town

    Raven: I do not know about the compatibility with other poly materials. I did not try dipping but I think it should be doable. Excess can not be put back into the can. Its a two component material, once mixed its going to cure into a solid.
  6. This is being offered to distributors as a lure top coat. I was given a small sample to test and the results were very promising. Good gloss and coverage and thinner coats. Much thiner viscosity than we are used to with epoxy coatings. Without a doubt the hardest epoxy I have used. It's going to be marketed as "ClearShield-HD Lure & Fly Coating" A web site for the distributers is up and offers some information that users may be interested in. http://www.lurecoatings.com/index.html I have no financial interest in this product just letting you know to keep you eyes open, you might like to give it a try. The lures below are finished with "Clearshield - HD" Have fun, Jim P
  7. JimP

    Legal Help

    Yes, you need to sit down with a local accountant that can get you off to a correct and legal start. Many accountants may not know about the excise tax unless they have other clients in the sporting goods business. Best wishes with your endeavor.
  8. JimP

    Legal Help

    Are aware of the federal excise tax on fishing equipment? If not do some research. It's 10 or 11% of the retail price.
  9. JimP

    Handmade wobbler

    Great work, those will catch fish anywhere.
  10. Easy to make a few. Anyone with some fly tying experience can crank them out. I tend to like synthetic fiber better than feathers and the fiber version will greatly out last the feathered hooks. Let me know if you do not have a local fly tier that can make them for you.
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    Polyurethane for head cement?

    Some of the poly intended for wood is not "waterproof" and will turn white when submerged for a period of time. Also some super glue gasses off and condenses into a white looking powder that shows most on dark thread. Some super glues gas off less than others. A bottle of Loon will last a long time. What ever it cost is better than tying a bunch of flies that you find out much later they are messed up.
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    Daler-Rowney Acrylic Inks ?

    Kris, I have used various acrylic inks and treated them no different than the acrylic paints that most of us use. I'm using the inks inter mixed with acrylic paints in most cases. The brand names of acrylic ink that I'm using are "Daler-Rowney" and another "Amsterdam" and using ETex as a top coat for most lures. I have so far never used "Pledge" which is it self is an acrylic finish. ( pretty sure about that) The "Pledge" is probably an unnecessary step. If D2 and KBS can be used on your acrylic paint without reaction I expect it to be safe with the inks. However I would to a quick test of your brand of acrylic ink. Do a test and get back to the group: Just wipe a thin ink film on a price of glass, plastic what ever, let it dry then add a drop or two of your top coat.
  13. About your syringe, make sure you get the ones "without" the black rubber gasket attached to the plunger. They are probably lubed with a silicone lube and will transmit into the epoxy and cause fish eye problems. The rod maker catalogs have the gasket free syringes that are color coded. Always use one color for resin and another for hardener and there is no need to clean up after use. Just pull the plunger back and store outlet side up in a paper cup. Or try putting a tube into a nozzle lid, something like in this photo. Just snug fit the tube into the nozzle and cut to length to fit the bottle. The syringe is kept in the position shown. Withdraw the amount of each component needed then replace back into the tube for storage. These two bottles and syringes have been in use for months without ever being cleaned. CAUTIONARY NOTE: The bottles need to be vented with a pin hole in the bottle itself or with loosely fitted caps. If not an increase in room temperature will cause the liquid to be expelled from the tube and make a sticky mess.
  14. JimP

    inline spinner bodies

    Terry: I think you are inquiring about the inline spinner bodies. Model (LB - 5 - A) The 1/8 oz is 20 mm X 4 mm The 1/16 oz is 14 mm X 3.9 mm The 1/32 oz is 11 mm X 3 mm Powder coat is the best way to coat them and I prefer to cast them directly onto the wire that will be used for the spinner. I purchased this mold for the same reason you mention, the cost of the brass bodies. These will serve your purpose very well.
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    JIG DIPPING top coat

    Might try CSI Seal Coat, a water base urethane product. Near epoxy qualities without the mixing hassle and dries very quickly. You will need apply at room temp and rotate for about an hour, more if humidity is high. One coat might be all it takes for a painted jig. Most of the big tackle making retailers sell it in various sized containers.