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Ichthus last won the day on May 13 2017

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    Bay Area , California
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    Fishing, water polo, fishing, painting baits, fishing, pouring baits, wakeboarding, fishing

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  1. Ichthus

    Making a rattling Colorado blade

    Yeah that was my last resort haha. With things like this though, it’s always the last resort that’s the best option I find. I’ll probably buy a few too just to experiment.
  2. Some of you may have seen this but there’s a new bait coming out of Japan and on the back, it has what looks like a Colorado blade but if you look on the other side where it should be cupped, it’s filled in. Upon watching videos of it, I realized it was a loud rattling blade, possibly plastic. It sounded like a rattle trap being ripped through the water except it was on the back of this frog. Really want to try and make one of these blades to coax the bass up through the weed mats. Any suggestions?
  3. Ichthus


    I’ve had a friend already go after pike with the kbs just to test the coat. I’m from California so I don’t have to worry about pike. The kbs held up a lot better than we expected. I put on 3 coats of the spray stuff because I was in a hurry and it held up nicely.
  4. Ichthus


    I sent some baits that were triple coated with the spray stuff to my friend who was pike fishing in Canada. Past baits I’d sent to him came back with little or no paint. KBS ones seemed to have more paint in tact. PS Mark, if you’re going to the delta, I’m jealous. I’m on Oklahoma for school right now.....
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    It doesn’t react with plastics in my experience. I left some test baits in my car console last summer with various skirts and worms next to it and nothing happened.
  6. Ichthus

    Blank flap slap

    I noticed that and am interested to see how it will affect the action.
  7. Ichthus

    Blank flap slap

    https://www.wlure.com/collections/blank-crankbait/products/fishing-lures-blank-crankbait-upc735?variant=37120096780 its this one. And it's exactly what I was looking for. It's the same weight and length as the flap slap. And has the same body so this will be extremely close to what I'm looking for. Hopefully it has similar action.
  8. Ichthus

    Blank flap slap

    WLure has some blanks that are very similar to the shallow runner flap slaps
  9. Ichthus

    Blank flap slap

    Yup that's what I was looking for!
  10. Ichthus

    coffin bill shaker blades

    And for clarification I do believe zman should defend their patent but I don't think that just because some guy makes one for himself in his garage that works a little better than the original he should get in trouble. I know if I had a patent and people started mass producing my idea without giving me credit I would be pissed too.
  11. Ichthus

    Blank flap slap

    Megabass has a bait called a flap slap. I'm seeing painted knockoffs on eBay now and I'm wondering on where they're coming from. Anyone?
  12. Ichthus

    coffin bill shaker blades

    I've been doing what Mark does for a while here with the Phenix vibrating jigs. Ole California delta trick (wink wink) but I really wanna start pouring the heads myself. Zman had the right idea with the chatterbait but in the past years the quality of components has gotten worse from them. That's why I wanna make my own.
  13. Ichthus

    coffin bill shaker blades

    thank you so much small jaw. I think it's ridiculous how aggressive Zman is with all of their patenting.
  14. Ichthus

    coffin bill shaker blades

    It seems to make a bit of difference on the shake frequency for some reason. Thank you.
  15. Ichthus

    coffin bill shaker blades

    I'm looking for coffin shaped shaker blades like the original vibrating jig uses. I've found sources from China, but they're sold out of the medium sized blades that are commonly used on the 1/4 oz size. these baits are for personal use.