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jonister last won the day on October 20 2014

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    Pacific northwest/Oregon
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    Anything involving the water and the woods.

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  1. Thanks for letting me know. I will have to do some craft store exploration
  2. If you don't mind me asking, where do you get gold foil from, or where could I get it from? That looks awesome, especially painted over with perch!
  3. hmmm. If you teach me how to CNC lead molds i might be able to help you out here.... Hahaha! This stuffs awesome by the way!
  4. Those look awesome! To help with the sharp edges, take the back handle of an exacto, or a piece of aluminum round stock and rub the edges down until it forms a very small taper. It help the epoxy before the pain lay out nice over it. A little light sanding will also do it
  5. If I wanted to seal something like a cedar plug or through wire popper (lathe lures) without having to force epoxy down the center drilled hole, do you guys think either of these would work? I'm kinda curious now.
  6. @fshng2 I never thought about the Co2.. I think I'm gonna burn a lot less baits!!!
  7. Cedar is a great choice! I used some coastal yellow cedar for this one I believe.
  8. Thanks! I'm fairly new to it as well, but I've learned you do not want a heavy wood or other material, as that will bring the bait down in the water. Also try lip position at a 90 degree for best action without dive.
  9. It's kinda pitiful that all I can ever manage to catch are smallies. Mainly location does that for me. This usually works year round for me: Super clear water: natural natural natural Clear: chrome/blue Stained clear: fire tiger. Mainly greens Stained/tannic: blue/chartreuse Dark Stained to muddy: chartreuse Chocolate milk: yellow, pink, anything candy that is loud and stands out. This works for me on crankbaits. Usually natural plastics work year round, and when all else fails a chartreuse white willow/Colorado spinner bait works.
  10. I still can't get the stuff to not run.. other than that I love them. Definitely easier and cleaner.
  11. Smalljaw, Thanks for popping in! I never thought about the belly vs bucktail thing. basically synthetics don't even have to be hollow. as for the action, and Synthetics being better in warmer months, that will definitely give me something to think about. Thanks!
  12. Kingfish, I as well prefer wooden baits, as well as regular buck tail. I messed around with the synthetics and can make it work, but I still prefer the real stuff. I think I'll tie a couple buck tail vs synthetic and see how they both hold up. On a side note I got the synthetic to do what I want when I straighten it with a comb. Those jigs look great btw! Thanks for the input!
  13. Kingfish will regular buck tail fall apart faster in the salt over time? I'm thinking the plastic stuff will last longer as far as corrosion goes. I will have to play around with action of both side by side in the pool. I really just need to use this stuff up!
  14. I'm thinking Clousers?
  15. "WARNING. This product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects"..