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  1. gliders

    primer not sticking

    out of interest spoonpluger, what are you sealing with ,and which zinsser primer ?....glider
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    Glitter nail polish

    Another option is mix some nail glitter in a suitable clear base..
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    Big prop baits

    Thanks guy's, Benton.b, that was one I have looked at, I'll probably end up making several prototypes and experiment. .glider
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    Big prop baits

    Hi all, looking for any helpful info on prop type surface lures. I build lots of spook type surface lures ,but prop type lures are not used regularly over this way. I'm intending to build some large pike size - 6-8 inch double prop lures. I'm using the propeller shape props and plan on 1 at each end. I will either make them spook shaped ,or possibly shad type shape. These will probably be red cedar. I intend to ballast them for stability , casting distance and more importantly - attitude on surface at rest . I would imagine any type of walk the dog type action would be highly unlikely ? That being the case, what is the preferred attitude of this type of lure when resting on surface ? I'm thinking fairly low on surface ,slightly tail down . Appreciate any input if anyone builds and /or fishes this type of bait. Thanks..glider..
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    Preserving carving details

    I've heated under grill till they felt fairly warm but not what you would call hot. I personally don't thin ,as I've found it gets pretty thin when applying to the warm blank. Wait 5 mins after removing lure from heat before applying. ..
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    Very good to be back

    Good stuff, look forward to seeing some new lures...
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    Thanks h.d, appreciated. ..
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    Thanks all eyes, appreciated..
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    Preserving carving details

    You could do away with spar urethane and seal by heating lure before applying e-tex ,using just enough to soak in. Heating the wood makes it suck the e-tex in as it cools....
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    Envirotex lite 30 min epoxy mixing

    Bonepile, if you really have to handle lure, do what mark suggested. If you actually had oily hands when you handled your lures, then they may well have had it. If your paint is bone dry and preferably heat set, it is possible to clean very gently with luke warm water and a small amount of washing up liquid - literally a few very gentle wipes or you risk lifting paint. .glider
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    Envirotex lite 30 min epoxy mixing

    Hopefully you'll get to the bottom of it bonepile, for sure touching the lure will create fish eyes, with oily hands its guaranteed.....glider
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    Hard to say stickleback, it's something ive always done on my top waters. I regularly fish them with static pauses and seemed common sense to put the eye's where they can be seen. I can say they are effective.....glider
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    Hey ddl, I get mine off ebay in u.k , you should have no problem getting it though - do a search for 'ultra fine nail glitter ' I buy it in 100 gram bags. ...
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    Envirotex lite 30 min epoxy mixing

    Mark, I've used a similar method-clear acrylic through airbrush over glitter with decent results . Bonepile, hope that's your problem solved. In my case it only happens with one glitter, and like I say I catch it no problem with next coat. I'm surprised vallejo gloss caused it, was it 100 percent cured ? P.s you can E-tex over foil fine...glider
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    Thanks ddl, they have proven very effective on our pike....