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  1. On 2/16/2020 at 4:46 PM, mark poulson said:

    I bet they'd work on both trout and salmon.  Those fish eat other fish, bigtime.

    Hey Mark,sure they would, our Atlantic salmon stop feeding long before they run our rivers. I did build a few prototypes for pike, maybe get back to them in a few months, I bought a hundred stainless props plus cups !

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  2. hey turtlela, 8 hours turning should be  plenty, so thats not the problem. Possibly the amount you're applying ? p.s , no need at all to let sit before applying, is the uneven thickness caused by fish eye (contamination) ?

  3. 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..

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. Hey bonepile, I also use wood stir sticks. It does not add bubbles or any other issues. I don't think it's bad Etex either. I also use a lot of glitter, I have found like yourself that certain glitters repel E-tex more than others. Personally I find the next coat catches it fine , however I'm considering cleaning the glitter that is most prone to this in soapy water. I wonder if it may be down to the actual surface finish of the glitter though, I'm going to clean the glitter most prone to this and see if it makes any difference in a day or two,  will give you a shout with result.if it is contamination then this will solve it. I have some pics in gallery of glitter perch patterns , the gold glitter one's use the glitter I have found most prone to this. I'll stick some pics of other patterns using different glitters up later. 

  8. I think its a really unfortunate  drawback to this great forum, that  once you have  posted a certain ammount of pics ( even if few and far between)  you are unable to ever post anymore due to using up attachments quota. I find it less interesting when you are unable to see pic's of various experiments from the likes of guy's like 'vodkaman 'and probably lots of others, because they are no longer able to illustrate with pictures. Is there no way for old attachments to be deleted , or something else that could be done to solve this !  FREE OUR ATTACHMENTS T.A ! FREE THE VMAN ! (and anyone else it may concern )..

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  9. I've also used most of those of those methods above chuck, would be interesting to compare different methods results, but unfortunately not able to post pics here-only in gallery, due to 'attachments full'  ...glider..

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