Chuck Young

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  1. Chuck Young

    8 inch foiled glider

    Beautiful!
  2. Chuck Young

    Favorite musky lure?

    I am looking to start carving cedar musky lures. What are your favorite sizes, patterns, actions, etc. Attach pics if you will. I am not looking to copy what is out there. Rather, I want to develop some new ideas to improve what is out there. What kind of action should I look to create? What would you like to see?
  3. Chuck Young

    YP PUM spf (2).JPG

    Sorry, but you are way off. I have found that adhesive films like that are 1) too thick and 2) unable to conform to a curved surface.
  4. Chuck Young

    How to get matte finish on baits like wiggle wart

    Great job with this thread!
  5. Chuck Young

    Building a cheap Lure Dryer

    Great video. You might want to post a link to homebrew tools. The great thing about this design is that it will work great with jointed baits as well.
  6. Chuck Young

    Attachments full !

    Zooming, over-zooming, and cropping are low tech ways of reducing file size.
  7. Chuck Young

    overcoat for chrome?

    I got some chrome heat transfer foil. Now I am trying to figure out a good way to apply it without a heat transfer machine. I bought teflon sheets, .31" silicone pad, and I have an iron. So far, this will not work. I have tried a few different adhesives in a soft foam press. This has led to some interesting effects. I have also tried vaccu-forming the foil over the lure with a heat gun after applying adhesive. Then putting it in a press till it cured. This has led to the best coverage. Adhesives used so far: 1) Elmers craft adhesive 2) Four drops Devcon 2 ton reduced with 2 drops Denatured alcohol. I also will purchase some 3m spray adhesive (probably 90, since it handles heat better and has the adjustable spray).
  8. Chuck Young

    overcoat for chrome?

    I have tired that. When I finish my experiments, I will post some pics for comparison. So far I have done nail art powder brushed to the topcoat, over: 1)rustoleum metalic silver, 2)aluminum foil, 3)white 4) wicked silver. also I have mixed it with topcoat over; 1) painted lure 2) white blank 3) foiled and painted lure.
  9. Chuck Young

    Polycryl (balsa hardner???) Testing?

    I know little about Musky lures, and nothing about musky fishing. Although if someone wants to educate me, I have a few road trips left in me! That being said, most musky baits I see are made of much stronger wood. Mark is definitely right about the weight needed to strengthen balsa to withstand a large toothy predator. Additionally, to achieve the right buoyancy (if you are making a diving bait) you have to add a lot of weight. That would also counteract the properties of balsa. A stronger more dense wood might be recommended. I am sure more experience members have some recommendations.
  10. Chuck Young

    Making a BIG swimbait for bass

    I learned a lot. Great vid. Greater b8.
  11. Chuck Young

    hard bait cookbook

    Turn an avid 2" frog into a mouse. Fold paper and draw ear pattern as shown. Test fit on blank. when it is right, unfold it and mark stencil plastic where you want the ears cupped. Punch holes in a piece of 1/4" craft foam where you want the ears cupped. Use a heat gun to vacuu-form the ears. Fold the plastic to match the two indents. Lay your paper pattern on the fold, putting the cups in the best looking place. Cut them out then attach to frog blank using the fold line and the seam on lure as a guide. The beginning of the ears should sit just behind the eyes. Painting does not require an airbrush. 1st coat as follows: bottom - Createx T med gray. Sides - o white. Top - T dark brown. Apply the second coat sparsely, leaving plenty of brush strokes showing the first coat. Bottom - o white. Sides - T dark brown. Top - T med gray. Tail: Lay some black, brown, or grey maribou fibers flat on a treble and whip finish. The eyes were made with a thin coat of wicked P black sprayed over silver eyes.
  12. Chuck Young

    How to remove cracked bills From wood baits?

    I wonder if repairing the lip could be repaired with superglue, then an epoxy topcoat more easily.
  13. Chuck Young

    overcoat for chrome?

    The general opinion seems to be that the quicker the topcoat hardens, the less chance of interacting with the chrome. Still, results seem unsatisfactory. I will be ordering some heat transfer film.
  14. Chuck Young

    good source for wire around .62 ?

    Speaking as a welding salesman, If you buy wire in a spool, ask the manufacturer or retailer "what is the layout measurement?" That is the diameter of the wires coil once it is unspooled. This can make a big difference when trying to staighten it. It also can reflect the memory and springiness of the wire . You must mean .062 in wire. That is pretty hefty for a crank. But with a 6" plus lure, you are probably after big fish .
  15. Chuck Young

    overcoat for chrome?

    My intention is to use them as a base for certain lures, also for G-finish lures