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  1. Getting a small amount of paint

    The pipettes thing is a great idea. My daughter likes the juice pouches, I can save the straws...
  2. Duck season

    I'm going to bed, now.
  3. Duck season

    https://www.fws.gov/lab/idnotes/MarabouIDGuide.pdf : Seems to indicate no problem with turkey feathers. https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/featherlaw.html: Ok, getting closer! https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/faq.php: Non-native birds are ok, unless endangered and protected by law. Pheasants and peafowl are ok, starlings are also non-native. https://www.fws.gov/lab/idnotes/_PheasantFeathers_final.pdf: Very useful info, and some pics of very striking flies, especially at the end. Still no specific info on duck feathers! https://www.fws.gov/birds/policies-and-regulations/permits/import-and-export.php: Found it, FINALLY! Looks like the answer is oky-doky smoky! Migratory game birds are excepted. Better yet, it's national.
  4. Duck season

    Fried wings, always fried! Hot sauce too, please! Link may answer legality question... http://www.featherfolio.com/blog/guide-to-legal-and-illegal-feathers-in-the-usa-updated Looks like Fish and Wildlife is the final authority. I checked the website, but not helpful in this case. We'd probably have to contact them directly.
  5. Holographic fish scales

    Grisly-that's a nice, simple solution. It'd probably work as an accent shape on the sides of a lure, but is it flexible enough to wrap it over the back, side to side-without wrinkles? A company called Papilio Papers sells a water slide decal paper to make your own water slide decals. That stuff is very thin, but I don't think I could wrap it evenly around compound curves. Wish I could, it would save a lot of work!
  6. Duck season

    Now I'm REALLY interested! Just to sweeten the pot, not only will I cover the shipping, but I'll send you back a lure made with the feathers! How's that grab ya?
  7. Sealing Wood

    I wipe them dry immediately, then hang them for about three hours. The outside sets pretty quickly, but the bore holes take a little while.
  8. Sealing Wood

    I use wood hardener to seal my lures. I put them in a mason jar and fill to the top before sealing the lid. Usually I leave them for a day or over night. I don't know if this is the "right" way to do it, but it seems to be working well.
  9. Special hooks for Crappie Jig Flys?

    Anyone can make crappie jigs, you should try and make really nice ones! : )
  10. Duck season

    I don't know anything about hunting, but I do love feathers! If you decide to send some out, let me know. I'm always on the lookout for new things to experiment with.
  11. New Powder Coating Technique?

    Interesting idea. Weird to think of mylar as heat resistant, but that's what they claim. I could use the clear like the scotch tape, or just use it to mask off areas. Thanks for the tip fshng.
  12. New Powder Coating Technique?

    Turns out Glow Inc. is having a 30% off sale!
  13. New Powder Coating Technique?

    That might work if I use packing tape. The cellophane tape is too easy to melt. I also think I'm going to get glow powder. Maybe I can dust glow powder on the tape and make a glow decal.
  14. New Powder Coating Technique?

    I was thinking it's a convenient way to make a "decal". The layer of powder coating you get is pretty thin, and you can't bake it to completely set it-the tape will melt and shrink. Learned that the hard way.
  15. Hollow Belly Frogs

    Old post I know. A variation on Musky Glenn's, but repeatable. Make a model of the frog and use silicone compound to make a mold. Pour wax into the mold, and dip the wax model in Plastidip. Poke a hole in the frog and drop it in some hot water to melt the wax.