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    Eyes

    Although I believe in the "match the hatch" theory, I also think it's not a bad thing to look different from every other fish in the school. Case in point....I don't throw an umbrella rig very often, but when I do I always make sure that one of the baits stands out, i.e., different color, size, or tail action. Quite often that's the one that gets bit.
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    Eyes

    How do you guys choose which color/style eyes to add to your crankbaits? I like to use some kind of red most times as I think it sends a "wounded" bait message.
  3. Now that I have your attention....does anyone know where I can find blanks in a true bass profile? I see lots of trout and bream bodies but no bass. I can find them pre-painted so I know someone makes them. Any ideas? Thanks
  4. I too am a huge Alumi UV fan. I bought two of those fingernail lights you refer to and taped them back to back that gives me space for 6 to 8 baits depending on size....perfect for my small needs. BTW, for those times that you don't want a really glossy coat, I have found that by adding this product, you can easily adjust the level of gloss. http://www.klasskote.com/product/KKF011014-681652820
  5. Pretty good video right here https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Homemade+Fluid+Bed+geysers&&view=detail&mid=14E0BF9551FB1B69089814E0BF9551FB1B690898&&FORM=VRDGAR
  6. I certainly don't need a high def photo of every fish that swims so I search the internet for the fish I want and print the image.
  7. Thank you BBK, very interesting info right there. I live in Western Washington. Our local waters rarely get below 45 degrees or so. As far as info from our WDFW goes, if it isn't a salmon or trout, you won't get much help from them. Tigers were stocked in several of our lakes as a way of controlling certain unwanted or over producing species. With a 50" minimum size limit, it is strictly a trophy fishery.
  8. Thanks Cadman! Great resources! And yes mjs, I saw that book on Amazon and have ordered a copy. I'm just wondering how much of the spawn, pre-spawn, post spawn info would apply to a sterile strain of hybrid. I guess we shall see. Thanks
  9. Thank you both, I think I found everything I need at LPO. One of my goals this year, and actually one of my bucket list items, is to catch a respectable sized Tiger Musky. Now I just need a "Musky Fishing for Dummies" book to get me started. I've fished spiny rays in Washington State for over 60 years but as a sterile strain of TM's were recently stocked into some of our lakes, I know nothing of them. A couple of 3 footers swirling under my crankbait have peaked my interest however.
  10. I would like to put together a few of these baits to use on our local Tiger Musky population. Can anyone steer me to a good source for 3/4 to 1 1/4 oz brass bodies and some painted willow and either French or Indiana blades in # 6-8? And maybe some dressed trebles in 5/0 to 7/0? I tried the usual suspects without much luck. Thanks
  11. Since I started using Createx' 4030, I've seen a big improvement in my flow. This video explains it pretty well. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=createx+4030&&view=detail&mid=20FD3DBFED6151AC604E20FD3DBFED6151AC604E&&FORM=VRDGAR
  12. I got to thinking about some comments to one of my previous posts stating that using a fluid bed for spinner/buzz baits is difficult because the wire and hook prevent the traditional dip method. Well I set out to build a better mouse trap and came up with a method that works for me. Forgive me if this is old news and you all have thought of this already. I built a new fluid bed using 1 1/2" PVC instead of 2". I used a dremel to cut two opposing slots about 1" down from the top of the cup and then wrapped the upper cup with 3-4 turns of electric tape. I then used a utility knife to slice down the slots. I load the powder as usual, turn on the pump, and lining up the wire and hook with the slots, lower the spinner/buzz into the powder and everything else is like you would normally do. I really am enjoying this new part of bass fishing I discovered and I can do it all winter long! I really appreciate the collective knowledge that is found here. I'm thinking this is pretty self-explanatory but if needed I will try to post a pic.
  13. One more question (for now)......is it possible to mix colors? Thanks for all the replies!
  14. Thank You, PM on the way.
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