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  1. eastman03

    Homemade musky lure

    Cedar wood. Wire through. Sealed. Epoxied. Pressed foil then painted. Then two more epoxy layers. First flat sided crankbait I have made!
  2. Turtle Lures

    Baby Brown

    The "Fuchs Minnow" ( pronounced fooks ) Is a 9 cm Handmade Balsa wood Minnow with a Handmade thru wire, eyes and diving bill, as well as a custom airbrush Paint job An optional treble hook with feather tail for the nit-picky predators has been added!! One of my first projects....more to follow. at Hope ya Enjoy!
  3. Cyberflexx

    Crankbait Belly Weight Mold

    Does anyone know where to get this mold to make crankbait belly weights with lead and wire? Or is there a video out there somewhere that shows directions on how to make one of these molds? I've tried making one out of RTV but the wire would not stay verticle in the mold when pouring in the lead. Any info on this would be great!.. I wish Do-it made this mold so I could just buy it and their wireform inserts for it..
  4. Jkopriva

    Anglerfish s-crank

    Anglerfish s-crank custom airbrushed and hand panted with glowing lantern.
  5. BassQuatch INC


    Hello, Ok, So I've tried looking all over YOUTUBE and I cant seen to find anything on painting "SEE THROUGH" hardbaits. Does anybody have a link or some step by step instructions on how to do it? I really like see through hardbaits for CLEAR water but I want to paint my own now. I do have a set of Createx transparent paints but not sure how they work just yet. I will attach an image of a crank as in example of what I'm talking about. thank you in advance.
  6. Marshallgeho

    Handmade Wooden Minnow Lure

    Carefully handmade from maple, these lures include high quality treble hooks and components, and will catch any fish that would eat bait of this size.
  7. jbrandon47

    Computer Printed Lure Wraps!

    Can anyone tell me how companies like Rapala and Spro are making these paint jobs with such crazy detail? Are they using a computer? I have a customer who wants me to duplicate the Spro Fire Craw pattern and it’s crazy detailed! If this is a computerized wrap, how do I get into this?
  8. Demon_dogg36

    Clear Jointed Swimbait blanks

    Any one here have info on unpainted swimbait blanks? 1 or 2 joints.
  9. jbrandon47

    Best Clear Coat

    I know I'm probably opening a can of worms here but I need advice on the best clear coat for finishing my baits after they've been painted. I want the paint job I put out to be an equal to what you find at the stores. This seems to be a big secret. I started out using water based paints, and 2 part epoxy as a finish. Then moved on to the different MCUs (DN, Garco, Diamond, etc..) and they just aren't like what you get from large scale manufacturers. What are they using?!? Is it a secret MCU receipe? Is it automotive finish? Oil paints? I've stayed away from oil paints and automotive finish for the health reasons but am open to ideas. Please help!!
  10. I have been painting baits for a while now on a small scale using a Pasche Talon (gravity fed) with water based createx paints. I want to start painting lots of baits the same color patterns to sell them. I've noticed some videos online of people doing this and oftentimes the paint container is attached the the bottom of the airbrush. What is the best setup for this? I can definitely see the advantage of not having to constantly put drops of paint in the hopper. Any recommendations on equipment for somone wanting to go from a hobbyist to start painting large scale?
  11. Grisley

    Bold Bluegill Crank

  12. Doc-Drew

    New logo

    Hey fellow tackle makers. I'm not entirely sure where to post this so I apologize in advance if it's in the wrong spot. I'm looking to get a better logo for our custom painting side business but running into a problem. No graphic designer seems to know anything about fishing. Are there any graphic designers that frequent this site and could help me out? If so, message me or email me (faster response) at Thanks Drew
  13. CaptainSeabass

    Foiling Hardbaits

    Hi Guys, I recently tried my hands on making a crankbait with foil scales on it, I'm extremely happy with the result. Let me know what you think. I'd love to know if anyone else uses silver foil/tape as well and what technique they use.
  14. Hello I`ve not done any crankbaits in ages so this was a challenge and it took avery long time to get them right. These have a very wounded type of action, spastic and unpredictable. Goes deep. Rattle inside. The fins are soft so they will bend when fish strike. Cheers from Jaraalbaits sweden
  15. Pickadoll

    Crankbait/Wobbler instructions?

    Hi everyone! I have made lures for about 4 years now. Mainly Jerkbait gliders and Tailbaits for pikefishing but I never made any crankbait/wobblers. I want to learn how to make Crankbaits now cause I like trolling for pike :)! Here is my questions: How do I know how thick the radius of the lip should be compared to how thick the wood of the lure is? How do I know how near the front/head of the lure I should attach the lip? How long should the lip be? How sensitive is a crankbait for different weight positions? Is there some kind of formula for these moments as a starting point for a newbie or is it just trial and error (as usual) :)? You can see the lures I've done before at Instagram: pickadollbaits Thanks! /David
  16. jbrandon47

    How To Paint More Effeciently??

    I've gotten into custom painting crankbaits and trying to sell them recently. I have had no issues selling them but my question is, how are so many people able to sell custom painted baits at $10 or $15 per bait? It takes me a couple hours to paint one color pattern, which makes $10 per bait hardly worth it, but with so many people offering this price there has to be a way to speed this up. What can I do to speed this up? I've been trying to paint multiple baits at a time but if someone sends me a single bait to paint, it still takes a couple hours to prime and paint. Are people using multiple airbrushes, do they know a better way than me to clean the gun between colors, will I get faster as I gain experience, what's the secret?? Seems that right now cleaning the gun between colors is what takes up the majority of my time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  17. TackleKraft

    Tackle Kraft Shad

    hated to see these go. Thanks for looking y'all!
  18. Hello all, Just started selling my custom painted cranks and I have a question. Should I be asking for payment before I start on a custom order? I'd hate to paint a handful of baits a certain way and then have that person not pay.... Thoughts?
  19. I have been painting crankbaits and clear coating them with devcon 2 part epoxy and some with Garco/DNS81 MCU's. I have a couple of cranks where the finish didn't turn out so well. My question is, how do I remove this finish so that I can re-paint the bait? Any tricks? Or should I just rough it up, prime, paint, and seal again? The devcon seems like it will be especially difficult to remove as it seems to form an egg shell type coating around the bait., whereas the MCU's seem to almost soak into the paint.
  20. jbrandon47

    Help with re-paint!!

    I've been painting my own crankbaits using Createx Paint (transparent white as primer coat) and DN-S81 as a clear coat and have noticed that as I'm fishing them and as the finish chips off from hit rocks or whatever that the original color show through. What I mean is the primer coat I put on and all comes off as the finish but the original color does not. How do I solve this? Should I clear coat after I prime the bait? Is there a way to completely remove the original color? Thanks for the help! What a great site.
  21. Hi from Poland! My name is Peter. About 6-7 ears ago ive back to making my own plugs. It Was mostly resin lures like: crankbaits, jerkbaits, spoons, and many lipless lures. For now im in teh middle of translating tutorial about resin basics and will show it to you when im done. Here's a few of my recent lures. Jerkbais: Spoons: Hybrid crankbait (Enigma1) Some custom crank And a lipless minnows
  22. Ultimate Predators

    Painting Stripes On A Crankbait

    I been painting Lures for a long time now. one effect that I'm seeing lately and I hope I can explain is that I see cranks with wavy vertical lines on the sides of the Crankbait in a different color than the body of the lure and then there is an outline of the wavy stripes in yet a third color and it looks great. I can think of ways to achieve that with stencils but the blending im seeing in my opinion must be done with a different method. Does anyone know how this is achieved ?
  23. ACarrell

    PVC crankbait in bluegill pattern

    Just a little crank bait I made from PVC. Moves a lot like a wiggle wart in the water.

    © AC2016

  24. Super Ron

    Wiggle Wart Eyes

    I Need some help with Wiggle Wart eyes. Is there a stencil out there that people are using? I did manage to get one out of 4 attempts. But that was just a matter of dotting the middle of the eye. I'm trying to find the correct hole sizes but my attempts at making something perfectly round and pliable enough to bend around the blank hasn't been productive. Thanks Ron
  25. Jekyll424

    Summer Breeding Gill

    1.5 crankbait "Summer Breeding Bluegill" pattern. Createx and Wicked Colors, lure stencil from Lure Colour Studio. Design by me. Find it at Thanks for looking!