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Jann's Netcraft Bodies
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:39 PM
Anyone ever used any of the blank bodies from Jann's Netcraft, in particular the LC pointer knockoffs? Was thinking about buying them for painting. How are they?
Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:43 PM
they sink after painting but if you dont mind them sinking they are made very well.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:04 PM
So I guess you would just recommend buying the bait with paint on it, sanding it off and repainting? Ever found anywhere to buy factory bodies before they paint them? Thanks.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:21 PM
They (Jann's) sell them without paint on them, they make good practice fodder, and look like the original baits, but that's where the similarity ends.
If you're looking for something to practice on, the bodies they sell are about the best selection, if you want a certain bait with your scheme on it, try to find some used bodies, or find them on sale.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:44 PM
dampeoples, did I see an orange JDM Daiwa SMAK in that photo album? And I thought I was the only crazy colored JDM costs way too much reel fan around these boards.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:49 PM
Nope, lots of guys here use japanese reels, the Scorpion is a favorite. Hell, I'm even experimenting with painting some, gotta love that Dick Nite clear
Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:43 PM
I actualyl like the Janns bodies. The pointer knockoffs, anyway. I've caught a lot fo fish on them. They susepnd just as well as the real thing, they just need a different water temp. The main difference, IMO, is the sound of the rattle. Liek I said, I've caught a ton of fish on them. The first time I used them was in april this year, I probably caught 30 fish on them just in the spring, and I'm sure plenty more to come this fall.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:59 AM
I was having an issue of water getting into the bait. I will not purchase anymore from them because of this.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:04 PM
Surely the issue of water getting into the bait is not Jann's fault. We're the ones responsible for sealing.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:16 PM
The ones we're talking about are the plastic ones, I personally never had water get into them, or have anyone complaint about it, so until I have problems with t, I'm going to keep using them.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:14 AM
The ones that I was mainly having problems with were the ones that were already painted. I do agree that if I were to order the unpainted ones and paint them and then put my two part clear coat on them it should seal any holes in the bait. But if the baits are supposted to be sealed from the factory when they are glued together. They are the best looking lure bodies on the market right now and I have caught fish on them and wil continue to use them. You can't beet the price comparied to Lucky Craft. I will take a few sinkers.
Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:47 AM
I have used these baits and had a problem with them sinking also, I dropped to a light wire split ring and mustad ultragrip bronze short-shank hooks and now they actually float. They do catch fish and are good for practice but still nothing like a LC.
Posted 13 October 2007 - 11:18 PM
Yes, they will sink with number 4 hooks. Put number 6 hooks and light split rings and they will suspend. The painted ones paint will come off easily, but you can clear coat with a light coat of Devcon. I have not fished these baits, but fixed some up for a co-worker of mine. When I tested the baits before clear coating they sank with number 4's. The number 6's, devcon clear coat and light split rings and they suspended. He catches a lot of fish on these, even when they sank! I am going to our test pond this week and will give you a report on action compared to the Lucky Craft. The pond has a high boat dock and clear water, so we can watch the action of various baits we test.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 12:33 AM
The original lucky craft pointers sink if you put the wrong hooks on them..its not just janns baits...
Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:20 AM
ALL suspending baits will sink with hooks and split rings too big. They'll also float/sink in water temps that aren't ideal for suspending.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:00 AM
The suspended in 75 degree water. We chilled the water with ice into the upper 50's and they still suspended. it doesn't get much colder than that here. Temps in the 40's they may rise with the number 6's.
Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:10 PM
I have not had any problem with them. They will not go a deep as a lucky craft,and they have a little less action but they will catch a fish. I have painted quite a few of them.http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d705b3127ccebcf7b152c23d00000026108Aat2TRmzcuG
Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:32 PM
Went to Lake X today and tested them. The action is good and with the right hooks they suspend just fine. Tested both the small and large ones. For the money I think they are a good buy and you can paint your own colors.
Gambler, that is an excellent paint job. What airbrush model do you use?
Posted 17 October 2007 - 06:51 PM
Thanks. I use a pashe(spelling). With lacuere paint and dick night clear. There is 10 colors on that one.