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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:31 PM
Hi My name is Todd,
I am married with three kids. I live in Evansville,In. and fish mostly Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. I started making bait several years ago and have done it off and on, mostly in the colder months.
I have learned a lot on TU and consider others to be more knowledgable on most things, so I let them answer but I am willing to help if I can.
Good Luck Fishing
Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:10 PM
Hello my name is Lou and I'm a crankbaitaholic. I am a 53 yrs old paint contractor. My hobbies are fishing, bait building, the only things I am able to add to this board are painting skills and thats not with an airbrush. I haven't asked many questions yet but this thing is very addicting so if I can help I will but for now I am soaking up all your expertise but if I can help I will
Big Lou 481
Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:25 PM
BJ Smith.... Balding.... 51...... Mental Health Therapist in Private practice in Central Texas. Fishing all my life (Bass)...... Been building my own spinnerbaits for 20 years and painting cranks for about 4.... I admit I can probably be catagorized more as a taker than a giver..... because I do not have neither the experience nor the expertice (not to mention the self-confidence) as many do who regularly post here .
This place is not only educational but also inspiring.... the Gurus here have motivated me to try things I never thought I would or could do..... and believe it or not..... be successfull...... I have shared PMs with many of you and long phone calls with artists like Dean McClain and the Rookie..... I try to share what little I do know as often as I can.... Even today...
Thank you TU.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:36 PM
OK, I'll try. I'm definitely a senior citizen, soon to be sixty-six but still pretty actively fishing and chasing bird dogs. I'm very new to crankbait building. A good friend who has been doing it for several years got me started and is still my mentor. I discovered this site and read regularly but at this point I don't feel I have much knowlege to add but I certainly learn a lot. One reason, I suppose, is that I rarely make the same bait more than three or four times before I monkey around and modify it some way just to see what it will do. I certainly am willing to share anything I know.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:06 AM
Hi!!!My name is Danny,im from Quebec,Canada!! Im 33 and im a machinist.
I started making some cranks about 5 years ago,at first they were made of wood but in the last 2 years I started bilding some hard urethane resin musky cranks!All that i know about molding lures I learn it from TU!This site is awesome!!!There is a lot of very good lure builder here and alway ready to share there knowledge to help us being better and better in the art of lure making!!I have a special thanks to artbrush,he learn me all about mold making,without im I would never be making the cranks im building now!I realy miss is help and knowledge since he left TU!Hope see im back one day!Also thanks to husky with is help!that guy know a lot about mold making!
If any of you need help with musky bait building,molds making,pouring lures,painting or anything else,just ask and i'll do my best!
Cheers and good building to you all!!Dan
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:10 AM
Thanks for the kind words from several of you all who have and share this wonderful disease we call lure building. My wife is finishing up an education project on THE computer for about the last moth, so I've taken a bit of a break, but i'm still here and proud to be an active member of this great community. I've made some great friends here, and even discovered a long-lost cousin! BTW, I'm 54, I've been seriously bass fishing for 42 years, having been fortunate to have grown up on a good bass lake. I'll post a lure I made in 1965 soon, just for the heck of it. Kudos once again to RedGator without whom, we wouldn't be here, and the mostly thankless work of the many mods who keep us all in line!
Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:25 AM
I can agree with this. I myself posted in the 'All Aboard' section with a brief introduction to the rest of the members and have tried to 'give' whenever I can. Ultimately we are all takers simply by the fact that we read the postings and learn from them it is a pure learning process. It could also be that Lurkers and Takers are just not at ease with posting just like in person they may not be a socialite and very outgoing and will shy away from contact. It may be an idea to make a personal introduction on the All Aboard a requirement before full access is granted.
Also may I add that existing members and givers should reply to those guys who do introduce themselves in the all aboard section as a welcome reply does mean a lot to a new member who has joined and will make that guy more likely to contribute if felt welcomed.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:52 AM
Well said Phil. Thank's 'Blackjack' for the opening post. The topic seems to have changed, but this looks like a good topic also. I suppose I should add a bit about myself. I’m Pete, I have been a firefighter for 31 years and currently look after 968 volunteers – I am thinking of retiring within the next year. I live in a place called Canberra (Can-beara - Plaster of Paris 320,000) which is about 300km (180m) South West of Sydney (Australia). I grew up in the salt water and look like dying in the fresh; I fish for trout mainly, but love a trip to the coast to tackle Bream, Flathead etc.
I have only been a member here for about 7 months, but have learnt heaps, which is enough to get me addicted again. I have been making lures since the late 70s (I’m 58), gave it up in the early 90s because I could not get a clear coat that would last (and a marriage break up). This frustrated the hell out of me (I was selling them) but now I have discovered D2T, I think ‘Fatfingers’ owns the company and Dick Nite C/C which are a hell of an improvement on floor varnish and auto lacquer
Sometimes I get the feeling I am killing some topics, this worries me when I see how many topics finish with a post from me, maybe I am saying too much? This certainly is not my intention, but if I am being a “D/ head” and mouthing off, please let me know, we have thick skin down here.
Isolation here (from other makers and materials) has forced me to come up with some alternative ways of doing some things, but I am still all ears (and eyes) to some to the great things posted here, mine is just a, some times, different road to the same outcome.
As we can see in the ‘gallery’, this is an art to some and a love to others, as for me, I love art.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:08 AM
Dang!!! I WAS ABOUT TO POST BUT THE POST KILLER JUST BEAT ME TO IT!!! guess this is over!!!! oh well.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:17 AM
Just Kidding Hazmail.. I always like your post bud...
Matt 36 live in CONCORD, NC.. I feel as if Im a giver in life and a taker of advice. However all the advice I took was given to me by some great people! Thanks TU!! you guys are the best. If you would like to ask me something I dont mind to give you my opinion or advice or a tip or two I have learned.. if I dont know the answer.. I got Dean's PHONE NUMBER!!! we can call him and bug the crap out of him at 4am!!! if his not up.. we will call FAT!!!
Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:59 AM
After taking so much info about all of you i’ll think it’s time to give J…
I’m michael, 33 years old. I live near zurich in swizerland, and no, bern is the capital. I work as a realestate portfolio manager. I’m not married and i have no kids of which i know of. But i do have a pepper/salt giant schnauzer lady. (she’s the 3rd)
I’m building wooden freshwater lures since a couple of years now, with more or less succes. but since i found TU i switched instantly to PU-resin and foam. I learned so much here about mold making, resin etc. Special thanks to Husky . He gave me so much info, tips and hints without i would have wasted mony and time. but by reading the other posts here it's impossibel to not learn something or get inspired!!
I’ll try to share my poor knowlege as good as i can, but compared to some other TU members i’m still more than a rooky.
Hope that i can give the comunity something back one day
Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:50 AM
Hi, my name is Oskar and I’m 22 years old. I live in a small town 30km from Oslo, the capital of Norway. I make inline spinners and flies for pike, perch, salmon and trout. I have also started making jerkbaits and some wobblers. Other then salt and freshwater fishing I also go hunting after roadeer, grouse and elk(elg). Hope to share more with all of u in the future.
A picture of my first hand carved lure, and a Rapala.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:32 AM
My name is Mark. I'm 60 years old, and have worked in construction my whole life. I started out as a laborer, became a carpenter, and now I'm a residential contractor with my own business.
I have been making wooden swimbaits for six months, ever since I broke my friend's 10" Pupfish. I cast it too far, it landed on a mud bank, and hit the only hard thing on it, a beer bottle. Poetic justice.
Anyway, I decided I could carve a replacement, and it's taken off from there.
This site has been a huge help in figuring out how to get started, and how to do things.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:22 AM
Glad you're here Mark! Every lure-builder here brings something to this arena that keeps all of us here improving our methods for tackling problems, or refining techniques. With your background, you will no doubt do this too as you continue on your luremaking path. After all, there's just no going back to your previous life once you've begun...I assume someone here informed you of this?
Glad to have you sharing here!
Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:31 AM
My name is Curtis, I live in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. I started last year spendind money on lure making and setting up a work area. I painted a few plastic bodies last year and started carving this year. I like to tournament fish so during the spring and summer I fish more than I make. I have learned that there is more to a lure than just opening a package and tying it on the end of a line. I do my best to share what I have learned when I am online. There are several of the old dogs that answer the questions no matter how many times the question has been asked before and that is what makes this a great site.
I don't have my computer hooked up at home right now so I get on line when I'm at work. I'm an industrial Maintenance Tech and have the Jack of all trade skill sets. I do electrical and mechanical, fabrication, welding, hydraulics and pneumatics.
I was raised in Florida, my Dad owned a bait and tackle bussiness, so I love to fish. I love hunting as well and thats where I've been the last month.
Please remember that when a question is asked it makes you think, when you think you create.. so even thoes who are on the take are in fact giving by making us think.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:32 AM
I'm Bob, 44, married with 2 kids. One is At Temple U right now, the other in middle school. I didn't even really start to fish until 2 years ago. (Saltwater mostly) My Dad made tackle and sold it to 6-8 shops at the beach. He passed away last Dec. and as of March, I decided to take over his business not knowing ANYTHING about it lol. I search the net for weeks to learn how to dye/tie buck tails, powder coating, knots and all that fun stuff. I did save about 1/2 dozen of all the rigs he made for "patterns". Sure wish I would have started this years ago. I hope to have 5 of his shops next summer, and a web site.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:48 AM
Hi. My name is Andy. I'm 45 (as of Dec.5). I have been lure making for about 3 weeks and I'm working on my 2nd crankbait now. I was told about this site by Tigger (John).
In fact, I blame John for getting me interested in lure making. He took me out on his boat on Lake Erie for my first experience with night time walleye fishing. I reeled in a 11.2 lb and a 10.6 lb walleye on a crankbait John had made. While the experience was exciting for me I could also imagine how fulfilling it was for John. Right there and then I decided to give it a try.
The information on this sire is incredible. Thanks to all. I will try and contribute to this site when I can.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:29 PM
My names mark berrisford i'm 39 married with 2 kid's.i'm a maintenance electrician and live outside manchester,england.i make jerbait's and glidebaits for pike and occasionally even get to go fishing
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:32 PM
Hey guys, Jim from over on the soft plastics side!! Great thread and read! I have been on TU for a while now and have learned everything I know from TU members.
I will say one thing. Every idea is a good one (short of some of the dangerous things I see) and some will spark another idea in a member and it goes on to greatness. New or "old" part of the deal with this forum is to share and learn.
It amazes me how new ideas come out all the time and I wonder how in the world I could have not thought of the idea!
Good, bad or otherwise, I try to post up things that I am learning and many times a great idea is spawned!
I have also found that what comes around does go around. I have been fortunate to have learned a few things in the years I have been pouring and have passed some knowledge along. Now, many of the "students" are becoming the masters and giving me ideas back!!
I have "borrrowed" a few hard bait ideas in the past so wanted to say thanks to all that have posted!
PS I am 43, live in South Georgia and loving that I am giving those West Coast boyz a run for their $$$ in hand poured soft plastics!!!! :-)