TU Etiquette Takers Vs. Givers
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:24 PM
Pete Yake from Iron Mountain, MI. I fish primarily for muskies. I started making my own baits last year and in large credit to the information that I got from this website (taking). Started this winter with making some bucktails. Took awhile to get the hang of making good wire loops so I put a tutorial together on the wire bait forum. Here is a link (giving back)...
Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:14 AM
Hey guys,my name is Robert Cameron.(Rob) some call me or(Cam) and some call me worse.I live in Russellville,Al.,I am 41 yrs.old,I am married for twenty years,have a son(14) and daughter(19),and a granddaughter(9mo.)I work as a Railroad Drawbridge Operator on the Tennessee River in Decatur,Al.I have several lures carved but have yet to paint,don't have a good place to do it right now,but I am absorbing all that I can until I get in another house with a shop.This site is really addicting,as I stay on my laptop at work,pretty much my whole 12hr. shift,you guys are amazing,thanks and I will help out when I can.....Rob
Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:27 AM
ok, great thread.
Stephen also from Twin Cities. aproaching 40 and greying on the sides, i too live close to lake minnetonka which is i believe the 14 largest lake in minnesota, at around 13,000 acers. i fish for everything that swims in our state and try to fish effectivly for each species. i got started in lures by repainting and modifying comercialy made baits. my top fav 5 fish would be flathead catfish, musky, carp, stergeon, and occasionaly walleye and pike. my goals change and evolve. at one point in my life all i wanted was to catch a 50inch musky.now 30lb musky are plentifull in our local waters . no one realy counts these now. i strive instead to make the perfect bait. but have much to learn. unfortunately my bait building is restricted to being frozen in and not opening the windows, and not having tons of cash to dump into this hobby. my current baits i have been working on for over a year on and off every couple of weeks.my pals say it would be tons cheeper to just go buy the most expensive musky baits($300+) and call it even. they are probably right, but learning the hows and whys are priceless.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:48 PM
Im Steve from Staten Island NY formally of Long Island.Mom got me into freshwater fishing,Dad got me into salt.I always found myself messing with baits and experimenting-painting etc.This site is like porn for me! Ive been a firefighter in the FDNY for almost 11 years,married and have 2 girls 4 and 2.I really like making molds for soft plastics and bucktails for saltwater.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:51 PM
hy my name is Marian i m from Romania. I m 22 years old i live I the European Capital of culture sibiu:teef: and i want to thank TU and to pikeman to introduce my to this great site:yay: i m making my own cranks for just about 2 years.....but thanks to pikeman and TU now i get better at this DRUG .......Lure making;)
Thanks to TU for existing...and i HOPE THAT ONE DAY I COULD RETURN THE FAVOR AND THE ADVICE THAT I HAVE GOT FROM HERE
Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:21 PM
hello all my name is Brock I'm from Washington originally. I have been in the bay area,Ca for almost 10 years I'm 31 years old. Since I quit driving trains across the delta I now fish it and am a commercial/residential painter by trade. Been bass fishing since I was a grasshopper and fish local tournaments.
Lure crafting and customizing has been a great outlet and this forum has been a big jump start I hope to add to it I've been ruling out quite a bit of stuff that doesn't work.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:21 PM
I am David I am 26 from up in west central MN. I am a disabled vet so I have plenty of time on my hands I make rabbit hair and bucktail jigs just found this site so haven't done alot of looking yet. I want to start selling my jigs so looking into information on that aspect
Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:43 AM
First let me say that I admire the eloquence of the previous posters and they are the spirit of creative lure crafting and I'm sure get far more out of fishing than just winning a few bucks or a trophy.
My name is Frank Manuele, born and raised in the lower Hudson Valley of NYS, a few miles north of West Point. Winters are long and being over 55, the aches and pains of getting older are shortening my fishing season more every year. Lurecrafting appeals to my creative side; creating lures that fish bite appeals to my ego; creating lures others can catch fish on appeals to my altruistic side and love of the sport.
I originally started selling glitter because I was tired of one company ripping off crafters and because of that company's poor service. Now I do it because I have a ton of the stuff in my basement! ! Kidding aside, I like all aspects of lure crafting and if people can benefit from my service, so much the better.
I've worked as a medical imaging specialist since 1970 when I was in the military (CT, ultrasound, Xray). I guess taking pictures of guts, bones and babies is kind of creative in a photography sense, and I've always wondered how to channel that into lure modification or making.
I've always been curious how lures could be made more effective and the reasons some lures do better than others. Spike-It and nail polish were the first media I used (Spike-It for dying about a hundred soft plastic baits one winter and nail polish to create nice designs on crankbaits). The modifications seemed to increase my confidence in the baits and therefore since I used them more, caught more. (Maybe it was the modifications ---I'll never know.)
Six years ago, a fishing buddy asked me how he could extend the use of ripped Senkos and I told him that I had been repairing plastics with a hot knife for years. He then wondered about getting into pouring his own and found Lurecraft. I liked his creations from the kit and thought, 'hey, this is really cool!' A handpour fanatic was thus born.
Tacklemaking.com once had a great forum to learn from, but died from owner disinterest. Lluckily TU was born. It's been nice to share, nice to pick up tips and admire the extreme talent exhibited in the gallery. Just like fishing with others inspires ideas, being a part of this site accomplishes the same and there are no other sites in the world that have as much post-and-reply regarding lurecrafting as this one. TU has come a long way and I hope many of the talented members who stopped posting, start to again. It sure makes the long NE winters tolerable!
Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:20 PM
Great thread, it gives the site a more personal way to get to know some of the brilliant minds!
I'm Alex, from Eagle River, WI. I'm 26, have been fishing longer than I remember, mostly flyfishing for trout when I lived in Colorado when I was a kid, and now a little of everything, but I love fishing muskies. Have been tying trout flies since I was 8, and have always tinkered with poppers, gliders, jerk baits. Only recently have I started fooling with cranks, but learning quick from guys like fatfingers and others.
As far as jobs go, I've done a little of everything while being in school: carpentry, farming, pesticide application, bus driver, real estate, etc... I studied for eight years to be a pastor, did it for a year, and the stress was too much, so now my graduate school education is being put to good use as I drive truck across the country
I don't post much, not because I want to be selfish with knowledge, but because there are guys on here who have done all the things that I am still trying and have already learned from the mistakes. Thanks for all the great advice and all the great attitudes on this site, it is by far the most friendly forum that I have seen on the internet, and there are some GREAT minds on here.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:15 PM
My name is John, I'm 28 and from New Hampshire where there are 2 great seasons of bass fishing. (open water and hardwater) I'm a Electrician by trade but now am a Safety Manager for a electrical contractor, which makes me think a little more when I am pouring HOT plastics. I've been bass fishing since I could cast a pole. I have always been interested in making baits and catching fish off of stuff I've made. Two years ago I decided to try and have been having success and fun ever since. I'm working on a plastic bait that has been very successful out of a RTV mold that I made and I haven't seen anything like it anywhere so far. As soon as I can figure out how to make a better mold to pour it easier I would like to share it with all of you. That may take some time though. I'm very thankful for TU and all the participants on this site because I've learned a lot here and would like to someday help somebody else out there with a dream. Keep it real and RIPLIP!
Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:54 PM
Terry here and i have been on here short time and still new to making my own baits. I started with jigs and spinnerbaits and now am working on balsa crankbaits and airbrushing them. not a whole lot of experience but will always chime in if i know something about post. I love this site and will be here for along time. Anyone have any questions give a holler and i will try to answer. By the way i am a die hard crappie angler 1st and bass angler 2nd, and anything that is biting 3rd. oh and bluegill in there somewhere. Then there is white/striper bass. i could go forever. lol
Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:14 PM
Hello. My name is Russell Clawson and I live in north-central Indiana. I am just getting into the lure building hobby. I just finished my first buzz baits today! I am also working on some hard baits and looking into an air brush and compressor. This site is great and the level of talent here is awesome. First class. I will have lots of questions and few answers for a while but given some time I hope to contribute as well. Thanks for inspiring me as I start this hobby.
Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:27 PM
Was thinking of how to respond to this so here it goes:
Im Brian from Brookfield,Il.I run a small company out of my basement called lincoln jig company.www.lincolnjigcompany.com.
35,wife,two boys who can hold their own with a fishing rod in hand,and a labrador retreiver who loves to sit in a boat.
Lead mechanic for a large powder drink mix manufacturer www.jelsert.com Work 60 to 70 hours a week and get to the "woodshed" when time and/or orders allow.
Been a member here about a year but dont post much but do read an awful lot.Reason i dont post much???????
Kind of embrarrased seeing the type of work most do here and not much for keyboard critics although for the most part,this seems like a great group of guys.
With that said,i apologize for not contributing to the cause and will post more in the future.
Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:08 PM
hey you guys my name is sue how do you do?
not really ken kindle from n.central indiana 72 years old just started making crank's about a year and 1/2 ago retiered from my own business [kindle auto body shop] 10 years ago done woodworking and bass fishing in spare time know it is full time. i know if i try to praise everyone that helped me i would forget some one.every one on this great site is a help . would like to add but before i can someone else beats me to it anybody that want to know anything about lure making need not to go any where but tu kb
Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:01 PM
My name is Lee. I'm 41 married and have 2 kids 25 and 18. I'm a Senior Technical Consultant for an insurance software manufacture. I have been dabbling in crankbaits and Jigs for about 1 1/2 now. I use what I make to fish local open tournaments and help my friends with skirt colors that they can't buy anymore. This site has been a great place to learn many new and different things. It seems like most of the things that I learned on my own and thought were good ideas turned out to be good ideas because I have read about most of them here. I guess great minds think alike. Either that or some of you guys are in big trouble for thinking like I do (LOL).
Posted 24 December 2007 - 02:23 PM
My name is Desmond and I live in Charlottesville, VA (originally from South Africa hence my ID). This site is awsome and I have picked up so much from it. I also appreciate the openness of members here to share what they have learnt with others.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:58 PM
Here it goes, my name is Jeremy (everyboby here calls me Jay) I'm 33, born and bred in Choccolocco, Alabama. My grandfather introduced me to fishin when I was about 3 years old and I've been "hooked" ever since. I made my first lure when I was around 8 or 9, (Tied a knot in some yarn and stuck a hook in it), and I just can't seem to stop. lol. Got a little more serious a year or two ago and started making cranks ( a bit harder than some rope and a hook) I hope on day to make some money selling 'em but I just keep giving 'em away. Maybe one day will have a real business doing this, but as for now I'm just a lure junkie with an expensive habit. As far as "giving back", after seeing the stuff on this site, I'm reminded of how much of an amatuer I am. But maybe, just maybe one day, someone will want to know how to catch carp on instant oatmeal. Thanks again to all yall who have helped me and to those who are more than willing to share their knowledge and wisdom so freely.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:30 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Rodney and I live in Indian Trail NC. Just reading through these posts. I guess I need to ring in and say thank you to everyone for all the knowledge that has been lent to each of us. I noticed that "The Rookie" is from Concord NC! I wonder how many times we've crossed paths at Bass Pro in Concord. My wife says they need to set up a cot for me in the back. Anyway, I'm 35 years old and a European cabinet builder. Been doing it now since I was about 14; long story! I'm married with two stepchildren ages 23 and 20! Yeah I love older women!! You do the math. My wife actually got me hooked about 5 years ago. Her father is an avid fisherman and once I started I never looked back. She has always been my tournament partner and apparently was as frustrated as myself about losing every single tournament we fished. She bought me an airbrush about three years ago. I picked up the brush and we started winning. I have no where near the experience or expertise that is offered on this site. The fish on our local waters just needed to see something different. A friend at work saw some of the lures I was painting and turned me on to this site. I add what little knowledge that I can but I will probably always be known as one of the takers. I just wanted to express how greatful that I am, that there is a website dedicated to what we love. It's hard to imagine how many years of experience are on these pages. Thank You to all and for now, I'm just a sponge!
Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:20 PM
Got to thinking and just wanted to add something. I have learned a lot from all of TU's members. There is however one member whose work has always made me strive for something better. The first visit I made to TU I noticed the work of one very gifted member in particular. His member name is Kellure. I haven't seen him post that often lately. From what I understand, he owns CLU lures. The work is amazing and I believe that anyone new to the forum should take a look at Custom Lures Unlimited! Before anyone gets their feathers ruffled, I see amazing work from dozens of our members. I just wanted to throw a little credit towards the member that makes me want to learn more.