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Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:45 PM
You guys arent kidding.................I discovered this site about a week ago and have not thought about anything else since. Wife is looking lonely (LOL).............I have spent every waking moment thinking about what type and how..........I bought some polymer clay figuring I could make a mold. I also got a leftover scrap of balsa from a school project my daughter did last year. I never carved anything before so I decided to experiment. I didnt do half bad. I have a real sharp knife but it probably isnt the right type. With a little help from a file and some sand paper I was able to round it out nice. With that under my belt I think I am ready to do some carving. I will be going to the craft store today and obtaining some more balsa. Do you guys usually carve or rasp out the shapes? Or both? Is the typical lure made whole and then drilled or is it two sides glued together?
Someone please answer quickly cause I really need to get started today........Im going crazy in my house.....fishing doesnt start up here for at least another month or so.......
Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:30 PM
Do some searching on the site to answer all your questions .. but I cut my bait shapes out on table top band saw, then use dremel with sanding drum to shape the bait, drilling and cutting lip slots b4 start sanding, then after sanded install belly weight and hook hangers with devcon epoxy then seal the bait in sanding sealer a few times drying and lightly sanding between coats .. there ain't no easy answer to your questions but all the details and then some are on here just search the forums .. your first few will prob suck .. mine did lol .. after a dozen or two they will start looking like lures should .. your tub will be full of water and they're will be baits floating in the tub when your wife tries to take a bath
Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:26 PM
I haven't posted much but I have been lurking in the background and trying to learn everything I can. These guys will amaze you with their work. I am not much when it comes to whittling, maybe its because I am getting older. Anything you want to know is somewhere in a forum.
I get on here and read until I think I am going crazy. My wife walked in the other day and I was in the middle of the floor , going around in circles like Curly on the Three Stooges. Woob Woob Woob Yuk Yuk Yuk.
There in not a thing wrong with me.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:26 AM
I'm with Jfig on this one. I signed up a bout 3 weeks ago, and this site is high on my list of ones I constantly check. I hate that first screen with the random pics of baits at the top! Awesome stuff that is! Almost makes me feel bad the winter is almost over. I don't want o use up soft water time making baits when I should be fishin' em'! I'm heading over to someone's house this weekend just to gawk at his operation!!
Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:37 AM
I can't imagine living where the water gets hard. I've been without a boat for three weeks, and it seems like forever.
Move to Texas, where they had a million lakes with Bass (I live in SoCal, and we don't have any more room for fishermen here). )
Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:45 AM
I get by fishing for these:
and a little vid to show how fun it really is. He's using a custom made rod, with a new curado on their, drag set high and they still peel off line.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:56 AM
My hands got stiff and started to ache just watching the video. I fished a 19 degree day tournament a couple of years ago, and wound up with frostbite, so the cold makes my fingers numb, and then after the tingling stops and the begin to warm up they ache for another hour like I've smashed them with a hammer. So now I'm allergic to cold.
But it looks like you guys have it wired. Good for you.
By the way, how did you get your photos to post so large?
Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:06 PM
Sorry I didn't see your question earlier Mark. I have a simple answer; I don't know. I use Photobucket to host the pics, and I just copy and paste the link. I make/made no changes to it.
I do remember one morning when we left the cabin it was -6 F. We caught about 80 walleyes that day.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:31 AM
Bloddy MAD - Nice fish though.pete
ONLY 21 Days to go and I'm flying out of here