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Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:34 PM
After readig tacklejunkies post on robomouse I went to the garage today and just started cutting. This what I came up with so far. Im going to put a metal lip in it and still need to weight it . imgoing to make a top water lure out of it and and hope it will swim well I never made a rat before so I hope it works. The tail is also is glow in the dark rubber. What do you think so far any suggestions. Bye the way I went at this thing Rookie style no plan of attack just stated cuttin.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 02:36 PM
I like it! The only suggestion I have is when you get it to swim right.I suggest you make another one to sell to me. I have an empty spot on a shelf that would look real good on.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:37 PM
I'm not a hardbait carving guy, but why put a lip on a top water lure? I would think a hollowed area under the noise/jaw would create the surface commotion you want and make it a little more musky~proof. Does that make sense?
Posted 10 May 2008 - 05:33 PM
I got her painted and the first coat of etex is drying as we speak. Some of my musky buds came over to the house today to talk , so they can try to pump some info about yesterdays fishing trip,and I already have 4 orders of rats to make.
Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:02 PM
Would you want to make that - 5orders for rats? I would love to have one.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:22 AM
Jamie, I think you have to make one more as a present for Rookie ...
Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:38 PM
Well here it is after the first coat will putting the second on tonight. The next one I do I will be doing it a little different, I learned as I went on this one. I will have horse hair whiskers and I might put brass tack eyes.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:52 PM
Watch out for your lures , if you have a cat in the house:lol: !
These ones are great , well done !
Posted 11 May 2008 - 03:16 PM
I can just see the Bar-B-Que at Jamie's.
Jamie, "Anyways after about 10 minutes, I finally landed it. It weighed in just a touch under 22 lbs, after that I photographed and released it."
"Wow!" an impressed fishing buddy said, "That must have been some fight. Let's look at the photo."
Jamie, "Sure, here ya go." as he passes it over.
Fishing buddy, "Hey, that ain't no musky. Why, it looks like a cat!!!"
Jamie, "It is; that's our cat, Lucy... "
Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:19 PM
I really enjoyed making this bait, I like the old school look and its not something that i would of ever thought of doing. I had a guy wanted me to do a chipmunk bait for him, wonder how that will turn out. I would like to see some of other rat type baits from all you guys so that i can see different ideas and designs.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:31 PM
I posted some in the gallery , if you haven't seen them before , check gallery posts under letter "D" !
Also go to search forums bar , put in "Robo-Mouse" to view the great design of Tacklejunky and my own humble adaptions of it .
Greetz , diemai
Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:24 AM
Good one Jamie!
I thought about carving out more features like that but thought I'd keep it simple. I was gonna do rounded hind legs and leather ears with bunny rabbit whiskers.. but I guess I got lazy on it!
Good work man, glad to see I was able to inspire a few new creations! Keep them coming!
Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:57 PM
Took one of the rats fishing today for the first trip, it swam great. I did end up catching something on it,wrong type of fish but I will take it. Still trying to figure out how to stretch him out another 30 inches or so and but some teeth in his mouth. I did manage to catch a short fish today a 28 incher, not on my bait though.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 05:12 PM
Don't be too disappointed ! If your Mouse-Bait can fool a small bass , it would surely fool a big musky one day as well , just hold on:wink: !
Greetz , diemai