Splash2

Fish Scales....

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What do you suggest using to get the fish scale look. Some custom baits I have look like dimonds and the other are large to small honeycomb shapes. If netting is used where, can I get diffrent shapes and sizes.

Thanks....Splash2

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Hi Splash.

You might want to take a look in the Member Submitted Tutorials forum a while; there is one titled Scale Patterns Explained that pretty well explains the the process. http://www.tackleunderground.com/forum/member-submitted-tutorials/5195-kb-scale-patterns-explained.html

As far as where you get some, the sources seem endless. Some use fiberglass window screening at 45 degree angle, some go to the craft section at Walmart to find it, I heard of one guy that like to cut apart those nylon bath scrubber thingies form Beds, Bathes, and Beyond. Do a few searches on fish scales and read a few, you'll see what I mean.

By the way, welcome to Tackleunderground! I hope your health care covers addiction rehab - or the out of pocket cost will put a hurtin' on the ol' wallet. You may want to add some additional info about yourself so we can get to know more about you and your tackle and fishing preferences. I hope you'll find the information your looking for and you may want to try the new 12 step recovery program that some of the members have been trying to develop; it's just that it interferes with their tackle addiction... It's a vicious cycle.

See you around campus.

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I got some from a little food tent I bought at Wal-Mart (supposed to keep out the bugs) and a different pattern from the bags that onions come in... Lots of fabric stores sell mesh that works, but I hate the smell of those places. :)

Good luck!

Mike

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you can also do a metallic base cover with aluminum tape. make lines in the tape with a sharpened dowell in a series about 45* to each other making cross hatches, apply to bait and then paint over with pearlized or candy type paints. This too is in tutorials, good luck

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There is no one thing anyone uses for scale. Ive used everything from lace to gutterguards that keep the leaves out of your gutters. You can use anything that you can shoot paint through.I remeber one time my wife had a lace placemat for the table the more I set at the table to eat the more I wanted to run to the shop with it.Well lets just say the placemat came up missing and the dog got the blame.... Man and I really love that dog too but somebody needed to go down for the crime,

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...Well lets just say the placemat came up missing and the dog got the blame.... Man and I really love that dog too but somebody needed to go down for the crime.

:tipsy::D:D:D:D:D

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Wallmart sells a tiny minow Dip net made by Laker part # WT-04 that is white that I like the best, it costs .78 but I just wish it was bigger.

It is in the fishing section.

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The wedding veil material sold in the fabric department at walmart works well. It is cheap and comes in two different sized meshes.

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Bite you manhood...and head over to the fabric department at Walmart... Maybe you will get lucky and have a hot chick named Martha to help you out... or Bertha... either or my guess is they will be AARP members... whatever you do..dont joke around with them.. they take their fabrics SERIOUS!!!! ask them to break out the good stuff and you will find the netting your lookin for.. I like to go around 12am that way nobody see's me buying FABRIC!!!!

Oh yeah you can buy a whole lot of fabric for 5 bucks.. Even make yourself a dip net when your done!!! Or fish net hose for your wife... whatever shoots your imagination!

The Rookie

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[quote=my guess is they will be AARP members...

The Rookie

And just what is wrong with that? :angry: Ya wanna see my card?

David

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And just what is wrong with that?

:angry:

Ya wanna see my card?
David
IMHO, Nothing I've seen lots of good looking grandmas,

:wink:

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Take a piece of threaded rod (all-thread) and roll it across the foil. Then, roll it again at about a 45% angle. Change the angle and you change the length of the scales. Use larger all-thread and you increase the over-all size of the scale.

Gene

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Take a piece of threaded rod (all-thread) and roll it across the foil. Then, roll it again at about a 45% angle. Change the angle and you change the length of the scales. Use larger all-thread and you increase the over-all size of the scale.

Gene

NICE !!!! I would never have thought of that, i can now retire my old dry ball point pen and ruler!!!!!!!!!!

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The wedding veil material sold in the fabric department at walmart works well. It is cheap and comes in two different sized meshes.

I'll second the netting at Wal Mart.The larger size that I got was a bit stiff,made from something different than the small one.The guys that airbrush say to wash it and keep using it,but in the Rattle Can world of painting you use it once and throw it away...Robert

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Sorry to sound " Stupid, " but what in the hell is a piece of threaded rod (all-thread)? Never heard of it. AB is all new to me. I have been to Wally World and those ladys don't play...lol

Splash2

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go to the hardware aisle at Lowes or Home Depot and you will find a bin filled with different sizes and lengths of threaded rods. Probably, yuor local hardware store will have it also

John

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correct spelling

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Splash2,

I live in Smyrna, just southeast of Nashville.

Basically, all-thread (threaded rod) is a long bolt with the head cut off of it. As JBlaze stated, you can find it in the nuts & bolts section of Lowe's, Home Depot, or TSC.

BTW, make sure to inspect it for any flat spots in the thread. They will show up on the foil and ruin your scale pattern.

Gene

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Add additional info.

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LOL.....

Thanks for telling me what a all rod was! Now ask me If I feel " Stupid!" I can't believe That didn't click! Oh well.....

Splash

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Hi Splash

I bought a mosquito net that is like a massive tent that hangs round a double bed so you can imagine the size of that thing, I bought it in a pound (

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