KAOS Tackle

Finally gave it a shot

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Ok all, first thank you for the vast information that made my first attempt a lot easier than it would have been. This was my first attempt at a handcarved swimbait. The paint scheme did not come out as well as I wanted but I got in a hurry so its my own fault.

I am trying the PVC now to compare.

Anyways, here she is...my first little "Gill"

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First attempt!! That is awesome and the paint scheme looks great. I hope my first swimbait willl look that good.

John

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great job SJohnson that paint job looks killer. how long is she and how much does she weight.what kind of top coat are u using .:yay:

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The body is 5" and overall length with tail is 6 1/2" long. It weighs 2.4 oz.

I used a polyuerathane coat after I carved it to seal somewhat and applied after each paint color to fix then used 2-ton epoxy for the top coat.

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No this is not for sale and I am not peddling my wares. It was my first shot at this type...im a plastics guy. I just want some opinions on this journey, thanks.

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Has it been for a swim yet?

How did it perform?

Any chance of a short video clip?

Dave

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dude! thats freakin awesome! i havent see any of you plastics yet but damn dude! make some more wooden lures! you did a awesome job! what type of wood did you use and how the hell did you carve the gill plates?:drool:

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Ok all, first thank you for the vast information that made my first attempt a lot easier than it would have been. This was my first attempt at a handcarved swimbait. The paint scheme did not come out as well as I wanted but I got in a hurry so its my own fault.

I am trying the PVC now to compare.

Anyways, here she is...my first little "Gill"

Gill1.jpg

Gill2.jpg

Gill3.jpg

Gill4.jpg

Great job, what are the fins and tail made of?

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Thanks guys. I have not done a video clip yet...snows holdin me up. I carved this one out of poplar and used a dremel and razor knife for the gill plate and details after I cut the basic shape with the band saw.

The tail and fin is actually a high end paintbrush/nylon bristles. I could not find any fibbets locally.

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