Mattmaddog

1st attempt

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Here are my first two attempts at painting baits. Thanks everyone for all the great help could not have done it without you guys.

Topwater

Citrus Type Color

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Bandit 200 Type

Craw Color Kind of haha

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They are ok i think. I need lots of work though. But guys guess what? yea thats right im addicted haha :lol: ill be out in the garage all day. I am only 17 by the way so i got plenty of time to practice.

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My pointer would be...RUN! far, far away!! :eek: Those are a great start. I say run because now youre life will be taken over by this. It by no means a hobby...it is an obsession. Welcome to the cult.

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17 Ha! Lots of time Ha! I'll bet you the grizzled old timers here at TU will tell you they were 17 just a month or so ago, or at least it sure seems that way. Time sure does fly!

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Milia, I remind you of the expression, "Youth is wasted on the young". That's why I've permanently frozen my attitude at 25-only the body is showing some wear. It's okay to become an old fart just as long as I don't look too closely in the mirror because the man in the mirror doesn't look anything like the way I feel.

Mattmaddog, that is one impressive start. If I showed you my first baits, you'd laugh. But like you I was hooked from the get-go. In the beginning, I ordered 40 or 50 unpainted plastic top water bodies from Jann's Netcraft and practiced on those. The first baits were nothing like yours but little by little the skill started to set in. And just when I think I'm getting a handle on this art, someone at this site knocks me back a few rungs with a display of some serious talent!

Trying to duplicate something of nature is one of the highest compliments we can pay to the natural world.

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