jrhopkins

some new lure videos

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I don't respond much to the swimbaits on here just because there are so many and most are much the same, but those are both unique and that second one is really amazing. Probably the most realistic swimbait I've seen. Great baits.

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I'm sitting here with my mouth grinning from ear to ear, just shaking my head in amazement. I know I always have real nice things to say about John, but the guy is truly a craftsman/artist. We all work real hard on making baits here on TU, sharing our info & learning as we go. Then there is JR Hopkins. I bet he wakes up in the morning & says to himself, hey, I think I'll go try the impossible today. Keep up the hard work John. :yay:

Tim

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Nice statement , Tim , ......I'd surely second to that ,........what else can I say about John and his baits :yes::yes:????

just amazing , John :yes::yes:!

greetz:yay: , Dieter

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:eek: that is epically amazing!!!!! the flounder was really cool, but the action on the swimbait was scary real:oooh:.

thanks, jacob

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That must surely be a real fish :huh:. Top notch swimbaits no one can deny that.

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They look great!! What did you use for the pec fins? That would be great for sight fishing any species.I would hate to lose one of those in the rocks. Have to make a custom lure retriever to make sure you get them back.

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Soooo real, especially the 2nd. Amazing, thanks JR.

I like the tank setup too, especially the line through the tubing. Makes for short, clean and precise videos.

Dave

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John - can't say much more than what has already been said, except bloody beautifull. pete

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Soooo real, especially the 2nd. Amazing, thanks JR.

I like the tank setup too, especially the line through the tubing. Makes for short, clean and precise videos.

Dave

got to replace the liner. i hooked the liner and tore a hole in it so the video was shot with me standing in a mudhole.. thinking to make another tank, longer but not as wide or deep and maybe put sand in the bottom to avoid the same incident.:o.

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Lol, I thought the water was a bit shallow.

It is always nice to test with the real hooks, but I weigh out SS wire to the same as the hooks and use that for proto testing. Saves my fingers fitting and removing all the time.

Dave

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Your title as the Swimbait Master remains unchallenged my friend. Simply incredible baits once again!

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John, fabulous work. Those fins work better than I expected when I first saw the post in the gallery and that flounder is hypnotic. I watched those vids about ten times, each with a smile of amazement. Love your work.

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That settles it!

I nominate JR Hopkins for King!!!!!

And as is typical with his genius, the "periscope" line tie, to get the line to pull lower without making a hole in the test tank, is brilliant.

:worship::worship::worship:

I was just sitting here trying to figure out how he got the lures down through it....:?:wink:

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Mr. Hopkins,

Very nice work as always. I really like the action on that second lure, but was very interested, in regards to the hook location on the second, since it seems to be a sinker and like to hold tight to the bottom. Are the hooks on the top, or on the bottom, hence the tank tear?

Very realistic swimming action.

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Mr. Hopkins,

Very nice work as always. I really like the action on that second lure, but was very interested, in regards to the hook location on the second, since it seems to be a sinker and like to hold tight to the bottom. Are the hooks on the top, or on the bottom, hence the tank tear?

Very realistic swimming action.

i actually tore the hole in the lining with a different lure on the first test of the line retrieve tube. i took the hooks off the Blackfish to do the video. it swims the same with or without the hooks.

the flounder always lands flat because all of the ballast is in the bottom of the lure making it bottom heavy. spent a lot of time expiermenting with that! the weight to mass ratio was critical to get it to sink top side up and still swim. the two hooks on top are fixed in position snd anchored through that segment.

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If you are ever interested in having me photo finish a few of those or other baits of yours, with my imaging tech. Please let me know!

Lili Man!

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i would like to thank everyone for all the compliments. also for all the information that i have gotten from the site that has helped me to make my lures. i hope that i have contributed information that will help others. someday, when i am in the ground, i hope someone will still be catching fish with one of my lures;).

thanks again, john

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Nice way to be remembered John. Keep us posted with the new designs & killer paint jobs. I'm thinking of ordering another one of your baits so I can actually fish with one & frame the other. Now, thats a compliment. :yay:

Tim

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Nice baits John, love that action.

Tim - I'm going to order one and tear it apart and give it an autopsy.pete

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