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Question on fins and tails.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:50 AM
I've seen so many swimbaits/jointed lures with very realistic looking dorsal fins and tails. I'd love to add some to the lures I'm trying to build. Anyone out there with some suggestions and advice?. Thanks in advance.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:40 PM
Hard: Carved out of polycarbonate, carved and molded with resin..
Semi hard: bristles.
Soft: soft plastic molded
Let your creativity guide you, soft, hard or in between all will change the lure action.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:10 AM
Thanks LaPala, I would like to go the bristle route. What do you think i should use?
Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:18 AM
If you don't wanna look around for some special materials , you could cut the bristles from ordinary flat paint brushes as well ,.... on my first (and only , so far) swimbait I have done this as well , even tried to achieve a striped fin pattern by utilizing natural colored and black bristles .
Further describtions in a thread , that I had opened long time ago : "swimbait , very first attempt" .
good luck , diemai:yay:
Edited by diemai, 22 July 2009 - 04:25 AM.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:45 AM
Thanks Dieter. I'll do that. I found Fibetts at a Fly fishing store but they want too much for too little, Lol. My wife says she knows where to get some similar material so I'll wait. This is all new to me and I found out today that Fly Fishing is expensive.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:29 PM
Sinyo, I like it.
I'm wondering if it would work with clear acetate sheet with the markings. The sheet may curl up with the heat though. Very thin tracing paper would work.
Also, the cold curing clear RTV, recently introduced by husky, would probably work well too. Just a few ideas to throw out there.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:42 PM
.......we never cease to learn , .......thanks for sharing:worship: , great stuff !
greetz , diemai:yay:
Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:39 AM
Very interesting idea.
Can anyone tell me what type of plastic he uses there? I have never poured plastics, and I do not know what type of plastic could be used for the tail, or how to get it to liquid state. (a metal cup placed in hot water, or a metal cup directly over the fire). Thanks.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:34 AM
thx for all your appreciation...
i'm just asked him, about the plastic type.
i'll post his answer in here
PS: maybe he is member on this forum too?:Dwho knows