Man Foiling Is Time Consuming
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:15 AM
Just wanted to share my first attemp at a foil job with you guys... It took 2 coats of devcon and some wood filler but final product is pretty cool. Not as nice as some of the TU masters but i was happy with it. Next is a photo finish of an SF giants lure!
Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:45 PM
To me, that is a great looking lure. What did you use to get the design on the foil? Musky Glenn
Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:05 PM
I used the foil tape and put the netting from a shower scrubber underneath it. gives a cool 3d effect in real life
Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:52 PM
Looks pretty good to me. The 3D effect really makes it stand out. Nice job.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:28 PM
I agree, you lure looks great!
Foiling over netting has to be a bear.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:35 PM
Very good looking lure indeed. Looks like the extra time and effort sure paid off. Good job.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 01:56 PM
Great job! So, that foil is self adhesive? Where is it available? thank you.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:34 PM
Ya it was actually really easy with this stuff. Its aluminum foil tape that you can get at any hardware store. I got the generic Ace Hardware brand but I think 3M makes the better stuff.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:44 PM
Great, thanks! I'll have to give that a try.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 05:47 AM
Your bait looks pretty cool with that larger mesh , ........I have made just a few with a smaller mesh before .
I've got my aluminium tape from a dollar store(actually a 1 Euro store over here ) , ......need to look after tape with a paper backing to peel off , this would minor hazzles in terms of cutting out the right length and shape , also there won't be any sticky remainders on the outer surface .
greetz , diemai
Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:50 AM
What exactly is "Man foiling"? Just kidding, love the bait, looks sweet. I think the larger netting that you foiled over really brings out the contrast of the foils reflectivity. Nice job!
Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:55 AM
Excellent job especially for your first attempt. I've done several foiled lures and I still can't get them to look that good. The scales look awesome, If your lazy like me and are using a relatively soft wood under the foil, you can hold the mesh tight to the lure after you've applied the foil and carefully emboss it using a small laminate roller or a hard dowel rolled over the surface.
Also check out "Making wobblers by hand part 2" on youtube. Start watching at 3:20 to 6:15. Both 1 and 2 are great videos but the part where he's applying the foil made me sick at how easy he does it. I wish I knew what he was saying and where to get the pre-embossed foil he's using! Enjoy
Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:52 PM
A while ago I've seen this particular foil in the web catalog of a Finnish online lure component supplier , ........but I've lost their adress , .......since I don't speak any Finnish , I had fired them two Emails in German and English , whether they would deliver to Germany and on which payment conditions , but I haven't got any reply , ........probably they don't speak any of those foreign languages there ???
greetz , diemai
Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:38 PM
Most of the European people I've met speak multiple languages. I guess it's because Europe is so interconnected.
But they do have their individual quirks.
I worked with a Finnish carpenter years ago, Innar, and he told me, " Half the world is Finnish, and the other half wish they was!". He also told me that it was the Finnish who caught all the sardines, and sold them to Norway, who then resold them to the US. He spoke Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and English. At least those were the languages he told us about. There may have been more.
He and another carpenter on that job, a Swede named Sven, used to argue all the time about which country had the better fishermen. They'd go back and forth some days in both English and Swedish, arguing like bitter enemies, and then they'd share their lunches. We would all just shake our heads and laugh.
I get my foil from here: http://www.sunshineg...access-vent.htm
It's called BriteBak tape, and I was turned on to it by someone here on TU. Unfortunatley, I can't remember who, but thanks to them, anyway.
It is much thinner and easier to work with than AC foil tape.
If you need me to get some for you, send me a PM.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 03:12 AM
I think it was BobP who helped you out. Now, what would you do if it happens to be true?
Don't know anything about that stuff, but for me, thicker aluminum foil works great. I like the fact that I can conform it to any round shape, and once I bend it (with glue underneath) it will stay bent.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:55 AM
@ mark poulson
Mark , I know that a lot of Scandinavian people do speak English , some also do speak German , ........but as it seems , nobody in that particular webshop did , ..........or maybe only they did not want to do international business ?
greetz , Dieter
Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:42 AM
You're probably right, and it wouldn't have been the first time Bob helped me.
I doubt, in today's economy, anyone would turn down business.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:48 PM
Have you tried this webshop? http://samfishing.fi...484069dca31f7b2
I'v bought some stuff from them this year,they speak english I think. I'm half finnish so I can understand the website a little shipping was only 3 euros the the netherlands so it's not expensive.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:38 PM
Thanks a lot for that link , mate , .....this is exactly the one I was refering to and lost the adress , .......probably I should try again contacting them(I'm eager to try out their clear coat).
Here ist the straight link to their lurebuilding section , just klick on the pictures :
Thanks a lot for sharing , .......greetz , diemai