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#1 redg8r

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

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Miss out on the last lure swap or looking to add to your custom tackle collection?

Spread a little holiday cheer by joining our "Secret Sander" tackle exchange!


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Works like most "Secret Santa" exchanges, All US residents are welcome to participate. (Due only to timing issues and being late in the season) If successful, we will plan one worldwide earlier for next year.


How it works:


All participants will randomly receive the name and address of another participant to make for. Participants aren't paired or reciprocal, they will simply be chosen at random. You will not know who is making for you and vice versa.
The recipient won't have a clue who you are unless you elect to tell them, you have the option of remaining anonymous by not leaving a name on the package.


General rules:

  • Must be functioning (usable) fishing tackle, made by yourself or your outfit.
  • Must be US resident.
  • Must be able to ship via USPS priority mail which includes free delivery confirmation.
  • If you CANNOT ship by the posted deadline simply DO NOT sign up.
  • Try and adhere to a fair market value of $10-$15 product total. Going over is fine if you're feeling generous.
How to participate:
  • FIRST Check the following link & make sure your postal address is available and updated in our system. We will pass your postal address to, and only to, the one member randomly chosen as your "Sander", otherwise your complete postal address remains hidden to the public as usual.
  • After your postal info is available "Like" this post, to sign up. The "Like" button is located lower-right of this post. We will use this as our list of participating members.
  • After cutoff, you will be privately assigned another random participating member to make for.
  • Make and mail your gift before the postal deadline.
  • Await your gift to arrive shortly after Christmas!
The most important thing is to follow through with your gift. It only works if everyone sends something and gets something in return.

Signup's are open from now until Sat. Dec. 17th. After which you will receive your addressee via PM.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Jerry "redg8r"
p.s. I know the name "secret sander" is corny, feel free to pass along a funnier name if you come up w/ one :)
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#2 redg8r

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:17 AM

"Like" button is above --------------------------------------------------^
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:33 PM

was wondering when we were going to get get directions on whom our secret sander address ?

x@9

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:42 PM

Sorry, I'm awaiting a couple members to complete their postal info so we can draw names.
I've contacted those members and if no response by Tuesday, we'll unfortunately have to move on without them.

Everyone should already be building, unless you were holding out to personalize your item, in that case, sorry for the delay, I'm sure they will respond asap.
I'll update the thread promptly.

Thank you to everyone participating and hope you get something really cool out of it!!

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:25 AM

Waiting for one more participant to get their postal info in order. if I dont hear back from them today, we'll have to drop that person to keep schedule.
Thanks for the patience everyone.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

OK, everyone, i'm sending you messages right now.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:50 PM

Here's our official list

Participants:
  • Toadslinger
  • birdley123
  • Fishsticks
  • Basscandy92040
  • x@9
  • crankbaits
  • anamealreadyinuse
  • Coley
  • bassnbrad
  • crankpaint
  • BJBarron
  • 152nd Street Baits
  • North Ga Hillbilly
  • Lincoya
  • Bob La Londe
  • littleriver
  • fishcrazy
Everyone listed above expect a message shortly.

#8 Lincoya

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:50 PM

Thanks for doing this Jerry!

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

My pleasure, cant wait to see what you guys get!

Questions comments, let me know.

Take pics!

#10 Matt Moreau

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

Dang sorry I missed it!!! Post pics of what everyone gets and I will play next year for sure!!!

#11 Richard Prager

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

I received mine a few days ago. A few cool looking hand crafted shark looking crank. I've never seen anything like this before! Very unique. I hope to pool test it tomorrow to see what type of crank it actually is and then it goes on display. I don't know the name that goes with the username, but thank you, JS! I will post a pic shortly.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:01 PM

I also received my bait today and it was great ,also want to thank you for the T.U.stickerS thanks again gene i'll post a pic tonight in the hard gallery of the bait and stickers

Edited by crankpaint, 27 December 2011 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

I recevied mine last saturday.I have to say x@9 does some awesome work.Keep my name on the list for next year,please.Thanks red8r for setting this up.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:11 AM

Mine arrived today! Thank you Coley! I am posting pictures of these baits on sunday. I will have time to take a decent picture. I have learned though it is impossible to capture the beauty of some baits with a photo. These baits fall into this category. You have to hold them in your hands to really appreciate how good they really are and these are outstanding. Thank you Coley!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

Here are my "Secret Santa" Baits. I really was lucky this year. Thank you Coley for the beautiful baits.

Secret Santa



Secret Santa

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

i received some very interesting hand poured swimbaits, and a couple really cool spinnerbaits. I'll try those swimbaits this summer when the fish are actively chasing, but those spinnerbaits may get a try out tomorrow.

Edited by Bob La Londe, 10 January 2012 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:01 AM

I love the bait we got but my son and I would have appreciated it alot more if you had put some sort of note as to how you made it, what you used etc. Very happy with the bait but we appreciate the story as much as the bait.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

Was I the odd man out in this?? Santa never came....lol

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:14 AM

I'm getting a couple reports of delays/missing packages, if you have yet to receive anything, shoot me a PM <<--< Link

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:59 AM

I love the bait we got but my son and I would have appreciated it alot more if you had put some sort of note as to how you made it, what you used etc. Very happy with the bait but we appreciate the story as much as the bait.

The bait is a clone of the Megabass Vision Ito 110 which I got from www.bustinbassbaits.com I used both Createx and Auto Air paints and then cleared with one coat of Bob Smith Industries 30 Minute Slow Cure Epoxy. That clear coat is very similar to D2T you talked about in another thread but with a slightly longer working time. If you like D2T, then give this stuff a try. You will like it even better!