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What If I Love Your Lure Pattern?
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:57 PM
Hey fellow bait painters, I see a lot of beautiful baits on here. I need to know whats proper, say I see a pattern that I really love and want to try it out. I'm assuming the proper thing to do is get permission to paint it?? What if we see a pattern that we want to add to our list of baits? Again I'm assuming we should get permission. Just curious about this...thanks in advance.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:24 PM
unless its really distinct usually its fine. but never hurts to ask, most may even be willing to tell you how and what they used to make the pattern.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:26 PM
Not a problem here. Nobody would want to copy mine.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:11 AM
Its funny you posted this. I just found a website with some custom balsa baits, and was printing out copies to make stencils. I only build lures for myself, but if i was mass producing and selling I would feel bad. But I don't!
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:47 AM
I got some of yours in my photobucket.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:27 AM
Hate to be the one to tell you, but your buckets got a hole in it.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:18 PM
I think 99% of TUers would say "go for it" if you want to copy a pattern they posted on the site. If a guy who builds baits for sale comes up with a pattern that is so unique that he doesn't want it copied by anyone, he should copyright the design, hire a lawyer to defend the copyright, never post it online, and only show it to customers after they have signed a non-disclosure agreement and have sworn only to fish the lure at night or in totally uninhabited areas of the world. The really spiffy stuff I see on TU is by master painters who can artistically execute a design. 99.99% of the time, you can see that design's antecendents in other lures. They took a basic design idea, maybe added some technique from somewhere/someone else, and pulled off a magic trick in paint.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:24 PM
That's what I am in the process of doing now!
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:44 PM
Yup, And her nickname is..." Cooter's Cuter Pooter Shooter"
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:47 PM
Fishnart, Thanks for asking about asking. Very nice of you I don't see any problem with it, seems it would be a compliment.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:52 PM
You have permission to copy your punkinseed pattern and send it to me.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:04 PM
Im 50 percent colorblind. I couldnt copy anything if I tried.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:40 PM
You guys are frick'n hilarious...thank you for reply'n. And yes, if anyone wants mine, have at it. I really only do natural stuff anyways, don't have the capability to make something of my own. Everyone does such a great job, just love to come on here and see everyones work. I just spent four hrs hand painting a pumpkinseed today, when I finish it, I'll want your input.
Thanks again you crazy people hahahaha
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:37 AM
+3 on what Bob said. I stole ideas from someone else anyway.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:37 AM
Yeah, and took 'em to new levels.