bluetickhound

Lure 001 Nabs Its First Victim!

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I'm not even going to lie... This fish might have been a pound even but it will always be huge to me... My first fish on my first lure! Whenever I can get my computer to cooperate (or get replaced) pictures will be forthcoming...

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Awesomesauce!! You'll always remember your first, just wait it only gets better! No feelin on earth better than watching your co or another boat throwin store bought lures the "same" as yours and you're whackin em and they can't buy a bite! Congrats!!

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Nice! You can think what you will about a bait but until Mr. Bass votes, you never REALLY know if it's a success.

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Thanks guys!! I'm seriously thinking of retiring 001 now... I'd hate to lose it!! 002, 003 and 004 are very close to completion and #'s 005 thru 011 are in various stages of completion. 003 is going to a friend this Friday for a Florida fishing trip. I can't wait to see if it'll net him a fish or two!!

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Hound, by using a three-digit numbering system...I'm assuming you are leaving yourself room for more? :) It's always gratifying to catch a fish on your own bait...no matter how big.

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Hound, by using a three-digit numbering system...I'm assuming you are leaving yourself room for more? :) It's always gratifying to catch a fish on your own bait...no matter how big.

Most definitely! Quite literally... I'm hooked!!

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Congrats man! My first fish catching homemade is saved and displayed, one of the few decorations I haven't lost in the past 4 years of moving constantly. Definitely retire it and make some more, well worth it.

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Lures 5 & 6 are now official fish catchers also! Lure 3 was given to a friend for critique, lure 4 blistered in a hot car and is in the process of being re-done... All others are in various stages of completion.

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You're on a roll!!!

My first lure was a replacement for a Pupfish I'd borrowed and broken. I gave it to my fishing partner to replace his "treasure".

Once I figured out how to make them, I just tweaked them until they worked, and fished them until they either died, or were taken by a fish that broke me off.

I don't really value the lures I make that much.

But the knowledge I gained in making them is priceless.

And making them is fun.

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Thanks Y'all! Im having a blast and so far, every lure i've made has:

A) been a learning experience that has made each lure better than the one before it and (more importantly!!)

B) has caught fish!!

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Thanks Y'all! Im having a blast and so far, every lure i've made has:

A) been a learning experience that has made each lure better than the one before it and (more importantly!!)

B) has caught fish!!

Welcome to the club!

What Tater Hog said...

Except I've definitely made things that haven't caught fish, but at least the first part!

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