New Ratlin' Shad Photos
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Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:10 PM
Hey all! These are some new Rattlin' Shads that I made for Joel St. Germain to Tourney Fish this weekend:
and YES!!!!! Skeeter! I used Devcon because I needed them to dry! LOL
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:29 PM
They look good as always Chip.
I notice your name is signed different
on the center shad than the other
two. Are any of these decals??
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:33 PM
look good. how come jigs dont get signed. maybe i can be the first. lol
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:40 PM
Nice, Chip. Actually these three colors will just about cover all the bases...well, maybe throw in a chrome, blue-back, for clear-water, bright sun... Dean
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:41 PM
They look great Chip, excellent paint, wish I was gonna throw those this wknd.
Skeeter....looks like he's starting to come around huh, hehehehe.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:44 PM
I figured someone would pick that up....I read Artbrushes post on decals and I have ordered the paper..... I did that with photoshop to see if Joel wants them signed or the decal on the production baits?
Here is his brief bio: http://www.bassdozer...-pro-team.shtml
I am also negotiating with Ron Colby on the BD Page...
I actually perfer the signed lures... Looks more personable! What do you think... signed or decal?
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:46 PM
Aw... skeeter aint convincing Me! LOL ... I needed these to dry to hit the mailbox for next day delivery.
I just fell to temptation! LOL
Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:30 PM
Good looking traps Chip! I am currently working on some myself.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:08 PM
Personally I like the Smokey Joel. But they all look real good to me. The guy is lucky having you to make baits for him Chip. Especially since you have started using a premium clearcoat. Yep, those baits should last that guy a lifetime. Sure beats using that torch doesn't it?
Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:50 PM
If you have good handwriting then I think the personalized signature is good....if you write like I do.......use the decal.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 06:17 PM
Smokey Joel's got my vote! He should kick @ss at the tourney with them.
A little trick to getting a sharp signature decal is to use a fine tip sharpee. Sign at normal size then scan the signature at 150 dpi. The high dpi will help keep the signature sharp when you shrink it down.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 06:52 PM
THANKS SHAWN! I was going to ask you about that! Man, I would love to spend a day pickin your brain on websites, painting skill, and the such!
I appriciate your input and I am very jealous of your website!
Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:09 PM
Chip I'm glad you're back on the job here at TU. Tips & tricks to help eachother get the knack is what it's all about.
Ya know who's website I'm jealous of? Fish JC. His site puts Rapalas to shame.
I plan on comin north this summer. Perhaps we can get together and talk production and design concepts.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:14 PM
You bring yourself and I've got the water, boat, rods and such!
Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:11 PM
very nice rattles chip!!! , i like the signature alot more then the other!! looks more genuine! not the mass produced look!, and your right anyone of us would love to spend a day with artbrush(shawn) picking his brain for tips and secrets!!!! Rob
Posted 13 May 2004 - 11:47 PM
really nice, you can't get much better than that. where about are you in michigan?
Posted 14 May 2004 - 08:36 AM
I was checking your site....... and it appears your are from Davison????
If thats the case, I am down in Clarkston... bout 40 min or less... Lets go fishing?
Posted 17 May 2004 - 10:53 PM
Nope not Davison, Davisburg, also in oakland county. I guess we live pretty close. we will have to get out on the water sometime. until recently i thought you lived down south. Small world.