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i am in the proses of making a trout pattern.and dont have an airbrush.what do you think about using marker pens to paint the details on the lure?i have read a few older post on the subject but it didn't give any details.

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Are you using rattle cans now?? If so, I would just make a stencil of the details you want to apply. I don't know about the marker pens but I am sure someone has tried it.

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yes i use the cans.but have no clue of what a stencil is.but i really want to try the markers.i just dont know what kind to use.and if it will look good and hold up.but i will check out that stencil thing and try it someday.

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You can use a piece of plastic like that used to make milk jugs to make a stencil, playing cards work too. Draw out the designs you would like to have on the side of your baits on the stencil material. Now take an xacto knife and cut out the shapes on the stencil....now you have a stencil. Now hold this up to the bait and spray through it with a rattle can of whichever color you want..works great! You can use stencils to make gill patterns, eye marks, vertical lines, etc.

I have tried pens and they do work but it's hard to make natural looking marks with them. If you do try a pen make sure your marks are small, larger stuff looks very unnatural. Have fun.

Jed

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