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Camel1918

Just compleated 1st crank bait. Thanks everyone.

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Hello all,

I just want to start out by saying thank you. I have been pouring over both this site and the soft plastics forum and all I can say is WOW :!:

The information I gained here is more than I could ever get by buying a book. I have taken a large leap in the learning curve. Thanks to you I?m am able to learn from all your experiments, trials and mistakes.

I have just finished my first lure and would like you to tell me what you think. The lure is balsa with a foil and tissue paper. I want to thank Husky for all his info on this one. Also thanks goes out to Tally for his tutorial on plastic dip. I would like to say that I also had problems with not using virgin lacquer thinner and didn?t understand what was wrong until I read some later posts. You might think about making a correction to the tutorial for the sake of new members. Thanks for all the other information that made making my first lure possible.

I know the first thing you?re going to say is that the mid hook is located in the wrong place. It is a little farther back than it should be. Brain warp I guess. Anyway it swims with a wide wobble and tracks straight. I hope this one is going to be a killer on the small mouth.

Thanks again everyone this is a fantastic site.

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Are you sure it's your first? It' looks kind of good for your first. But i'm sorry for you, because you'll get addicted .......... I believe everyone on this site knows what i'm talking about.

I just hope you won't need to go to a "dezintoxication" clinic. :-D :-D :-D

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Your work looks great, especially for a maiden. Welcome to the club. I'm glad you found the tissue/foil technique to your liking.

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Yes this is my first. I would have never been able to do it without all your great post and information. I was a bit baffled about weighting but then I read a great post about weighing in water to come up with the correct amount. It sure made life easy.

Well I took it out for about an hour today and pulled in two Largemouths in the local lake. Looks great in the water, plenty of flash and a wide wobble.

Just trying to figure out what paint to do on my next one.

I'd like to try out the foams soon.

Thanks for the comments.

Mark H.

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Great job, Camel! It's always really awesome to catch fish on something you crafted yourself. Hope to see more of your work in the near future!

-D

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WOW!!!! great job, you took on an aweful lot for the first crank, but you might as well jump in and get wet and try it all. :lol:

I also tried to make the tutorial very specific so that anyone, and I mean anyone could follow it step by step and make the plastic dip. Under the material list the first thing I mention is the lacquer thinner and I will quote:

"Lacquer thinner: I am sure that there is a number of thinners that will work but this one does work and is available at Auto Zone. It is made by Klean Strip and called Virgin Lacquer Thinner. "

again good work and keep the photos coming

Tally

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WOW!!!! great job' date=' you took on an aweful lot for the first crank, but you might as well jump in and get wet and try it all. :lol:

I also tried to make the tutorial very specific so that anyone, and I mean anyone could follow it step by step and make the plastic dip. Under the material list the first thing I mention is the lacquer thinner and I will quote:

"Lacquer thinner: I am sure that there is a number of thinners that will work but this one does work and is available at Auto Zone. It is made by Klean Strip and called Virgin Lacquer Thinner. "

again good work and keep the photos coming

Tally

I just reread The Tutorial and I see where it says you'll sell me a truck at cost. I must've missed that before. B)

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:rolleyes:

yes Husky I did have that in there. You obviously did not read my tutorial very well. It said if your responed within 30 days I would sell you a truck at cost :P:):wink:

Tally

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:rolleyes:

yes Husky I did have that in there. You obviously did not read my tutorial very well. It said if your responed within 30 days I would sell you a truck at cost :P:):wink:

Tally

How'd I miss that? Dirtyratsafratsapegalooma! :grin: Wait, 30 days from when?? I'm still in the game. Now if only Enron will come around.

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hmmmmm, time must have expired! The statement was to self erase after the 30 day time line and after re reading the tutorial, the offer was not there. Sorry man, NO RAIN CHECKS.............LMAO

Tally

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good looking lure ! try a single treble set up on that lure set up treble with ballbearingswivel like this splitring-swivel-splitring-treble should get ur treble dancing right at the tail of lure

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Tally,

Your right, you did have that in there. I just thought Virgin was a name for that brand. Since then I know different, LOL :oops: they come in different flavors mild and hot. LOL :grin:

Still an excellent tutorial. I never knew there was another way. LOL 8O

Swede,

Thanks for the compliment and I'll try that. I've never heard of that before but I'll give it a try. I missed a couple of hookups today and I was wandering if having the middle treble back like it is contributed to it or maybe it was all the weeds. LOL :? Couldn't have been the angler. :wink:

Just remembered something.

Husky,

Is there any way that you can keep the paper from coming up at the edges? I needed to maybe give it another blast of epoxy to get rid of the lines. I did sand them down but not enought I can see them running along the top. Do you put your paper down with epoxy or do you use something else?

Again thanks for the comments. I was a blast making it. When I started I cut out two so I'm working on the second one now.

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Husky,

Is there any way that you can keep the paper from coming up at the edges? I needed to maybe give it another blast of epoxy to get rid of the lines. I did sand them down but not enought I can see them running along the top. Do you put your paper down with epoxy or do you use something else?

Again thanks for the comments. I was a blast making it. When I started I cut out two so I'm working on the second one now.[/quote']

After you glue the foil/tissue done, topcoat the whole lure with Devcon or Etex. When that coat set, paint the back and belly and topcoat again. You shouldn't be able to see the transition line. I don't sand the edges at all.

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