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3" propeller source
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Posted 06 November 2005 - 05:31 PM
Does anyone know of a source to purchase 3" propellers like the ones on a topper type lure? I would like to make some large topper type lures for musky fishing. Thanks
Posted 06 November 2005 - 10:42 PM
Seems I remember funnyfarm showed some pic's once that had some handmade prps that he made!I have not seem him around in a while.
I would immagine that you could get something like .18 or .20 alluminum and a pair of tin snips and fasion them yourself.
Posted 08 November 2005 - 05:20 PM
No to the globe props. I have several of those. What I am looking for are some three inch pointed propellers. If you have ever seen a musky lure called the BS Willey's topper type lure. That is what I am looking for. I have several of the two inch pointed props but want to make something bigger to catch the toothy critters with.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:37 PM
Like B&B suggested, you can make your own. I have some of Frenchy LaMay's older handmade "LeLure" toppers which use hand cut props which look to be made of stainless steel. The biggest of them are about 2-1/4". I have used some 2-1/4" brass blades with an integral bearing which I bought from Moore's Lures in Woodruff, WI. According to their catalog, the blades were made in the early '40's. They look,spin and sound great. I highly recommend both the blades and Moore's.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:54 PM
Check with Stamina lures, I think they have 3" props for top water baits.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 10:33 PM
Thanks all for your help. I will give Stamina a call and see what they have. I was at Dick Moore's house last Saturday. Nice guy! Talk about lure making parts, WOW!!. Dick has a basement full of stuff and took time out off his day to show my son and I around his place and had everything we were looking for. Wish I would have remembered those props. Again thanks.
Posted 13 November 2005 - 02:52 PM
I think the largest I found was 2" from stamina I use the chopper on my Enigmas if you find any larger ones please let me know otherwise like mentioned before you gotta be a tin smith