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Posted 11 August 2007 - 11:21 PM
Uh, I invented Kentucky Wonder, I swear, a totally original scheme. Blades named it. It was a cloudy day though. Bobby Kelly has a Shad color that no one else has. Probably everyone around here done something totally orginal, and I'll bet you have too Bob!
Posted 12 August 2007 - 01:46 PM
My first paintjob was totally original
And no, Bob doesn't have any more originals, he sent them all to me, and I'm keeping them
Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:04 PM
I'm not saying you can't "invent" a paint scheme that won't be original, at least to you and 99% of they guys who see it. There are an infinite number of colors in the spectrum and an infinite number of points between any two given points in mathematics. But I believe 99% of "original" schemes, in their major color elements, have been done by somebody else, sometime else. Maybe the painter didn't sell as many crankbaits, or was just a hobby builder and so was never recognized as the "famous originator" of the paint scheme. There is a long tradition of paint schemes from which we all borrow and/or build upon. None of us builds in a vacuum.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:43 AM
Did I ever tell you guys I invented DUCK TAPE!! Well that is what you guys know it as...I called it fix all tape!! Then this guy from Dillwood.. Goes by the name of Dick Duckworth. Took my tape at my wife's christmas party.. Ding dong me didnt write down the formula to the sticky mix.. just like when I paint a lure for the first time.. I never write down the mix or how the hell I came up with it.. anyway... Old Duckworth is FAMOUS!!! and as you can see my life is so far gone... I paint fishing lures out of depression!! And hangin out at TU all day long!!
Birdie birdie in da sky.. Dropped some do do in my eye!! I will not worry. I will not cry.. Im just glad strike king reps dont fly!!
Posted 15 August 2007 - 05:21 PM
thats it ive heard it all a guy who thinks he invented "DUCK TAPE" Ur a friggn' idiot itys called DUCT TAPE.
and then we got the oh im so cool im argueing about who created a frickn paint job.
whats next is Al Gore going to Plaster of Paris up and Say he invented the internet...Oh wait that happened.
But seriously he didn't ask who invented it he just associated a big name thats endorceing it come on he asked for a favor not a huge riot in the forums...
sorry for the rant but comeon people relax is fishing about fighting...NO...
a wise man once said "SHUT UP AND FISH"!!!
Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:52 PM
Yo Bro lighten up!!!!, Rook and everyone else are kidding around. Someone PM'ed him(Maverick) about painting his baits. As far as sharing info that is what this site is all about, No one was arguing about who developed what color. We were just conversing in an open forum about the lack of ingenuity of a Major manufacturer and that pretty much everyone has their own version of that color. Pull up a chair and start reading to get some insight into what takes place here. I think that you will find it is a pretty friendly place. If not there is a simple solution for that as well!
"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness."
Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:57 PM
Maverick.. Im sorry wasnt making fun of you or your request at your expense.. I was kinda attacking the fishing industry in general.. and just having fun and high on paint.. Free paint job if you really want a Sexy Shad pattern.. Dont leave TU.. These guys are the best in the world...without them I wouldnt of had the success I had on ebay this year.. I owe alot of my talent to them... THANK YOU TU!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Mark.. If you would like a free paint job too let me know.. That is the kind of person I really am.. Im a lover not a fighter.. I know I cant spell worth a lick either.. Please dont hate me because I sell lures on ebay.. I like to have fun.. God bless me with a passion for fishing and never give up heart... I have some painting talent but my best talent is my work ethic.. I paint til 4am everynight and paint each lure like it will be the only lure one of my customers ever sees of my work..
Thanks for you comments pm me if you want a free paint job too!
Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:20 AM
Rookie did invent Duck tape...unfortunately for him, it is only being used in packaging by a small duck meat processing plant in eastern Arkansas with a C- sanitation rating. Last I heard, they're negotiating with a top-notch cat food company, so there is always hope that Rook will do better than selling his usual 10 cases of duck tape a year...perhaps then he'll get his medication stabilized and he'll quit ranting everytime he sees a roll of DUCT TAPE.
I also have it on good account that Strike King ripped off one of his most killerpaint jobs that was quickly gaining popularity beyond the shores of Lake Norman. They even appropriated their name from the singlemost popular comment used by all who viewed this TOTALLY ORIGINAL lure paint pattern; yes, STRIKING!! The rest, as they say, is history!
The Rookie really is a great guy and an even better painter (or vice-versa), so we all like to humor him a little when he starts going off because of his close brushes with near-corporate-fame. He indeed has a tumultuous past!
Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:12 AM
Rookie, what is your e-bay site listed under? It seems like everyone that can repaint or make a bait is trying to sell it on ebay.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:04 AM
Im Tater Hog on ebay! For some strange reason everyone on ebay likes my work.. I think my mom just has alot of friends and they feel sorry for the poor smuck and buy my lures...
I couldnt have done it without all the help for guys like Dean, Talley, Skeeter, Fat Fingers, Bob, even blades helped me.. I read alot stuff on here... Asked alot of questions.. and made alot of mistakes.. But I had the guts to paint some 25 bucks lures that sold for over 120 bucks on ebay.. When that happened.. I was as Markopolo says.. kinda a lure geek..
I think it was a pray answered from god.. Because I had really been down in the dumps the past 4 or 5 years.. My life sucked or I thought it did..and I fished 4 days a week just to get away from it.. Most would drink or do drugs.. not me... I just went fishing to escape all the pressure.. My wife was about to leave me over my depression..then one day I walked into this fishing tackle store and saw some custom painted lures..I thought man those are really neat.. How much do you charge to paint them buddy... he said 7 bucks.. I thought.. HOLY COW.. 7 bucks.. That seems high.. (I never said that out loud) But that was what I thought..then I said to myself man I could do that.. I have some art skills.. so I purchased a airbrush.. found out how hard it really is.. considered taking all my lures to this guy and have him paint them for 7 bucks...But I never gave up.. I found TU and got lots and lots of great tips... Sold some on ebay.. got a following.. and the rest is history I guess..
This hobby kinda saved me and my marriage.. Im making money now.. I dont fish as much which kinda stinks but Im home more and I feel better about myself.. Im not down in the dumps unless one of my lucky crafts only auctions for about 14.00 bucks.. and I finally found something I love to do and Im making money doing it.. I dont have a clue how long it will last but nobody really knows that in any job they do.
I just thank God everyday for blessing me... There are alot of good painters selling stuff on ebay and across the country.. Im just one of the lucky ones that is making a profit.. if you call working 12 hours per day profitiable. but its not a job to me.. its fun...Where else can you Name yourself.. "TATER HOG" Custom paint a fishing lure that sells for 120 bucks..... and become famous on ebay!! ONLY IN AMERICA!!! Man I love this country!!
Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:19 PM
Hey Rookie, I have been watching your lures sell on e-bay for months. Everyone of them look amazing. Just figured it out when you mentioned your user name "taterhog". Awsome work man. Maybe some day I will be able to paint half that good. Oh by the way your crappie pattern is killer.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:23 PM
Thanks Crappie Pro you can do it too! Just takes practice.. Im still getting better everyday.. I promise your 100 lure will be better than your first!!.. ..Im not the expert here but if you have any questions I will help you all I can...... .I want to tell yall a funny story.. Everyone else might get a kick out of it..or it will give someone else more material to make fun of me with.. but anyway.
. My 10 year old daughter comes home from school one day.. Late May..right before school was out for the summer.. She is in 4th Grade..any way she walks in the kitchen and says "Daddy..Im not popular" WOW.. 4th grade and she is worried about that..
.I say.. honey dont worry about that kinda of stuff.. in 10 years you will not even care about it.... "But Im not popular.." 10 year olds dont just drop a subject... She gets that from her Mother.. So me being me.. I say..well did you tell everyone at school your Daddy is "Tater Hog on EBAy"!! as Im laughing a bite to cheer her up... "She says in a very serious voice...YES I DID Daddy!! I told them you are Tater Hog on ebay and.." "THEY SAID THEY DIDNT KNOW WHO YOU ARE"!!! of course I was joking when I asked her that insane question? I was just trying to make the kid laugh so we could drop this subject.....I never really thought she would tell anyone at school about my ebay business...or the whole tater thing.. so I look at her and tried to keep a straight face cause Im crackin up inside...I say Honey.. "That might be why your not popular" Next time dont tell the other kids your Dad goes by the name of Tater Hog and paints fishing lures to sell on ebay. Tell'em I invented Duck Tape instead! LOL!
"Life is what happens while your making other plans"
Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:23 PM
Rookie, Im not upset with anyone on the site. Except myself for not understanding what was going on. All of you guys are great and no way am I going to leave T.U., I have learned a lot since I found this site, and am now actually starting to use some of that knowledge when makeing my soft plastic baits. No need for any one to be sorry for anything said on my account. Thanks for the offer on the paint job, but it would not be proper for me to accept a free one, I am still looking at all the different paint schemes that you'all have come up with and am very much in awe of what I am seeing. Thanks, and good fishing ,Maverick
Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:40 PM
You need a Tater HOG custom bait.. Im not taking no for a answer.. PM and I will send you my address.. Give me about 2 to 3 weeks.. to get it done.. but your lure is in safe hands... Unless it looks so good after Im done...I will list it on ebay and you can win it back....!!! JOKE>> KIDDING>>>>PM ME! My word is my word.. My only problem is my pony express for a post office!! DEAN IS STILL WAITING ON HIS MONEY!! Sorry DEAN!!! I SWEAR ITS COMING!! Hold those baits til you get it..
Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:13 AM
I tried Rookie's Duck Tape and reluctantly, I must say that I cannot endorse or recommend it.
It kept getting stuck in my cassette player and when it wasn't getting stuck,I still never heard even the slightest sound resembling a duck.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:15 AM
No kidding, I tried it in my VCR and it was all fuzzy.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:29 AM
you have to run the tape backwards to hear the duck sounds... Try fliippin it over.. its a magical tape Im tellin you..
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:05 PM
I just kept getting this strange message when I played it backwards...sounded like "Paul is dead" over and over...liked to drove me quackers...
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:18 PM
We are dating ourselves with that one...you for saying it,and me for knowing what you are talking about:lol: ..Nathan
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:38 PM
Ha Nathan, I knew someone would come through for me and not leave me hanging to die with that!