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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:43 AM
someone asked me about doing a crappie pattern ( can't remember who:huh: ) still trying to get one that has a natural swimming motion. getting closer, this one is a slow sinker and swims with a nice tail action and very little side to side head head motion. 5 1/4", 1.9oz.
Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:29 PM
I said it before and i'll say it again.....Wow, outstanding work.
Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:34 PM
He must be a good friend for you to give him such a work of art! It looks way too nice to have mauled by some tooth creature!
Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:39 PM
Wooaa!! that bait is unreal! Sweet paint job as well. Is that freehand or stencil work? Either way its unbelieveable! Great bait!
Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:45 PM
that's got to be the best bait I've ever seen...great job...
Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:01 PM
all freehand painting. small brush & toothpicks:huh:
Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:11 PM
GEEEEESH!!!! Like I said about the other two, they gotta be real. Put some water on that puppy would ya. Congrats on another extremely excellent lure and finish. Thanx for sharing.....
Life is too short.....FISH HARD!!!!!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:50 PM
JR...Youre baits are ridiculous. Very good stuff, keep it coming. And it seems you're putting them out at an amazing pace. I remember you said you're using a kevlar string for your swimbaits. How's that working out? And where are you getting the string? Are all of those baits PVC board or are some wood?
Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:50 PM
well, i'm retired so i have lots of time to do what i like and can't afford the gas to go fishing every day:( . pretty much using the PVC all the time now, it has the same characteristics as the wood i was using and is easier to carve. besides it is waterproof and i don't have to worry about sealing it as well. the Kevlar string works out real good. i can get tighter joints with it. the only drawback is i have to be carefull that the epoxy doesn't leech into the string between the segments and make them stiff. really tough stuff though, i can't break it and i tried. as far as i know you can't buy it anywhere, got mine from an annonymous source who has military connections:whistle:
Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:18 AM
really tough stuff though, i can't break it and i tried. as far as i know you can't buy it anywhere, got mine from an annonymous source who has military connections
Oh, c'mon John, give us a just a little hint...our military? ha ha
Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:52 PM
John told me it was CUB SCOUT TROOP #234 if anyone is interested.. out of Blaine,WA
Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:26 PM
Hmmm....guess I'm gonna have to take my vest apart just to get my hands on some. I hope if I get killed on duty, you can live with yourself for not sharing LOL! I'm just kidding, I don't wear it anyhow. Awesome looking baits!
Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:10 PM
You're a talented guy John! That bait is outstanding.