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  1. I like to Texas rig a square of toilet paper on the line ahead of the bait for realism . Big Bass usually slam this rig up as soon as it hits the water with strikes that sound like a toilet flushing .
    5 points
  2. This is my version. This is the first bait I painted after getting an airbrush a bunch of years back. Never thrown it, was just for fun.
    4 points
  3. Yes, that is the plan. I am working with all the same suppliers that Dinger did, and plan to carry all the same products and maybe a few others if they prove worthy. I paint as well and have been a customer of Dinger for several years, so I know the quality is better and that is one of the reasons I wanted to keep the company going. It will take some time for me to have the full lineup in stock but I will get there. Eric
    3 points
  4. Thanks for all the feedback guys. My first attempt came out amazing, just couldn’t capture it in a photo. In person you can see it clearly as you rotate it.
    3 points
  5. Get A Harbor Freight oilless pancake with a regulator. Probably $70 - $90. The hose the powder sprayer comes with should attach directly as the fitting is 1/4NPT.
    3 points
  6. I totally understand. I haven’t done it in a long time. I have gotten too lazy.
    2 points
  7. I found a guy at one of our local tackle shops that is going to be putting some on the wall this week. He said he's making a small run and setting a couple aside for me. We'll see how it goes!
    2 points
  8. "Moo Gloo", it's on amazon.
    2 points
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  10. MF & Lurecraft make a floating plastic. BP/Polysol soft formulas float as well. Everything else we've tested is either a neutral buoyancy or slow sinking. Chemionics advertises a floating formula but it's more neutral & complete junk like the stuff they produce for Dead On.
    2 points
  11. Instead of glitter...they should use corn.
    2 points
  12. Interesting, but I'm too lazy and will never do it.
    1 point
  13. Saw this heading and just HAD to comment. I'm wondering the same thing. Do they make all their soft plastics with Elaztech? It has its advantages, but I use a bunch of screw lock weighted hooks. Forget screwing those things into Elaztech!!
    1 point
  14. Thanks man! Here's another pic
    1 point
  15. Those are STUNNING! Can this be done in a square bill?
    1 point
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  17. I'm not saying it wont work...I'm just saying epoxy wont readily adhere to aluminum foil very well. One of the methods of applying epoxy (lures, rods) is to pour it out on aluminum foil...this helps slow down the exothermic reaction and gives you a little more time to work with it. Once the unused epoxy cures...it can be easily peeled off the foil. Not 100% sure if this is really @Flaswimbaiter problem...just an observation. One thing worth trying is to use something like FlexCoat. It has properties to make it somewhat bendable.
    1 point
  18. I wonder if JB Weld would hold? Just thinking out loud here. Some of my Texas rig hooks used for big worms I double a piece of big mono line and wrap much like tying a crappie jig.
    1 point
  19. Lots of hooks will work if modified like this. A magnetic strip will help hold the hooks.
    1 point
  20. It would have to be modified like I did mine.
    1 point
  21. I do my sealer coat over the foil then paint and clear coat. My foil baits have held up for yrs.
    1 point
  22. A quick coat of clear fingernail polish will take care of the sticky problem. Fly tiers do this frequently..Nathan
    1 point
  23. For me, I usually let the bait sit for a day after I foil it.
    1 point
  24. Been lurking here for a while finally made an account. I made this rain bait mold on my 3d printer. The files can be downloaded here for free if anyone is interested:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5471523
    1 point
  25. The weight transfer 2.5 square bills are the ticket in the windy Delta. I hope you find some good ones.
    1 point
  26. Hi Mark, I don't have any weight transfer squarebills currently. I asked Brian about this and he told me where to get them, but indicated that he felt the 2.5 squarebills I have in stock from another vendor are of much better quality. I didn't know he had previously offered a wt squarebill. If this is something you would be interested in, I can see what it I can do to get some. It would probably depend on quantity
    1 point
  27. hi i build musky lures. we seal with envirotex. when dry scuff.use white primer.do pattern and 2 coats of envirotex. this holds up to any issues.
    1 point
  28. I have a few molds I’ve printed out of resin and fdm. The resin is much nicer than the fdm at a higher cost. No later lines and no warping issues. If your going to use resin get the syriatch sculpt. It’s the only really consumer option that can handle the heat. There are others but they are a lot more expensive.
    1 point
  29. I really like the bait . I fish it from both ends of the bait . Skirt forward or skirt at the back of bait .
    1 point
  30. I think it's because they read Bassmaster Mag. Hahaha Good luck when you do get on the water.
    1 point
  31. How do you know what a bass thinks?
    1 point
  32. Mad man craw was an anatomically correct bait that looked just like a real crawfish but I think the problem was it didn't move like a real crawfish in the water . From what I can remember from reading about the Berkley testing was that they made a bait to look like a crawfish that the test fish did not respond to in the manner they expected . In an effort to figure out why they started removing the bait's appendages to see what was putting the fish off about the bait . When the claws and all of the legs were removed the fish finally took interest . I remember one theory was that the fish weren't sure what the bait was having never seen anything like it before so curiosity made them bite it ? I think ambiguity could also be a factor . If a lure can be thought of by a bass to be a crawfish , baitfish , or other potential food item they will be more likely to bite it . A tube bait doesn't look exactly like a craw or bait fish but it could be close enough to be interpreted by a bass to be one and a bass typically doesn't want a for sure meal to get away . (Disclaimer : Thats what I think but I get skunked a lot)
    1 point
  33. This is a product I’ve been using for about a year.I’ve only used the brush on type.it is a UV cure product that has a great shine to it and is very tough Brush on a thin coat, rotate a few minutes to level out and hit with a hand torch to set. Add another coat if needed and repeat. When your done clear coating set in the sun for a few minutes to make sure it’s hardened all the way through..Nathan
    1 point
  34. Well hopefully I'll have some decent news to report back on. Gonna hit the water next weekend.
    1 point
  35. I apologize for the late reply. I don't check the Gallery much anymore. Yes, I fish chatterbaits a lot. They put out great vibrations, so they are good in off color water. I fish either the bluegill pattern or a white/ chartreuse shad pattern, with some kind of a swimbait trailer. I always have at least one on my deck.
    1 point
  36. Yup way softer. It is more of an issue in thinner baits, which become quite droopy, like trick worms. I have no problems with fatter kietech style baits like do-it rippers or senkos though. So yes, as Johnny Carson's side kick used to say, "You are correct sir!".
    1 point
  37. https://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/20145-ayu-color-recipe/
    1 point
  38. Looks good man!
    1 point
  39. i would start here https://www.romanoff.com/floor-vulcanizer-tubular-heating-element-220v-white-metal.html i don't know anything about Romanoff, I have a tekcast and it looks a lot different than the one on the link above. i would make sure its bad, you can test them with a ohm meter.
    1 point
  40. If you want to keep them all together, and you have the room, a Plano 3707 utility box works nicely. For anything longer that doesn't fit flat, roll them around your fingers and then put one end into the coil about 2 times. This will keep them from uncoiling. See link https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Plano_ProLatch_Utility_Box_3707_Open_Compartment/descpage-P370710.html?from=gshop&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxb2XBhDBARIsAOjDZ35wFjFR-H10BKxxXTpdsEkAygWC1KA4XOWUFd3zepF1SY4Ih3FnpB4aAqfaEALw_wcBe attached
    1 point
  41. Try Rustoleum Self Etching Primer, then use your paint, topcoat with whatever is compatible with your paint. I use SE Primer, Createx, and clear nail polish (dollar store brands).
    1 point
  42. here is a couple of handy tools for getting a idea for mixing and matching your colors. First is a app for google chrome you can download for free at the web store for chrome. its called color pick eyedropper it will pick the color out of a webpage and give you different type values for it. second is this page here http://trycolors.com/ that lets you mix colors together by percentages to try to match your target.
    1 point
  43. I really wanted to play in the NBA as a kid growing up in Indiana. Well I wasn't 7 foot tall so I took my semi artistic talent and made a trout swimbait lure that sold on ebay for a good amount of money back in 2007. I had lots of advice and help from Dean aka Lure Professor and some great advice from lots of guys here on TU.. Fatfingers...rowhunter etc to name a few... I think I had been making lures for maybe 2 weeks..that 2 years protype testing is kinda overrated.. either your bait works or it don't!...Some guys caught some big fish on my baits and word spread fast on the net. Next thing I know I had over 900 baits to paint for guys and I got slammed with orders on ebay. Took me 1 year and 9 months to paint all those baits..plus a blown economy to slow it all down some 7 years later. But the real reason I do this is for the passion of creating something for someone else. How cool is it to know that any day of the week someone might cast one of the baits I created and catch a memory on the water with their father, son, daughter or loved one. My bait might be the topic of the day at the camp site up in Canada. Or maybe they are talking about what bait caught the biggest fish in a local club tournament in Alabama... Whenever, I hear the name Sparkle tail.. .I always think of my father buying me my first lure. A guy by the name of Hubbard in Brookville,IN came up with this jointed shad rap style bait that Dad and I used most of my childhood down on Sugar Creek in Hancock County Indiana. Boy did we catch a lot of smallmouth on this bait and have a blast doing it. I just say the name sparkle tail and I have tons of childhood memories. Thank you Mr. Hubbard. That's why I make lures. I hope someday some grown up kid will thank me too! Tater
    1 point
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