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  1. This. Is. Awesome. I bet it's about the right size for great white sharks and orcas.
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  2. Thanks...this is my first attempt at a big thread fin
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  3. Looks good man!
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  4. This bait was made for the lure contest but I thought it was open through the end of April rather then closing on the 29th. so I hope you enjoy this bait here instead. It is a sunfish glide bait bade from colored pencils.
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  5. Thanks gentlemen!
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  6. Still a cool looking swimbait and would be interested in see some of your other work. But if I remember you won with this same lure last year
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  7. Wayyy better than what I was making at 15 haha…nicely done!
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  8. Exceptional work Ryan. Your stuff is so clean and well done.
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  9. Awesome Sauger Pattern!
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  10. Thanks both! Fishin Big: it's cunningly designed to scare off the smaller fish and only catch the big, tough ones.
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  11. Wow... Your spoon/spoonplug type baits never cease to amaze me!
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  12. There is a rattle can rainbow trout clipped at the bottom this pic. It is also in pic 2 at the top. What I do is: 1. paint+primer flat white base coat on whole bait 2. pearl mist on belly with belly directly facing nozzle. Sometimes I skip this and keep the white bottom for stained water. 3. You can use a fine mesh here for scales if you want. Metallic silver or Shimmer Metallic silver (Krylon) with back(top) of the lure facing nozzle at slight angle so the paint hits the shoulder and fades down the sides. Give a good dry time here. 4. Use low adhesion masking tape to mark a stripe area down each side of the bait. Spray a few light passes in pink. I found a can of ‘English rose’ color that makes a good rainbow trout stripe. Here you can also do something like paint the stripe purple, keep tape on and let dry, apply mesh, and hit same are with pink so you get purple and pink in the stripe. 5. Spray the back of the bait with a green with the center of the back directly facing the nozzle. The top will get hit and fade onto the shoulder. I have used army green, camo green, dark olive, forest green. 6. Dot with black or purple Sharpie. Or hand dot with small brush. I have used small cans of Rustoleum here because I have a bunch of them. 7. Optional- you can do another light pass of the green on the back here to blend in the shoulder dots a touch. 8. Optional- hit the sides with a quick light pass of Krylon Glitter blast in gold or silver. Keep the nozzle a bit further away from the bait. Only looking for a light dusting here. I do a practice spray away from the bait to gauge the spray flow so I don’t cover the paint job in glitter. I have done a bunch of rainbow trout baits. I sometimes change the colors a bit depending on what I have and what is on sale. It is easy but there is some drying time in between steps. You can use a hair dryer to speed this up if you keep the coats light.
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  13. The sheer depth of this paint job is really nice...love it!
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  14. Thanks, yea totally use the idea. I'm definitely not the first one to do this! Honestly, I don't exactly make lures just to sell, but I made a few of these as gifts last year, and they were super popular. So I made more this year, and sold more than I could make before Christmas. You end up reaching a MASSIVE demographic of people who would never buy a lure, but know someone in their life who loves hunting/fishing. It makes a great gift for any "man cave".
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  15. More pumpkinseed cranks, this time with the turquoise applied with an airbrush over mesh. The fat one on the left has already caught a bunch of fish.
    2 points
  16. Almost didn't see the spider haha...looks sick!
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  17. I like it! Reminds me of a baby porcupine too
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  19. Small Water Customs "Pond Special" bass.
    1 point
  20. Nice paint job Looks good brother
    1 point
  21. I am a fan of White Cedar personally. But a tight grain red cedar makes a very, very nice bait! Darker the color and tighter the grain the better!
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  22. Definitely. Thanks again man.
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  23. I love candy corn! Very pretty!
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  25. Beyond cool! The craftsmanship and skill of this should be in another bracket!
    1 point
  26. Thanks a lot eastman! This one was done in Createx opaque fluorescent orange. I find it works best when built up slow with light coats as apposed to shooting it fast and heavy.
    1 point
  27. Nice attention to detail. The frog hooks are a great idea.
    1 point
  28. Ha, that's awesome! Great detail on this bait too!
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  29. BIG Rat! Carved from Alaskan Yellow Cedar and stained dark. Then airbrushed the belly, nose, and around the eyes. 8" body, and weighs 5oz. Very fun to make.
    1 point
  30. Superior attributes of the wire weed guard: The wire guard has its origin at the hook eye. The bristle origin is the middle of the jig head. Advantage, wire. Flexibility. Wire guard is spring steel, bristle is a type of plastic with minimal springiness. Advantage, wire. Shape. Wire guard has a permanent triangular shape, and works as a unit. Bristles work individually, or can be sort of shaped or trimmed. Advantage, wire. Visibility. Wire guards have a low visibility on a jig. Bristles are highly visible, especially, black. Advantage, wire. We could go into a long discussion, but this is a start. I’ve heard from some field testers fishing with partners say things like this: my partner was using jig X (a well known brand). He lost four jigs, and kept getting hung up, but I was using yours with no hang ups, and catching fish! We finished second.
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  32. Looks great Rich! Thanks for posting
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  34. Good idea with CD lip it'll be interesting to see how that turns out I have stacks of old CD,s ,I guess you could leave them silver also ...bait looks great
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  35. First couple casts with a new hybrid lure! No better feeling than catching with a home made lure!
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  36. On a recent Brazil trip my buddy would every so often wing one into the trees and the guide would make monkey noises. The next month we were going to Colombia so I made him a 6" wood banana lure complete with Chiquita sticker, sparkle dust and three coats of epoxy. He loves it.
    1 point
  37. looks pretty sweet!
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  40. These are blank lures I bought, not custom made, just custom painted.
    1 point
  41. Before I looked at the title or comments I thought, "Now there is a proper bluegill... er no pumpkin seed pattern."
    1 point
  42. Those are beautiful, you wouldn't want to share that pumpkin seed recipe would you
    1 point
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