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  1. 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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  2. Thanks gentlemen!
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  3. 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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  4. Wayyy better than what I was making at 15 haha…nicely done!
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  5. Exceptional work Ryan. Your stuff is so clean and well done.
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  6. Awesome Sauger Pattern!
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  7. 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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  8. Wow... Your spoon/spoonplug type baits never cease to amaze me!
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. You should make a video of the hot glue technique. Lure looks great. Dave
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  12. Palmered marabou on a 3/32 oz. Midwest Finesse head has received the smallie slurp of approval.
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  13. Dude, I love your creativity and use of materials! The combination of details with the colored pencils and added carved detail makes for a really cool look!
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  14. Nice ! I wondered how that flocking was going , thought about that some time ago and then had forgotten , good job
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  15. Thank you! Yes, they are a lot of fun to work with. There's also something neat about knowing the lure that you just made started as nothing more than a stick from your yard.
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  17. Definitely. Thanks again man.
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  18. Thank you sir. I appreciate the heads up on that I didn't realize it posted as 4 separate posts. Saved my butt on that one.
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  19. I suppose it's kind of like a hillbilly spinnerbait... This thing looks really cool. I bet the pike will smash it! I like your idea with the tail hanger!
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  20. Did you carve every scale!? Dude, that is SolarBaits level scale carving! The gills are fantastic too! Incredible!
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  21. Here is a heddon tadpolly that I restored. All original hardware and the original hooks.
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  22. Beautiful work as always Dan!!
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  23. That's ridiculous and awesome. Nice job!
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  24. I like that fin idea…also seen you on SU and can’t wait to see what sweet swimbaits you come up with
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  25. Is this a spear fishing decoy? Bite marks is a nice touch.
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  26. Too pretty to fish with, those are a work of art. You have some great talent.
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  27. Oh come on man go out and fish it lol may get you a new PB musky
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  28. Very interesting! That flat face probably throws water really well! Undeniably tantalizing!
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  33. Something I have been putting together for stained water pike to make a some noise. Body was carved from wood then molded. Then poured with a combo of resin and lead bird shot. Painted in a pearl rainbow trout pattern and clear coated in KBS. Prop has two cupped washers to add some rattle. Twin willow leaf blades for additional flash and vibration. The twister tail is on a corkscrew keeper so it can be swapped for other colors or a new tail once damaged. There she is and even if you judges don’t like it I know the pike will
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  34. But if you catch one it will probably be a big bad ass fish.
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  35. Beautifully simple. Very trout-like yet very bright yet very natural. Phenomenal!
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  37. I am 15 and carved this 7.5" pine wood shad glider. Painted with rattle-can spray paint.
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  38. I like it. Just hope it doesn't scare the fish away!
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  39. yes i designed the blade and have them laser cut
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  40. 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.
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  41. Love it...a piece of art
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  42. This. Is. Awesome. I bet it's about the right size for great white sharks and orcas.
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  43. Selection for 2020 steelhead trip.
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  45. great looking bait but what on earth is a Carolina chicken ?
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