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  1. Well i have not posted anything in here for a really long time i've been enjoying the finnish summer and going fishing which i have been doing alot. anyways i decided to paint some bass themed baits and attempt to make them as realistic as possible with combining hand painting and airbrushing, the results should speak for them selfs.
    10 points
  2. Baby otter lure. PVC, Createx, Folk Art, Sorarez brushed on. 122 grams, 6" long plus tail. This lure weighs a ton! I lob cast it with an Okuma 7'6" heavy swimbait rod. It wakes really well at both slow, med, and fast retrieves. It walks the dog in place, probably due to the deep diving bill. I'm still playing around with hook locations, and that's why there are multiple swivel hook hangers on the belly.
    6 points
  3. I made three hard bluegill frog baits from PVC trim. They all use a 14"X1/8" magnet to hold the hook point tight to the bait until it's eaten, when the hook is forced up into the fish's mouth when it bites. The popper pops, and the other two walk the dog really well. I am cheap, so I originally wanted to made a durable frog bait. But I found that these also cast like bullets, and come through tulles and over grass really well. I took the two bait picture to show my bluegill painting skills. Hahaha All Createx and Folk Art paints, with a single dip into Solarez UV cured resin. I put a 1 gram lead ball rattle in the top bait, with circuit board end caps, and it is loud. I wrapped some lead wire around the hook shanks to make sure the baits landed face up, or turned over when they landed.
    5 points
  4. 6" Bluegill Female in Classic Female Bluegill Dark pattern.
    5 points
  5. This is a 9" Swimbait carved from Tupelo Wood. The bait is airbrushed and hand painted with acrylics and finished with a durable two part clear coat.

    © Meloshfishinglures

    5 points
  6. Natural Pumpkinseed. If you have any questions on how to paint this pattern, let me know. I'm getting out of painting and will be happy to share.
    5 points
  7. I carved the master for this resin bait 100% by hand out of a block of wood using only simple carving knives and sand paper. It has a triple joint configuration which gives it a very fluid and natural swim at a wide variety of retrieval speeds and cadences. A full set of soft plastic fins adds to its realism and collapses easily out of the way when a predator fish strikes the bait. This black crappie paint scheme was accomplished by using six layered colors of spray paint topped off with a black crappie scale pattern applied by hand with a tooth pick. These patterns alone took a few hours to complete but were well worth the effort. Overall this is my best work yet and I'm excited to see how I can improve. Thanks for looking! Dan
    4 points
  8. So i have been toying around with the idea of making a line thru crankbait and finally got off from my butt and made one, i was pretty surpriced how well it actually works. if your interested you can check out the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8vOX6yWb44&lc=z22wdhqybwigsvsrb04t1aokgf4kaiqviey24c3omiz5rk0h00410
    4 points
  9. baby lobster. articulated arms and pincers. articulated tail that curls under in a swimming motion. 9", sinking
    4 points
  10. I made a laminate bait out of 1/4" Centec PVC board. I used the same pattern as my other 3 1/2" PVC crankbaits that I made to try and copy barrysbait's balsa bait. I put a 2/1 gram lead ball weight transfer into this one, instead of a rattle. The lamination process adds another 1 1/2 hours to the build, for the additional layout, cut outs, and slot making, and the actual lamination. I sanded the meeting faces with 80 grit to give the ZAP gap filling glue something to bite, and it holds up fine. The finished bait weighs 36.5 grams, with a 3 gram LPO hook hanger, and the two 1 gram lead balls in the weight transfer slot. It is also with (2) #2 Mustad EWG short shank trebles and (3) #4 split rings.
    4 points
  11. My friend came up to fish with me, and she caught them on an old Bandit crank in red/orange craw. One of the fish spit up a craw that was black/red. I had some old Bandits, too, but none that looked like hers, so I made these two. They are both PVC trim board, with 1/8" lexan bills. I put a 1 gram lead ball in both of them as a one knocker.
    4 points
  12. Latest project, been working on this for the past couple of days. Need some better water conditions and some hungry fish for final testing. Body carved from high density poly foam. Notice tie point is on the tail to pull the bait through the water like a natural crayfish in escape mode. Hook is a standard treble hook with the opposing barb cut off to minimize snagging. This may change based on testing. Claws are craft foam, we'll see how that holds up in use. Legs are standard spinnerbait skirt material, (four strands) Legs and claws are replacable if they get worn.
    4 points
  13. Custom tied "Deceiver Cockroach" fly on number 3/0 hook with 3D "Living Eyes" Custom Inline spinner with removable hook clip system, brass magnum 1/4oz body & #5 gold Colorado blade with custom holo scale lure tape. This is one of my best Largemouth Bass & Pickerel setups!
    4 points
  14. Seems like my mind is stuck on foil here lately. This one was made with fishing a gold Rogue in the springtime in mind. It's 4" long and made from Paulownia with 5 grams of ballast. Createx and Auto Air paints with epoxy top coat. The bottom is a pumpkin color I mix. Sunrise yellow sprayed over the foil sides with a black back. A little red on the throat and a spot of yellow on the tail. Forgot to get a total weight and I'm too lazy to get up and go weigh it.
    4 points
  15. Floating Trap that I modified and made suspending... (I Hope) LOL Tight Lines all, and Happy Safe Holidays! bb
    4 points
  16. 3 points
  17. A relatively simple carving and paint job bait. I wanted something light for early morning sunrise fishing.
    3 points
  18. 20” mantle piece! Will be at the musky show in Minneapolis
    3 points
  19. 8” cedar wire thru shallow diver wide body
    3 points
  20. Tried to get that heated/torched look.
    3 points
  21. Here's a 4 1/2 inch soft shad swimbait that I made. It has an internal resin harness and features a rigging system that allows the hook to detach and swing freely on 140 lb test stainless steel wire when a fish strikes. The tail has a nice kick even at slow speeds. Enjoy!
    3 points
  22. Been dabbing at this project between 14 hour work days for about a month now... Finally have something to show for it! Master was carved from pine.. Bb's made bumps on the back and beads made the big eye balls... Legs made from drinking straws, feet cut from crafting foam Mold is 2 piece pop with a custom carved insert... After shooting, the insert is removed, the hole left is sealed by pinching the belly shut and pouring hot plastic directly in the.... Well... Butt hole The frog easily floats a 4/0 hook... Green pumpkin seemed to me a pretty "froggy" color, so thats what i went with.... Cant wait to try em out!
    3 points
  23. My 6" golden shiner swimbait. Weights 2.2 oz top hook with internal harness to control sink rate.
    3 points
  24. photofinish of a Pumpkinseed Bluegill
    3 points
  25. Just a little something I worked up yesterday. One of my favorite patterns for my state waters has got to be Rainbow Trout.
    3 points
  26. 16cm wooded glidebait, hinged joint with laminated finish
    3 points
  27. These flat sided crankbaits are made from paulownia. Solarez undercoat, acrylic paint, Dick Nite MCU topcoat, G-10 lips, 1/3 oz, 2 1/4". Several custom makers build this style bait under the name of Little Petey, Little PT Shad, Dinky-Donker, etc.
    3 points
  28. my first attempt at a Photo Crankbait.....a Crappie on a DT-16
    3 points
  29. 3/4 oz swim bait head stainless bottom arm and Titanium side arms. Have not fished it yet. John
    3 points
  30. The top one is 3 3/4" long and weighs 1.4 ounces. The bottom one is 4 3/4" long and weighs 2.3 ounces. They have a good glide and a great wiggle on the fall like a red eye shad.
    3 points
  31. I made this spybait yesterday. It is Azek PVC trimboard, 3 1/2" long, 1/2" thick, 5/8" tall, and weighs 16 grams. I had to add 5 grams of lead ballast, split in front of and behind the belly hanger, which is a Spro swivel. It falls at approx. 3/4' per second, which seems fine to me. The factory baits from Duo Realis fall at 1" per second. I painted it with Wicked White as a base coat, Wildlife sparkle white over that, yellow sharpie for the stripe down the side, and then Createx med grey over the shoulders and back. Once I'd heat set all the paint, I put on a coat of nail polish with some blur/green glitter. I heat set the nail polish, let it sit for an hour, and added the shad dots with a black sharpie. I heat set them, and then did one dip in AC1315. No wrinkling or any other problems.
    3 points
  32. 3 points
  33. Two of Jim's Wiggle Warts, one two rattles, one three rattles. The belly is Createx transparent orange, thinned 50% with 4011 reducer. I sprayed multiple thin coats over the entire bait to give an orange cast to the whole thing. Then I thinned med. brown transparent 50% with 4011, and sprayed the sides and back. I did additional coats on the back to make it a little darker. Before I began painting, I put shell markings on with black and brown sharpies. I did the eyes with a black sharpie, and, using my gloved thumb for a template, I sprayed uncut tran. orange on the bill to give the "claw" look, like the originals. I put one dip coat of Solarez gloss on one, and two on the other. The additional coat added .3 oz. Please let me know what you think.
    3 points
  34. THIS IS A LURE I CARVED FROM HOOP PINE, HE IS 150mm LONG, THIS STICK BAIT TOOK 3.5 DAYS TO COMPLETE, SITTING UP LATE. COULDNT CATCH DETAIL MUCH IN PICS.
    3 points
  35. This one should rise a few eyebrows. Scotty here and I love to take that book of rules and toss it out the window! This wild and crazy crankbait is 100% Made by me by hand.. Mahagony CB with acrillic and micro watch gears inset into the belly to create a mechanical lure. No its not actually mechanical but it sure looks like it is. This CB even has aprox. 10 Jewls inset inside.. Yes real ruby Jewls inset inside. The Bill is scratch built from a sheet of lucite the wood is golden mahagony the hardwair came from LP VMC 2x hooks and the 7 mm eyes came from ebay.
    3 points
  36. 3 points
  37. The view to jerkbaits under UV lighting
    3 points
  38. Another version of Tennessee Shad I've been working on. There are six different colors under the scale pattern and getting a picture to show them all was not possible for me. Definitely need something other than my phone to take pictures. Takings pics is a whole other art form in it self I can't get right. Got $1200 in camera stuff and I get better pics with my phone!! LOL..............Joe
    3 points
  39. Thanks Husky, Your technique has led me to this nice little Musky lure!!! Maple, foil, lot's Of Iwata and here we have a 6" glider. Thanks again! Douglas
    3 points
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