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  1. Let us know if you get it. They have one I'd like, but...yeah.
  2. T...just mod that puppy for the right hook and a guard. You know why you need it. How's the Ranger project?
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    Fun. I did some Nemo themed baits for my kids many, many years ago.
  4. I've used it since this site was still the old site (pre TU). I love it, original high build at least. Most of the complaints I have heard about it relate to the long cure time, and the need to use multiple coats. My baits get a base white coat, then FC over it. Once cured I shoot base colors-sides, bellies, backs, more or less. Then more FC. Detail is shot, dotted, etc on that layer of FC. Then another coat of FC. If using flake I add that now. Once cured, they get another final coat of FC. That seals the flake and makes the colors pop. The multiple layers help add depth to your details. They also give you a chance to more easily wipe out mistakes when detailing. There used to be a lot of info on FC here. It would be way back, like before I started the color recipe stickie. Think that was 2004 or 2005. It is absolutely not a one coat finish. It holds up well, most of the wear ive had has been in the form of fine scratches from hooks and cover. When wet, they disappear. A quick smear of finish and some tape will fix those, like fixing gel coat scratches. It will chip if you chuck it into a dock corner, but most of the others will too. I have used it on everything from balsa square bills, to warts and wake baits. Think it also adds less weight, but never cared enough to check that. Shoot me a pm if you want to try it and need any other help.
  5. Gosh, I just saw this while I was looking into some wire guard info. Don't get around daily like back in the beginning. There were a lot of good guys who moved over from the old site and helped make this one what it is. Coley was certainly in that group.
  6. Were you able to find some?
  7. Looks like a job for RTV and resin.
  8. Anyone have a better suggestion than diagonal or side cutters for cutting lots, and lots, and lots (no really, I mean lots) of Mason Multi Strand wire. Using 45# / 0.018 diameter for tiny wire guards and am cutting literally thousands. Have a little tool to keep the length to a decent standard, but cutters are giving me fits.
  9. Those methods would be fine on a smaller scale. Even making them just for myself I pour and paint a few hundred. It is a tiny head we fish on 6# line in clear water, so you don't go to the lake withjust a dozen. Thought on the epoxy it would be possible to cure them, then dip them fast and furiously in the 60min version, and hang to cure. The wire is something like 0.024 so it would be a minimal blob of glue if done quickly. Head cement might even work.
  10. I've heard this one before but have not tried it. When in the painting process are you doing it?My thought would be dip the head, then quickly dip the guard, but not sure it would be hot enough at that point. Trying not to add a separate heating step. These are 1/16 and 1/8 oz finesse heads with #2 hooks, and I am painting in the hundreds of them. Also thought about a quick dip in some 2 ton, but again the extra step is an issue.
  11. You do have to watch the upside down issue. Just got back from Table Rock, yesterday. Threw it on a 7' rod and 15# Invizx. Other things worked better for me, but it is hot there for others. That grub Davis fished, or any flappy craw like a paca craw worked. Was the first time I had used it in water below 75 degrees or so. Normally use it as an alternative to a FB jig in the summer. I don't make enough to worry about the overflow. Will just keep trimming it. Looks like they just cut too much metal out. The Hookerz folks sent samples out through the forum many years back. Pretty decent hooks. If you use some shrink tubing to add a punch style keeper to the hook you will like that head even more.
  12. Doh! It is braided. Could not tell from the pic. Much appreciated.
  13. Looked for it, but did not find it. Will look again. All I found at LPO was the solid stainless wire, do it and a house version. Thanks.
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