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  1. I'm looking for a few more crank,popper and stick bait lines and a few more soft plastics plus I need some fly's
  2. SS, We are in Brandenburg ,Just across the river from you.
  3. Hey All, Just thought I'd offer you a chance to get some of your items in a retail store. We recently purchased the local Pro Shop here and I want to offer a wide selection of handcrafted lures to the public.I just don't want my own brand in there.I also know how hard it is to get started in the business and get hands on exposier of our products. If you like you may PM me or give me a call at the store. Thanks Bill 270-422-2221
  4. The price of copper has sky rocketed.We started powder coating with a copper color powder.Also try powder coating the copper blades with the clear powder that should keep them looking good
  5. I beleive that it was called a chatter bait if I remember(gettin to old to remember)
  6. Yup got my notice also.We even had a weedguard on ours so there was the 10% change needed .But we pulled ours anyway we only started making them 3 months ago just to answer the calling.It reads to me that you can't even use the word chatter in a product used for fishing.What does everyone else think?We sold very few and didn't even want to make them so not sweat off our backs.
  7. We use the Caswell guns. They are a gravity feed which you use all the powder out of the cup unlike the suction style of Eastwood,Craftsman etc. If you are doing bulk I would suggest getting the adjustable voltage gun at Caswell ,They are $199.00 each and a better made one than the hobby gun.Plus the added power. Also buy at least 2 guns and several cups. The down time for color change will slow you with the 1 gun.
  8. Also keep in mind that when curing the powder coat you should go by part temp not oven temp for acurate curing
  9. Properly cured the powder coat is very durable.The Devcon as well .Keep in mind that the jigs are made of soft metal.I assume they are lead?That will dent and even the Devcon will wear do to the nature of the soft metal We've been using Powder Coating since the start of our business 7 years ago and with the quick cure time it speeds up production greatly and we've never had any complaints (so far,Knock on wood?)
  10. I had the same thought 6 years ago and started out thinking it as a hobby.Well the word gets out and boom!If you can make a living at something you love to do and have fun with DO IT! The feeling you get when you hear of a customer's success story is priceless. You'll also have to be able to handle being called the Lure GUY around town etc.Sometimes they may not know your name but they know that your the Lure Guy.The only problem I've found when I got started is getting calls or knocks at the door all hours of the night and very early mornings . So if you don't plan on moving the shop away from your home be prepared.
  11. We've been using them for 6 years now and our customers like the fact that it's an added noise maker.We get ours from Lakeland or Hagen's either one will do.
  12. No harm done.It holds up so much better.I've used it on Black nickel also with good results.But Bright Nickel is the best
  13. Jigger, You can use the Spike-It blade dip and use a nickel hook that fits your mold.For best results after dipping bake in the oven at 350 for 10mins and the coating will be stronger than the factory finish.
  14. Never had one break but due to time and cost we just toss them out .Plus hate to have one break on a customer and they loose the fish of a life time?
  15. I haven't found a problem with the talc either way.I use the gun now and haven't had any problems but with the UB mold having such small detail I found by heating them before shooting used less paint and did not cover the detail. I too tried smoking and even adding wax to the lead and found the talc to actually work. Hope it helps everyone here!
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