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mark poulson

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  1. Do you have to wear gloves when you handle the "meat glue"?
  2. You might try adding another bead or two in front of the body, to be sure your blade has plenty of room to spin without hitting the body.
  3. The weight transfer 2.5 square bills are the ticket in the windy Delta. I hope you find some good ones.
  4. That's a great video! Thanks for sharing.
  5. Will you carry the weight transfer squarebills?
  6. I think it's because they read Bassmaster Mag. Hahaha Good luck when you do get on the water.
  7. For years I fished the Fat Ika for the same reason. Berkley said the most hit bait was a cylinder, which is like a craw without claws.
  8. I apologize for the late reply. I don't check the Gallery much anymore. Yes, I fish chatterbaits a lot. They put out great vibrations, so they are good in off color water. I fish either the bluegill pattern or a white/ chartreuse shad pattern, with some kind of a swimbait trailer. I always have at least one on my deck.
  9. White with a few drops of yellow, and then add dark brown to dirty it up.
  10. I agree. Good injector. Keep it lubed with cooking spray, and the O rings will last much longer. Use the search feature here to read up for brands to use for plastisol, color, glitter, and molds. Lots of good info. there.
  11. When I used the Hardener, I dipped my bait for five count, and hung it to drip dry for 24 hours. Then I hit it with my hair dryer on high, and watched as the end grain had solvent seep out and bubble. I repeated that process, hanging to dry and then hitting it with the hair dryer, until no more seeping or bubbling occured. At that point I hung it again for 24 hours, and then started my primer/paint/topcoat process. I never got it to work perfectly. That's part of the reason I switched to PVC to build with. Totally waterproof from the beginning. I could shape, add my hdwe, ballast weight, prime, paint, and topcoat with Solarez UV in one day, and fish the bait that same day, if I'm in a hurry.
  12. Just be sure to let the wood hardener fully cure before you paint. Otherwise, the hardener will continue to outgas solvent and create bubbles in you paint.
  13. I'm sure she did. My grandson loves his, too. He got it today at a family birthday party and went nuts! It was fun to see.
  14. Recently, I went, with my daughter's family, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My older grandson was fascinated by the otters. Afterward, I remembered a large, two-piece otter wake bait I had made, and then found too heavy to throw all day. So, yesterday, I dug it out of my old baits stash, cut off the bill, removed the hook hangers, and put a stubby fat senco onto it for a tail. He'll get it today, and I think he'll love it. It's not the first old bait I've given him, but it's the first one that actually looks like something he's seen recently and liked. Lucky grandpa!
  15. Buy good tools, and you'll only need to buy them once. Good tools eliminate a lot of the problems and frustrations that can making pouring soft plastics a slog.
  16. Just be sure that whichever fan you use is explosion proof, like the fans in kitchen hoods.
  17. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great site!
  18. I use .008 glitter in clear nail polish, and it works. One coat goes on smooth, and the brush lets me put the glitter on where I want it.
  19. Talk to people who are doing what you want to do, so you have a realistic idea of what's involved BEFORE you spend money. Ask people on this site to send you a private message so you can talk with them privately, and get their honest answer, without any public pressure. Just keep whatever you learn from everyone confidential.
  20. This is what I learned when I made jointed swimbaits out of wood. Glue epoxy, like D2T, is the hardest, but it will crack off if you hit rocks. Decoupage epoxy, like Etex lite, will give a more forgiving topcoat, but teeth will penetrate it, so be sure you wood is really well sealed.
  21. If your dryer has a vent to the outside, maybe you could into it somehow with a Y. Just be sure you have gates that will keep the two vent lines separated, and don't paint while the dryer is running.
  22. I bet you could use a length of pool noodle or water pipe insulation.
  23. Really nice! You have the patience of Jobe. I would be afraid to fish that lure, on the chance I'd lose it, or, worse, break it!
  24. https://www.coastairbrush.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Restorer&cat=59
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