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  1. On 5/6/2020 at 6:40 AM, Big Epp said:

    You make jigs and stuff too?! Dang man, these look great.  We got a ton of rain last week, and I tried fishing over the weekend.  I used a all white chatterbait I found last year and had a great time with it.  Do you fish chatterbaits a lot?

    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.

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  2. These are both made from Azek PVC trimboard.  I built them each in three days.  I primed them with Rustoleum 2X Paint/Primer, Createx paints and Folk Art metallics for the colors, and two coats of Rustoleum 2X Gloss Acrylic for the top coat.  I added clear nail polish over the eyes, and along the belly treble hook's swing path, to cut down on hook rash.

    The top one is 1" thick, and weighs 20 grams with #2 KVD EWG trebles.  The lower one is 3/4" thick, same hooks.

    They both swim 3-4' deep, and are stable at high speed, with a big X side to side swim.  They are flat sided, so there isn't much roll, and I tapered them down from full thickness at the shoulders to 1/2"+- at the belly, to make them more stable at high speed.  They have a 3/8" LPO metal rattle in the front part, and a smaller multi-bb rattle farther back, so they make a lot of noise.   I built them to fish fast over shallow grass, and along weed lines, and I want to provoke a reaction bite.

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  3. Two prop wake baits.  40 grams, 4 1/4" long, 1 1/2" tall, 1" thick.  On a slow retrieve, they wake and wiggle, and the prop spins.  On a faster retrieve, they dive 6" to 12".  They have metal rattles in the tail pieces.  #2 KVD EWG trebles.

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  4. Two squarebills I repainted.  I wanted something for dirtier water.

    Pearl violet back, flourescent yellow sides, orange belly, black bars over mesh netting.  Irridescent turquois face markings.  All Createx paints.  Rustoleum Gloss 2X Acrylic clear, two coats.

  5. I wanted this 4" bluegill swimbait to glide, instead of flap, so I super glued a piece of 1/16" lexan to the place in the joint where the two pieces meet, and this is what it looks like.  The joint moves just like the R2S glidebait above it.  I will take it out for a test swim on Monday, if I don't melt first.

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  6. 1 minute ago, Hillbilly voodoo said:

    But does it catch fish

    Not so far, but I've only fished it a little.  I need to alter the joint gap to get the glide I want.  It's 8:30 pm here and it's still 91 degrees.  Tomorrow is another day, especially early in the morning when it's only 75!  I'm headed for bed.  Talk to you tomorrow.

  7. On 8/9/2020 at 4:11 AM, Hillbilly voodoo said:

    Too pretty the fish won’t like it throw it away and start over :lolhuh:

    nice work mark

    It is slow sink with #4 short shank EWG triple grip hooks, faster sink with #2s.  I wanted it to be a glide bait, but it has a much  shorter swim cycle, not a big, slow S like I was hoping for.  I'll play around with the joint opening to see if I can get the action I want.

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