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    Thanks Mark I appreciate it ! One of the ladies I work with in the office knows I make this kinda stuff so she brought in a full length rabbit fur coat ... Lifetime supply of fur for sure Tommy
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    Your work is always so nice , now I want to do a carp !
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    This is a 2" mouse . I carved this out of PVC , used Badger hair for body and feathers for head . The tail is a t-stop for pegging weights
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    Thanks guys ! Will have to throw it around some this weekend , Think the coyote whiskers could bend / break easy , I'll find an alternative . Thanks for the support ! Tommy
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    Rat is 4" long and tail makes total length 9" . " Fur " is deer hair , ears made from deer skin . Whiskers from coyote tail and eyes are glass tortoise color beads . This is not wet but how it looks with clear coat . I have a baby muskrat in the works too . Thanks guys
  6. Nice video , had no idea changing colors could be so easy . I need to take a break from my fly tying and art project so this will be perfect this weekend , melt some lead pour some spinnerbaits and jigs . Thanks for Jungle Jim info too So many things to do ...
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    Really nice , always like your clean work sir Tommy
  8. I don't think paint would adhere to it but staining is an interesting idea , I have lots of in different colors so I will experiment and let you know Tommy
  9. A piece of balsa from a hobby store can have multiple densities in a short section , one part of the same " board " may be soft enough to crush and some parts having and end grain that is hard to cut or sand smooth , basswood is much more consistent with the grain to give the bait a better consistency
  10. Try to use one method , witch ever method seems to have best control when cutting , then slowly sand with sanding blocks or power tools . You are still learning , Practice will improve your skills even if you are getting different results you are still learning the in's and out's . Templates like Hillbilly Voodoo says , if you cut and sand to those lines you will have consistency
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    Thank you , next gills will be way easier to make and install now that I know what to do and what not to do
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    Awesome , thanks guys . Putting it and all the other lures made during the winter to use all next week .
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    Here is my first attempt , not the most symmetrical . Next time I will glue the two ends of gills before putting in place . Turned out pretty cool , Thanks guys More pics in galley
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    Thank you guys , I will finish a top water with paint and gills to show a better perspective and post pictures soon . Tommy
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    Here is a gill detail I came up with ( at least have not seen before ) , I am making a top water and flat sided crankbait and will be layering a light color next to collar and darker on top for contrast . Think this will be cool detail
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    They also don't helicopter or spin in the air like a ball head marabou jig , so nice not to have that happen
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    Your right ,That's exactly what this box of baits are for . Thanks Hillbilly Voodoo .
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    Yes thank you Big Epp , It turned out just like I thought of in my head . Keep up the good work !
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    Thank You barrybait , it's an older bait , probably seven years ago with an attempt at foil . I hope to share a lot more with you guys
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