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  1. Surely if the lure has the same overall shape and volume, it will not matter what you make it it from in terms of micro baloons,wood density etc. ? At the same sink rate, the lure will weigh exactly the same regardless?
  2. Hey Mark,sure they would, our Atlantic salmon stop feeding long before they run our rivers. I did build a few prototypes for pike, maybe get back to them in a few months, I bought a hundred stainless props plus cups !
  3. Hi Lizzie, nice story. You can't go wrong with a combination belt/disc sander, ( 6inch disk 4 inch belt) , a small bandsaw and a small bench/pillar drill. As I'm from Scotland, I can't recommend models, hopefully someone from U.S can help with that....glider
  4. fnf, if you want it to go side to side on retrieve , try making the front profile more rounded and bulbous. Most gliders I've used and make will go side to side on straight retrieve depending on speed, though not designed primarily to do this....
  5. hey fnf. have you tried jerking the lure ?
  6. hey turtlela, 8 hours turning should be plenty, so thats not the problem. Possibly the amount you're applying ? p.s , no need at all to let sit before applying, is the uneven thickness caused by fish eye (contamination) ?
  7. turtlela, how long are you leaving on spinner ?
  8. out of interest spoonpluger, what are you sealing with ,and which zinsser primer ?....glider
  9. Another option is mix some nail glitter in a suitable clear base..
  10. Thanks guy's, Benton.b, that was one I have looked at, I'll probably end up making several prototypes and experiment. .glider
  11. Hi all, looking for any helpful info on prop type surface lures. I build lots of spook type surface lures ,but prop type lures are not used regularly over this way. I'm intending to build some large pike size - 6-8 inch double prop lures. I'm using the propeller shape props and plan on 1 at each end. I will either make them spook shaped ,or possibly shad type shape. These will probably be red cedar. I intend to ballast them for stability , casting distance and more importantly - attitude on surface at rest . I would imagine any type of walk the dog type action would be highly unlikely ? That being the case, what is the preferred attitude of this type of lure when resting on surface ? I'm thinking fairly low on surface ,slightly tail down . Appreciate any input if anyone builds and /or fishes this type of bait. Thanks..glider..
  12. I've heated under grill till they felt fairly warm but not what you would call hot. I personally don't thin ,as I've found it gets pretty thin when applying to the warm blank. Wait 5 mins after removing lure from heat before applying. ..
  13. Good stuff, look forward to seeing some new lures...
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