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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...
  14. gliders


    Thanks h.d, appreciated. ..
  15. gliders


    Thanks all eyes, appreciated..
  16. You could do away with spar urethane and seal by heating lure before applying e-tex ,using just enough to soak in. Heating the wood makes it suck the e-tex in as it cools....
  17. Bonepile, if you really have to handle lure, do what mark suggested. If you actually had oily hands when you handled your lures, then they may well have had it. If your paint is bone dry and preferably heat set, it is possible to clean very gently with luke warm water and a small amount of washing up liquid - literally a few very gentle wipes or you risk lifting paint. .glider
  18. Hopefully you'll get to the bottom of it bonepile, for sure touching the lure will create fish eyes, with oily hands its guaranteed.....glider
  19. gliders


    Hard to say stickleback, it's something ive always done on my top waters. I regularly fish them with static pauses and seemed common sense to put the eye's where they can be seen. I can say they are effective.....glider
  20. gliders


    Hey ddl, I get mine off ebay in u.k , you should have no problem getting it though - do a search for 'ultra fine nail glitter ' I buy it in 100 gram bags. ...
  21. Mark, I've used a similar method-clear acrylic through airbrush over glitter with decent results . Bonepile, hope that's your problem solved. In my case it only happens with one glitter, and like I say I catch it no problem with next coat. I'm surprised vallejo gloss caused it, was it 100 percent cured ? P.s you can E-tex over foil fine...glider
  22. gliders


    Thanks ddl, they have proven very effective on our pike....
  23. gliders


    Foiled meranti gliders..
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