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Hillbilly voodoo

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  1. For the sake of learning put a line tie under the nose closer to the lip.you should see an improvement. You might as well mess around with the lure that doesn’t work right and try a few things to improve your knowledge but I would agree moving the lip closer to the nose on the next one should help
  2. I have never found a magic equation for bill size and don’t think there is one( if there is Vodkaman Dave will know it though). The issue is weight, tie point location, angle, lip location and even body shape will action if you have a pic of the lure odds are myself or others can help correct the issues just by asking you a few questions after but when it comes to to lip size I just know what works from trial and error. In my opinion the best option is cut a few potential lips pressure fit them in the lip slot and test the action. All it takes is a layer or two off masking tap
  3. @Outlaw4 Don’t ignore your tools theory on lure building because this is still very important. If you are not in the strike zone your odds of attracting or triggering fish decreases This is just as important as the attraction and trigger factors My opinion two of the biggest factors in a great fisherman and a meh one is getting it in the strike zone and applying a trigger to the action. Most lures are designed to attract with a basic retrieval that most fisherman can figure out easily I have posted it before a truly great fisherman can out fish an average fisherman even
  4. It may not be my style but I have to say it definitely give a realistic looking detail. Very creative
  5. Like most opinion pieces put out by fisherman I believe some of it holds merit but a lot of it is just opinion biased on his fishing style My opinion attraction is based on flicker/flash, noise/vibration and overall visibility true triggering traits are that show weakness/opportunity or create the fish to fear a loss of opportunity. Weakness is a pause, fall, or small twitch showing struggles to move. Drawing on a now or never response is a long pull/jerk, variation in speed and veering to the side Above is the main factors I consider when creating a lure and what I choose to
  6. It’s a bass pro brand 6inch musky grub. It was the only large curly tail I could find to test it out. I plan to test some other options too but so far this one works and holds up well. I want to try a wider but still long curly tail
  7. The fish are the most important critics I always look at multiple things for a successful test. How often does it fowl? because it doesn’t matter how well catches fish if it’s tangled 90% of the time how are the fish hitting it? If your getting poor hook ups and light bites it needs adjust And most important does it produce as well or better then other lures proven effective in that body of water. Really who wants to toss a meh lure all day when there is better options This design is showing promise. The fish were Tboneing it hard with good hook ups. I threw another
  8. I worked pretty good and actually has a nice side to side on the twitch before it does a nose dive. Ended up with 16 smaller walleye/pike and lost one pike in the mid teens beside the kayak. Had the drag too tight and he hit right next to the kayak only took pics of the first pike and walleye because none were anything special
  9. Well I have one finished and off to the lake to test it on pike. May need to adjust rear hook location
  10. Yes both the amount of weight and it’s location are big factors when it comes to to action
  11. I do mine by drops and keep small bottles of pre mixed pair around. I blend colors of paint often so this method benefits me
  12. That paint scheme fits the body shape very well. one of the prettier banana baits I have seen
  13. Hello Bruce I grew up on the west coast of BC where trout and salmon fishing are king. I think I was about 6 years old when I built my first in line spinners. I now reside is Alberta and don’t fish trout near as much and when I do it’s browns, bulls, and Lakers mostly. Usually targeting larger fish I have never been big on fishing ultra light spinners. Personally feel people under estimate trout as a predator. One of the smallest spinners I use is a #15 panther Martin. I kinda go the opposite direction in the size department then you. But in the end whatever catches fish is the best
  14. Not personally but I do know the Australian from work uses stick baits he used in saltwater back home for pike around here. I am pretty sure some of his have tail weights
  15. Hillbilly voodoo


    Those would be deadly for crappie
  16. Maybe check out the different brass spinner bodies. You might find something the right shape
  17. I have also been using a similar method to what JD posted I have used all kinds of metal disks I cut out even beer cans cut up. I have also used the brass ends of shotgun shells. For the balls anything for ball bearings to BBs. Wood baits I cover with wood filler and resin baits I use a fairly thick resin/micro balloon mix so it sands nicer I have also suspended brass tubes with folded over ends with BBs/ball bearing inside inside me my molds and poured rattling lures I preferred the results of the method in JD’s video
  18. Lure making will cost you time, your sanity and probably even your soul lol I don’t even want to know what it has cost me money wise over the years.
  19. You ever have a bass break your crankbaits I want to see a pic of the tank that did it so you better land it lol Sadly I don’t think that day will come
  20. Where actions like that really shine is for trolling lures where you don’t have the same ability to apply action on the retrieve This in my opinion is where hunters need to be marketed not the bass fishing market that is more about casting. Something to consider and maybe be a venture for something to do on the side to see how it goes. I think you have something there but you will need to apply it correctly and get it known on your own
  21. What I always find interesting when it comes to to debating the lure construction strength is most are not considering is the shear range in size/power of fish people target with lures. Most are comparing lure construction to species like bass where 10lbs is big and failing to realize this is a small fish to some who target larger species I would be choked if someone built me a lure for a tarpon trip using the same construction they used for largemouth I have had big chinook, lake trout, and pike break lures. I have had pike break hangers twisting in a net/cradle. Chinook have pull
  22. There is one thing that would work but only worth while if you are doing this often make half a silicone mold to hold the blank perfectly and use a drill press after. When I mentioned jig it can anything to hold it stable and level. I built a cradle to hold salmon to do this years ago out of wood even In all honesty I have been successful just marking the lure using calipers and using a cordless drill. But if does run a high risk of going wrong
  23. The things we stumble on when trying new Very interesting yet simple mod too
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