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  1. One of my uncles loves pink fishing lures. Fun idea!
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    these look great! I recently started making my own spinners and it's been a blast. I'm a counselor and made one with a teenage client. You should have seen his face light up when he made his own spinner.
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    EWG worm hooks on some for including flukes or other plastics.
  4. hey all, I recently started twisting inline spinners. I've been doing smaller ones (size 2 or 3 blades) and have had good success using .032" wire. Its the king that comes in a spool (2lbs!) And springs back into place, annealed I think. I'll try and drop a picture in the gallery. I've also got some .062" lock wire I use to make twist eyes for muskie lures. It is much more bendable than what I've been using for bass spinners. Would it work for twisting bucktails for pike/muskie? What type and diameter wire do you prefer for that application? Thanks!
  5. Okay, so I can't figure out how to find the gallery on my phone, so here are the functional spinners...
  6. I twisted up some spinners for use with soft plastic trailers. After reading the info here I added some more beads, and so far they work great! The one with brass beads in the picture didn't spin well. But when I added the extra beads in the other they worked great. I'll put another picture in the gallery of all the functional ones.
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    Very interesting. Great detail!
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    7” PVC crank

    nice work!
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    How is the carbon fiber to work with? It's a pretty unique look!
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    LPO

    I recently ordered some stuff from LPO and had a great experience. I didn't have any need to contact them though, so I can't speak to that.
  11. Great input here! I use what's available and have tried all sorts of stuff. I prefer basswood and cedar. I've found basswood gets "fuzzy" sometimes and needs a little extra sanding. Sanding dust from cedar can be a respiratory irritant, so be somewhat cautious. I like to make little "bug" lures for panfish, and I've been using some redwood I got from a demo job I did. It carves like butter and is exceptionally buoyant. Problem is its not commercially available where I am located, so once I'm out I'm out.
  12. Great thread! I just made some spinners with whiptail blades. They spum great with no hooks, but when I added a 2/0 ewg worm hook and a fluke the blades stopped spinning. The exception was a panther Martin style blade that spun great.
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    Gill Detail

    Great idea! Looks sharp, and I'm looking forward to seeing the topwater bait.
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    Foaming resin

    Would it help to run a dehumidifier? I have not done anything with resin yet, so this is NOT coming from experience.
  15. Wow, I just read through this entire thread... mind blown! I am super pumped to try this idea! @Hillbilly voodoo, I bet this would be a dynamite action for trolling. I can't tell you how many times my uncle will "bump" the motor to try and get more action.
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