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About HokieMusky527

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  • Birthday 05/27/1986

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    New River Valley, Virginia
  • Interests
    Musky, Smallmouth, Walleye when they are pre spawn, stripers and hybrids, and OBX Redfish.

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  1. Any ideas or place to start... just concerned about buying something with sidescan and have it be worthless in a 8 foot deep river...lil help please?
  2. Hello all! So i have come across some posts like this from 10 years ago and just wanted to know everyones opinion now. I would like to stay @ or around $500 but 3-4 would be great. I have been going out with a buddy for stripers lately and he has a new Lowrance with down and side imaging and some of the stuff i have seen on it is UNBELIEVABLE! He mainly uses the chirp but while we are crusing around looking for schools of fish the side imaging is really cool. The thing is i only have a little 12' fiberglass jon boat with a 15hp on it. I almost exclusively fish the NEW River here in so
  3. i too have made a bait with rattles capped with dimes. It definitely makes a unique sound. I have also capped the end of my holes with little chunks of lead. They both make a very different "plink". Even turning the dime over heads/tails can change the sound a bit. play around and see what ya figure out!
  4. i used to do it that way with small chisels and a razor knife.... i recently switched to wood padded vice...i have 3 nice cuts on my left thumb and pointer finger i had to seal shut with superglue thanks to this one little chisel, so to save yourself a little surprise, pain, and hopefully not needing stiches, the vice or other means is WAY WAY WAY better than with you hand...just my opinion
  5. GREAT INFO GUYS!!! Like said any little time saving tips are greatly appreciated. The Tackle Underground world always surprises and amazes me! I cannot thank everyone enough!
  6. all good to know! I guess its all dependent on you 1) airbrush 2) compressor and PSI 3) your paint 4) amount of thinner added
  7. I really appreciate the tips, even if you are fairly new to it yourself. You have the most recent "learning curve" and know what would have made your start easier! Thanks a bunch!
  8. The way i usually do it, granted a boat really really really helps with it, is that if you are hung in a tree and it doesnt come off first try or it starts off with a couple wraps, the best thing i have found is to go over to it cut the line as high up as you can and hook one of the treble hook onto the top eye of your rod and give it a slow steady pull.. most of the time it will get your lure out of the tree unless super wrapped up. Hopefully most of you are decent casters and the lure is not more than 5-10 feet above your head. If your 15+ feet up in the tree, good luck, start making or bu
  9. Yea i have seen people get all kinds of crazy stuff for patterns/stencils at like hobby lobby or jo-ann fabrics, and a bunch of people use all different kinds of eyes, like off stuffed animals and all kinds of things. First thing that i found out today that will be harder than i thought would be to find the right size coupler to attach my airbrush to the hose and compressor i got... found out would be much easier/cheaper to just go ahead and order one from IWATA
  10. HAHA yea he has never mentioned changing PSI or anything... i always see his GIANT assortment of paints and just see like $1000 sitting there so just looking for the $50-$100 starting options that would be best. All the info is greatly appreciated!
  11. Great! sounds like a plan... I have watched every Marlingbaits video, he says he uses all waterbased paints, and have also watched a bunch of Solar's stuff and a bunch of "Blue Ridge Musky" and SBFishing vids with DjsCustom lures in them. Thats a great point...if not happy with the paint and pattern, spray white/black and start again fresh! Really appreciate all the help guys!
  12. Hello Hello all! So i have yet to post any of the lures i have made because they were all done with lack of powertools and painted with rattle cans... but they work well (for the most part) and look half way decent i guess (for spray paint anyway). I recently ordered a Iwata Neo CN airbrush that just arrived, have picked up a compressor and the like, but the only thing i really need left to get is some paints. Any recommendations for a good set or some colors/type to start painting with? I know i have seen this before about needing your bases white/black and a few of the other "natural" c
  13. HokieMusky527

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    Big ol New River Valley buck killed by my buddy Mike...measured about 189"
  14. Me and my Pops with some nice eater walleye
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    Buddy joe with a 44"... caught 3 in an hour fishing for bass with shiners in January. Pretty good day!
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