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Outlaw4

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  1. i use epoxy thickened with west systems 404. Can make as thick as you want.
  2. very nice! what do you use for the tail?
  3. NVM lol i see the pic in the other post
  4. you dont happen to have a picture of this do you? i'd be interested in seeing how to do
  5. not sure if you ever watch any of Randy Blaukats youtube stuff but he did a night time spinnerbait one awhile back. Might be a good start. i dont bass fish after dark much, but do do a fair amount of musky fishing then. I have had a lot of luck with black bodies and chartreuse blades. Especially when there is a little moonlight. If its more dark moony then the golds, black nickel, silvers are maybe better.
  6. Try waiting a full 24 hours or more. It can take that long or more for some paints
  7. how long between the paint and epoxy? paint can be dry but not cured and that can make a mess sometimes? also if two part epoxy make sure its mixed more than sufficient. i set a 5 minute timer for mixing, its way longer than you think lol
  8. Anyone have experience with? Do they run well? Mold well? I'm thinking of getting a set (if i can find).
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    Wake Bait

    Wake bait is up next on my to do list. Always wanted to build one just never seem to get around to it. Planning on a good size bait like maybe 6" or so minus the tail (if one). Any tips from wake bait gurus? Lip angle, joint segment ratio, tails, weight / balance?
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    Resin

    i thought maybe it was Alumalite, but could have been another place that had a chart to match wood densities. ive not made a resin bait but hoping to experiment with it this season some
  11. man ive caught a lot of bass on a green pumpkin hack attack jig with a 4" chigger craw. it'd be a great way to build confidence. ive had good success with jigs on clear water fishing deep weed lines. most people figure jigs for shallow water but sometimes bass really like the vertical fall, and most strikes will come that way, often you'll just see your line move.
  12. id love to see that in the water. very cool!
  13. this is not a spitting sound. the swoosh comes from the side to side displacement of water. sometimes referred to as the "death march"....swoosh swoosh swoosh
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    IMG_4110

    these have been on my to do list for a bit. thanks for the motivation those are very nicely done
  15. also remember its not just the motion you need to think about. there is a sound associated with the motion. swoosh swoosh swoosh
  16. my first crack would be to bend to tow eye down below centerline. that helps keep downward pressure on the lip. it looks like a thru wire so maybe could cut a small notch below it to get it down easier? This would be easy to move back if its not it. second thought would maybe be some weight in small increments between the front hook hanger and the lip? cool looking bait though and sounds like you are close. The dialing it in is so very fun and frustrating
  17. try soaking overnight in cleaner. i had one do this one time and i was about to just throw it away. im not sure where or how but it cleaned itself out and worked properly again. ill also when shoot thinner or isopropyl though at higher psi like 40-45. that sometimes clears up a nasty acting brush.
  18. the hardened .062 bucktail wire will work fine in there. If you are looking to make it close to original you can get the hook hangers. Otherwise on new ones i drill to the middle and use a swivel for the hook hanger. If you need i can show you more detailed picture later but here you can get the idea another thing you will want to do if fishing it is to back off those blade screws a bit so the blade is loose so it will "chirp". This chirp is why they were often called bird lures
  19. bass fishing it'd be considered a jerkbait musky / pike fisherman may be inclined to call it a minowbait
  20. Airbrushes are just precision spray paint tools. They can shoot most any kind of paint you want. Lure paint depends a lot on topcoat plan. if your going to epoxy then any of the water based stuff works good. if no epoxy then lacquers are a better choice, or anything not water based. Just need the appropriate cleaners and PPE. I'd always vote for as large a compressor as is feasible. But as previously stated the water trap / regulator needs to be used with any.
  21. for less than $20 you can build a turner. A disco ball turner and 1x6 and your good to go. It's well worth the time if your thinking epoxy. Clear coating is one of the trickier parts of a build to get right. I'd put as many advantages as you can in your favor.
  22. Outlaw4

    Glitter

    check out mini flake buster. i have not tried this yet but have watched a couple of videos on. this seems like a reasonable solution
  23. i have a 5" horny toad stone mold. Its a direct upsized knock off. You wont get that stateside. It makes serviceable baits for personal use. Kind of dull but look shiny when wet . Puts fish in the boat. CNC molds make nice baits. I'd pick CNC at a higher price if given the choice. They just make nicer baits.
  24. ive dabbled in all sorts of concoctions but mostly just buy the iwata cleaner in 32oz bottles now. in between colors mostly use reducer to flush. i have had some funny reactions between paint and some homebrew solutions so pretty much just stick to the brand name stuff.
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