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Old 04-29-2021, 09:02 PM   #101
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Got out in the garage and made a few 4" Tennessee Shad.
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:18 PM   #102
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Those look great Kevin!
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:15 PM   #103
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Nice Kevin, gonna be some fish fooled with that design and color for sure.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:32 PM   #104
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Thanks for the kind words. Working on a 4" jointed wood shad. Still have a ways to go but it's coming along.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:35 PM   #105
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The other side.
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:50 PM   #106
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I'll get a picture of it later but this ones a flop. Basswood is to buoyant, I can't put enough lead in it to sink. I'll call it a top water haha.
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:29 PM   #107
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I'll get a picture of it later but this ones a flop. Basswood is to buoyant, I can't put enough lead in it to sink. I'll call it a top water haha.

That's it! It's a Top Water Flop! Great name sir! Most fish flop right? Cast it out, twitch it a bit, and if it don't get bit, reel it in a bit, let it sit, and twitch it again!


Just like a baitfish that sits on the top of the water flop-n.

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Old 05-02-2021, 08:11 PM   #108
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That's the plan. Oh well, live and learn.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:41 PM   #109
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I bet I could catch something with it. And I ain't bass fished in years! (since I turned to stripers)


Drill a small hole through the nose and above the lip, and out the belly just in front of the joint. Run a small metal tube through it. Run a lite wire through the tube and tie on a treble. And attach a swivel to the nose end of the wire. No matter which side it lands on, it will always be the right side. The treble will make the belly slightly heavier. So when you twitch it, it will want to stand upright just like a baitfish, only to fall over. Thus, the flop. Now, what colors you gonna do it with?
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:44 PM   #110
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If somebody handed me a Sink-o 40 years ago, I would-a thought it'd never work. And I ws a worm feller.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:25 PM   #111
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It sits in the water fine, I have plenty of lead in the bottom just not enough to make it sink slowly. I was trying to make a slow sinking glide bait. I should have used poplar, it's more dense. It swim great on top, it'll catch em. Probably going with a shad pattern on the bait. The Reds don't know it's not what I was trying to do. Lol
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:13 PM   #112
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Have any of you guys considered 3D printing lure molds? I found quite a few models people have shared on another site.

https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q...&sort=relevant
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:20 PM   #113
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I've not tried any 3D molds. I'm told they don't stand up to the heat of plastisol for very long. Also the finish of the lure is somewhat dull compared to what other mold material produces. I have a neighbor that is going to print something for me to try out. If it works it gives you a lot of possibilities.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:56 PM   #114
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Man these are awesome. A buddy of mine is just getting started making his own lures.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:23 PM   #115
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I'm no expert but if he needs any advice let me know. Catching em on something you make is just cool
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:38 PM   #116
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I know there's a few other bait makers out there, please feel free to post some of your stuff. I'd love to see em.
So wish I was allowed to
You stuff looks awesome Kevin!
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