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Old 08-29-2021, 08:09 PM   #201
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Thanks Phillip. The reds have been ignoring them, they want paddle tails with a lot of thump.
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Old 08-31-2021, 12:29 PM   #202
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Awesome job, they look pretty good.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:28 PM   #203
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I'm posting these for Critter69. His son makes these by carving a wood master and using it to make a mold. Then he casts them in resin puts them together and paints them. These two are completed.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:31 PM   #204
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These just need the tails. That's some pretty talented work right there. Thanks Critter for sending me the pics.
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That's some fantastic work!
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Old 11-08-2021, 09:11 PM   #206
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Caught a few small ones at the pond. A white fluke I make has been the best lately. The bigger ones are avoiding me.
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Old 11-16-2021, 08:45 PM   #207
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I'm working on a new type lure. It's a work in progress still. It's a slow sinking twitch bait like a Mirrodine. These are the prototypes. I weighted and sealed them to check the sink rate and action. I took them to Sargent and threw them under the lights and got whacked by a decent trout (of coarse I missed it). I made patterns and weight ratios for buoyancy. I'm working on paint now.
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I'm working on a new type lure. It's a work in progress still. It's a slow sinking twitch bait like a Mirrodine. These are the prototypes. I weighted and sealed them to check the sink rate and action. I took them to Sargent and threw them under the lights and got whacked by a decent trout (of coarse I missed it). I made patterns and weight ratios for buoyancy. I'm working on paint now.

Nice shape and already gets fish attention! Post up again when you finish painting, always enjoy seeing your lure creations.
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Old 11-17-2021, 07:36 PM   #209
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I tried a few different finishes this evening and I'm not happy with the outcome. First I used a couple different foils to get some flash while fishing the lights. I liked the out come until I used a spray on lacquer that seemed to dull the foil. I'm being picky but the gold foil didn't act right when I did a mid coat of epoxy. I'm going to see if the finish clears up as it dries, if not I'll still fish it. Trying different things sometimes teaches hard lessons. Lol
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Old 11-17-2021, 07:40 PM   #210
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I went for a silver foil sides with a "hot head". The chrome foil was very flashy till the lacquer. I used it instead of epoxy because I didn't want to add too much weight and effect the sink rate. I'll see how it looks in the morning, I'll bet they'll still get em
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Gotta agree Kevin, “I'll bet they'll still get em”, good luck.
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:05 PM   #212
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Well look at that, fish like home made lures. Big fish at that.
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:07 PM   #213
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Caught a few of em on these.
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Well look at that, fish like home made lures. Big fish at that.
Nice Kevin! A very cool pic of the fish and your lure. Keep up the good work, you are one talented artist. Also you are a talented fisherman who knows how to throw those little works of art at critters that swim.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:13 PM   #215
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I'm shocked every time they work haha. I like stupid fish.
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:13 PM   #216
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Love that black back you added.

Awesome Job Sir!
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Old 12-05-2021, 06:19 PM   #217
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Tried a new way to inject lures. It creates a swirl type effect. It's pretty neat the way it turns out. I only tried it on some craws.
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Old 12-05-2021, 06:21 PM   #218
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I also repainted a couple Mirrolure Mirrodines that were pretty beat up.
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Old 12-05-2021, 06:22 PM   #219
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Tried a new way to inject lures. It creates a swirl type effect. It's pretty neat the way it turns out. I only tried it on some craws.
Those look great! Red and black swirl always produced for me down here on Amistad
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Old 12-05-2021, 06:23 PM   #220
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One more. I catch a lot of trout on these this time of year.
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Great job Kevin! Those referbs look awesome too!
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Those repainted lures look awesome!
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Old 12-05-2021, 09:32 PM   #223
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Thanks y'all. I'm hoping to get the hang of that airbrush someday.
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Old 12-05-2021, 10:12 PM   #224
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Kevin I may have missed it but have you done any frogs similar to a ribbit?
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Thanks y'all. I'm hoping to get the hang of that airbrush someday.
Airbrush is looking real good Kevin, nice work on those lures.
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Old 12-06-2021, 07:45 AM   #226
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Kevin I may have missed it but have you done any frogs similar to a ribbit?
I do but I haven't posted any pictures of any of them. I use them to catch reds in the marsh mostly so I usually just make white ones, so I can see them.
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I've been airbrush painting lures for awhile but don't post them. Here's a few. A Plopper.
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A Spook Jr.
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And a couple wake baits. The orange one needs to be redone thanks to a redfish.
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Old 12-06-2021, 08:18 PM   #230
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I've been working on a new one tonight but it's not ready. Maybe tomorrow. I really appreciate the complements. Airbrush painting is a struggle for me, none of them has been easy, but it's getting better.
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Old 12-06-2021, 08:20 PM   #231
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I do have a picture. Post #191
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Wow good advice!!
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Old 12-08-2021, 07:23 PM   #233
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I was talking hot rods with a couple friends the other day and I decided I needed a hot rod top water. So I flamed a Skitterwalk.
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One more from the front.
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Man, your get-n dang good!
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Old 12-10-2021, 08:15 PM   #236
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Those look great! Red and black swirl always produced for me down here on Amistad
Pedernal I tried the black and red and they blended too much. I'll try again later. Oh well.
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These have been the deal on the redfish lately. They feel almost like a spinner bait when you reel it in, it has so much thump. They have really liked the ol black and white.
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Old 12-11-2021, 06:34 PM   #238
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3cordTruth inspired me to do this because of the cornhole boards I made.
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Old 12-11-2021, 06:35 PM   #239
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One more.
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Now that's a lure that no local fish can refuse!
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Old 12-12-2021, 03:59 PM   #241
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Dadgum you’re getting it down brother! Gotta make some 4” baits pretty soon. I have done any big open pours yet. This 4” will be my first round. Probably gonna start simple with one color then two. Hoping to do a white ish with big black flake belly, chartreuse stripe with a black and silver flake too. Gonna try to dot it up front as well. Worlds worst makes me jealous haha. He’s an artist and you’re on the way.


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Awesome work!
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Zac a couple things I learned the hard way. Pour it on a hot plate. On the 4" keep it around 250 degrees. It will blend the layers better but not melt the dot. Pour the blood line (center color) very thin, it looks a lot better. Use a heat gun to get the bubbles out between layers. On the 6" I keep the hot plate around 325 degrees. Post a pic when your done, I'd love to see em.
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Now that's a lure that no local fish can refuse!
A friend told me if I could catch a Texas slam on it I'd be the greatest fisherman in the world lol.
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Kevin, I cannot State how cool that lure is. That pattern is sure to become a Lone Star among your many creations!
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I spent some time in the garage today working on some new lures. I got a couple new molds I wanted to try. First is a new flat worm. I've been trying to work up a new color that's a translucent blue and I finally settled on this one.
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I used it to do a Sexy Shad paddle tail in a mold I made out of resin.
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I also made a few jerk baits.
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And I made some more croakers. These are very time consuming but worth it in the end I think. I did some 6", 5" and 4". I did a jerk bait also. I pour clear plastic into the mold and dump it out, then paint the stripes, gold and silver. It creates a really cool effect.
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Awesome work Sir! If I was a fish I would take the bait! All those colors look fabulous.
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