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Old 11-19-2022, 08:48 PM   #401
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I picked the worst week for vacation. looks like it's going to blow a gale all week.
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Old 11-20-2022, 09:26 AM   #402
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I picked the worst week for vacation. looks like it's going to blow a gale all week.

Please, hope for the better! I've got this week off, too!
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Old 11-20-2022, 05:08 PM   #403
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One more in better light.
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Old 12-09-2022, 08:46 PM   #404
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Got this one done this week. It's another balsa slow sinker with a through wire harness. I used foil for the scale effects and did a little more carving on this one. It's almost big trout season so I've a couple more jerk baits to make.
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Old 12-09-2022, 08:46 PM   #405
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One more.
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That foil does wonders!
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Old 12-09-2022, 09:54 PM   #407
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It does. It's cheap and easy to work with. I use it more for the scale texture than the flash. I have high hopes for this one with the trout.
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Old 12-13-2022, 08:32 PM   #408
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Got out in the shed and made a few flukes up for cold weather fishing. Some of my favorite colors. Red Shad is definitely one of them. And the ol' Texas Roach.
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Old 12-13-2022, 08:33 PM   #409
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And some paddle tails.
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Old 12-13-2022, 08:34 PM   #410
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And the Red Shad ones
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Old 12-16-2022, 09:55 PM   #411
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Working on a few shallow diving 2'' crank baits. My bench is a mess.
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Old 12-16-2022, 10:16 PM   #412
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Me Likey!!!
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Old 12-17-2022, 08:47 PM   #413
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Coming right along
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Old 12-17-2022, 10:16 PM   #414
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Got this one done this week. It's another balsa slow sinker with a through wire harness. I used foil for the scale effects and did a little more carving on this one. It's almost big trout season so I've a couple more jerk baits to make.
Almost too pretty to fish with!
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Old 12-18-2022, 08:32 PM   #415
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Cranking out the crank baits.



A messy bench is a sign of a busy man!
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Old 12-18-2022, 09:43 PM   #416
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Last night I got the lips on them and primered them white. Internal rattles and through wire rigging. I'll start painting tomorrow evening. Today I had to go get my place in Sargent ready for the freeze.

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Old 12-22-2022, 07:27 PM   #417
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I have two of the five done. They have an internal rattle, weighted and a through wire harness. My wife says the copper/brown one looks like popcorn.
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Old 12-22-2022, 10:06 PM   #418
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Those are NICE!!!!
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Old 12-23-2022, 11:15 AM   #419
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Well done!
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Old 12-23-2022, 12:09 PM   #420
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The last two. I'm tired of crank baits lol. Time to go lose a couple
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Old 12-23-2022, 01:45 PM   #421
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First I thought that green back was my favorite, nope!

Black back! Now go into one of those washed out lakes and load up on redfish.
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Old 12-23-2022, 04:00 PM   #422
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The one on the left in the last pic reminds me of an ivory domino. Maybe the reds and trout will domino on that one.


They all look great to me!
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Old 12-23-2022, 07:19 PM   #423
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The one on the left in the last pic reminds me of an ivory domino. Maybe the reds and trout will domino on that one.


They all look great to me!
It looks like an ace blank lol. You just gave me an idea for a trey deuce lipless lol.
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Old 12-26-2022, 07:15 PM   #424
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Well a lot of trial and error has finally paid off. I got a chance to throw my three slow sinkers I made and had a lot of success. A total of (7) trout from 17-21'' in about an hour today. I caught a couple on each of them. I'm always shocked when I catch a fish on a lure I make.
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Old 12-26-2022, 07:15 PM   #425
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Old 12-26-2022, 07:17 PM   #426
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This one inhaled the lure and had to come home for dinner. The rest were released.
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That's awesome! And some pretty nice fish too!
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Old 12-28-2022, 05:21 AM   #428
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Very cool.. Great accomplishment!!!
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Old 01-09-2023, 09:03 PM   #429
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I got out in the shop and made a couple of my favorite winter colors. Red Shad and Morning Dawn flukes. They're deadly on a light weight jig head this time of year.
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Like those red shad!
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Old 01-17-2023, 09:36 PM   #431
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I've been busy with the plugs lately. I made a silicone mold for this model so I can easily reproduce it. Now I can fiddle with the sink rate and attitude in the water without carving a new one each time. That's my goal with these as I make them and like the action, I can reproduce them. I'll get a casting done hopefully tomorrow. I just opened it up this evening (I just got back from the water) so it needs to be trimmed up and made pretty.
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Old 01-17-2023, 09:42 PM   #432
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I just finished this new lure this week. It's carved from balsa with a through wire harness and foiled. I just threw it at some fish but they ignored it. It has a very slow sink rate of about a foot every two seconds and a lot of side to side movement, it will turn back past 90 degrees as you walk it under water, that's exactly what I'm trying to make them do. This is the smallest plug so far. My wife insisted on the orange paint scheme.
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Old 01-17-2023, 09:43 PM   #433
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The other side.
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Old 01-17-2023, 09:45 PM   #434
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This is a size comparison with the other. It hadn't been painted yet or the texturing done to the foil.
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Old 01-18-2023, 02:37 PM   #435
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Great job!
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Old 01-18-2023, 05:01 PM   #436
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Good looking lures.
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Old 01-18-2023, 06:26 PM   #437
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That orange-n-white is the bomb!


Bet you get a few with it.
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Old 01-24-2023, 08:56 PM   #438
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i broke down and bought a couple new molds. These are an upgrade from what I've been using. They come out looking like they belong on a store shelf. A 3.8'' paddle tall and a 5'' fluke style, both in my favorite color, black and white.
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