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Old 03-01-2022, 08:58 AM   #301
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Kurt here's a bone Rattle Trap for you.
Wow, thank you so much. I got it yesterday in the mail. I can't wait to use it and show you the results! Thanks again, Kurt
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Old 03-03-2022, 01:10 PM   #302
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You should make a plum like color
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Old 03-03-2022, 01:46 PM   #303
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A plum color Rattle Trap?
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Old 03-07-2022, 07:16 PM   #304
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I had a good idea (I thought) that didn't turn out like I hoped. The colors just don't work together. Oh well. They don't always work out. Black top, chartreuse center and a red belly.
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Old 03-07-2022, 07:19 PM   #305
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I knew this one would look good. Pearl chartreuse paddle tails.
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Old 03-11-2022, 05:28 PM   #306
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Old 03-11-2022, 08:07 PM   #307
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Made a few more in the new mold. Red and white is my favorite spring color.
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Old 03-11-2022, 08:09 PM   #308
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Also my color match of Liquid Shrimp from Texas Tackle Factory.
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Old 03-11-2022, 08:12 PM   #309
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And the old black and white. Theses are a smaller profile with less thump than the the other paddling tails I make. The size is better in the spring when the bait is smaller.
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Old 03-11-2022, 08:15 PM   #310
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Awesome work Sir!!!
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Old 03-15-2022, 01:59 PM   #311
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I like them black and whites.
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Old 03-15-2022, 09:41 PM   #312
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That new mold is turning out some nice ones Kevin, colors look good too.
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Old 03-16-2022, 10:11 AM   #313
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I knew this one would look good. Pearl chartreuse paddle tails.
I like those paddle tails with the ribs.
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Old 03-16-2022, 10:37 AM   #314
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I like those paddle tails with the ribs.
Those have a lot of thump when you reel them in, almost like a spinner bait. I catch more reds on those in a black and white than any other lure I make. In the spring they don't seem to like the thump as much though, so I use the smaller ones till June or so.
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Old 03-16-2022, 08:21 PM   #315
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I picked up these two new molds from Barlows Tackle online for $8 and $9 each. One is a three inch shrimp and the other is a 5" finesse worm. These are open pour silicone molds that are cheap and pour a nice lure. If someone was interested in pouring some cheap baits these are a good start.
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Old 03-20-2022, 12:48 AM   #316
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Have not tried making my own yet, great job!
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Old 03-23-2022, 10:37 AM   #317
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Those have a lot of thump when you reel them in, almost like a spinner bait. I catch more reds on those in a black and white than any other lure I make. In the spring they don't seem to like the thump as much though, so I use the smaller ones till June or so.
Do they make a smaller one with ribs? Do you straight reel them or pop them a little like any paddle tail.

They should be on glass minnows and such in the spring mostly so smaller profile makes sense.
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Old 03-23-2022, 11:03 AM   #318
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My ribbed paddle tail mold is a 3'5'', they make a 3''. I like the skinny paddle tail mold I have now, it's just a preference. I fish shallow a lot so I can see how they react when I swim something past them, that determines how I work it. Mostly I just straight reel them and let the tail work. If I'm throwing a curl tail, I'll hop it around a lot. My paddle tail molds are Do It Essential Series molds. 3.5 Ripper and the 3.5 Slick Shiner. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-23-2022, 12:47 PM   #319
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My ribbed paddle tail mold is a 3'5'', they make a 3''. I like the skinny paddle tail mold I have now, it's just a preference. I fish shallow a lot so I can see how they react when I swim something past them, that determines how I work it. Mostly I just straight reel them and let the tail work. If I'm throwing a curl tail, I'll hop it around a lot. My paddle tail molds are Do It Essential Series molds. 3.5 Ripper and the 3.5 Slick Shiner. Hope that helps.
Thank you. It is mainly out of curiousity since I have no plans for pouring my own.
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Old 03-26-2022, 11:38 PM   #320
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I picked up these two new molds from Barlows Tackle online for $8 and $9 each. One is a three inch shrimp and the other is a 5" finesse worm. These are open pour silicone molds that are cheap and pour a nice lure. If someone was interested in pouring some cheap baits these are a good start.
Thanks Kevin, those look great.
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Old 03-27-2022, 09:30 AM   #321
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I picked up these two new molds from Barlows Tackle online for $8 and $9 each. One is a three inch shrimp and the other is a 5" finesse worm. These are open pour silicone molds that are cheap and pour a nice lure. If someone was interested in pouring some cheap baits these are a good start.

On open pour molds are they flat on one side?


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Old 03-27-2022, 12:32 PM   #322
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Yes they are. Like a Trick Worm. To get a round worm you need to use injection molds.
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Old 03-27-2022, 07:15 PM   #323
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Made a few new worms the other day. I'm really liking the silicone mold worm. It's basically a Trick Worm copy. Also some flat worms. These are an amber/ motor oil color.
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Old 03-27-2022, 07:16 PM   #324
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And some black and blue stick worms, finesse worms and lizards.
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Old 04-13-2022, 06:54 PM   #325
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Got some cool new pigments finally. This is called changeable motor oil. It's green until light hits it and then it gets a brown color. Like looking into a bucket of 40wt.
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Old 04-13-2022, 06:55 PM   #326
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This is no light behind it. It looks green.
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Old 04-13-2022, 06:58 PM   #327
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Same lure with light in the back. Pretty cool. I've got another pigment but haven't had a chance to mix it up yet. My wife got a rescue dog that is cutting into my alone time lol.
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Old 04-13-2022, 07:07 PM   #328
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Motor oil is a cool color! Your work is awesome as usual!!
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They look great. Motor oil color changing is cool feature.
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Old 04-14-2022, 07:57 PM   #330
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Well Kevin, I finally got around to painting a few today. There is a learning curve for sure.

Could be cheap gun could be me. Biggest thing I learned was you either need 23 spray guns, or you need a plan of what you're painting. I changed paint colors at least a dozen times which means going from garage to kitchen to rinse

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Old 04-14-2022, 09:11 PM   #331
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Looks good. My first one will never be seen in public lol. I over cleaned mine in the beginning. I learned to wipe the paint out and rinse it with a spray bottle. Stay some Windex through there and then water. Put in the next color and spray it through. I don't clean it very throughly till I'm done. Clear coat that baby and it'll look great, and I bet it'll get em.
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Old 04-17-2022, 07:54 PM   #332
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Haven't had time to get in the garage lately. Been working on a few projects. I saw a video by Chris Jones, he's the king of custom hand pouring and I had to try to reproduce his colors. It's a paddle tail in Morning Dawn, a popular worm color. Here they are blending on the hot plate.
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I did some 4" and a couple 5" paddle tails. I also did some flukes. I like em.
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Impressive work as usual Sir!!
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Old 04-27-2022, 08:34 PM   #335
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just now catching this thread, impressive work!
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Old 06-12-2022, 08:57 PM   #336
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Haven't posted any pictures lately but I had some time this weekend. I wanted some different color worms for the pond, I'm tired of the same things. So I did some Redbug and some Purple worms. I hope they get em.
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Old 06-17-2022, 02:06 PM   #337
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Awesome!
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Old 06-25-2022, 02:17 PM   #338
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Made some more Senkoís and swim baits this morning.





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Old 06-25-2022, 02:37 PM   #339
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Looks good!
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Old 06-25-2022, 04:09 PM   #340
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Y'all killing it with these!
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Old 06-26-2022, 08:34 PM   #341
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Those look good. That watermelon candy stick worm is my go to when nothing else works.
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Old 06-26-2022, 09:20 PM   #342
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I like those last paddle tails. Put that on-a Swimjig and get after it.
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Old 06-26-2022, 09:22 PM   #343
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The big body will give it lift and the tail will go nuts
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Old 08-08-2022, 10:21 AM   #344
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Nice!
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Old 08-08-2022, 11:57 AM   #345
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Old 08-08-2022, 03:22 PM   #346
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Some new paddle tales I made up. Trying some new color blending with heat.
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Old 08-16-2022, 07:46 AM   #349
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Good looking baits! I too took up making some baits on what little free time I have. Itís a learning process but super fun 👍

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Old 08-16-2022, 10:44 AM   #350
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Nice work. Those core shot ned rigs are pretty cool looking.
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