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Old 08-29-2021, 09:09 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, 01:29 PM   #202
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Awesome job, they look pretty good.
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Old 10-18-2021, 10:28 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, 10:31 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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Old 10-19-2021, 08:21 PM   #205
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That's some fantastic work!
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Old 11-08-2021, 10:11 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, 09:45 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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Old 11-16-2021, 10:34 PM   #208
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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, 08:36 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, 08:40 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, 08:05 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, 08:07 PM   #213
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Caught a few of em on these.
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:08 PM   #214
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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, 10:13 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, 06:13 PM   #216
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Love that black back you added.

Awesome Job Sir!
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