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Old 06-22-2009, 10:39 PM
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Hi.....I have been reading the posts here for a while and decided to try to get in on the fun. It isnt much but it caught it's share of fish already. It is styled from the old wooden breams used by Pike Anglers. I shaped it up from some sgrap pine and painted it with spraypaint. It is top coated with polyacrylic.....(which doesnt hold up well). It swims just below the surface (and I mean inches) and has a nice side to side roll. It is about 4-1/2 inches long and weighs in a total of 3/4 oz.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:21 PM
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Nice shape Sonny

If it catches fish, that's the main thing, but you're right, Polycrylic won't hold up for long. An epoxy type clearcoat will last much longer for you.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:42 PM
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I tried my hand at duplicating a Cabelas Floating Minnow. I like to use this style of bait for it's versatility. It is about 5-1/2 inches long and carved from white oak. I hope to step up to some bigger stuff soon but as for now I am only getting my feet wet......
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:23 AM
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Welcome.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:34 AM
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Welcome aboard man! Those lures are coming out nice! Mabey try your hand at duplicating a redfin?
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:27 AM
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nicely done!
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:28 PM
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Nice work Sonny, I quess your well on your way to the madness

Are those Lexan lips in those diver/swimmers? Who/were did you get them, I some some on Jans site. I was also considering the circuit board or SS lips

I just started some myself, a Rapala and YoZuri copy. How are you shaping those? I did my first few by sander and hand but think I'm going to set up router table to take down corners

Did you put any weight in those, as I was thinking of adding a rattle. I used a magnet to tell where they are in some of the lures I have.

Right now I'm making a 5", 5 1/2" and a 6"
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:40 PM
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Jersey

I cut the side profile with a bandsaw. I then cut the forward and rear tapers. (Just straight cut angles). The rest is done with a rasp,and files, and sandpaper. I drilled two shallow holes in the forward section and melted a total of 3/16 oz lead into them. The lip is lexan and I cut it out myself from 1/8" sheet. The lexan gets kinda chewed up so you need to oversize it and clean it up with a file. It is glued in-place with Devcon epoxy. This particular one is a shallow running bait. I want to build a deep diver next.

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