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FCPhil

Just wanted to share a bit about myself.

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Since I have joined the forum I wanted to introduce myself. I live in northern Colorado and started bass fishing in 2015. I went on vacation to Mexico that year and tried fishing on a whim. I bought a $15 spinning combo at Walmart to give it a shot. After enjoying it a lot in Mexico I wanted to try fishing back home. A friend recommended a certain lake and to fish a grub on a jig head for trout or walleye. I caught two trout that day and brought them home to make ceviche. When I was cleaning them I realized they actually were bass (that’s how little I knew about fishing). The were and are the only two bass I’ll ever keep. 

 

As as I kept fishing I caught mostly bass where I live and got more and more into bass fishing. I learned just about everything either by experience or reading online. On thanksgiving day in 2016 I caught a 4 pound 1 ounce bass on a Savage Gear Shine Glide swimbait. This got me interested in glidebaits. 

 

That winter I started making my own glidebaits in my garage. After a few duds I started to figure out how to get the correct action on them. Eventually I started making homemade hard lures of other kinds. My goal has become to make homemade versions of every type of hardbait I fish so I can exclusively fish homemade lures. I just have a squarebill and a lipless crankbait to go. 

 

This fall I broke my PB with a 5 pound 7 ounce bass. It hit a whopper plopper 110 right by the bank. It was one of the few times my wife and 6 month old daughter were with me which was perfect. Making a homemade plopper-style lure was intimidating but this catch motivated me to finally tackle making one. All I have left to do is paint it. 

 

I’m looking forward to 2019 and hoping to break the 6 pound mark! Tight lines!

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Welcome.

 

And be sure to show us your creations in the tackle making section.

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Welcome To Bass Resource!!!

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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Welcome!

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

Nice Intro and Congrats on the new PB.

A-Jay

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Welcome! :)

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Welcome Home! We're glad you're here.

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On 1/19/2019 at 2:26 AM, Sam said:

Welcome.

 

And be sure to show us your creations in the tackle making section.

Posted a thread with what I made for 2019 on Friday if your interested. 

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2 minutes ago, FCPhil said:

Posted a thread with what I made for 2019 on Friday if your interested. 

Phil, we are all interested.

 

Going to the post, now.

 

Have fun on the Surekill Expressway.

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