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Where are all the baits everyone is making at? Post some pics as I know there are more people wintered in making baits. Show off your work even if it isn't recent. Expecting several inches of snow tonight and tomorrow so I will have nothing to do but mess with my baitmaking stuff.

 

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Over 100 views and nobody has anything to share? I know there are more than 4 people on this forum that make baits. 

 

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Made this one to match one of the trailers I have been working on. Accidently put too much powder in and came up with this silver dark grey color. While not what I was looking for it is a good looking baitfish imitator. 

 

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2 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

Nicely done gentlemen! I’ve wanted to get into making my own lures for a while now, it comes and goes and I’m pondering the idea again. 

Jump on in, what else are you going to do in MI during the winter. 

 

Allen

20 hours ago, Heartland said:

Cabin Fever....

 

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I love the color on the bait in the lower left hand corner.

 

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2 hours ago, Munkin said:

I love the color on the bait in the lower left hand corner.

 

Allen

Agreed, a lot of gill colors are overdone imo. Yes they look pretty, but a juvenile bluegill isn't a brightly colored fish. Ours tend to be blue-green with a purplish tint and a white belly, touch of chartreuse on a bluish tail. I prefer colors like that one that aren't so bright like an adult bluegill, it seems like more fish eat those young gill colors. 

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5 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

Nicely done gentlemen! I’ve wanted to get into making my own lures for a while now, it comes and goes and I’m pondering the idea again. 

You can do it at a decent price now that the equipment is so inexpensive.  I say jump in with both feet, I am sure you will get a lot of good advice here.

 

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nothing physical to show. Been learning Fusion 360 and taking classes on CAM. Been wanting to learn forever. I'll see if I invest past this though. Got my eye on a Nomad from Carbide3d.

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Here's a look at a display I put together for a local fishing and hunting show:

 

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This event has the feel of a flea market and my intention is to get a fair, non-negotiable price for work I spend considerable time on. I want the product to stand out from other venders "stuff dumped in tubs," so I decided to go high end with descriptive signs in holders and a photo board so I can point to a pic and explain a process. The photos also serve to quiet young bucks who smirk and say, "Do these things work?" I just point to a 4 lb. smallmouth and smile. By the way, the tablecloth is linen.

 

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Like many others, I like the looks of the casting that comes out of Do-it's Poison tail mold. I also tie bucktail and bear on an 1/8 oz. ball jig. Working one of these along the bottom slowly with a twitch and a pause for chilled out smallies puts you in a state of high alert. If you've got the patience for this oh-so-subtle presentation you may be well rewarded.

 

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New for the 2019 F & H show is this Crestliner2008-inspired blade bait mod. Start with Barlow's 5/8 oz. vibrating blade bait body, get out your Dremel and, wearing a full face shield, cut off the front hook hanger with an abrasive disc that will shatter if you flex it. Eagle Claw's 1/0 Siwash will show even a bruiser bass who's boss.

 

You see above a couple of 1/4 oz. football heads, one tied with bucktail, the other with bear.

It's not late breaking news to come up with this offering. What is, however, are their PVA trailers. I've bid a fond farewell to Uncle Josh and am now cutting Polyvinyl Alcohol into a shape that I think will say,"Food!" to fish.

 

Gotta get back to the bench now to continue preparations for tomorrow's show. We'll discuss the potential of PVA later in the month.

 

 

 

 

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