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Banged this puppy out before work this morning. New pattern for me in some aspects.first attempt at applying rabbit fur with a dubbing loop. Smallies should love it but have a feeling ym going to lose it to a northern in short order

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9 hours ago, Bdnoble84 said:

Banged this puppy out before work this morning. New pattern for me in some aspects.first attempt at applying rabbit fur with a dubbing loop. Smallies should love it but have a feeling ym going to lose it to a northern in short order

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I would love to see smalljaw to put his own spin on this pattern and post to his youtube channel.

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Simple pattern, wonder if the walleye would look at them.  I kind of had smallmouth and clear water on my mind when I painted them.

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12 hours ago, Heartland said:

Simple pattern, wonder if the walleye would look at them.  I kind of had smallmouth and clear water on my mind when I painted them.

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Chartreuse belly and purple back squarebills have been a solid producer for me for largemouth for years. 

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55 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

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First attempt at wire tying a jig.  I didn't get the skirt super even but that will come with time.  Going to use them as bed jigs this spring. 

Love how the beaver meshes. It has a great panfish profile

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10 minutes ago, Bdnoble84 said:

Love how the beaver meshes. It has a great panfish profile

It’s actually a SK Shellcracker. Great plastic with a very subtle action.  They are a huge pia to get rigged stright however. 

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1 hour ago, fishwizzard said:

It’s actually a SK Shellcracker. Great plastic with a very subtle action.  They are a huge pia to get rigged stright however. 

Either way, its a great looking profile. And i yes i could see that being a big PIA

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Tied up the rest of the jigheads.  I am going to end up with a million jigs I fear.

 

What's the best way to store skirting tabs?  I was thinking in the oem plastic sleeves kept in a worm binder? 

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I had some blades that needed to be put   into service . These baits were poured inexpensively probably less than a dollar each .The one  on the left has a Strike King blade . I picked up a whole bunch of these with the ball bearing swivel years ago for a quarter a  pack . The middle one has Excalibur offset blades . The original bait the  wire broke off last week. On  the right, i dont know what the main blade  is or where I got it . Stanley Wedge , maybe ?  The skirts are Terminator skirts that I found on clearance . Unpainted heads .The   lead is free . I have enough lead to last me for the rest of my life  and have given away a hundred lbs of it . 

 

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37 minutes ago, Will Wetline said:

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1/8 oz. hair and hackle

 

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1/4 oz.

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those are gorgeous

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On 4/19/2019 at 8:18 PM, fishwizzard said:

What's the best way to store skirting tabs?  I was thinking in the oem plastic sleeves kept in a worm binder? 

I use something like this on my bench and label each with what color skirt tab is in the bin. Less than $20 from Harbor Freight.

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I work 2nd Shift so not much to do once I am off work.  Decided to paint a few in some real basic patterns that catch fish.

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I use something like this on my bench and label each with what color skirt tab is in the bin. Less than $20 from Harbor Freight.

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You can find these at any hardware store. I use something similar for screws and whatnot in my garage. I may need to buy a second one after seeing this

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1 hour ago, Bdnoble84 said:

You can find these at any hardware store. I use something similar for screws and whatnot in my garage. I may need to buy a second one after seeing this

Yeah I just buy them from HF because they're cheap.

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On ‎4‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 9:18 PM, fishwizzard said:

What's the best way to store skirting tabs?  I was thinking in the oem plastic sleeves kept in a worm binder? 

Right now I have been storing them in gallon freezer bags with the color and where I bought them in the label area. About 1/2 the skirt tabs I have received in the past couple of months have been stuck together. I take the tab, separate the stands then put it in a freezer bag so they are ready when I need them.

 

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Thanks for the storage suggestions guys.   Next question, other then lightly taping them with painters tape, is there a better way to keep the weedguard isolated from the skirt?  The tape is a little fussy but it makes getting the skirt arranged a lot less annoying.   

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2 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

Thanks for the storage suggestions guys.   Next question, other then lightly taping them with painters tape, is there a better way to keep the weedguard isolated from the skirt?  The tape is a little fussy but it makes getting the skirt arranged a lot less annoying.   

Put the guard in after you have your skirt the way you like it, also makes tieing the skirt a little easier also.  My molds allow me to do this, I know some require the guard to be poured into the head.   If you are purchasing heads with weed guards in them you can just pull them out with a pair of pliers and replace them with something of your own later.

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On ‎4‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 8:18 PM, fishwizzard said:

What's the best way to store skirting tabs? 

If you go with the binders, let me know how that works.

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I got really into lure creating with the crappy weather this weekend. So into it i stayed up until 3am friday night. ? 

creativity bug hit me. Made first inlines and spun deer hair for first time.

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Already having the ability to pour and paint jigs, I decided to go in with a friend to buy all we needed for bass jigs.  We chose the Do-It Poisontail mold.  It seems like a great all-around jig.

 

They are already producing some nice results.  The bass were on a major crankbait bite the other day, but I had to bust out one of the jigs to give it a test run.

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8 hours ago, Pickle_Power said:

Already having the ability to pour and paint jigs, I decided to go in with a friend to buy all we needed for bass jigs.  We chose the Do-It Poisontail mold.  It seems like a great all-around jig.

 

They are already producing some nice results.  The bass were on a major crankbait bite the other day, but I had to bust out one of the jigs to give it a test run.

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Very nice.

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Moved on to tiny jigs.  This is a single tab of crinkle silicone folded over twice giving a thick and short skirt.  With the 3" grub trailer it comes in just above 5/16oz and in bathtub testing it looks like it will be nice little finesse swimbait.  I have no idea where I got those heads from, I have had a pair of them kicking around my misc jigheads box for years.  Anyone know what they are or what that style is called? 

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