Jump to content

Show Off Your Work!


Munkin

Recommended Posts

  • Super User

Just received these blades today so I had to put them on some baits. Blades are made like the discontinued Jackal Super Eruption ones. 

 

Allen 

20230405_190946_resized.jpg

20230405_191140_resized.jpg

  • Like 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User

Not sure? These I got 500 each sizes 3 and 4 in nickel and polished brass.

 

Allen

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Finally the ice melted and I was able go to down to the water and cast a few of the lures I made this winter. Some of it was good and some of it just ain't pretty. But it's all good. Kept me busy during the cold months and cabin fever here in Maine.

https://youtu.be/SshJaaQCRac

Screenshot2023-04-11at3_55_04PM.thumb.jpg.22301c208d3767979967d0405dd78fb6.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I dabble in softbaits, have been for almost a year now. Good lord this stuff is addicting....and expensive. I'm to the point where Im comfortable with single colors now. Getting into laminates and starting to look into skirts & bucktails. It hit me at the right time too...i had just lost my father 2/2/22 and was into the bottle heavily.....wife said I needed a hobby.....i think she regrets saying that now as I spend a bit of time in the garage lol. Honestly though....its brought me peace, relaxation, and a renewed sense of purpose.....I give some to my close friends and when they nail a PB on one "I MADE".....I get pumped. I have to resize a few, but Ill post them up later. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Congrats on finding a healthy (if expensive) outlet to greave. It is addicting for sure. Thats why i havent gotten into soft plastics. Spinnerbaits and jigs are expensive enough.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Having a hard time resizing as I dont have the software. They are posted online but I dont want to get my hand slapped for an unintended sales pitch lol. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I should be getting my spinner bait spacers soon and then down another hole haha. 
 

made up jigs tonight on my last off night for three nights.
 

 First picture made up some blue gill swim baits from the do it poison tail mold. There are actually 3 differnt disco colors on the jig head.  I don’t know if done messing around with this pattern yet.  Maybe more tweaks coming. 
 

next up is swim jigs and arkies with black and blue flake powder paint. Black and blue fire tip skirt with a rattle.  I’m hoping the rattle helps on the titabawassee and Saginaw rivers where visibility is a foot on a good day. 
 

3rd is a variation of pb&j which, I have found works as a good back up color on the above mentioned rivers and in tannic colored lakes. 
 

lastly another pattern I made up and I’m calling peanut butter goby.  The paint is TJ tackle goby with pb&j skirt with gold neon flake. that one seems promising up north and or on any of Great Lakes or connecting waters. 
 

 

we’re almost to jig season.  Just need to get the water temp up 10-20 degrees atleast for the arkies. 
 

 

4A09751F-6E52-4D11-9C61-06B737EB6925.jpeg

A39F2E4A-2F4E-4B77-8649-EF9C22587434.jpeg

C9BF840A-13C4-47FA-BD13-EA25DE258C40.jpeg

69764FEE-DCBB-467E-B559-CAA2C7BE150F.jpeg

E4191B92-D4CD-49D5-B0EC-9CC143F86870.jpeg

0502822C-969B-4231-A505-2FD1195873AD.jpeg

23E8666D-9C35-4263-B9A9-0CA5FDA68D1D.jpeg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User
On 4/13/2023 at 8:00 AM, jminer79 said:

Having a hard time resizing as I dont have the software. They are posted online but I dont want to get my hand slapped for an unintended sales pitch lol. 

 

I take pics with my phone and then email them to myself. It asks if I want to resize so that is what works for me.

 

Allen

23 hours ago, Mbirdsley said:

I should be getting my spinner bait spacers soon and then down another hole haha. 
 

made up jigs tonight on my last off night for three nights.
 

 First picture made up some blue gill swim baits from the do it poison tail mold. There are actually 3 differnt disco colors on the jig head.  I don’t know if done messing around with this pattern yet.  Maybe more tweaks coming. 
 

next up is swim jigs and arkies with black and blue flake powder paint. Black and blue fire tip skirt with a rattle.  I’m hoping the rattle helps on the titabawassee and Saginaw rivers where visibility is a foot on a good day. 
 

3rd is a variation of pb&j which, I have found works as a good back up color on the above mentioned rivers and in tannic colored lakes. 
 

lastly another pattern I made up and I’m calling peanut butter goby.  The paint is TJ tackle goby with pb&j skirt with gold neon flake. that one seems promising up north and or on any of Great Lakes or connecting waters. 
 

 

we’re almost to jig season.  Just need to get the water temp up 10-20 degrees atleast for the arkies. 
 

 

4A09751F-6E52-4D11-9C61-06B737EB6925.jpeg

A39F2E4A-2F4E-4B77-8649-EF9C22587434.jpeg

C9BF840A-13C4-47FA-BD13-EA25DE258C40.jpeg

69764FEE-DCBB-467E-B559-CAA2C7BE150F.jpeg

E4191B92-D4CD-49D5-B0EC-9CC143F86870.jpeg

0502822C-969B-4231-A505-2FD1195873AD.jpeg

23E8666D-9C35-4263-B9A9-0CA5FDA68D1D.jpeg

 

I use the same toaster oven! Did you get it at Ollie's?

 

As for spinnerbait spacers I recommend leader sleeves just sligthly larger than the wire diameter. In almost 20 years of making spinnerbaits I have not found anything that works better.

 

Allen

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

No I bought the toaster oven at Walmart just over ten yrs ago.  Ten yrs ago during the winter I made my first jig while, living my one room apartment while on the front porch freezing in the winter time. I was using a hot pot 2 electric ladle.
 

My then girlfriend now wife thought I was crazy for making jigs middle of winter.  Well she thinks I’m still crazy about all this fishing stuff 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

In preparation for my fishing trip up north to big crystal lake in benzie county Michigan I made up some 3/4 oz football jigs.  I’ll use them on other lakes too but, that’s main lake.
 

I don’t have the mold yet so I bought 10 unpainted 3/4 oz football jigs off of eBay.  They are poured with victory hooks.  

 

surprised I actually had to hunt a while on eBay to find unpainted jigs. I know from personal experience of selling jigs on ebay.  That eBay  really socks it to people on the fees.  That could be a reason. 
 

2 magic craw heads with light blue and green pumpkin. 
 2 variations of black and blue 

1 Gp head with 2 tabs of Gp and 1 tap of light blue 

1 peanut butter goby 

1 dragon fly blue head 

3 Gp heads with chartreuse smoke polka dots mixed with Gp taps 

 

 

 

32302529-5559-46A8-9514-FC41A85D0E4A.jpeg

F77663A6-FF32-41F1-A107-0CB4ADAC57D1.jpeg

7AAD4AF0-0F56-455B-893A-9DBD5971935F.jpeg

A4D58F43-D863-435C-9B40-6A2DD5078129.jpeg

5A64F97E-F619-40CD-B2A4-930FE3969F43.jpeg

F33F3105-8D29-45DA-B101-133356D67F58.jpeg

6A3B9937-1C72-42A5-A0B3-B56E00B933BB.jpeg

E78DE52F-D7C8-44B3-8487-F732C4CE832E.jpeg

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User
On 4/5/2023 at 8:23 PM, Munkin said:

Just received these blades today so I had to put them on some baits. Blades are made like the discontinued Jackal Super Eruption ones. 

 

Allen 

20230405_190946_resized.jpg

20230405_191140_resized.jpg

Those are sweet Allen.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

Nice work!

Thank you 

6 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Nicely Done & Good Luck 

Should be nice weather down that way.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

Thanks,  it’s still a ways off I won’t be up there untill there untill the 9th of June through the 13th.  
 

No telling what phase they will be in as it’s a massive deep lake ( I’m sure as you know). 
they could be all spawned out or still spawning at that point.  However, I am feeling the need to catch some nice smallies.  

 

I’m getting jealous seeing all of these pictures from lake st.Clair. I’m thinking I really need to go down there next spring. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Down this next rabbit hole.  I call this Saginaw as that’s pretty much where I’ll use it.  All of the rivers that form the Saginaw river have visibility on a good day of around 6-8 inches.  I bought pre plated spinner forms.  The top spinner #5.5 hammered brass Willow which, is a tad bigger than what I usually see on spinner baits.  Bottom blade is a #4. Just a regular black skirt. 
 

I’ve got more blades coming and I need to settle on a spinner body style.  I have some hammered Indiana blades I want to use too.  Eventually, I want to paint my own whether it’s powder coating or with regular paint with a air brush.


  I’m sure it will need small tweaks. 

327280D1-BCB6-4B81-B5FF-21F092384AC6.jpeg

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

First foray with Bass Wood. (Bottom). It sure does carve out nice. Slipped a little rattle in as my balast well. Thinking it probably needs a craw pattern. Should be a tighter wobble though, so maybe i will go with a minnow pattern.

 

the larger one is pine. Just doesnt clean up as well but ive got some nice action with that shape.

8C55604D-A30F-4F16-82BE-365773460FBB.jpeg

7EB073A7-3165-4D5B-852A-9864089DFBC3.jpeg

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

First lure I've ever made. Just need to clear coat it. No idea if it will work, but I'm very proud of how it looks. First time ever trying to carve something. Only my second time trying to paint something like this. 

 

20230617-231345.jpg

 

20230617-231405.jpg

 

20230617-231412.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.



  • fishing forum

    Outboard Engine

    fishing forum

    fishing tackle

    fishing

    fishing

    fishing tackle

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.