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I've been a big fan of several lure makers on YouTube for a while, but never tried my hand at it. Still haven't actual made a lure. But I found an old beatup crankbait while fishing the other day, and decided to repaint it. A large strip of whatever sort of coating the manufacturer had used to color the bait had been torn off, so I decided to add my own coloring. repainted the red swatch and added some green stripes. Then I coated it with superglue to waterproof it. I'm no true artist, and the paintjob was pretty slapdash without much planning. But it catches fish! Caught 3 and a half smallies on it today. (1/2 because one got away as I was trying to pull him out of the water.) Of course, I've seen fish bite chunks of wood with hooks in them, so, It probably wasn't my paint that did it. The experience kinda inspired me to maybe try my hand at making my own lures. Maybe. I've already got too many hobbies. 

 

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 "It probably wasn't my paint that did it"

But hey, it caught fish!

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Not too sure how long superglue will last as a topcoat since it’s not very impact resistant.  As for your unique color scheme, anytime we humans think we know what’s best for colors, bass will show us we’re pretty stupid.  If it catches fish, it’s right.  You might try clear nail polish as a quick and good clearcoat on repaired spots.

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