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Lure making/modding, rod building & repair, making your own gear, gear mods and other projects

  1. Floating Finesse Worms

    Here are three finesse-style worms tied for river smallmouth bass fishing. Their major components are chenille yarn, latigo lace, craft fur and pony...

    Started by Pup‎, 11-07-2017 05:52 AM
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    11-16-2017, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  2. Question Tennessee-Handled Spinning Rod - What's Best To Wrap The Handle With?

    I am considering purchasing a spinning rod with a Tennessee handle for river fishing this winter. What do you recommend wrapping the handle with in...

    Started by Pup‎, 11-14-2017 12:55 PM
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  3. Pouring senkos

    Has anyone here been able to pour a senko imitation that's as good as the real thing? None of the knock-offs I've bought are quite the same as the...

    Started by Peyton‎, 10-25-2017 12:45 PM
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    10-30-2017, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  4. Inside or Outside????

    I tied a few jigs for a friend of mine and ran into a delima..Do you think the accent color looks better in the inside of the jig or on the outside...

    Started by BigTimeBuzzer‎, 09-28-2017 02:42 PM
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    10-15-2017, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  5. Ernie, Striper Project completed........George, a couple for you too.

    These are the completed baits for Ernie. I really carved out and re constructed the the area for the eyes on the second bait. I wanted them...

    Started by earthworm77‎, 10-07-2017 09:13 AM
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  6. Striper Plug Project "The Popper"

    A couple of weeks ago, Ernie contacted me about painting a couple of custom striper plugs. Ernie and I have traded here on this site for some time so...

    Started by earthworm77‎, 10-02-2017 10:36 AM
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    10-04-2017, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  7. Is this easy to fix?

    I've put new tips on before but never a main guide

    Started by gliebig‎, 09-27-2017 09:42 AM
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  8. Trying to build a better mouse trap...lol..

    Everyone has their own grub that they like to fish. Either off the shelf or custom made, the grub will catch fish. Years ago a guy was tossing...

    Started by BigTimeBuzzer‎, 09-23-2017 07:17 PM
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  9. Do-it Midwest Finesse MFJ-6-A

    Pouring up some ned rig jigs with the midwest finesse do-it mold. Barlow's website has a grid showing which hooks will fit in the mold, if anyone is...

    Started by alooney11‎, 01-17-2017 08:21 AM
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  10. Painting some tiny baits, these will absolutely crush in the rivers and creeks

    I got into painting baits with my copic airbrush system. Because I wanted to make it as hard as it could possibly be(sarcasm), I decided to shoot UL...

    Started by earthworm77‎, 08-19-2017 01:54 PM
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    08-29-2017, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  11. Boosting my Rooster...lol..

    I had a free day while waiting on some supplies to get here so I hit a little fall around the corner side project. I hope they work as well as I...

    Started by BigTimeBuzzer‎, 08-26-2017 01:44 PM
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    08-28-2017, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Tying hair jigs for some fall river wet work

    I tied a bunch up the last couple of days, craw imitators. Watermelon Craw Thee two photo are of a woolly bug type of jig with saddle...

    Started by earthworm77‎, 08-11-2017 02:26 PM
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  13. Need the opinion of brown fish chasers....

    I use to visit here a lot several years ago and life got busy and time got short. But I have rebooted now and need some opinions. Do you think my...

    Started by BigTimeBuzzer‎, 07-16-2017 03:30 PM
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  14. Fenwick Customer Service - Any Experience?

    I broke my new (January) Elite Tech Smallmouth rod on a hookset Sunday. I do not think I was too rough as I had about 40 foot of line out and it was...

    Started by drxfish‎, 06-15-2015 08:54 PM
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  15. Rod Restoration

    I have several 1940/50s era bamboo and fiberglass fly rods with wraps (and varnish possibly) that require repair before they can be fished once...

    Started by Pup‎, 07-06-2017 10:09 AM
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  16. How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks

    I posted this article at my blog site. Covers all of the bases. Grade or cost of hook doesn't matter with this effort imo. How To Sharpen...

    Started by Pup‎, 06-15-2017 11:18 AM
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    06-21-2017, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  17. Making a hard body jointed swimbait

    I have been making hard body swimbaits for about a year or so. My previous baits were merely mimicking or copying another design. I decided I would...

    Started by earthworm77‎, 05-31-2017 07:32 PM
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  18. Fluke For Bass

    Made this one a few days ago. My model was a Zoom Fluke in white pearl color. Hook is a weedless 1/0 bronze baitholder. Total lure length is...

    Started by Pup‎, 05-22-2017 10:48 PM
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    05-25-2017, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  19. Wading Boot Dryer/Hanger

    Anyone do anything like this? I'm not looking to do anything fancy, just something to hang a couple pair of boots and get them off the garage floor.

    Started by Goosepond Monster‎, 05-24-2017 10:27 AM
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    05-25-2017, 04:07 AM Go to last post
  20. A few things from my shop.

    This is a tangent from the Man Cave thread. The first insert turned on my metal lathe. It is for 17mm Fuji Skeleton hardware. Grip inlay on...

    Started by shfishinsticks‎, 11-22-2015 12:01 PM
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    05-21-2017, 09:22 AM Go to last post

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