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

  1. 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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  2. Hair jig tutorial

    I'll post a link to a video tutorial of a jig I recently tied up. I used this pattern in October and November and it seemed to work good during that...

    Started by smalljaw67‎, 01-10-2018 03:46 PM
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  3. Gluing eyes on crankbaits

    Ok so I have about 20 manns baby 1- crankbaits that have missing eyes or they are coming loose. I bought a bunch of new eyes on ebay and was...

    Started by sadler81‎, 01-05-2018 01:41 PM
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    01-08-2018, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  4. A couple of tying experiments

    This was a foam popper I tied up and sealed then an articulated shad on Blane Chocklett's design. I used 5 sections on this one, should have some...

    Started by Bran‎, 01-06-2018 12:15 PM
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    01-06-2018, 01:53 PM Go to last post
  5. Pouring plastic lures - advantages vs cost

    It's been already posted about startup costs for pouring plastic lures - the biggest being a microwave located away from the kitchen, molds,...

    Started by SENKOSAM‎, 12-13-2017 04:04 AM
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    01-05-2018, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  6. Spinnerbait With Modification

    Spinnerbait Materials: Eagle Claw 249WA-3/0 Weedless Hook Hammered-silver no. 3 Colorado blade, 2 split rings, and crane swivel Coats &...

    Started by Pup‎, 12-27-2017 09:57 PM
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    12-30-2017, 10:10 PM Go to last post
  7. 'Quiver' - one lure action you can count on!

    When it comes to finesse action lures, it's not just the size of a lure that forces any fish species to bite but mostly it's action - either by...

    Started by SENKOSAM‎, 12-24-2017 03:12 PM
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    12-27-2017, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  8. Lizard

    This one's 7.5 inches long. Perhaps a smaller one should be tied for smallmouth bass, of maybe 4-5 inches in length. I'm hopeful that its tail...

    Started by Pup‎, 12-20-2017 07:09 AM
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    12-24-2017, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  9. New ideas for 2018

    If you could have any jig head,weedless or not,spinner bait,or buzz bait designed what would it be? It can be something that is no longer made, a...

    Started by BigTimeBuzzer‎, 12-19-2017 10:31 PM
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    12-24-2017, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. Screw Lock Wire DIY

    Saw this on YouTube looking at alternatives. Looks pretty easy if you have the tools. I did see where bigger ones make a big difference to prevent...

    Started by drxfish‎, 11-26-2017 08:43 PM
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    12-13-2017, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  12. HookUp Jigs Tied Up

    George gave me some small jigs with nice hooks earlier this year. I tied up a few this week. Thanks George. I'm going to use them with some safety...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 12-01-2017 09:59 PM
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    12-05-2017, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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    09-23-2017, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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

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