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2nd Round of Crankbaits

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by fugarwi7, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    Here are some pics of my second round of building my own crankbaits. It gets frustrating sometimes when things don't work out at first, but patience and persistence, along with not settling on accepting the first try paid off for me...I am most proud of my first attempt of a natural perch and the foiling substrate I discovered. Just like the light bulb and 3M post-it notes, accidents can sometimes prove to be very effective!! I have purposely left the lips off of the shad baits until I can get a better time to "water test" and my replica Reef Runners still need detailed, but essentially, they are done. I am waiting on decal paper to arrive so I can finish them. I have been creating my own details in MS Word by using line art and designing details I can print to decal paper. When I finish these, I will repost and help anyone who would like to do the same. I am confident they will turn out very nicely. What do you guys think about my second round of lures? Oh yeah, my daughter wants the Wild Thing Shad to use a a key fob...gives me an idea...hmmm?

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  2. ParmaBass

    ParmaBass Kiss The Converse

    Those look pretty sweet! I'll take 2 of the Perch cranks when they go on sale:D
     

  3. soua0363

    soua0363 Master of Nothing

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    Man, they are sweet looking!!! They look so much better than some of the baits you see at the store. They look like they were made by like Strike King or Rapala. LOL.
     
  4. Great job very nice. Ready to put my order in for some perch!!:D
     
  5. I can't tell you how impressed I am. To produce that quality of work in such a very short time is amazing. Those are first class baits, period.
     
  6. add my name to the 2 perch list
     
  7. Wow those are honey's!!!!!!!!! Come on spring. Gotta get those in the water!
     
  8. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    I hope this works, but I got a few requests for more info on the line art process.

    Below is a picture I created using line art in MS Word...scale it down and you can create the same on decal paper for lure details...the possibilities are endless...once you get the hang of it, you can create just about any line detail in a variety of colors, boldness, etc...

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  9. Great work Fugi - those colors are very similar to a lot of lures made here, they would be good for 'Barramundi', we like our fluros down here. Again great work and the ones with the lips, they should get Down Deep. pete
     
  10. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

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    pink lemonaid and orange juice reef runners that may be:p
     
  11. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack


    Thanks for the comments...nice to hear you like them.

    ez...dead on the Pink Lemonade but the orange will look more like Hot Tamale when I am finished...hard to see but the back is dark red that fades to orange. Although, maybe I should leave it as is since I recall hearing some did well on orange...?? Or maybe I'll make more....that is probably more likely.
     
  12. eyesman_01

    eyesman_01 getting wEYESer every day

    Great looking baits. I've been working 12 hour days with 1 1/2 hour drive each way since last Thursday and haven't had time to work on the ones I have started. Hopefully this won't last much longer.
     
  13. Very nice! I hope my second try goes half as good as that!
     
  14. realy sweet work. the top one is simply awesome work, and you should be proud of that. and the two bottom ones are just so sexy:)
     
  15. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    Here is a pic of the key fobs I made for my girls...small is definitely hard to do! I will be sticking to bigger baits for now but each try is a learning experience, so not a bust!

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  16. Very Nice. Wish I could do something like that. I paint and tape spoons but nothing as pretty as that.
     
  17. I keep looking at these, Brian; they're beautiful. The long slender ones have great lines.

    Have you had a chance to water test them yet?
     
  18. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    Thanks again Vince...I actually tested them this past weekend and they run perfectly...I am so pleased with that outcome :) ...I am in the process of detailing them...just put them on the wheel to dry...I think the details turned out great and will post again with a "before and after" shot.

    Now the shad baits are a different story...they failed miserably in the water...I am stumped :confused: ...have tried several lip profiles, changed line tie locations, etc.., and still can't get them to work...just added weights to my tester and will run through the paces again...I will eventually get them to work or I will start building a new fish lure chandelier for my vaulted bedroom ceiling. :D :D
     
  19. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    Below are some pics of my detailed cranks. As previously posted, I made the details in MS Word and printed them on decal paper, then transfered and sealed them on my baits. I think they turned out very nice, although I kinda went overboard on my prism additive in my clear coats...still not bad though. I included a before and after look at the baits.

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