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Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by the greek, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Hello everyone. Just had someone turn me on to this board {thanks Plugman}. Seems like some of the same folks I see at alot of the other places. Some great stuff being built over here. I build mostly saltwater baits but lately have been building alot of freshwater stuff. I like looking around at the musky sites to get some different ideas on some things. Here are a few things I've finished up lately.

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  2. Cutt'em Jack

    Cutt'em Jack Musky Madman

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    Welcome aboard! Those are some nice lures you got there. I like that first one myself. Those buggers in the last photo sure are thick!
     

  3. Welcome aboard the greek! That is some beautiful work there, sir. You really did a great job on the eyes on that top oneI can see the saltwater influence in your style. I like it!
     
  4. Welcome aboard Ted, your work will be a great addition to this board. As well, I'm sure you'll find some amazing work here.

    Douglas
     
  5. Hello Mr. Greek. That's some nice work there.
     
  6. Greek - all nice lures, but I have a weakness for the paint on the last three.pete
     
  7. eyesman_01

    eyesman_01 getting wEYESer every day

    A nice addition to our family indeed. Welcome.
     
  8. Nice looking baits there Greek, welcome aboard.....it's nice to have the saltwater influence....

    Rod
     
  9. welcome aboard Greek great looking baits youll fit right in on this site.
     
  10. Hello Greek and welcome to the site. Those plugs look great. I love the body shapes that you did. I bet you have to beat the stripers off those plugs

    John
     
  11. Out of curiousity. What were the starting dimensions of the wood stock for those guys? What kind of wood did you use? Did you cut your own metal lips? They look flawless!
     
  12. Welcome to the site.....great looking lures. Your perch/glitter pattern is A1. Way to go. What kind of eyes do you use?
     
  13. Thanks everyone for the kind words. I use alot of different eyes, the ones on the perch jerkbait are the plastic animal eyes with the post on the back. I believe they are called "cut". The others are the same just in a clear and I paint them whatever color I want. There are also some WTP eyes on a couple of them. I do cut my own lips from S/S. I find the tunability much better with the stainless than lexan. The swimmers were made from white cedar. I cut them from some 3x3 stock. I was not the biggest fan of white cedar until I did these. I found I got alot of raised grain the way I was doing some sanding with the smaller baits. I have since changed my sanding a bit and solved that problem and I like the way the white cedar swims. I am a HUGE fan of Alaskan yellow cedar but am having an increasingly hard time finding it and the cost is through the roof. Thanks again and hope I can add something somthing to the site here or there.

    Ted