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Validation

Postby RhettWheeler » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:09 pm

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj23 ... ecpalr.jpg

Stuck a nice fish on my 6" swimbait. Here's a photo of the lure. Painted with alumidust and did a layered pour too.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj23 ... vcj8nt.jpg
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Re: Validation

Postby dahlberg » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:07 pm

totally excellent!! thanks for the post!! congrats!
best
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Re: Validation

Postby RhettWheeler » Thu May 11, 2017 4:11 am

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj23 ... qowyew.jpg

Took the 10" eel out for its maiden voyage last night with some decent results. Not a slob but still fun. Went 4-5.

Here's the design
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj23 ... laeq6w.jpg
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Re: Validation

Postby Mike - Alumilite » Thu May 11, 2017 10:24 am

That is awesome!

Wish they had those beauties in Michigan.
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Re: Validation

Postby RhettWheeler » Thu May 11, 2017 3:15 pm

Next time you're in the Boston area or Cape Cod give me a call Mike! I'll take you striper fishing.
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Re: Validation

Postby Mike - Alumilite » Mon May 15, 2017 6:19 am

Sounds awesome. Appreciate the invite. Will definitely take you up on that ... now just need a trip to Boston to pop up in my future.

Tell then ... just keep sending me jealously ... I mean "validation" pictures so I can live vicariously through you.
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Re: Validation

Postby Badger1992 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:19 am

Rhett,

Nice Job Rhett! Will you message me through this forum- I have some questions on lure making.
Thanks,
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Re: Validation

Postby aka anglinarcher » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:16 pm

Sorry Badger but I don't think Personal Messages are enabled on this web site. You might need to just give him an email in the open text.
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Re: Validation

Postby RhettWheeler » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:11 pm

Badger1992 wrote:
> Rhett,
>
> Nice Job Rhett! Will you message me through this forum- I have some
> questions on lure making.
> Thanks,
> Dan


Hey Dan you can just ask me anything you'd like on this or any of my other threads too.
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Re: Validation

Postby Badger1992 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:45 pm

Rhett,

I want to know what I need to buy to start working on Whiggleys. Also, is there a Whiggley template so that I get the lure proportions right, such as length-width ratio, proper taper, etc.
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Re: Validation

Postby RhettWheeler » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:28 am

Here's what I use:
-sculpy pro
-High Strength 2
- Vaseline to keep the parts of the mold from sticking when you pour the second half
- plastisol
-softener
- some type of steel shot or bee bees (to keel weight the bait)
- thick bendable brass wire, or 350 pound twist on leader will work too.
- aquarium tubing for the eyes
- I get the large size eyes from the make lure website for anything over 8", the medium ones for 8" and under

No template that I know of but you can search through the wiggle posts on here and see what everyone else is doing. Part of the challenge is figuring it out through trial and error- it's kind of like studying for a test. Took me a few attempts to get right. Several actually. But when it works right it's sweet.
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Re: Validation

Postby Badger1992 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:28 am

Thanks for the advice Rhett! I'll get going on this project!
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Re: Validation

Postby Badger1992 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:38 am

Rhett,

Would you please email me at dan.hanon@att.net. I have some lure pics to show and a few questions.

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