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Lures from this fall

Postby RhettWheeler » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:54 am

Hi Larry, first of all I hope all is well with you and everyone else on the forum. Still slinging away at goop over here and making lures.

Here are some designs I worked on so far this fall. Continually trying to dial in my approach to this fishery with home made lures.

Peanut Epoxy for false albacore- body is Tin so it’ll be able to keep a decent sized profile without the weight lead has. This is something I found online and refined the design for albies. I thought the larger surface area would skip well on the surface- and the tin would allow it to be worked slower but still stay on top. Just a different profile offering compared to most of the other epoxy jig designs I’ve seen.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aS8C2gSUeteoKgZU7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PaFRaYVF9kDAGxDz6

Jig squid for stripers next spring- this was my initial concept before I refined it. I can sit on designs for a really long time before I decide to actually mold it. I sculpted this some time last year as a rough draft.
Version 1
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ReXiL9zDWE72YyTNA

Refined jig squid master video- picked it back up a week ago and decided to take it to a more clean, detailed master.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ShaUX8UfESaxkNSq7

First test pour with scrap plastic

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oqE4WEdenMFQondt6

Last years squid model was a big hit. Lots of good reports from guys who fished them. The squid jig is something I’ve been thinking through for a couple seasons. My first design was essentially a tube jig, decided a simple top pour would just be easier to make and can still look good.
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Re: Lures from this fall

Postby dahlberg » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:17 pm

Hi Rhett,
Good to hear from you, and glad all is well with you! Those look really good. I can see where the squid would get bit~ Keep on gooping!!
Thanks for the update
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Re: Lures from this fall

Postby RhettWheeler » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:20 am

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rcpVzW1pLTJQWAFo8

First fish on the peanut epoxy background removed for obvious reasons

Thanks Larry- I’ll keep you posted on how everything works next season.
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Re: Lures from this fall

Postby dahlberg » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:03 am

Thanks for sharing the results! have a great winter!
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