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Validation

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:09 pm
by RhettWheeler
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

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:07 pm
by dahlberg
totally excellent!! thanks for the post!! congrats!
best
L

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:11 am
by RhettWheeler
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

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:24 am
by Mike - Alumilite
That is awesome!

Wish they had those beauties in Michigan.

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:15 pm
by RhettWheeler
Next time you're in the Boston area or Cape Cod give me a call Mike! I'll take you striper fishing.

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:19 am
by Mike - Alumilite
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.
Mike

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:19 am
by Badger1992
Rhett,

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

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:16 pm
by aka anglinarcher
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.

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:11 pm
by RhettWheeler
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.

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:45 pm
by Badger1992
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.
Thanks,
Dan

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:28 am
by RhettWheeler
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.

Re: Validation

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:28 am
by Badger1992
Thanks for the advice Rhett! I'll get going on this project!